Business Administration, Management, Economics: A comparison of all degree programs at German business schools

The 30 most popular courses of study in Economics in Germany
  • 497Academic Programs
  • 75Part-time
  • 235On-Site
  • 129Online
  • 50Dual
  • 8Hybrid
  • 244Bachelor
  • 253Master
 · Last updated 02.08.2023

Inhalt

Economics as a subject is offered at hardly any private university in Germany. This means that anyone wishing to complete a German Bachelor's or Master's degree in economics should find out about the wide range of degree programs offered at state universities.

On the other hand, the range of business administration and management programs as well as MBAs offered at private business schools in Germany is enormous - numerous private universities of applied sciences and universities offer absolutely high-quality study programs for anyone interested in accounting, management, business mathematics, business start-ups and all other topics in business administration. I present all of these study programs to you here.

All courses from business administration to business psychology

The major subfields of economic sciences are macroeconomics and business administration. Since the demand for economic degree courses is not particularly high, private universities offer almost exclusively bachelor's and master's degrees in Business Administration. Here are the departments in which we list all degree programs in economics. Select a department for an overview of the degree programs:

The 30 most popular courses of study in Economics in Germany

We have a total of 497 courses in the field of Economics. The first 30 top courses are displayed. Use the filter function or our search to discover more courses in the field.

BSP Business and Law School

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Berlin
  •  English

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich or Wiesbaden
  •  German

European Distance Learning University Hamburg

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Hamburg
  •  German

University of Applied Management

  • Part-time program
  •  Master of Arts (M.A.)
  •  3 Semester
  •  Ismaning bei Munich, Berlin, Hamburg
  •  German

RFH – University of Applied Science

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Cologne
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Düsseldorf, Heidelberg, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich or Wiesbaden
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Fulltime programm (blended learning)
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bochum, Bonn, Brunswick, Chemnitz, Cologne, Duisburg, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt a.M., Freiburg, Hamburg, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Luebeck, Magdeburg, Mainz, Mannheim, Nuremberg, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Ulm, Wuerzburg or Virtual Campus
  •  German
  •  2 Comments & Questions

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  English
  •  Academic Integrity and Writing for Business, Business 101, Managerial Economics, Introduction to Academic Work, Principles of Management, Global Corporations and Globalization, Business Mathematics, O…

In the English-language online Bachelor of Business Administration at Germany's largest university, you will learn the basics of business administration in 6 semesters of full-time study or in 8-12 semesters of part-time study. You will also acquire soft skills such as collaborative working or intercultural and ethical decision-making.

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Arts (M.A.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  Hamburg
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Arts (M.A.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Göttingen or Stade
  •  German

University of Applied Management

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Ismaning (Munich), Unna (Dortmund), Hamburg, Hannover, Berlin, Frankfurt, Mannheim, Leipzig
  •  German

University of Applied Management

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Ismaning (Munich), Leipzig
  •  German

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Frankfurt am Main
  •  German or English

FOM University of Applied Sciences

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Essen
  •  German

University of Europe for Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Business Administration (MBA)
  •  3 Semester
  •  Berlin, Hamburg or Iserlohn
  •  English

SRH Fernhochschule - The Mobile University

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

IU International University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Arts (M.A.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Distance learning program
  •  Master of Arts (M.A.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  online
  •  German

Steinbeis University

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Berlin
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Hamburg, Cologne, Wiesbaden or virtueller Campus
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  •  4 Semester
  •  Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Cologne, Munich or Wiesbaden
  •  German

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Frankfurt am Main
  •  English

RFH – University of Applied Science

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Cologne, Bergheim, Schleiden, Remscheid, Geilenkirchen, Wermelskirchen or Neuss
  •  German

Munich Business School

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Munich
  •  German

PFH Private University of Applied Sciences

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Göttingen
  •  German

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Frankfurt am Main
  •  English

FOM University of Applied Sciences

  • Part-time program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  7 Semester
  •  Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Gütersloh, Hamburg, Hannover, Cologne, Munich, Siegen, Stuttgart, Wesel, Wuppertal or Wien
  •  German

Fresenius University of Applied Sciences Heidelberg

  • On-campus program
  •  Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  •  6 Semester
  •  Heidelberg
  •  German

How much does it cost to study Business Administration at private business schools in Germany?

Studying Business Administration at a private university does not necessarily have to be so expensive that hardly anyone can afford it. The price differences are sometimes enormous.

Particularly favorable: The RFH Cologne with its Bachelor in Business Administration, which costs a total of about 16,632 euros. But RFH Cologne also has about 6,000 enrolled students, which is quite a large university for a private university.

