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  • Duration: 8 semesters
  • Degree Award: Bachelor of Arts
  • Language: German
  • admission free
  • Special admission requirements
  • Extra occupational
  • Fee-based

Business Administration for Medium-Sized Enterprises - Bachelor's Programme

Orientation and Goals

Flat hierarchies, nearness to customers, to market development, as well as to the board of directors and the owner all challenge the business knowledge, corporate thinking, and personality of managerial staff in mid-sized enterprises. The qualification goals of the bachelor course 'Business Administration' are specially designed to meet these challenges: as a graduate in Business Administration, you will have a broad overall understanding and comprehensive knowledge in the field of business administration. You will also have the knowledge necessary to acquire or successfully carry on in a leadership position in a mid-sized company-knowledge that you have enhanced and polished through completing tasks related to your career field. You have further developed your own individual career profile and can offer advanced skills in select application areas of business administration. You can apply the scientific methods and procedural models of business administration to solve practical problems. You are prepared to analyze complex problem situations in business as well as develop and apply new solutions for your business. Alongside the personal competence and social and methodological skills necessary for your career as a business leader, you also possess such key competencies as team leadership, interdisciplinary communication, moderation, presentation and project management. Additional complimentary skills include internet supported learning and in the usage of internet technologies.

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)

The proof of language proficiency must be presented for the enrolment. For other proof possiblities see: Language requirements

Careers and Areas of Employment

When filling management positions, middle sized companies prefer young future managers from among themselves; two out of three companies choose employees of their own businesses. For ambitious new managers, it is worth staying in one business for some time. The opportunities for promotion in mid-sized companies are also attractive, as a large number of companies will face the unresolved issue of handing over the company in the near future due to old age. According to the Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IFM), of around 71,000 companies in Germany that are handed over to a successor every year, 12.1 per cent are handed over to proven employees from their own ranks.

Target Group/Admission Requirements

International applicants who received their prior education abroad should apply online through uni-assist. For further details see: Application for international students

Application/Admission Procedures

This is an open admissions degree course, and applications are accepted for both the winter and summer semesters.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 September.
The application deadline for the summer semester is 15 February.

The degree programme is liable to charges. For further information please check the regulations Gebühren- und Entgeltordnung
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