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B.Sc. Business Economics

General Information
DegreeBachelor of Science
Credits180 ECTS
Standard Period of Study6 semesters
Start of Studieswinter semester
Language of InstructionEnglish
Restricted Admissionyes
Form of Studyon-site, full-time, international
Tuition FeesNone

Programme Characteristics and Goals

The bachelor's programme in Business Economics at Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg is an internationally recognized 3-year degree programme that provides you with the skills and the knowledge needed for a career in an international setting.

The programme is designed to give students a solid understanding of business management, economics and quantitative methods that can readily be applied in an international environment. You will pursue your studies with a diverse mix of German and international students, small class sizes and lectures held by German and international professors.

Applicants to our programme have a genuine interest in business management and economics and possess excellent proficiency in English. International applicants bring the desire to immerse themselves in a multilingual environment and to benefit from a strong command of the German language by the end of their studies.

Career Opportunities

Our students acquire a wide range of transferable skills, enabling them to pursue a wide range of careers as e.g. managers, consultants or economists in both the private and the public sector and join

  • International coorporations
  • Government and public agencies
  • Consulting firms

or pursue entrepreneurial activities. Good results in your undergraduate studies further allow you to successfully pursue graduate studies.

Programme Structure

The first two years are taught entirely in English and will familiarize you with subjects relevant to both business studies and economics. German students take advanced English classes and other languages of their choice while international students benefit from integrated German language classes. In the final year you may then choose from a broad range of electives taught in both English and German that reflect your personal interests.

  1. Compulsory Modules (85 CP)
  2. Foreign Languages (40 CP)
  3. Electives (30 CP)
  4. General Education Courses (10 CP)
  5. Internship (5 CP)
  6. Bachelor's Thesis (10 CP)
Program Structure BSc Business Economics

Program Structure BSc Business Economics

Please find a sample schedule with both compulsory classes and a selection of electives below. Detailed programme goals, course content and classes of the programme can be found in the study and examination regulations as well as in the module handbook.

Studying in Halle

Aside from academic success, your time at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg can and should be very enriching personally. Staff and student tutors, orientation week and events organized by our International Office will help you settle in quickly and you will make friends that just might accompany you throughout your studies and potentially for the rest  of your life.

IBSc Community

IBSc Community

The city of Halle is the largest and most densely populated city in the state of Saxony-Anhalt. Architectural monuments, an opera house, the Händel auditorium and multiple theaters and stages make Halle an important historic and cultural destination. The banks of the Saale river as well as numerous parks and pubs invite students to pursue recreational activities and to hang out with friends. With its university and two colleges, renowned research institutions for economics and biosciences, as well as a booming logistics industry, Halle is also one of the most thriving cities in the region.

MLU Halle-Wittenberg does not charge tuition fees but only a small administration fee per semester. Students should anticipate total monthly expenses of approximately 750 Euros including rent, food, transportation and health insurance. Students typically live in either dormitories, shared accommodation or single appartments that range from 150-300 Euros. There are only limited financial support schemes available for international undergraduate students but you may work a limited number of days to support your studies. Our International Office will be happy to assist you in these matters.

Admission Requirements

A recognised, direct university entrance qualification in Germany is a prerequisite for the admission to the study programme.

German applicants typically obtain their direct university entrance qualification via Abitur. Qualified professionals without Abitur may take the Feststellungsprüfung to establish their eligibility.

International applicants must have their university entrance qualification evaluated by uni-assist   . International applicants with an indirect university entrance qualification in Germany may attend the preparatory college (Studienkolleg) to obtain access to higher education in Germany. Uni-assist provides a self-check tool    to check your university entrance qualification in Germany.

Additionally, all applicants must provide proof of their proficiency in English at the B2 Level. Exclusively the following proofs are accepted:

  • Abitur: minimum score of 10 points in the Abitur examination or on average across the final 4 Abitur terms
  • Cambridge: minimum FCE with grade C
  • Feststellungsprüfung: minimum grade of 2.0 in English as part of a successfully passed Feststellungsprüfung at the preparatory college of Saxony-Anhalt (Studienkolleg)
  • IELTS: minimum total band score of 6.0
  • Native speaker: You must have obtained your university entrance qualification or Bachelor's degree or an equivalent educational qualification in one of the following countries and completed at least the final 2 years of school or university education there: Australia, Canada (excl. Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, Singapore, UK, USA
  • TOEFL ibT: minimum score of 72
  • UNIcert II
  • IELTS Indicator: minimum total band score of 6.0

The proofs of proficiency in English above are all recognised as valid for an unlimited period.


Admission to the bachelor's programme Business Economics 180 CP is currently restricted (Uni-NC). The following application deadlines apply:

  • Applicants who completed their secondary education in Germany (Abitur) must apply via MLU's online portal until July 15.
  • Applicants who completed their secondary education abroad must apply via    until July 15.

(Please be aware that applications via the respective portals are expected to start on 01 May)

MLU reconsiders its admission policy every winter semester and determines whether admission to a study programme is restricted (Uni-NC) or open (no NC). We will update the admission status for the upcoming winter semester at this location each year in May.

Required documents:

  • An authenticated hard copy of your school leaving certificate and an authenticated, official translation unless the original is in English or in German
  • if applicable: authenticated hard copies of all previously earned academic degrees and transcripts, as well as authenticated, official translations unless the originals are in English or German
  • Recognized proof of your proficiency in English as stated in the admission requirements above
  • Proof of any relevant practical experience as outlined in the selection regulations below.

Selection Process

For detailed information about the selection process, selection criteria and recognized proofs of proficiency please see our selection regulations.

BSc Business Economics - Selection Regulations
BSc_BusEcon_Selection.pdf (85.8 KB)  vom 15.06.2022

Contact Us

Answers to frequently asked questions about admission requirements, the application procedure or your course of studies are provided in our FAQ. If you have any remaining questions that are not addressed in our FAQ, please do not hesitate to contact us:


Christian Geißler

room 130
Große Steinstrasse 73
06108 Halle

phone: +49 - (0)345 - 5523340

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