Business Economics (Bachelor-Studiengang)

Version: 23.07.2020

General Information

Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Characteristic Bachelor-Studiengang
Credits 180 CP
Standard Period of Study 6 semester
Start of Studies nur Wintersemester
Form of Study Direct Study, Full-time Study, International Study
Language English
Tuition Fees none
Admission Restriction restricted (Uni-NC)
Study without Abitur yes (Details)
Specific Admission Requirements yes (Details)
Faculty Juristische und Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Institute School of Economics and Business
Accreditation accredited

Programme Goals

The bachelor's programme Business Economics 180 CP at Halle University is an internationally recognised 3-year degree programme that provides you with the skills and the knowledge needed for a career in an international setting.

The programme is designed to give students a solid understanding of business management, economics and quantitative methods that can readily be applied in an international environment. You will pursue your studies with a diverse mix of German and international students, small class sizes and lectures held by German and international professors.

Applicants to our program have a genuine interest in business management and economics and possess excellent proficiency in English. International applicants bring the desire to immerse themselves in a multilingual environment and to benefit from a strong command of the German language by the end of their studies.

Study in Halle!

Aside from academic success, your time at Halle University can and should be very enriching personally. Staff and student tutors, the Orientation Week and events organized by the International Office will help you settle in quickly and you will make friends that just  might accompany you throughout your studies and potentially for the rest of your life.

The city of Halle is the largest and most densely populated city in the Federal State of Saxony-Anhalt. Architectural monuments, an opera house, the Händel auditorium and multiple theaters and stages, make Halle an important historic and cultural destination. The banks of the Saale river as well as numerous parks and pubs invite students to pursue recreational activities and to hang out with friends. With its university and two colleges, renowned research institutions for economics and biosciences as well as a booming logistics industry, Halle is also one of the thriving cities in the region.

Halle University does not charge tuition fees but only a small social contribution, i.e. a semester fee, which includes public transport. Students should anticipate total monthly expenses of approximately 750 Euros including rent, food, transportation and health insurance. Students typically live in either dormitories, shared accommodation or single appartments that range from 150-300 Euros. There are only limited financial support schemes available for international undergraduate students but you may work a limited number of days to support your studies. Our International Office will be happy to assist you in these matters.

Career Opportunities

Our students acquire a wide range of transferable skills, enabling them to pursue a wide range of careers as e.g. managers, consultants or economists in both the private and the public sector and join

  • International co-operations
  • Government and public agencies
  • Consulting firms

or pursue entrepreneurial activities. Good results in your undergraduate studies further allow you to successfully pursue graduate studies.


The bachelor Business Economics is accredited. You can find detailed information at

Programme Structure

The study programme is structured as follows:

  • Compulsory Modules (85 CP)
  • Foreign Languages (40 CP)
  • Elective Modules (30 CP)
  • General Education Courses (10 CP)*
  • Internship (5 CP)
  • Bachelor's Thesis (10 CP)

*The General Education Courses (GEC) comprise presentation and language courses as well as courses that develop written, oral, social and intercultural competencies. These competencies help graduates enter their professional careers.

The first two years are taught entirely in English and will familiarise you with subjects relevant to both business studies and economics. German students take advanced English classes and other languages of their choice while international students benefit from integrated German language classes. In the final year you may then choose from a broad range of electives taught in both English and German that reflect your personal interests.


Module CP recom. sem.

Principles of Management

5 1.

Principles of Economics

5 1.

Introduction to Financial Accounting

5 1.
Mathematics I 5 1.
Language I-VIII 40 1.-4.

Intermediate Microeconomics       

5 2.
Cost Accounting 5 2..

Mathematics II

5 2.
Statistics I 5 2.
Intermediate Macroeconomics 5 3.

Production and Logistics

5 3.

Statistics II

5 3.
Accounting and Taxation 5 4.
International Economics 5 4.
Introductory Economics 5 4.
Internship 5 5. or 6.
Principles of Investment 5 5.

Public Economics

5 5.

Seminar in Business Economics

5 5. or 6.

