Business Administration

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Business Administration

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration is the basis of the German-Chinese collaborative study programmes. After 3 years, students obtain a binational degree, the Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from FOM and the Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the Chinese partner university. The combination of the two degrees according to German and Chinese standards prepares graduates for managerial responsibilities in internationally active companies.

To qualify for admission to study at FOM, applicants require a higher education entrance qualification and they must complete a 12-month German language course. After successfully completing this course, students then begin their binational degree which is taught jointly by FOM and the Chinese cooperation universities. The four-semester foundation course is followed by academic training in Germany at FOM's study centre in Essen. The Bachelor thesis is written in Germany.

The Business Administration course combines a foundation course in business administration with a strong practical and application orientation. All areas of company management are introduced briefly in the basic course and studied in greater depth in the specialisation programme in the modules Marketing & Sales, Finance, Company Accounting and Management. In addition to a knowledge of the subject, graduates are proficient in German and acquire intercultural experience.

You will complete your bachelor studies in Business Administration with the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).


6 semester



Credit Points

180 ECTS

Accreditation (Bachelor)

The FOM University of Applied Sciences is accredited by the German Council for Science and Humanities for its special service to education and research and was the first private university in Germany to receive system-accreditation by the FIBAA in 2012. This seal of approval proves that the quality management of the FOM University meets the high standards of the Accreditation Council, the most important body for the quality of studies and education at German universities. In 2018 the FOM University received system-accreditation for further eight years. Thus, all courses of study offered by the FOM are accredited. A bachelor's degree from the FOM University of Applied Sciences generally also qualifies students for a further master's degree and subsequently a PhD programme.

What you need for admission

Participants are admitted to the collaborative study programme by the Chinese universities after passing the Chinese Gaokao, or higher education entrance examination.

Start: winter semester

Duration time: 6 semester


  • total fees -

    The tuition fee is based on the enrolment fee and FOM's regular tuition fees, plus the fees of the cooperation university. For more information, please contact our Student Advisory Service.

Semester Overview

Study programme

Basic Business German

Management Basics

Introduction to Business German
Basic Principles of Business Administration, Economics, Law

Basic Principles of Accounting

Cost Accounting
Mathematics I

Key Qualifications

Business Ethics
Communication, Presentation, Moderation
Self-Organisation, Time Management
Conflict Management

Information and Process Technologies

Data Processing

Procurement, Production & Marketing



Mathematics II

Financial Statements and Taxes

Financial Statements
Theory of Taxation
Balance Sheet Analysis

Financing & Investment


Human Resources

Human Resources
Organisational Behaviour

Macroeconomics and State Action

Economic Policy
Administrative Law

Project Management

Commercial and Private Law

Trade Law
Civil Law

Recapitalisation & Reorganisation

German in Corporate Practice

Follow-on module I

Marketing Trends & Research or
Investment & Investor Relations or
Annual Accounts or
Purchasing and Procurement

Follow-on module II

Sales or
Financing or

Follow-on module III

International Management

Elective compulsory module

International Economic Relations

Bachelor thesis and thesis defence

Subject to change.