Particularly expensive: The Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, where the Bachelor in Business Administration costs a total of almost 50,000 euros.

Here is a direct comparison of the costs of a number of business degree programs:

CourseUniversityFees

On-campus program
from 51000 € total

On-campus program
from 46800 € total

On-campus program
from 39900 € total
from 1109 € monthly

On-campus program
from 30600 € total
from 850 € monthly

On-campus program
from 26620 € total
from 700 € monthly

On-campus program
from 24780 € total
from 590 € monthly

On-campus program
from 17964 € total
from 499 € monthly
Anzeige

6 interesting German business schools for business administration and economics

Logo Frankfurt SchoolFrankfurt School of Finance and Management: Frankfurt School is a private, state-recognized university located in Frankurt am Main, Hesse. The university was founded in 1990, in WS 2019/2020 a total of 2701 students were enrolled at the university. The university is a business school and offers bachelor and master or MBA programs in business and in IT. Special feature: As a private university, the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management is eligible for doctoral studies.

Logo HS FreseniusFresenius University of Applied Sciences: Fresenius University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest private universities of applied sciences in Germany. In the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 12991 students were enrolled at the university. The university is headquartered in Idstein, Hesse, and also operates campuses in Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Berlin and New York. The university mainly offers degree programs in the fields of business and natural sciences. Special feature: Many courses of study are offered not only as face-to-face courses, but also optionally as distance learning courses or evening study courses.

Logo IUIU International University of Applied Sciences: With over 100,000 enrolled students, IU is the largest university in Germany. The university is headquartered in Erfurt, but IU offers its campus degree programs in countless cities throughout Germany. In addition to campus programs in business administration and management, among others, the university offers more than 100 distance learning programs as well as a variety of dual study programs.

Logo WHUWHU Otto Beisheim School of Management: WHU is a private, state-recognized university located in Vallendar, Rhineland-Palatinate, with a campus in Düsseldorf. The business school was founded in 1984, and in the winter semester 2019/2020 a total of 1371 students were enrolled at WHU. In addition to its Bachelor in International Business Administration/Management, the university offers a range of Master's and MBA programs.

Logo Munich Business SchoolMunich Business School: Munich Business School is a private, state-recognized university of applied sciences based in Munich. In the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 567 students were enrolled at the university. As the first private university in Bavaria, Munich Business School has been training executives for business enterprises since its founding in 1991. It offers bachelor's, master's and MBA programs with integrated semesters abroad.

Logo CBSCBS International Business School: CBS International Business School is a private, state-recognized university of applied sciences based in Cologne. The school was founded in 1993, and in the winter semester 2019/2020, a total of 1771 students from 75 nations were enrolled at the university. As a business school, CBS offers a range of business degree programs according to international standards.

The best study cities for the study of economics and business administration

Studying Business Administration in Munich: Quality of life is very high, but so is the cost of living.

Business Schools can be found all over Germany.

Interestingly, many of the popular universities such as WHU are not located in metropolitan areas such as Berlin, but often in smaller cities such as Munich or Frankfurt.

Perhaps it is more comfortable to study in smaller cities?

 



Here is a list of the most interesting cities for business studies at a glance:

Sorting: Cost of living descending. Cost of living is an index of cost of living + rent. A cost of living index of 120 means that living in this city is 20% more expensive than living in New York City. Quality of life is the quality of life index, a combination of different indices. Details on the indices can be found at https://de.numbeo.com. Population density in inhabitants per km2
CityCost of livingQuality of lifePopulation densityBusiness Schools
Munich 59.35 177.40 4,736 IU International University, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, University of Applied Management, Munich Business School
Frankfurt 55.36 173.16 3,067 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management
Hamburg 51.34 165.92 2,447 Hamburg School of Business Administration, European Distance Learning University Hamburg, University of Applied Sciences Europe, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Nordakademie University of Applied Sciences
Cologne 47.83 158.75 2,686 HSD Döpfer University of Applied Sciences, IU International University of Applied Sciences, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Rhenish University of Applied Sciences Cologne
Dusseldorf 47.66 176.29 2,860 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, IST University of Management, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences
Berlin 46.62 164.42 4,115 University of Applied Sciences, Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, IU International University, University of Applied Sciences Europe, bbw University of Applied Sciences, Steinbeis University, Business School Berlin
Anzeige

Study Advice

Questions about the topic? Use our study advisory service, we are happy to help.

Your question?
or post as a guest
Loading comment... The comment will be refreshed after 00:00.