Degree Bachelor of Arts
Standard period of study 7 semesters
Credits 210


Admission restricted Yes
Admission requirements
  • General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or entrance qualification for studies at universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulreife) or placement examination/special admission
  • English language skills at level B1.2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

  • A training contract with a company with which Hochschule Bremen has concluded a cooperation agreement for the implementation of the degree programme.

Language of instruction German
Faculty/institution School of International Business
Integrated stay abroad No
Study format cooperative study mode

At the university of applied sciences Hochschule Bremen, you combine a modern and broad programme in Business Studies, including a subsequent specialisation, with the advantages of intensive practical experience in a renowned company. 

With its methodical-analytical foundation and a networking of function- and object-oriented perspectives of business administration, the innovative and future-oriented degree programme meets the constantly changing requirements for specialists and managers in the German and international world of business. 

You will be trained to be a ‘moderately specialised generalist‘: In addition to a thorough knowledge of the subjects and related methods dealt with on the programme, you also acquire core competences. In the strongly application-oriented programme, you will acquire in particular the following: in-depth subject expertise, relevant practical knowledge, a scientific approach, the ability to think analytically, conceptually and methodically, the ability to communicate and engage in team work, as well as a sound knowledge of English as a business language.

Career prospects

As a graduate of the programme, you are a generalist among the business economists. You will thus be able to choose from a wide range of careers after completing your studies. For example, you will be able to support management or administrative staff in the various areas of business administration and take on line or upper-management positions or even work independently as an entrepreneur or freelancer.

Whether in the field of accounting and controlling, financial management, marketing and distribution, logistics, organisation and information technology, human resources management, or business auditing and taxation – your training will open up a whole range of career opportunities within your chosen specialisation, irrespective of company size or economic sector – including the public sector and parastatals.

Owing to the intensive interaction with the HSB’s partner company in the cooperative programme, your career prospects are excellent. Both you and the company have ample opportunity to get to know each other and build a longer-term bond. 

Benefits of a cooperative programme

Two degrees

The dual degree programme in Business Administration is practice-integrated. This means: In addition to the Bachelor's degree, you have the opportunity to take a regular examination for a training occupation as an extern. The following chamber degrees are possible:

  • Industrial clerks
  • Office management clerks
  • Insurance and finance clerks

Shorter training period

Compared to an apprenticeship and a subsequent degree programme, the time required for a cooperative degree programme is significantly shorter overall.


Due to the combination of studies and professional training, you will receive remuneration from the company during the entire period of study.

Programme structure

Course catalogue

Examination regulations (German)

Further documents

Practice orientation

This offer ideally combines the great strength of an application-oriented and academically framed degree programme with the advantages of being employed in a renowned company; namely, intensive practical experience in the working world. From the very beginning, you will benefit from this dual perspective, which is entirely geared towards your sustainable professional qualification. 

Many of your lecturers continue working in practice at the same time and all professors have at least five years of relevant professional experience. This ensures that the practical relevance is ensured in all courses in all phases of the degree programme. 


Internationality plays an important role in the Business Administration B.A. programme. For example, almost 20 percent of the courses in the first four semesters are delivered in English.

Successful completion of the module 'Dimensions of International Business' simultaneously demonstrates attainment of the language level C1 of the 'Common European Framework of Reference for Languages', which is a requirement if you wish to go on to acquire a Master's degree. 


The Cooperative Degree Programme in Business Studies is run by the Hochschule Bremen in cooperation with partner companies in the region. The partner companies finance the places on this degree programme. 

Of course, you can also apply for a cooperative vocational training with a degree from the Hochschule Bremen at companies that are not listed. We will be happy to support you in this!


The application is made directly to one of the partner companies! 

The application deadline therefore depends on the organisational requirements of the respective company. The employment relationship usually begins on 1 August or 1. September.

  1. Get informed

    Check the application deadlines and admission requirements for your desired degree programme.

    Questions about the degree programme can be answered by the contact persons on the degree programme pages. If you have any further questions about your decision to study at HSB, our advisory and service institutions will be happy to help.

  2. Apply

    You need to apply with a cooperating company first. After signing a training contract, you apply to HSB.

    Applying to HSB is not possible without a training contract.


Head of programme

Porträtfoto Jan Dethloff

Prof. Dr. Jan Dethloff
Studiengangsleiter BW und DSBW | Professur für Betriebswirtschaftslehre, insb. Logistik
+49 421 5905 4463

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