Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

Our BSc program lays the groundwork for an international career in management. The courses give you a strong foundation regarding all aspects of business administration.

As a student in our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree program, you will choose one of four specializations: international management, sustainable management, supply chain management, or management information systems. Each with its own unique focus and career path, these specializations provide you with a customized learning experience and allow you to focus on your chosen area, helping prepare you for your future career goals.

Most students choose the standard track with 180 ECTS, but we also offer an intensive track with 210 ECTS. The intensive track is also completed within six semesters.  On the intensive track, you will have more in-depth exposure to the coursework and complete a second internship. With the extra credits, you will have even more options when choosing a master degree – including shorter programs that allow you to start your career earlier.

The BSc program is rounded off by valuable experience outside the classroom: a mandatory three-month internship, an integrated semester abroad, and other extracurricular activities.

KLU is a great place to study

  • Research university with high academic standards combined with practical application
  • Top ranked in CHE university ranking and Handelsblatt research ranking
  • Intimate learning environment
  • Interactive teaching and excellent student-professor ratio
  • All courses taught in English
  • Internships and semester abroad integrated into the curriculum
  • Case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, regular interaction with industry professionals
  • High quality career services and corporate network, career orientation and guidance
  • State-of-the-art campus in the heart of Hamburg’s HafenCity

Curriculum and Services

Our three-year BSc in Business Adminstration program starts every September.

Curriculum 

  • Courses in management/economics, and personal skills
  • Two streams: human and environment or data and systems 
  • Four specializations: international management, sustainable management, supply chain management or management information systems
  • Optional intensive track with higher workload and additional practical training
  • Exchange semester with partner universities
  • Three-month practical training period
  • Bachelor’s thesis (3 months)

 

Services

Our Career Services offers a unique program that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad and our Program Management ensures that your course of study meets our quality standards and runs as smoothly as possible. Upon acceptance, we will help you organize your journey to Hamburg and continue to assist you throughout this process.

You do the studying - we do everything else!

Kim Bredemeyer, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

Studying at KLU means having many different parts of the world on campus but still being in the beautiful city of Hamburg. Knowing that support is there for every aspect of our studies is a special feeling – it makes studying at KLU an exciting time.

Kim Bredemeyer, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

Angie Khullar, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

KLU facilitates the network of opportunities and aids in gaining a broader perspective on different aspects of business. It’s a rewarding experience to be a part of KLU.

Angie Khullar, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

John Kaller, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

I have always enjoyed talking and discussing all kinds of matters with people from other cultures. At KLU, the small classes create a level of intimacy and exchange with other students and professors you won’t find anywhere else.

John Kaller, Student BSc Management, Class of 2018

Dana Balschuweit, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

I experience KLU as an extraordinary university with a career-enhancing, carefully considered degree program concept. Students are not just treated as numbers but as individuals, which has reinforced my decision to study at KLU.

Dana Balschuweit, Student BSc Management, Class of 2017

Ann-Christin Stermann, Student BSc Management, Class 2017

One of my favorite things about KLU is the semester abroad. It gives you the perfect opportunity to find out more about a specific country and maybe to learn the language as well.

Ann-Christin Stermann, Student BSc Management, Class 2017

The KLU-Experience not only includes learning theoretical concepts in class but also experiencing their implementation outside of the classroom. For example, our excursions to Lufthansa Technik Logistik Services and the container terminals at the harbor were extremely interesting and valuable.

Lee Weisgerber, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

Studying at KLU is an all-inclusive package. Coming here every day means meeting with my friends — who are as passionate about our subjects as I am. Classes are very interactive, and our professors are highly supportive. The beautiful facility plus the ideal location in HafenCity make the whole experience even more enjoyable. I am happy that I chose KLU!

Mulan Bartz, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

You can consider KLU as a “gateway to the world,” as they say in German. An intercultural university with students of more than 30 nationalities located in Hamburg, KLU gives students the opportunity to connect with people from all around the world and to experience a multifaceted city. I could not imagine a better place for taking the first step into my future and establishing my own network.

Sebastian Tschirner, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

The courses at KLU are carefully synchronized, leading to  fast progress through the content without unnecessary repetition. The small size of the classes allows me to ask questions to the professor, if something is unclear. The lectures are often complemented by practical examples or projects illustrating the theory in a real-world context. The projects create a vivid, motivated atmosphere in class, which makes me enjoy my studies at KLU very much.

Vanessa Wolgien, Student BSc Management, Class of 2019

Partner Universities

BSc exchange place MSc exchange place  BSc/MSc exchange place

Tuition

The tuition for the three-year program is 4,980 per semester for the standard track (180 ECTS credits) and 5,680 per semester for the intensive track (210 ECTS credits). Please enquire about our various financing options.

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How to Apply

  • High school diploma/school leaving certificate
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here.
  • Interview with program management and faculty members
  • Additional requirements may apply for applicants from certain countries. Please inquire.

You do not have your school leaving certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records including all grades given to date and you can hand in your school leaving certificate at a later stage.

  • Start of application period: November 1st, 2017
  • Application deadline for non-EU applicants: March 31, 2018
  • Application deadline: June 30, 2018

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by December 31, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on the overall tuition upon enrolment. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records.

Non-EU applicants please note: The visa process takes up to 12-weeks, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. We recommend non-EU applicants to apply before March 31, 2018.

We require an application fee of €100 for non-EU applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this.

We will consider your application as soon as we have received all the required documents (and application fee for all non-EU citizens) and will notify you of the board of admission's decision promptly (6-8 weeks).

Scholarships

Only candidates we have admitted can apply for scholarships.

KLU merit-based scholarships (50%-100% tuition)

Applicants are chosen based on outstanding academic performance (GPA* less than or equal to 1.5), social commitment, and extracurricular activities. Download application form.

High school exchange scholarship (100%)

Applicants are chosen based on strong academic achievement in high school (GPA* less than or equal to 2.0) and have spent at least 5 month abroad during a high school exchange program. Download application form.

Deadlines

  • March 31, 2017 (first selection round)
  • May 31, 2017 (second selection round)

*GPA = Grade point average according to the German grading scale (1.0 is the best possible grade and 4.0 is the minimum passing grade).

Applications for a scholarship must be submitted by e-mail to admission@the-klu.org until the given deadlines.

Meet us

You are welcome to schedule a personal appointment. We would be happy to show you around and answer all your questions. Please call us at +49 40 328 707-160.