Language of instruction: German

This bachelor's degree is offered as a dual business administration and law programme (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws). It offers students opportunities for professional employment and development in a wide range of sectors and functions. The aim of the Business Administration and Law programme is to equip students with a sound knowledge of business administration and in-depth knowledge of law so that they are able to solve practical problems with due consideration of the legal aspects and can be actively involved in shaping the business of a company. Graduates will be able to move into professional lines of business within private industry (e.g. private enterprises, banks) or public administration (e.g. authorities, regional administrative bodies, and social security departments) or into a freelance activity (e.g. for public accountants, tax consultants, business consultants, lawyers and insolvency administrators). The bachelor's degree offers graduates not only quick entry into a profession in Germany or abroad, but also the opportunity to follow a master's degree programme afterward.


This programme teaches the specialist, methodological, and social competencies required to immediately enter the professional work force, and offers an interesting combination of business administration studies and practical legal knowledge. Around 60% of the curriculum for the Business portion (Bachelor of Arts) is taken from the business administration syllabus and 40% from the law syllabus. In the case of the Law portion of the programme (Bachelor of Laws), between 24% and 43% of the content is taken from the business administration syllabus and between 57% and 76% from the law syllabus, depending on the student's choice of subjects.

Programme structure
The Business Administration and Law degree programme is modular in structure, each module being a self-contained course unit taken over a semester. These units are coordinated with each other and structured to achieve a broad initial education in the principles of business administration, which then serves as a basis for increased specialisation. The modules conclude at the end of the semester with an assessment in accordance with the study and examination regulations and syllabus and do not extend over several semesters.

Programme contents and specialisation areas
In the foundation semesters of the programme, in addition to the sound principles of business administration for both part-degree programmes, students are taught the basic principles of civil law, which (in contrast to a purely business administration degree programme) are expanded through lectures in selected areas within public and private law. The teaching of global business languages and IT skills helps provide a future-oriented education that pays due consideration to globalisation.

From the third semester of the programme, students on the degree programme choose one of the two compulsory part-degree programmes offered, Business or Law, in which the relevant specialist competence is studied in greater depth. By choosing two core modules, each in the 5th/6th or 7th semester, students are able to acquire practical specialist knowledge in accordance with their interests, building on the fundamental principles of business administration and law. Difficult problems as well as the possibilities and limitations of problem-solving techniques are addressed.

Students choose from among the following areas of specialisation:

  • Accounting and Auditing
  • Management and Law
  • Controlling
  • Corporate Leadership: Strategies and Case Studies
  • Finance
  • Information Management – Process Management
  • Information Management – Service Management
  • International Business and Law
  • International Management
  • International Sales
  • Marketing Intelligence
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Real Estate Management
  • Reorganisation and Insolvency Management
  • Taxation

Practical training

The practical training module to be completed as part of the bachelor's degree either in the 5th or 6th semester supports the aim of sound, practice-based training. During this semester, learning takes place outside the university in a business or other professional working environment. With the support and advice of the international affairs officers, students are also encouraged to complete their practical training or study semesters abroad in order to gain additional key qualifications and experiences.

As further preparation for professional life, real-life problems are analysed and case-related solutions worked out in lectures. The final dissertation also looks at current and practice-based problems in the field of commercial law or business administration, and is prepared separately on a case-related basis with due consideration of scientific methods and techniques, ideally in cooperation with a company.

Module catalogue (BA)
Module catalogue (BLaws)



For academic questions:
Prof. Dr Annemarie Butz-Seidl

For general questions:
Ms Arbes