Course Business


Applicants need a German high school diploma (“Abitur”). Furthermore, they have to pass a written entrance exam which is offered at several dates between April and August at the University of Applied Sciences, Wedel. Applications need to be sent seven days in advance of the next written exam.


The entrance exam consists of a written test and an interview.

The test does not require any special knowledge of business processes even though some of the questions are specific. Examiners test the ability to understand and to interpret complex texts and diagrams in a short period of time. Furthermore, it is important to be able to handle abstract formula.

In the final interview with a university lecturer, you get the opportunity to give an insight into your personality and to explain your motivation to study Business Administration.

The final decision is made on basis of the entrance exam, the high school diploma and practical experience.

Start of the programme

The bachelor programme Business Administration only starts in the winter semester running from the beginning of October until the end of January.


Each lecture of one academic hour (75 min) is held twelve times in the course of one semester. Lectures of two academic hours contain 24 units per semester. Many lectures are accompanied by tutorials. Students apply their theoretical knowledge during practical classes. Additionally, they do case studies and projects on their own in the fifth and sixth semester.

Final examination at the end of the first semester

At the end of the first semester, there is a written exam in the core subjects Analysis and General Business Management. This so-called “Übergangsprüfung” forces beginners to question themselves if they have chosen a suitable programme. They are allowed to repeat both exams three times. At the end of the second semester, they must have passed them.

Other exams

Most exams are written ones which are taken at the end of each semester. Each of them can be repeated twice.

Internship and Bachelor's Dissertation

In the sixth semester, students do an internship of ten weeks and complete their bachelor's dissertation. Usually, they develop a topic together with a company in which they write the thesis. This work is supervised by a university lecturer.


After passing the bachelor's dissertation and a colloquium, you graduate as a Bachelor of Science having the chance to start a career after only six semesters. In addition to the B.Sc., you can continue your studies leading to the Master of Science. As an M.Sc. you are permitted to do a Ph.D.