study programme

Bachelor degree courses

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

At a glance

University degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Form of studies: Full-time
Semester start: September every year
Credit points: 180 ECTS credits
Accreditation: FIBAA

Where do you want to study?

Semester start: September every year

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.

Aktuelle Stellenangebote unserer Kooperationspartner finden Sie zudem in der » FOM Stellenbörse.

Time models & 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.


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 in general enables entry to a subsequent Master study programme and then a PhD programme.

» 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