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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Business and Economics


Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Field Social Sciences and Cultural Studies
Language German
Standard program duration 6 semesters
Admission restrictions Restricted admission for the 1st to the 6th program semester:
Overview of the restricted admission procedure (German only)
Further information Homepage
Module Manual (German only)
Curriculum (German only)

Short profile

The B.Sc. in Business and Economics is intended for all those who enjoy and are interested in learning the ins and outs of business and familiarizing themselves with the overarching aspects of a modern economy.

The program is divided into a foundation program and a specialization. In the framework of the foundation program, courses are offered which are typically included in the curriculum of an economics degree program. These are complemented by related subjects, such as computing/IT or the fundamentals of econometrics. In addition, students hone key skills, e.g., presentation techniques. In order to meet the demands of an internationally recognized degree, proof of English language proficiency is a mandatory component.

In the framework of their specialization, students acquire deeper knowledge in specific fields of application, choosing between business administration, business administration/macroeconomics or macroeconomics.

Knowledge and skills

An interest in economics contexts as well as proficiency in mathematics and the English language are fundamental requirements for admission to the program. Participating in a preliminary math course a few weeks before lectures begin helps students get off to a good start. 

The Department expects a high level of motivation and dedication from its students as well as the will to show self-commitment during the course of the program (language courses, internships, work experience, stays abroad, career preparation) and commitment towards others (departmental student council, tutoring) as well as to become involved as an active member of the Department (course feedback, attendance of guest lectures, participation in workshops and other non-curricular activities).

Professional fields

The Bachelor’s program is a stepping stone especially for positions in industry, commerce and the skilled trades, banks, insurance companies and other service providers, research institutes, associations and the public sector. Examples of professional fields are marketing, human resources, consulting, controlling, accounting, auditing, purchasing, sales/distribution, project management and many more besides.

Further information

No compulsory internship is foreseen in the curriculum. Nonetheless, students should take advantage of an internship, as it represents an opportunity to gain an early insight into the professional world awaiting them and to gather initial practical experience. The Department of Business and Economics displays job offers on its website and helps students who wish to integrate an internship into their syllabus.

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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