Business Administration (B.A.)

Course duration:
6 semester 
Course start:
summer and winter semesters 
Bachelor of Arts 
180 according to ECTS 
750 Euro / Month 
The course is recognised and accredited by the state.
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The Business Administration study program at Hochschule Fresenius will thoroughly prepare you for the demands of a career in business and the job market.

Degree content

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

  • Business Administration
  • Economics
  • Accounting
  • Controlling
  • Business Law
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship
  • HR Management
  • Production
  • Online Management
  • International and Strategic Management
  • Business English
  • Project Studies
  • Soft Skills

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Hochschule Fresenius offers the following majors on its Bachelor’s study program in Business Administration:

  • Controlling
  • Integrated Value Systems
  • International Management
  • Marketing Management
  • Tax Consulting and Company Auditing
  • Sales Management

Interdisciplinary options:
You can design your own studies by selecting various interdisciplinary options from majors on other programs:

  • Moving Image Management
  • International Retail Management
  • International Logistics Management
  • International Business Law
  • Communications and Agency Management
  • Hospital Management
  • Live Communication
  • M & A Law
  • Managed Care, E-Health, and Care Management
  • Marketing, Advertising, and Media Psychology
  • Media Law
  • Online Management
  • Organizational Psychology and Consultancy
  • Human Resources and HR Law
  • Human Resources Psychology
  • Pharmaceutical Management and Economics
  • Sports Management

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International study

Hochschule Fresenius allows its students to integrate a period abroad into their regular course schedules by completing their fourth semester, including one major, in the English language at one of our (collaborative) locations abroad:

  • New York (Marketing Management, Controlling, or Human Resources Psychology)
  • Shanghai (International Management, or Marketing, Advertising, and Media Psychology)
  • Sydney (Organizational Psychology)

Students wishing to spend a semester abroad must fulfil further requirements and pass admissions tests. The cost of the period abroad is not covered by the regular fees.

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Career opportunities

The range of qualifications on offer opens up numerous career opportunities for prospective graduates. Graduates of the Business Administration study program will find that their skills and knowledge can be applied to a wide range of areas in all commercial professions and activities. They will be able to apply what they have learned to all industries and roles. Business Administration students may wish to focus their careers on the following fields, for example:

  • Business and HR consulting
  • Controlling and financial auditing
  • Marketing and sales
  • Production and logistics
  • Human Resources management
  • Internationalization
  • Self-employment

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    Admission requirements

    To be eligible to study at Hochschule Fresenius, applicants must provide evidence of the qualification required for the program (university entrance qualification). This can take the following forms:

    • General university entrance qualification (German “Abitur”, eligible to study at all higher education institutions and in all German federal states)
    • Subject-linked university entrance qualification (German “fachgebundene Hochschulreife”, eligible to study the corresponding subject in the federal states identified in the certificate)
    • Advanced technical certificate (German “Fachhochschulreife”, eligible to study at a university of applied sciences or in a two-cycle study program at a university in the federal states identified in the certificate)
    • A master craftsman certificate or one of the following in accordance with the act on access to higher education institutions in the state of Hessen for people with professional qualifications: Completion of professional advanced training of at least 400 hours; a technical college, vocational, or administrative academy qualification; or successful completion of a state-recognized commercial apprenticeship with subsequent professional experience lasting at least three years as well as a special university admission assessment
    • To be admitted to the university, students with degrees from countries other than Germany must provide evidence of equivalent status.
    • All applicants must also undergo the institution’s own selection process. For more information, see the FAQs.

    Applicants with a subject-linked university entrance qualification or advanced technical certificate whose certificates do not mention the Federal State of Hessen should call our free information hotline on 0 800 / 3 400 400 – we will be happy to help and look forward to 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)
    • 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)

    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, Düsseldorf, or Berlin)
    Im MediaPark 4c
    50670 Cologne, Germany

    Application deadlines
    For the summer semester: January 31
    For the 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: 750 EUR per month
    • Regular duration of study: 36 months

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

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    Your contact in Hamburg

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

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    Start of semester

    Summer semester: March 1

    Winter semester: September 1

    Semester dates