General Education Courses (GEC)

(Allgemeine Schlüsselqualifikationen (ASQ))

Electives 30 3.-6.

Thesis Module "Bachelor Business Economics"


5. or 6.

The General Education Courses (GEC) comprise presentation and language courses as well as courses that develop written, oral, social and intercultural competencies. These competencies help graduates enter their professional careers.

The content, learning objectives, workload, requirements and prerequisites of specific modules are published in the module catalogue and in the study and examination regulations (in German only), respectively. 


Bachelor of Science (BSc)


As a student of our international programme you must complete an internship in the course of your studies. With your profound knowledge of economics and management skills along with an excellent command of English, German and usually a third language, you will be an invaluable asset to both companies in and around Halle such as BMW, Porsche, Dell, DHL and to major consulting/auditing firms as well as to other institutions and companies in Germany and abroad. For more details about the compulsory internship please see the study and examination regulations.

Study Abroad

We recommend for you to study one semester at a foreign university but an exchange semester is not compulsory. The Faculty of Law and Economics of Halle University maintains partnerships with several universities abroad, which include student exchanges. However, students can also organize and arrange stays abroad on their own initiative. Students are advised by the Faculty of Law and Economics on their planned studies abroad and are supported during the exchange.

Before beginning studies abroad, a learning agreement should be agreed upon with the Department of Economic Sciences regarding the recognition of the academic achievements obtained abroad.

Admission Requirements

A recognised, direct university entrance qualification in Germany is a prerequisite for the admission to the study programme.

German applicants typically obtain their direct university entrance qualification via German Abitur. Qualified professionals without Abitur may take the Feststellungsprüfung to establish their eligibility.

International applicants must have their entrance qualification evaluated by uni-assist e.V. International applicants with an indirect university entrance qualification in Germany may attend the Preparatory College (Studienkolleg) to obtain access to higher education in Germany. (Hint: uni-assist provides a tool to check your university entrance qualification in Germany.)

Additionally, all applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English at the B2 level. Exclusively, the following proofs are accepted:

  1. Abitur: minimum score of 10 points in the Abitur examination or on average across the final 4 school terms before obtaining the university entrance qualification;
  2. Cambridge English: minimum First Certificate in English (FCE) with grade C;
  3. Placement test B2 at Halle University: passed, if offered*;
  4. minimum grade of 2.0 in English as part of a successfully passed Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung; FSP) at the Preparatory College of Saxony-Anhalt (Landesstudienkolleg Sachsen-Anhalt);
  5. Native speaker of English: A native speaker is defined as someone who has obtained the university entrance qualification or bachelor's degree or an equivalent educational qualification in one of the following countries and has completed at least the last 2 years of the school or university education there: Australia, Ireland, Canada (excluding Quebec), New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom, USA;
  6. IELTS: minimum total band score of 6.0;
  7. TOEFL iBT: minimum score of 72;
  8. UNIcert II.

    (only this year) TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition: minimum score of 72
    (only this year) IELTS Indicator: minimum total band score of 6.0

*If you wish to participate in the placement test at Halle University, you need to be able to travel to Halle for this purpose: We do not issue invitation letters for visas to take the test. Please also read our FAQ to learn about the advantage of submitting an internationally recognised test score.

The proof of proficiency in English above are all recognised as valid for an unlimited period.

Sound knowledge of mathematics is strongly recommended.

Zulassungsvoraussetzungen (German version)

Voraussetzung zum Studium ist eine anerkannte Hochschulzugangsberechtigung  (in der Regel Abitur).

Laut Hochschulgesetz des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt haben auch qualifizierte Berufstätige ohne Hochschulzugangsberechtigung die Möglichkeit, über die Teilnahme an einer Feststellungsprüfung die Studienberechtigung für den Studiengang zu erlangen.

Außerdem wird ein Nachweis über die Beherrschung der englischen Sprache in Wort und Schrift auf B2 Niveau gefordert.

