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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Business Administration

Help companies succeed. From purchasing to production, sales, or controlling, finance, HR, invoicing, or taxes: as a commercial employee, you can help shape all levels of the corporate supply chain. During the degree program, you will gain a practice-oriented education on how to optimize and further develop corporate processes. Sustainably and digitally.

Your heart beats for...

... Analysis and planning, Decision-making, Communication, People, Responsibility, Practical part, Foreign language English

A Degree Program with a Future

Type of Study

You can also complete this degree program while you work, or expand it with an internship semester. This will allow you to gain practical experience. This may extend the duration of the program.


You will bring one of the following educational backgrounds:

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur)
  • Specialized university entrance qualification
  • Advanced technical college certificate (Fachhochschulreife)
  • Vocational qualification

The six-week internship must be completed by the end of the third semester (the last day in February of each year).

Structure and Contents of the Degree Program

1. Semester

  • Fundamentals of private corporate law
  • Business mathematics
  • Introduction to business administration
  • Production management
  • Introduction to external invoicing

2. Semester

  • Introduction to business informatics
  • Business statistics
  • Marketing
  • Operational cost and performance calculation
  • Microeconomics

3. Semester

  • Business and Commercial English
  • Operations research in business studies
  • Operational Investments and financing
  • Introduction to controlling
  • Macroeconomics

4. Semester

  • HR management
  • Choice of legal form and taxation
  • Academic work
  • Elective module 1
  • Elective module 2

5. Semester

  • Finance
  • Organization theory for business administrators
  • Business administration seminar
  • Elective module 3
  • Elective module 4

6. Semester

  • Advanced business informatics
  • Current and practical problems in business administration
  • Elective module 5
  • Business administration bachelor thesis
  • Business administration colloquium

Elective module

  • Advanced controlling
  • Advanced external invoicing
  • Industrial economics
  • Production planning and controlling methods
  • Fundamentals of value added taxation
  • HR management methodology
  • Service marketing
  • Market and competition
  • Introduction to auditing
  • Fundamentals of profit tax

The study program can be increased to seven semesters by one internship semester upon application. The practical semester can be completed from the fourth semester.

Acquired Knowledge and Skills
  • Professional expertise, in particular general training in all business administration fields and on the fundamentals of economics
  • Methodological expertise, in particular mathematical, statistical, legal and general scientific
  • Self-competence, in particular self-organization and self-reflection
  • Social competence, especially teamwork and critical faculties
Job Profiles

As a graduate in business administration, you will enjoy a diverse range of career prospects:

  • General management of companies,
  • Marketing and sales, including sustainability management,
  • Controlling and cost management,
  • Production management,
  • Finance and accounting,
  • Acquisition management,
  • Company-wide data analysis (data analytics),
  • Corporate tax department or tax advising,
  • Corporate auditing (auditing department)
  • Project management,
  • Corporate consulting,
  • Higher civil service in public administration and
  • as the founder or successor of a company.
Cooperation With Companies

We cooperate with mid-sized production companies from a variety of industries, such as the

  • Metalworking and electronics industry
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Food production
  • Chemicals and plastics industry
  • Service providers
  • Auditing firms
  • Tax and corporate consulting
Research in the Department
  • The Smart economy is our guiding idea
  • Digitization and digital transformation
  • Innovative, sustainable ways of doing business

Our fields of research

As Graduate You Contribute to...

... the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations

  • directly to decent work and economic growth
  • directly to industry, innovation and infrastructure
  • directly to reduced inequalities
  • directly to responsible consumption and production
  • directly to life on land
  • directly to partnerships for the goals

Studying at Innovation Campus Lemgo

Our Innovation Campus in Lemgo

At the Innovation Campus in Lemgo, you will study at one of the most exciting technology locations in NRW. Here you will find state-of-the-art laboratories and teaching rooms as well as science-to-business factories. For example, the Centrum Industrial IT, in which companies from all over East Westphalia-Lippe (OWL) have their branches. Or the Smart Factory OWL, which showcases data and AI management. In the Future Food Factory OWL, which is unique in Europe, something similar is happening in relation to food production. New work and transfer meet at InnovationSPIN. Here, TH OWL, the district administration and the skilled trades demonstrate transparent cooperation and a spirit that allows new things to emerge. In addition to Fraunhofer IOSB-INA, the campus is also home to two vocational schools and the national handball league team TBV Lemgo-Lippe. And best of all, the campus also has student residence halls with short distances to the university and the city.

Campus Life


Degree Course:
Business Administration
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Study model:
Standard period of study:
6 semester
Winter semester
Course language:
Innovation Campus Lemgo
Tuition Fees:
Preparatory courses:
English, Mathematics
Application periods:

Germany and EU Countries
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Winter Semester: 02.05. – 15.10.
Non-EU Countries
Winter Semester: 15.04. – 15.07.
Currently no application possible