Business managers of the future lead and support competitive companies by providing solutions to their economic issues. This course teaches practically-oriented, up-to-date expertise – supplemented with project assignments, internships and optional periods abroad. The aim is to prepare students for a wide range of tasks in in the business field.
Business Administration (in German) (B. A.)
Bachelor of Arts
Summer & Winter
Yes Admission information
Double Degree possible at one of four partner universities (Australia, Canada, Scotland, USA)
There is an ongoing demand for specialists with management training – at the regional, national and international level. The bachelor’s degree course Business Administration guarantees a broad-based business training that will enable you to take on a management role. Our teaching of business administration is practically oriented and based on scientific insights. In addition to teaching specialist knowledge, we also develop your social and methodological skills as well as key qualifications that contribute to personality development and leadership capabilities.
The core element of the business administration course at THI is a strong practical orientation. Projects, team work and internships guarantee that theory and practice are closely interlinked. An optional period of study or internship abroad gives you the opportunity to gain international experience during your studies. The choice of two focus areas (out of nine in total) ensures an appropriate degree of specialisation without you having to commit yourself to a specific area of activity.
The full-time course in business administration comprises a three-semester core study phase and a four-semester specialised study phase. In the first phase (1st – 3rd semester) students learn the basics of business administration such as accounting, human resources, marketing, finance, logistics and information processing. During this period they also have to complete a basic internship of at least 12 weeks. From the fourth semester onwards, students specialise in two specialisations which can be freely selected.
In addition to this there are opportunities to acquire further language skills by taking optional compulsory subjects. The practical semester can be taken in the fifth or sixth semester.
The part-time study programme is especially suitable for students in particular personal situations (e.g. taking care of children or family members, disability, etc.). The programme content is the same as for the full-time bachelor's degree course in Business Administration. However, students have more time so as to be able to organise childcare or care of their relatives more effectively, for example. The course breaks down into two degree phases. The first phase comprises six theory semesters and a basic internship which is completed between semesters. The second phase comprises six theory semesters in which students specialise in two freely selected focus areas, and two practical semesters.
In the part-time study programme, students acquire the academic title of Bachelor of Arts on completion of the final bachelor’s degree assignment. This enables them either to embark on a career or engage in further specialisation by going on to take a master’s degree.
Acceptance to admission-restricted Bachelor study courses takes place via the “dialogue-oriented service procedure” (DoSV) of the portal “Hochschulstart.de”. It is necessary for applicants to apply BOTH via the application portal of the Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt as well as via the “Hochschulstart.de” portal.
Find more details about the application process at the THI here.
Notice for the application of the Bachelor's degree course Business Administration in part-time:
Parallel applications for a study place in the Bachelor's degree course Business Administration in part-time and full-time are not possible.
Anyone with an international university degree/higher education qualification wanting to study at a university in Germany needs a so-called Hochschulzugangsberechtigung (HZB), or higher education entrance qualification. This lets applicants show that their educational background or professional qualification allows them to study in Germany, i.e. they have the necessary higher education entrance qualification to register for a course.
The recognition of the qualification is linked to certain requirements. If the certificate of education is recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, the international student may apply for all courses (general qualification) or for certain courses (subject-specific qualification). Two to three semesters of study in the home country may be recognised as a higher education entrance qualification in Germany, depending on the country of origin. Source: German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, June 2016.
The following link provides information for university applicants from abroad about the application process at the THI.
The dual studies programme enables a combination of practical training elements in a company with the theoretical education provided by the university. There is a choice of either the joint model (academic study + vocational training) or the degree course with vocational experience (academic study + intense practical phases). There is an obvious advantage to students here: practically oriented academic study generally enables a particularly smooth transition from university to the world of work. What is more, the student usually receives financial remuneration from the company concerned.
The Business Administration course offers both models. In the joint model, the student may start working at the company several months before the start of the first semester, depending on the company concerned. At the start of the course there is an alternation between theory (during the semester) and practical experience (between semesters and during the practical semesters). In order to embark on a dual studies programme, students have to apply to both a company and to THI (be sure to take note of company application deadlines!). See here for details of partner companies.
For more information about dual studies at THI, see here.
You will also find information about dual studies programmes at Hochschule Dual.
Graduates have a varied range of options depending on their focus areas. The following are examples of positions they are capable of taking up directly after completely the degree:
- Junior Controller
- Marketing Assistant
- Personnel Assistant
- Junior Consultant
- Auditing Assistant
- Logistics Manager
- Management Assistant
The bachelor's degree in business administration offers the opportunity of a double degree in cooperation with partner universities in Australia, Canada, Scotland and the USA. Find more information about the Double Degree.
THI has set itself the goal to encourage as many students as possible to undertake a study trip or internship abroad. This is because international experience enhances job prospects – not just due to the language skills acquired abroad but first and foremost because of additional qualities such as independence, tolerance and flexibility. In the Business Administration course we support this by providing the special focus area “International Management”, which can be taken at one of our numerous partner universities.
For this reason we would encourage you to make the most of the opportunity of a study trip or internship programme offered by THI in other countries. Our international network consists of more than 130 partner universities as well as numerous international companies, and it is growing constantly worldwide. In this connection, students should feel free to use the International Office as a central point of contact.
Yes, this possibility does exist. Before starting the course, please have a course counsellor check whether potential credits apply in your case.
Yes, relevant vocational training courses in the field of business can be fully counted as a basic internship.
Yes, in addition to English it is also possible to attend courses in French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese, for example.
Yes. However, it is not possible to provide information about the NC (numerus clausus – admission restriction) for the bachelor’s degree course at the time of application because it will not yet have been determined at this point.
The grade average required to gain a place is not stipulated in advance but depends on the number of applications and capacity available.
Yes, junior study programmes exist to enable very good school students to start a degree course early. See here for details.
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Double application necessary! You have to apply in the application portal PRIMUSS of THI as well as on the portal DoSV of "Hochschulstart".
Register Hochschulstart DoSV: Oct. 15 to Jan. 15 (for the summer term) OR April 15 to July 15 (for the winter term)
Apply THI PRIMUSS: Nov. 15 to Jan. 15 (for the summer term) OR May 2 to July 15 (for the winter term)
Further Information here.
Study and Examination Regulations
Study and examination regulations (SPO) (German only) deal with judicial matters concerning your study course. For more information please turn to the pages of the legal department.
Full-time course: 7 semester
Part-time course: 14 Semester
The part-time course is particularly suitable for students in special situations (for example, child care, care work, disability, etc.).
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