Dafür werden ausschließlich folgende Nachweise anerkannt:

  1. Innerhalb der Bundesrepublik Deutschland erfolgte Abiturprüfung im Fach Englisch mit mindestens 10 Punkten oder im Durchschnitt der in den letzten vier Schulhalbjahren vor Erlangung der Hochschulreife erreichte Punktzahl im Fach Englisch von mindestens 10 Punkten;
  2.  Cambridge English: First Certificate in English (FCE) mit der Mindestnote C oder höherwertig;
  3. Einstufungstest B2 am Sprachenzentrum der MLU mit dem Ergebnis “bestanden“, falls angeboten;
  4. Erfolgreiche Feststellungsprüfung am Landesstudienkolleg Sachsen-Anhalt mit der Mindestnote 2,0 im Fach Englisch
  5. Muttersprachliche Englischkenntnisse: Als Muttersprachler gilt, wer seine Hochschulzugangsberechtigung oder seinen Bachelorabschluss bzw. äquivalenten Bildungsnachweis in einem der folgenden Länder erworben und dort nachweislich mindestens die letzten 2 Jahre seiner Schulzeit bzw. Hochschulzeit absolviert hat: Australien, Irland, Kanada (ohne Quebec), Neuseeland, Singapur, Vereinigtes Königreich, USA;
  6. IELTS mit einer Mindestnote von 6,0;
  7. TOEFL iBT mit einer Mindestpunktzahl von 72;
  8. UNIcert II.

Die anerkannten Nachweise der englischen Sprachkenntnisse werden alle zeitlich unbegrenzt als gültig anerkannt.

Fundierte Mathematikkenntnisse werden dringend empfohlen.


The admission to BSc Business Economics 180 CP is currently restricted (Uni-NC).

  • Applicants who obtained their university entrance qualification in Germany must apply via to the coronavirus pandemic, the usual application deadline (15 July) has been postponed to 20 August 2020.

  • Applicants who obtained their university entrance qualification abroad must apply via www.uni-assist.deby 15 July 2020.

Halle University reconsiders its admission policy every winter semester and determines whether admission to a study programme is restricted (Uni-NC) or free (no NC). From May each year, the current decision is published here (see also General Information).

Required documents

Besides the application for admission, all applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. An authenticated hard copy of your school leaving certificate and an authenticated, official translation unless the original is in English or in German. If applicable: authenticated hard copies of all previously earned academic degrees and transcripts and authenticated, official translations unless the originals are in English or in German
  2. Recognised proof of your proficiency in English language as stated in the admission requirements above;
  3. Proof of any relevant practical experience as outlined in the Selection Regulations.

Bewerbung/ Einschreibung (German version)

Der Bachelorstudiengang Business Economics 180 LP ist zurzeit zulassungsbeschränkt (Uni-NC).

Ob ein Studiengang zulassungsbeschränkt (Uni-NC) oder zulassungsfrei (ohne NC) ist, entscheidet die Uni Halle zu jedem Wintersemester neu. Jeweils ab Mai des Jahres wird die aktuelle Festlegung für das kommende Wintersemester an dieser Stelle (siehe auch Allgemeine Informationen) veröffentlicht.

Unterlagen für die Bewerbung

Dem Zulassungsantrag sind folgende Unterlagen beizufügen:

  1. Das Abiturzeugnis bzw. ein äquivalenter, anerkannter Bildungsnachweis in Form beglaubigter Abschriften oder beglaubigter deutscher oder englischer Übersetzungen, falls die Originale nicht in deutscher oder englischer Sprache abgefasst sind.
  2. Geeignete Nachweise über die Sprachkenntnisse in Englisch gemäß der  oben genannten Zulassungsvoraussetzungen;
  3. Wenn vorhanden, geeignete Unterlagen zum Nachweis einschlägiger praktischer Erfahrungen.

Programme Advisor

For detailed information concerning the contents, goals and structure of the programme, please contact the programme advisor.

Dr. Klaus Schmerler

School of Economics and Business

Große Steinstraße 73
06108 Halle (Saale)

Phone: 0345 55-23324

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