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Bachelor (1 Subject)

Business Mathematics


Degree Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Field Natural Sciences and Technology
Language German
Standard program duration 6 semesters
Admission restrictions None
Further in­for­mation Homepage (German only)
Module Handbook (German only)
Syllabus (German only)

Short profile

Business mathematicians apply mathematical methods to economic problems. The Business Mathematics program consists of mathematics, eco­nom­ics, and computer science.  

This program is offered jointly by the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Business and Economics. The initial phase of the program imparts the fundamental mathematical content and methods in the areas of analysis and linear algebra, as well as computer science. Later on, elements of numeric, optimization, and stochastics are added from the mathematical side, together with studies in business operations, eco­nom­ics, and other (business) mathematical and economic fields. Beginning with the second year of study, introductory software courses are offered in part as block courses (1-2 weeks) during lecture-free periods. The Bachelor's thesis can be written in either mathematics or business and eco­nom­ics.

The Bachelor's degree program in Business Mathematics leads to an initial professional qualification. Furthermore, it prepares the graduate to pursue a Master's degree in Business Mathematics or a related field.

Knowledge and skills

The Bachelor's program in Business Mathematics is aimed at high school graduates who are mathematically talented and are interested in business and eco­nom­ics.

In order to be able to better assess your own knowledge of mathematics before starting your studies, you can take an on­line placement test, for example here.

Those who take such a test early on and thus make an early assessment of their own level of knowledge can, up until the actual start of their studies, work through any problems and gaps revealed by the test, repeat topics, or continue train­ing in the mathematical tools.

It is recommended that students take the preparatory course in mathematics, which repeats material previously covered in school while providing the first experiences with working and living at the uni­ver­si­ty (lectures in the auditorium, accompanying exercises in small groups). The Department of Mathematics usually offers such a three-week preparatory course starting at the end of Au­gust or early Sep­tem­ber.

The Bachelor's program is not subject to admission restrictions.

Professional fields

Business mathematicians work at banks and insurance companies, investment companies, consulting firms (management consulting), and in the computer business and other industries, as well as at universities and re­search institutes. Besides re­search, fields of employment include systems analysis, organization, planning, investment and financing, risk analysis and management, and super­vi­sion of corporate accounting. The wide range of application fields and dynamic developments in certain areas (for example, in the financial sector) lead to favorable career prospects.

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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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