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The Bachelor's programme International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship is based on a broad, basic academic education and, as a rule, consists of six semesters.
Students taking part in this programme receive training in the functional areas of business, allowing them to develop important managerial and entrepreneurial skills. These skills are necessary for success in a rapidly changing business environment. Special emphasis is placed on management and entrepreneurial orientation from an international perspective.
The knowledge of entrepreneurship in theory and practice, business processes and management functions is complemented by further broader specific areas like accounting, finance, marketing, law, psychology, organisational behaviour, IT, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
Furthermore, through a historical view of management as well as a study of corporate and business ethics issues, the students of this study programme develop a historically embedded and society oriented perspective. This holistic approach in the tradition of the ideal of "management as a liberal art" (Peter Drucker) should sensitise students not only to take responsibility in their field of business, but also for society and the environment as well.
Students of the Bachelor's programme are allowed to combine their major in International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship with various minor study programmes such as economics, sustainability, political science or business psychology - to name only a few; thus, students can choose their own specialisation pursuing careers in many fields. In combination with the Leuphana Semester and the Complementary Studies Programme, students of this Bachelor's programme get the freedom they need to follow own interests and passions.
The Bachelor's degree at Leuphana University of Lüneburg consists of four basic elements: the major International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (90 ECTS), the minor (30 ECTS), the Leuphana Semester (30 ECTS) and the Complementary Studies Programme (30 ECTS).
The Bachelor's degree International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship begins with the Leuphana Semester, during which students learn the methodological and disciplinary foundations of their academic specialisation. Starting in the second semester, the coursework will be divided between the major International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (primary field) and the minor (secondary field), as well as the Complementary Studies Programme. In the Complementary Studies Programme, students can try out new ways of working and thinking from other disciplines, allowing them to expand their interdisciplinary skills.
Study abroad unit(s)
The university encourages students to spend one semester abroad. The International Office at Leuphana University of Lüneburg provides all necessary information: http://www.leuphana.de/international-office
Forms of assessment
Courses use different forms of assessment, such as essays, presentations, portfolios and exams. The programme culminates in a Bachelor's thesis.
After completion of the English-speaking undergraduate programme in International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship, students have a broad fundamental and methodological knowledge and responsible competences in the areas of management, entrepreneurship, and further related subjects.
Graduates of the major International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship will be able to give answers to basic questions about business activities and economic processes. They know what creates business success, what the differences are between successful and less successful companies and organisations, how management and key business processes must be designed to succeed nationally and internationally.
The programme helps students to develop a broad understanding of business, to build up an entrepreneurial skills set and to pick up the leadership competencies they need to respond to the challenges and problems humanity in general and businesses in particular face in the 21st century.
Applicants whose first language is not English must prove sufficient knowledge of the English language.
Applicants can prove their language abilities in various ways:
- by passing the TOEFL test (computer-based) with a minimum score of 97 points or
- by passing the TOEIC test (four skills) with a minimum score of 850 points (listening and reading) and 340 points (speaking & writing) or
- by passing the IELTS test (academic version) with a minimum score of 6.5 points or
- by passing the Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) exam with a grade B or
- by passing the Cambridge First Certificate in English (FCE) exam with a grade A
Admission requirements include:
- university entrance qualification
- sufficient knowledge of the English language
Approx. 360 EUR per semester (subject to change)
The enrolment fees include reduced prices in the university canteen and a semester ticket, which allows students to use all local buses in Lüneburg and the surrounding area as well as all regional trains within Lower Saxony and to Hamburg, Bremen and Lübeck with no additional cost. Students need only to present their student ID card and their personal ID card or passport in order to use this semester ticket.
Costs of living
The estimated cost of living per month is approx. 800 EUR.
The cost is made up as follows:
- Accommodation: 350-400 EUR
- Food: 200 EUR
- Health insurance: 80 EUR (not applicable to EU students)
- Books, clothing, leisure activities: 75-150 EUR
International students with a residence permit are allowed to undertake a limited amount of paid employment (max. 120 days per year, alternatively 240 days part-time up to four hours a day).
The International Office offers an orientation programme for all international students before the start of every semester.
Students will receive assistance with all formalities, e.g. the registration with local authorities, and will be introduced to the services and facilities provided by Leuphana University of Lüneburg, e.g. enrolment, course choice and registration, sports facilities.
Services and support for international students
At Leuphana University of Lüneburg, there are a number of services for students, like the Student Counselling and Advisory Service, Family Service, Career Service, Center for Modern Languages, Writing Centre, Social and Legal Counselling, Psychological Counselling etc.
Additionally, the International Office provides advisory and social activities especially for international students. International student advisers and tutors will support the students during their stay. Furthermore, a variety of excursions and cultural events are offered. All international students are invited to reflect on the progress of their studies in a confidential meeting at least once during each stage. In addition, extensive support is provided by faculty and staff of Leuphana College.
Websites and relevant addresses for finding accommodation in Lüneburg are listed on the International Office website: http://www.leuphana.de/international-office