The bachelor degree program in Business Administration (BWL) is offered at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences with a standard study period of six semesters. Courses only start in the winter semester. The fourth semester is an internship semester in either a domestic company or a company abroad. The course is characterised by a large number of optional modules, with two majors needing to be chosen for in-depth study. The BWL students learn to independently solve business problems using the knowledge they acquire. For this, the West Coast UAS provides them with all of the information necessary for dealing with management responsibilities:

  • Expertise: Broad basic knowledge, language skills and advanced knowledge in their chosen focal points
  • Social skills: Individual personality development in seminars covering topics such as communication, public speaking, presentation skills or project management
  • International competence: optional semester abroad, different language modules (English mandatory), optional modules on international issues
  • Practical competence: Internship semester, projects in courses and the possibility of practical undergraduate work in collaboration with industry.

The BWL course prepares you for the execution of executive functions in production, trade and service companies of different sizes and in different industries.
Which companies, institutions and organisations you’ll end up working in after the completion of your studies is largely dependent upon your choice of majors. Therefore, please inform yourself about the different majors available on the respective webpages for each major.
Here is an overview of our partner universities. If you are planning a semester abroad during your studies, you can find further information here.
For general information about our study programs, feel free to request information material. The flyer for the Business Administration program is available for download as a PDF.

DegreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
FacultyFaculty of Business Studies
ECTS / Credits180
Language of instructionGerman
Starting inWinter semester
Semester fee75,00 €
Dates and Deadlines
Start of lecturesPlease check the exact dates at
Application period30th April - 15th July
Duration in semesters6
1st semesterBasics
2nd semesterBasics
3rd semesterBasics and elective courses and focus
4th semesterInternship semester
5th semesterElective courses and focus
6th semesterThesis + elective courses
Further Information
Admission requirementsadvanced technical college entrance qualification or final secondary-school examinations (Abitur)
Areas of specializationControlling
Service Management
Entrepreneurship & Finance
Event Management
International Business
Logistics Management
Human Resources Management
Taxes & External Accounting
Business Infomatics