Economics and Business Administration (BSc)
Number of enrolled students1918 students are enrolled in this bachelor degree course (as of winter semester 2017/18).
Accreditationsince 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.
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
- 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)
- Business Administration
- Finance and Accounting (F&A)
- 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):
structured minor subject complete with modules from another subject area of JLU
- Labour law
- European and international business law
- Family law
- Public law
- International law
- Political science
- Economic geography / Regional analysis
- Economic geography / Spatial planning
as a structured programm Managerial English of the faculty of Economics and Business Studies of JLU
completed semester abroad
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
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 Semester
Commencement of studies
Only possible in the winter semester
- Entrance Requirements Abitur ohne Praktikumsnachweis
- 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...
- Online preparatory course
- Application limited internally only winter semester
Application for admission and registration
- Applications must be received by the JLU Student Secretariat by 15th July. More on this...
Please note that the deadline for courses of study that are not limited can be extended. The deadline extensions will be published in the application portal.
- Further Information: Documents
PDF documents for the courses of study
Examination- and study regulations
Please note that only the German version of the modules is offical and legally binding. The english Version is for informative purposes only.)
- General study regulations for modular and multi-stage study programmes
Courses offered in the course catalogue
- Electronical course catalogue (in German)
- International pages
Please have a look at our International Pages for more information in English.
- Any Questions
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