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  • Duration: 6 semesters
  • Degree Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Language: German/English
  • admission limited
  • Special admission requirements

Business Administration and Law (Bachelor's Programme)

Orientation and Goals

The bachelor's programme in Business Administration and Law at the University of Oldenburg puts a special emphasis on teaching up to date legal knowledge. Alongside the core areas of economics, students acquire practical career skills that can be put to use later in business management. The proportion of law subjects is higher than is usual or possible in a general bachelor's programme in economics or business. Students can acquire new knowledge and skills in subjects such as private law, commercial law, corporate law, competition law, European economic law, labour and social law, public economic law, and industrial and environmental law. This programme offers a firm grounding in business with an additional qualification in law. This degree qualifies students to work in numerous career fields, including businesses, organisations, NGOs, and European institutions. The additional qualification in law is a response to the increasing importance of law in society.

Foreign Language Skills

In order to study this course at the University of Oldenburg as a student from outside of Germany, you need an adequate knowledge of German.

German Language Proficiency
You can proof your German language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • DSH: Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (Level 2)
  • TestDaF: Test – Deutsch als Fremdsprache (with level 4 in all four areas)

English Language Proficiency see admissions regulations
You can proof your English language proficiency with the following language certificates:
  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B1
  • if applicants are native speaker or they have university entrance qualification or a university degree obtained in English (within the last two years)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. Applicants who need a preparatory German course before commencing their studies must present their knowledge of English with their application. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

The strong emphasis on law gives graduates excellent career opportunities, especially in management, in the legal departments of businesses, as well as in industry and associations.

Find out more about the professional field of Business Administration, Economics and Law (In German).

Target Group/Admission Requirements

Proof of English Language Proficiency:
  1. through school certificates: Simple average of the score in English for the last four semesters of at least German grade 4.0 or 5 points.
  2. Alternative proof:
    • A course of at least two years at a further education institution where English is the primary language of instruction
    • or one of the following language certificates at level B1:
      • TOEFL (iBT = Internet-based 57 points; computer-based 163 points, paper-based 487 points)
      • IELTS (grade 4.0)
      • TOEIC (550 points)
      • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages (Cambridge University): Preliminary English Test (PET)
      • Certificate in English Language Skills (CELS) Preliminary
      • Business English Certificate (BEC) Preliminary
In case of doubt, the availability of the English language skills of the lecturer appointed by the Dean's Office of Faculty II will be decisive.
The language certificate must be available at the time of enrolment.

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