Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Business Administration


Mono-bachelor: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Combined bachelor: only as a second subject, without teacher training option. Be sure to check the Course catalogue and the information on Bachelor’s and master’s courses FAQ concerning the possible combinations with different core subjects.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study

Winter semester only, with numerus clausus

Course structure

The mono-bachelor’s course requires 180 credit points (CP*) in total:

Mandatory Modules: 101 CP (including bachelor’s thesis)
Mandatory Elective Modules: 54 CP
General Elective Modules: 25 CP

The second subject course requires you to acquire 60 CP*.

Mandatory Modules: 36 CP
Mandatory Elective Modules: 24 CP

*One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 - 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Course objectives

The course will provide you with a solid grounding in the theory and skills of business administration, economics and methodological foundations including mathematics, statistics, econometrics, information systems and law as well as economic history and current developments in these fields. Students obtain

  • a critical understanding of the most important theories, principles and methods in business administration,
  • the ability to perform tasks independently and to apply scientific methods and knowledge to solve economic problems,
  • capacity for teamwork and qualifications that are demanded in relevant occupations,
  • competencies in a combination of classroom teaching, virtual instruction and self-study on one’s own or in a group,
  • the opportunity to participate independently in research and development projects early on
  • interdisciplinary skills as well as key competencies (e.g. language competencies, intercultural competencies or methodological competencies)

The successful completion of the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration will qualify you for positions in the fields of economics, politics and administration.

Master’s degree

After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at HU, you can continue your studies on a Master’s course in Business Administration, Economics, Statistics or the Master’s course in Economics and Management Science (MEMS).

Why study Business Administration at HU?

Since its re-establishment, the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at HU has made a name for itself through its major commitment to teaching and research - an approach largely centred around applying quantitative methods and processes to economic issues. Building on that success, the Faculty’s range of courses will continue to focus on learning and applying complex quantitative economic methods in future. The first two professional university degrees - B.Sc. in Economics and B.Sc. in Business Administration - will ready you for the requirements of the job market. They provide you with a rigorous, profile-orientated foundation in the specialized knowledge you will need to act effectively and successfully in a range of professional fields. You should be interested in and have an aptitude for subjects such as statistics and mathematics.

Content of studies

The best way to find detailled information on the content of studies is using the module descriptions in the course and examination regulations, available at, no. 45/2016, 1. revision no. 16/2017, 2. revision no. 33/2017, 3. revision no. 21/2018, 4. revision no. 75/2018, 5. revision no. 05/2019, 6. revision no. 81/2019, 7. revision no. 39/2020, 8. revision no. 19/2022, 9. revision no. 23/2023, 10. revision no. 61/2023. The course catalogue contains information on the range of courses for the ongoing semester, available at

Mono-bachelor in Business Administration (180 CP)

Mandatory Modules (101 CP)
Financial Accounting I (6 CP)
Management Accounting I (6 CP)
Marketing and E-Business (6 CP)
Strategy, Organization and Information Technology (6 CP)
Foundations of Corporate Finance I (6 CP)
Foundations of Corporate Finance II (6 CP)
Law (Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law) (5 CP)
Mathematics I (6 CP)
Mathematics II (6 CP)
Statistics I (6 CP)
Statistics II (6 CP)
Introduction to Econometrics (6 CP)

Economics I (Introduction to Economics and Economic History) (6 CP)
Economics II (Microeconomics I) (6 CP)
Economics III (Macroeconomics I) (6 CP)
Bachelor’s thesis (12 CP)

Mandatory Elective Modules from the module catalogue of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (54 CP)
24 credits from the field of business administration and 30 credits from the elective subject area of the Faculty of Economic Sciences must be freely chosen (credits from studies abroad are possible).

General Elective Modules (25 CP, not graded)

Business Administration as a second subject in a combined bachelor’s course (60 CP)

Mandatory modules (36 CP)
Financial Accounting I (6 CP)
Marketing and E-Business (6 CP)
Strategy, Organization and Information Technology (6 CP)
Foundations of Corporate Finance I (6 CP)
Mathematics I* (6 CP)
Statistics I* (6 CP)

Mandatory elective modules in Business Administration from the module catalogue of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (24 CP)
Free choice from the elective modules of Business Administration according to the module catalog of the Faculty of Business Administration.

*If you are studying the content of the mandatory modules Mathematics I and/or Statistics I in your core subject, the respective module needs to be replaced by the module Introduction to Econometrics. 


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