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Bachelor's Degree

Students of business and economics can obtain their Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree and specialize in one of our business or economics majors.

Students who wish to obtain their first academic degree from our faculty can choose to complete a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree program with a major in either business administration or economics. The program seeks to prepare students for careers as competent business practitioners. As a result, the focus of B.Sc.-level studies is on teaching central conceptual frameworks while at the same time building students' ability to analyze and solve problems methodically. It is this combination of sound theoretical knowledge and practical problem-solving skills that enables B.Sc. graduates to deal with a wide range of current management issues in private business, public administration and other institutions.

The B.Sc. is designed as a three-year (six-semester) program. In the first year, students attend a clearly structured set of compulsory introductory modules. These modules - which may consist of one or more lectures, tutorials, seminars, etc. - provide a well-balanced overview of the core subject areas in business administration as well as economics. To enhance students' international outlook, the programme also features various lectures that are held in English plus specialized classes teaching essential business English communication skills. After the first year, students elect and combine their preferred subject areas for study. This allows them to earn a generalized Bachelor's degree or to specialize in a business or economics major. The Bachelor's thesis concludes the final year of studies.

Our Bachelor's degrees are modular degrees based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). This means that all classes taught (e.g., lectures, tutorials, seminars, etc.) count as parts of modules. Each module is assessed via graded presentations, team assignments, portfolios, or a final examination. Students who receive a pass grade are awarded six credit points per module. Once students have earned 180 credit points in their compulsory and elective modules, they are awarded the B.Sc. degree.

This modular structure gives students more flexibility with respect to exactly when to attend certain modules and how many of them to attend in a given semester. Thus, students will find it easier to integrate their studies at our faculty with attending elective courses offered by other JLU faculties, doing internships with companies, and going abroad for work or study. Especially when studying outside Germany, the ECTS system allows students to earn credits abroad and have them count towards their degree at home.