study programme

Bachelor degree courses

Bachelor degree courses
Business Administration

University degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

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 bechelor studies in Business Administration with the academic degree of Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

Where do you want to study?

Depending on the institution and when the study programme begins (in the summer or winter semester), at the FOM there are a variety of time plans available to choose from.

Semester start: September every year

Details about study programme

University degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit points: 180 ECTS credits
Accreditation: FIBAA

Prerequisites for admission

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

Lecture times

Je nach Studienort und Studienbeginn (Winter- oder Sommersemester) stehen Ihnen unterschiedliche Zeitmodelle zur Auswahl. Bitte wählen Sie Ihr gewünschtes Hochschulzentrum aus, um die möglichen Vorlesungszeiten angezeigt zu bekommen

Subject to changes: Lecture Times will remain the same throughout your study programme.
Semester breaks: August and mid- to end of February.
Study content / plan

Tuition fees

total cost: 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.


Of 451 universities in Germany, three state universities and FOM, as the first private university, were accredited by FIBAA by the beginning of 2012. This seal of approval from one of the world's most important higher education evaluation agencies proves that FOM's quality management satisfies the highest international standards. NRW Education Minister Svenja Schulze: "I congratulate FOM most sincerely on this achievement. This means FOM is one of the best private universities of applied science in the country." This course of study is also accredited.

» Find out more about the accreditation of the courses of studies here.

Contact person

Lin Liu
Lin Liu
Director German-Sino School of Business & Technology
+49 201 81004-418
Axel Müller
Prof. Dr.
Axel Müller
Director of Studies BBA Essen
+49 201 81004 327