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Economics and Business Administration (BSc)

Taught in German


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Number of enrolled students

1918 students are enrolled in this bachelor degree course (as of winter semester 2017/18).


since 22 August 2006.

Subject areas and features of the course

The study of economics combines business administration and economics curricula. Business administration deals with the planning, organisation and mathematical representation of concrete decisions and actions in enterprises. The goal is the success of the entrepreneurial activities of the particular company. Economics is concerned with the economic explanation of human activity. Its perspective focuses more on macroeconomics and considers factors such as the business cycle, currency developments, political decisions or the availability of resources. It seeks out legal means from which it derives policy recommendations for economic and political actors.

A particular feature of the Economics and Business Administration degree course at Justus-Liebig-University iis the great flexibility in the content of the study structure:

  • The degree course first teaches economic principles, permitting a later focus on business administration or economics or a combination of both disciplines.
  • For individual profile building, academic achievements in disciplines other than economics can also be included to a large extent.

Study requirements

Good basic knowledge in Mathematics and English is strongly recommended.

Composition of the Study Programme

Degree BSc


Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Duration of studies 6 Semester 180 Credit Points (CP)

Duration of Studies

6 Semesters - 180 Credit Points (CP)

Composition of the Study Programme

Composition and structure of the degree programme


The course structure consists of an orientation phase (60 CP) and a core study area (120CP)

In the orientation phase, the students acquire a basic knowledge of business administration, economics and methods. All modules in the orientation phase are compulsory modules:

  • Management I+II
  • Accounting 
  • Finance
  • Microeconomics I+II
  • Macroeconomics I+II
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Formal Foundations of Statistics

The core study area consists of four "building blocks": major (42 CP), WiWi-Minor (30CP), Profil-Minor (30CP) and academic work (18CP).


Major (42 CP)

Possible major:

  • Business Administration
  • Management
  • Finance and Accounting (F&A)
  • Economics
  • General Business and Economics (GBE)

WiWi Minor (30CP)

Within the framework of the WiWi minor, you will contribute further modules of the faculty of Economics and Business Studies.

Another building block is a Profil-Minor, which you can use for individual profile formation in one of four possible variants (a, b, c or d):

Variant a:


structured minor subject complete with modules from another subject area of JLU

possible minor:

  • Labour law
  • European and international business law
  • Family law
  • Public law
  • International law
  • Pedagogy
  • Political science
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Economic geography / Regional analysis
  • Economic geography / Spatial planning

Variant b:


as a structured programm Managerial English of the faculty of Economics and Business Studies of JLU

Variant c:

completed semester abroad

Variant d:

flexible variant

Here you have to complete some modules of the faculty Economics and Business Studies of JLU. You can earn the remaining points in different ways:

  • also from the modules of the specialisation area of the faculty of Economics and Bussiness Studies of JLU or
  • from non-economic modules of JLU or
    from economic and non-economic academic achievements acquired abroad or
  • through the acquisition of interdisciplinary skills at the Centre for Competence Development (ZfbK) of JLU or 
  • through PQ certificates  (personal qualification) of the faculty Economics and Business Studies.

Academic work (18CP)

Finally, you must complete the Proseminar module and the Thesis module as part of the building block academic work


Bachelor's Thesis

The thesis module is a major subject (possible majors: see above), i.e. you usually work on your thesis at one of the professorships involved. With this thesis you prove that you possess the ability to investigate a specific, delimited topic, within a limited time period, independently and scientifically, and can convey their results to the professional world.


Commencement of Studies in the Winter and Summer Semester

Commencement of studies

Summer semester and winter semester

Entrance Requirements Abitur ohne Praktikumsnachweis

Entrance requirements

  • Applicants must have an Abitur (German school leaver's examination for university entrance) or equivalent. More on this...
  • Certification of a pre-professional practical period is not required.
  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...

Application limited internally

Application for admission and registration

The intake capacity of this degree programme is limited by the university.

  • Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by July 31 for the winter semester and by January 15 for the summer semester. Read more...
  • Special regulations apply to foreign applicants or those who gained their university-entrance qualifications abroad. Read more...

Career Options

Career Options

Programmes of further study at JLU

Doctorate possible with a Master`s degree

Further Information

Further Information: Documents

PDF documents for the courses of study


Examination- and study regulations


Courses offered in the course catalogue

International pages

Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.

Any Questions

Any Questions?

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Subject Advisors

Subject Advisor Faculty 02 - Economics and Business Administration

Central Study Advisor
Frank Uhlmann (Dipl.-Sozialw.)
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