Business Administration (part-time) (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
DepartmentMünster School of Business
Special type of studyexecutive
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study7 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester feeStudents in franchise programmes can apply to be enrolled, and will have to pay a semester fee of €335.20 (winter term 2023/24) in addition to the tuition fees.
Tuition feeThis is a fee-paying course. Please contact our cooperation partner to find out the course fee.
CharacteristicsThis programme is run in cooperation with Münster Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK).

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

You must first apply to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) of North Westphalia. Once you have been accepted, apply online to enrol at Münster University of Applied Sciences.

Before enrolling on this Bachelor programme, you must have completed an apprenticeship in a recognised commercial occupation, and be in possession of a relevant employment contract.
EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Juli 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

With the part-time degree programme in Business Administration, we offer you in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IHK) of North Westphalia the opportunity to continue your education in a practice-oriented manner while working. Within three-and-a-half years you will obtain a Bachelor of Arts title that is internationally recognised as an academic university degree. You will additionally have the opportunity to obtain a Wirtschaftsdiplom als Betriebswirt qualification – without interrupting your professional career.


The part-time degree programme enables you to take on different technical duties and management functions at middle and senior management levels. After successfully completing your degree, you will have a broad base of business expertise as well as the ability to apply this in corporate practice. You will be able to understand and assess cross-functional business processes and to decide on the right way to manage business and trade relations – even in an international context. You will become acquainted with various management concepts and their corresponding tools, and be able to apply and assess them in both an operations and strategic context. Furthermore, you will have acquired communication skills, enabling you to form objectively and well-prepared arguments – in individual discussions as well as within a group.

Occupational fields

The part-time degree programme paves the way for professional advancement in the company you currently work for or towards the management level of another enterprise. We know this from experience: for years, companies from local industry have recruited their specialists and executives from this degree programme. As a result, they have been deployed in many different areas. After graduation, you too will be prepared to work, for example, in purchasing, logistics, production, controlling, financial management, accounting, and marketing and sales, or perhaps in human resource management or in administration. Many different sectors will be open to you, from manufacturing companies to service providers, from banks and insurance companies to commerce, from hospitals to consulting firms. In addition, your Bachelor’s degree will enable you to continue with a Master’s programme in the field of economics. This will further enhance your employment prospects, qualifying you to work in academia as well.

Content and course sequence

The first six semesters of our degree programme focus on business-related information across all subject areas, such as marketing, controlling, balance sheets, finance, taxes and management. There are additional modules on economics and fields of law which focus on business issues. Furthermore, you will be provided with basic instruction in statistics and applied business informatics, and you will learn business English and practise various soft skills, such as giving presentations and moderating discussions.

Your studies will be oriented to business practice, ensuring direct access to everyday working life. During your studies, for example, you will implement independent projects in your company. You will also attend courses at the IHK on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. Each course is complemented by one week of mandatory attendance per semester and around five exam days. In the sixth semester, you will write your Bachelor thesis. The thesis also serves as your final thesis for your Diplom-Betriebswirt degree, which you may obtain if you wish. In the seventh semester, you will further improve your knowledge of international marketing, and specialise in one of the following three areas: Controlling, Financial Management or Logistics. After concluding your degree programme with a scientific colloquium, you will obtain your Bachelor of Arts degree.

Why choose us

One thing that sets our degree programme apart is the intense and productive contact with other students and lecturers. Working in small groups helps you to learn effectively and to benefit from continuous exchange between group members. The close links to the world of practice will enable you to easily approach the content in your theoretical courses. You will learn about different divisions of the company and your main areas of interest during your studies, enabling you to raise your profile in a well-focused manner.

Another advantage is that you will continue to have a regular income while studying, meaning that you have a sound financial basis. In addition, you will have great opportunities after graduation to climb the career ladder within your company or with a different employer.

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