Business Administration (B.A.) - part-time

Course duration:
7 semester*
Course start:
summer and winter Semesters 
Bachelor of Arts 
180 according to ECTS 
275 Euro / Month*
The course is recognised and accredited by the state.
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The part-time Bachelor’s study program in Business Administration allows students to take the next step in their business careers and provides insights into all company functions. The program focuses on managing and analyzing economic developments. Students also learn to make well-founded decisions to achieve company success.

Lectures generally take place on two weekday evenings (18.00–21.15) and on Saturdays from 8.00–16.00.

Degree course content

Invest in your future and spend seven or eight semesters studying and acquiring valuable knowledge, methodological skills, and related concepts from the following areas:

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Controlling
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Production
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HR Management
  • Leadership
  • Online and International Management
  • Soft Skills
  • Practical key qualifications
  • Languages

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The vocational Bachelor study course in Business Management at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences offers you the following main study areas:

  • Tax consultation and auditing
  • Marketing management
  • Controlling

Interdisciplinary options:

You can also select main modules available on other study courses to individually organise your studies and put yourself in a better position on the job market. The other main study areas that you can choose from are as follows:

  • Moving Image Management
  • Communication and Agency Management
  • Live Communication
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Media Psychology
  • Online Management
  • Organizational Psychology and Consultancy
  • Human Resources Psychology

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Career opportunities

A degree in Business Administration opens up a wide range of career opportunities. Graduates can use their qualification to take the next step in their current careers, move to another industry, or become self-employed. They can also continue on to Master’s programs that build on their skills and knowledge.
Potential professional focal areas include:

  • Business and HR consulting
  • Controlling and accounting
  • Marketing and production
  • HR management
  • Internationalization
  • Project management

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Entrance requirements

To be admitted to a degree course at the Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, applicants must prove that they have the necessary qualifications (university entrance qualification). These need to be demonstrated as follows:

  • general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) - entitlement to study at all universities in every German state, or
  • subject-related higher education entrance qualification - entitlement to study in the corresponding specialist field and in the German state as given in the certificate, or
  • university entrance qualification certificate - entitlement to study at a technical university or to attend a phased study course at a university in the German state as given in the certificate.

University applicants who have acquired a subject-related higher education entrance qualification or university entrance qualification certificate in which a German state other than Hesse stands should contact us by phoning the free information hotline at 0 800 / 3 400 400 - we will be glad to help you and look forward to receiving your call!

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Application procedure

You can apply via the Hochschule Fresenius online applicant portal. This is a quick and easy way to apply for your preferred study program or training.

All information about the application procedure is available in the online applicant portal.
Applicants must submit all of the following documents by uploading them to the online applicant portal:

  • Guided statement of motivation (available to download from the applicant portal)
  • Optional: References (e.g. certificates and appraisals for social engagement)
  • Signed CV in table form
  • Declaration of consent (available to download from the applicant portal)
  • Health insurance certificate or exemption certificate if applicable (download)
  • Copy of personal identification (front and back)
  • Recent photo for student ID
  • Optional: Record of achievement (only if previous studies are to be credited)
  • Optional: For business training already completed or completed in the first semester:
  • IHK certificate or training contract (starts in 2nd semester) (link to list of traineeships)
  • Optional: Non-business training: Final transcript or training contract (starts in 1st semester)

Certified copy by post:

  •     University entrance qualification (“Abitur” certificate or equivalent documents)

We will of course provide a detailed leaflet about health and care insurance for students and an example of the insurance certificate required for you to show to your health insurance provider.

If you have any more questions, please call our free information hotline on 0 800 / 3 400 400. We will be happy to help and look forward to hearing from you.

If sections of your application are missing, you must state the reasons for this in the comments field in the online applicant portal and specify an expected submission date. If you have not yet obtained your university entrance qualification at the time of application (e.g. because you are currently completing your qualification (“Abitur”)), we would still like to receive your application. Please make a note of this in your application. Please send a certified copy of your university entrance qualification by post as soon as you receive it.

Hochschule Fresenius does not return documents to applicants. Please make sure to send only certified copies, and not the original documents.

Please send your application documents to the following address
Hochschule Fresenius
Reference: Application to [preferred location] (Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, or Düsseldorf)
Im MediaPark 4c
50670 Cologne, Germany

Application deadlines
Summer semester: January 31
Winter semester: July 31

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Fees and financing options

Hochschule Fresenius is a privately run higher education institution whose programs are recognized but not funded by the state. Therefore, we must charge fees for our programs.

  • Cost: 275 EUR per month
  • Regular duration of study: 42 months*

(Subject to change)
This overview page provides a few example of financing options.

* The regular duration of study for our part-time study programs in Business Administration, Cultural Management, Logistics and Retail, Media and Communication Management, Business Psychology, and Business Law is reduced to seven semesters for students with recognized business training.

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Your contact in Hamburg

Kira Ruch M.A.
+49 40 / 226 32 59-510
The team

Online applicant portal

A quick and easy way to apply for your preferred study program!

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Start of semester

Summer semester: March 1

Winter semester: September 1

Semester dates