Business Administration (Bachelor)

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The study of business administration is concerned with describing, explaining, and supporting decision-making processes in commercial enterprises. It encompasses operations management, materials management and logistics, marketing, corporate accounting, investment and capital budgeting, and corporate governance. The bachelor’s degree in business administration is designed to turn out responsible men and women with managerial skills who are good at seeing the bigger picture and at bringing scientific concepts to bear in real-life situations.

Jobs and careers

The job market is consistently good for economics and management graduates. Successful completion of TU Clausthal’s bachelor’s degree in business administration opens up the possibility of jobs requiring basic business expertise. Starter jobs can include middle-management or operational positions in a broad range of areas within a company. Completing the follow-on master’s degree in technical management enables graduates to choose careers in research or to assume senior management roles in the private sector.

Possible fields:

  • Purchasing
  • Logistics
  • Manufacturing
  • Marketing, sales and distribution
  • Project management
  • Controlling and accounting
  • Maintenance and quality management

Why Clausthal?

At TU Clausthal, we place great value on teaching the methodological foundations of decision-making in business. That sound basic training in business administration is complemented by instruction in mathematics, IT, and statistics, which are of particular importance given the predominance, in this degree program, of management courses that require quantitative reasoning. The program is intended to teach knowledge and skills that enable students to think analytically, focus on problems objectively, and continue to add to their qualifications throughout their careers. Next to the attentive support that students receive, this degree program is distinguished by the large number of tutorials accompanying the lecture series as well as by innovative teaching strategies.

Program structure

The compulsory elements of the program are, on the directly management-related side, one foundation module with two introductory courses, six core modules in business administration, and two in economics. The indirectly connected core subjects include mathematics, statistics, and business information systems. Students also attend a seminar and learn business English as well as aspects of law. Over and above that compulsory program, there are three elective modules in which students can specialize in their chosen subject matter and methodologies. The program ends with a practical module comprising an eight-week industrial placement and a business-simulation game, and completion of a bachelor’s thesis.

  • Corporate accounting
  • Governance
  • Investment and capital
  • Operations management
  • Marketing and market research
  • Operations research and decision theory
  • Microeconomics and macroeconomics
  • Mathematics, statistics, and business information systems
  • Law

Industrial placements

The bachelor’s degree program includes a compulsory eight-week industrial placement, which takes place in the sixth semester and counts for 14 out of 180 credits.

Program advisors/program supervisor

Prof. Dr. Heike Schenk-Mathes
Phone: +49 5323 72-7604
Fax: +49 5323 72-7699
Institute of Management and Economics
Julius-Albert-Straße 2
38678 Clausthal-Zellerfeld

Program outline

Type of program: Bachelor
Duration: 6 Semester
Language of teaching: German
Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Prerequisites: University admission requirements
Start date: Winter semester (recommended).
Accreditation: Urkunde ASIIN

Starting your studies

Welcome Weeks (before the start of lectures)
The Clausthal University of Technology supports the start of studies with various event formats.

Pre-course in mathematics (before the start of lectures)
The Institute of Mathematics offers a pre-course in mathematics for all first-year students.

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