Economics and Business Administration

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: German English
StudyQA ranking:10576 Duration:3 years

The "Bachelor in Economics and Business Administration" Program meets the highest quality standards, preparing students for a successful professional career in a very goal-oriented manner.

The benefits are numerous: The Bachelor Program is organized in a special modular structure. In comparison with the traditional German "Diplom" Programs, this results in an accelerated and more consistent study path. This new study format with its obvious advantages is broadly appreciated by the German industry.

After your graduation, you can either continue your specialization in a certain area by adding a Master´s degree or launch into your professional career with an international company or institution.

The bachelor program in economics and business administration is mainly held in German. Therefor it is inevitable to have sound knowledge of the German language. A DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung zum Hochschulzugang) test or TestDaF is required.

International students who wish to study at the Goethe-University, please contact the International Office or the International Study Center for more information.

The course of study is marked by three phases. The first year is dedicated to general orientation. During this period, there are two defined educational goals: Firstly, students are to acquire the necessary methodological basics for their studies. Secondly, they are to gain a preliminary overview of the two majors of political economics and business administration. This is done to ensure that students are given ample opportunity to decide whether the chosen subject meets their expectations. On the other hand, they can only continue their studies if they achieve the required objectives of the orientation year in a maximum of three semesters.

The actual Bachelor examination is course-related, starting in the second year, which itself is dedicated to deepened studies of the central subjects of political economics and business administration. It is marked by an internationally-established mandatory curriculum. The so-called basics are taught in the form of lectures, tutorials and practice courses.


The Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration Program is aimed at highly motivated students with a broad variety of interests and keenness on economic matters and connections.

The program is open to students who have passed their qualification for university entrance with good scores. The program is taught in German and English.

The closing date for application is January 15 for the summer semester and July 15 for the winter semester. The number of university places is limited; places are generally in high demand.

Details pertaining to deadlines, applications, addresses and regulations on university-internal selection procedures are available at the Goethe University’s central website on application and admittance, where you will find all necessary information in regard to the actual application and admittance requirements. Please send your application to the students’ registry of the Frankfurt Goethe University.

Learning goals of the study program

We train students for jobs, among others, in private corporations, consulting firms, public organizations, educational organizations, and help in preparing them for entrepreneurial activities if they choose to do so. Our Bachelor provides the basis for graduate degrees, in management, finance, economics, and business education. This includes Phd education.

Consequently our goals are:
Graduates of the programs understand, reflect and apply state-of-the art theories.
LGB-2    They master quantitative methods.
LGB-3    They have factual knowledge from different fields and can apply it in their professional practice.
LGB-4    They consider the consequences on ethics and sustainability of any professional decision that they may take.
LGB-5    They have basic IT knowledge and intermediate proficiency in operating software and data tools.
LGB-6    They are able to cooperate with others in reaching common goals.
LGB-7    They have soft skills, in particular, in oral and written expression of their knowledge and ideas.

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