Facts and Data

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

Course of study

Economics and Business Administration - Bachelor's Programme

Orientation and Goals

Economics and Business Administration deals with the analysis of all kinds of economic relationships between businesses, consumers and state institutions. Economics skills are indispensable in most areas of today's working world, and can be applied in many ways. Studying Economics and Business Administration will help you attain these skills. At the University of Oldenburg, a great deal of emphasis is placed on combining a number of elements to create a good general knowledge of the subject. These parts include business administration, which examines organisation and function of businesses; national economics (VWL), which analyses connections on the broader economic level; as well as jurisprudence, which seeks to contribute to the overall understanding of the subject by exploring its legal aspects and relationships. In the bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Administration at the University of Oldenburg, you will learn to analyse economic issues, and to interpret and to take different viewpoints into account concerning differing opinions and recommended courses of action for businesses, policy, and organisations.

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

After completing the bachelor's programme, you will have at your disposal the skills necessary to enter (or re-enter) the labour market. The bachelor's programme in Economics and Business Administration teaches both the theory and the transfer skills necessary for solving problems in the areas of business and economics. The degree can lead to a number of careers according to interest and area of specialisation, including such fields as finance and accounting, organisation and personnel, or in marketing in middle sized and large companies. Additional fields of potential employment include banking, associations and organisations. Should you be interested in developing a deeper understanding of this field, (for example if you aim for an academic career), you also have the opportunity to build upon your bachelor's degree with a corresponding master's programme. You can do this at a number of universities in and abroad. At the University of Oldenburg, you can choose from several master's programmes in economics, including the (M.A.) Business Administration, Economics and Law, Management Consulting and Sustainability Economics and Management.

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

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

Proof of fair command of English through
  1. completion of at least two years of instruction at a university-preparatory secondary school taught primarily in English, or
  2. a test at the niveau of B1: TOEFL ibT=57, cbT= 163, pbT= 487; IELTS=4; TOEIC=550; Cambridge PET, CELS Preliminary, BEC Preliminary or equivalent.

This requirement does not apply to native speakers of English.

Certificates of language skills must be provided at the time of enrolment.

Application/Admission Procedures

This course of studies accepts a limited number of applicants, and application is only possible in the winter semester.
The application deadline for the winter semester is 15 July.
(Changed: 2021-06-21)