Business Administration (B.Sc.)
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
During the course of your Business Administration degree you will learn technical knowledge and deal with many interesting questions, which are oriented to future challenges for companies, especially during the specialization phase:
How do companies design processes in production, logistics, and for services efficiently? How can data and information technology be used to create competitive advantages? How can the entire business activity of companies be recorded in numbers in order to control it successfully? How is a securities portfolio put together, which achieves high yields and at the same time is sustainably oriented? How can global businesses operate in a socially and ecologically sustainable way? How fast and how much must a company change due to digitalization?
THE BACHELOR'S IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION IS THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR YOU, IF YOU …
✔ ... are interested in business and economic contexts.
✔ ... enjoy mathematics and complex issues.
✔ ... enjoy dealing with people and are thrilled by international topics.
✔ ... want to achieve something personally, but also have an eye for social responsibility.
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DETAILS AND DOWNLOADS
Semester 1-3: Principles
The acquisition of indispensable knowledge of business administration and economics as well as the mathematical and statistical methods needed for them.
Semester 4-6: Specialization
Knowledge and professional competence are further advanced. You specialize by choosing one of three Majors and prepare for different professional fields in a targeted way:
› Business Analytics & Operations
› Finance, Accounting, Controlling & Taxation
› Strategy, Marketing & Management
Or you become a professional for global issues and pursue one of our international Majors:
› International Business & Economics
› German-French Management
As a consequence of the digital transformation, intelligent business models require that companies analyze the data available to them in the best possible way and use the data for optimal organization of their processes. Think about online service platforms for passenger transport, car sharing concepts or the combination of mail order and stationary retailing. Production is being made fit for the future under the keyword Industry 4.0. With Health 4.0, a comparable revolution in the health care system is imminent. In the Business Analytics & Operations cluster, you will learn how to generate and statistically evaluate relevant data, optimize decisions by using quantitative methods, design sustainable processes, and thus create competitive advantages in different industries.
Knowledge of Finance, Accounting, Controlling and Taxation (FACT) are the basis of virtually all business management-oriented professions, because these are the tools used to represent in numbers, evaluate, and ultimately control all companies. At the same time, they are indispensable for an understanding of securities and capital markets. This knowledge therefore belongs to the basis of any degree in business and economics. The courses of the FACT cluster qualify you for a business such as banks and insurances, management and tax consultants. On the other hand, you acquire the necessary knowledge required for activities in the areas of Finance, Management Accounting, Accounting and Taxation. You will find these areas in practically every company.
Digitalization, globalization, and the need for more sustainability lead to extensive changes in the economy and society. In this environment, the Strategy, Marketing & Management cluster focuses on people and their decisions. In this cluster you will learn theories and methods from management and ethics, innovation and entrepreneurship, human resources and marketing, in order to understand these change processes and the underlying behavior of organizations and consumers. You apply the knowledge you have learned in seminars and projects and develop sustainable design proposals for digital and international markets. You can set focal areas and thus stand out for your future employer.
For students interested in working internationally, the International Business & Economics major offers them the opportunity to align their business management degree with international content. The students are simultaneously taught professional, language, and intercultural skills. The compulsory stay abroad, as well as the fact that the language of instruction is English, is what differentiates this field of study from other specializations.
For students who are interested in our economically and culturally very important neighbor France, the faculty, in cooperation with the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the Université de Rennes 1, offers a degree course in German-French Management. The students of the study program get to know France and its economy in situ and can also improve their language skills. With the Double Degree option, this field of study offers a further advantage.
WHAT THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS OFFERS YOU
We offer top quality research and teaching
■ Internationally successful research in the important future areas of digitalization, entrepreneurship, sustainability, health, and transformation
■ International orientation of our degree programs and diverse opportunities to study abroad
■ Regular top positions in rankings (e.g., CHE)
■ Outstanding ratings of our courses by students
We offer optimal study conditions
■ Top equipping of the modern rooms with computers, smartboards, and software
■ Support with refreshing mathematics knowledge and orientation phase at the start of the degree
■ Individual students advisory service
■ Numerous exercises and tutorials in small groups to consolidate the subject matter
■ Individual support for seminar papers and Bachelor’s theses
■ Talks given by companies, practical courses, additional IT, languages, and soft skills offers
We encourage people and help them develop their own opinions
■ Targeted encouragement of critical reflection of central topics in society and the economy
■ Many offers for workshops and startup events
■ Numerous opportunities for working at a chair or for engagement in the student initiatives
■ Room to develop a responsible personality due to the informal family and open atmosphere on the campus
We create future prospects
Very good career prospects for our students due to excellent technical and methodological education, the recognized good reputation of the University of Augsburg, and the growing demand for people with a degree in business administration. The opportunities for students to start an interesting career after they have finished their degree are extremely positive in the metropolitan region of Augsburg/Munich, thanks to the enormous number of large and mid-sized enterprises based here.
Student in 2nd semester of Business Administration in Augsburg
Prof. Dr. Michael Paul, Head of Program, Bachelor’s in Business Administration
After completing the Bachelor's Business Administration program you have all opportunities to study for a subsequent Master’s degree at the University of Augsburg or at another university at home or abroad.
You benefit from our optimal mix of sound education in principles and intensive specialization – and not least from the outstanding reputation of the University of Augsburg. Working in the industry, the financial sector, consulting, or a startup at home or abroad – we open up worlds for you!