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Business Administration, B.A.

Faculty of Applied Economics

Not Without Reason one of the Most Popular Courses of Studies

Business administration is one of the most popular courses of study because it qualifies students for a variety of occupational fields. The Deggendorf business administration course has enjoyed an excellent reputation nationwide for many years. The course combines analytical skills and basic economic knowledge with management skills. During the internship semester, our students work in well-known companies in order to get to know operational processes and to obtain ideas for later professional orientation.
The contents of the lectures are supplemented by numerous lecturers as well as excursions and guest lectures in order to offer as much practical relevance as possible. In the last two semesters, the students specialize in a field of business administration of their choice, such as marketing and sales, purchasing and logistics, controlling and finance or taxes and accounting.


Fact Sheet Business Administration

Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Duration: 7 semesters (3.5 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Course language: German

Admission requirements:

Prerequisites 

  • Knowledge of basic economic subjects would be an advantage

Key aspects:

  • Controlling and Accounting
  • Service management
  • Purchasing and Logistics
  • Banking, finance and risk management
  • International sales and marketing management
  • Taxes and Auditing
  • Operational finance and success management

Post-graduate oportunities:

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester

General enquiries about studying at DIT:  welcome@th-deg.dewww.th-deg.de/en/advice

 

 


Career Prospects

Business administration is still one of the most sought-after courses of study in Germany. Graduates have a good chance of finding a suitable job or working freelance in a wide range of areas in the private and public sectors.

Business economists should be able to support management in various areas of business administration and, after appropriate familiarisation, to take on management tasks themselves.

In addition to imparting specialist knowledge, the study programme therefore promotes personality development and the acquisition of management knowledge and management techniques for assuming management tasks in business administration.

Building on a basic knowledge of business administration, the choice of a major field of study enables a moderate specialisation without the graduates being one-sidedly restricted to a specific field of activity. They should know the problems as well as the possibilities and limits of problem-solving techniques and be enabled to take on particularly qualified tasks in business and administration.

Due to the breadth of the business administration studies at the Deggendorf University of Technology, graduates are able to work in a wide range of fields in different functions and in different industries such as industry, trade, services, IT, etc. The degree program is designed to meet the needs of the business world.

Occupational fields

  •     Accounting, Controlling
  •     Marketing, Sales
  •     Purchasing and Logistics
  •     Human resources
  •     Taxes, auditing
  •     Finance and Bank Management
  •     Consulting
  •     Trainee

Alumni Profiles

Thomas Dannerbauer

2009 | Technological Business Administration

Thomas Dannerbauer talks about his colourful CV, his internship abroad, his placement in Madrid and his time as board director at the Verein AlumniNet e.V.

Career Development

In my rather colourful resume, I simply start where I think it might be interesting: After graduating (Quali) I did an apprenticeship as a specialist for employment promotion at the job centre, which made me realise quickly that the job market is not always a walk in the park, but also that I am interested in many other areas in the economic sector and therefore outside the job centre. Therefore, I had no other choice than to bite the bullet and take the technical baccalaureate in Deggendorf. After a short detour to the vocational academy at the discount store Aldi I finally ended up at the TH Deggendorf...and that was a good thing!

I studied technical business administration in Deggendorf from 2005 to 2009, which opened up a quite broad spectrum of professions. My first job after my studies was in the aviation industry at MTU Aero Engines in Munich in technical purchasing. I really enjoyed the daily contact with suppliers in the U.S. and Mexico, with the employees in the highly complex production and with the experienced quality engineers. But at first I was completely blank in terms of content, and my colleagues often heard me say, "What's this metal thing here?

In 2012, it was time to go one step further and I became Global Commodity Manager at BSH (Bosch's home appliances division). There I was responsible for global strategic purchasing for electronics in the small appliances division of the Household Appliances division. As it turned out to be a very exciting and dynamic field, I spent almost five years traveling the world for BSH. Parallel to my job, I trained for over three years in continuing education and completed my NLP Master and NLP Trainer (NLP - Neurolinguistic Programming) in 2017. This resulted in a job at BSH headquarters as a global lean management coach and trainer for indirect areas, where I have been working since July 2017. I help colleagues to question their working methods across cultural boundaries. I offer them methods and techniques to independently create improvements in terms of collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

Time... that was something, contrary to today, I had. It was a great time of trial and error and of looking beyond the horizon. Thanks to the various seminars, events and the cool leisure activities offered by the university, you could quickly make contacts and it never got boring. As a semester speaker and member of various university committees, I also had the opportunity to experience more internal affairs. My "job" as a board member of AlumniNet e.V. was also very exciting and showed me what it means to keep several balls in the air. Four months of an internship abroad in a small company in Madrid finally brought my Spanish language skills to an acceptable level. Right after the internship my wallet was empty, so that I also worked in marketing at a solar company as a working student. Since I was already used to working, I wrote my diploma thesis at MAN in Munich in the purchasing department and dealt with the optimization of value flows and relocation back to Germany, among other things. After seven semesters I received my diploma in business administration.

What advice would you give to today's students?

For me, studying means trying things out, getting a taste of the topics and above all leaving one's own comfortzone to see what's out there. Be committed and use the time to broaden your horizon professionally, but also personally. What else...hmmm...have fun, enjoy the many opportunities in Deggendorf and make friends (maybe) for life!

 

Thomas Hofbauer

Business Administration (dual)

Thomas Hofbauer still loves to visit the town, which functions as the door to the Bavarian Forest and thinks back to his exciting days as a student with a smile on his face.

Career Development

After graduating from high school, I decided to do a dual course of studies at DIT. In the course of my business administration studies (dual training as Bachelor & Banker) I acquired extensive knowledge of service-specific relationship processes in a regional bank. This also prompted me to develop further in the psychosocial field in addition to my business administration studies, and so I enrolled for a master's degree in business psychology at the FHAM Erding.

At the same time, as head of the e-commerce department at VR-Bank Rottal-Inn eG, I was responsible for the topic of digital sales and innovation and gained a great deal of knowledge in the areas of online marketing, online strategy and social media advertising through my certification as head of online business at the Academy of Bavarian Cooperatives. Since the main focus of my master studies, marketing and coaching, gave me a lot of pleasure, I decided to turn my back on the world of finance and orientate myself elsewhere. Through an assessment centre I acquired the position of deputy press spokesman in the district office of Rottal-Inn and was also responsible for the digital media presence. Since the middle of 2018 I am now office manager of the district administrator of Rottal-Inn. As office manager, I am in charge of the District Administrator's office (e.g. assignment of tasks and personnel management of the employees in the District Administrator's office). As personal assistant to the District Administrator, I am responsible for the coordination of the District Administrator's business and the preparation of appointments for the office management as well as the management function of the management level of the District Administrator's Office. In addition, I coordinate the preparation of the content of the meetings of the District Council and its committees and take part in almost all meetings.

Reminiscing allowed: remember your student days

The time of my studies in Deggendorf was legendary, and I still think back often to that time with a smile on my face. The town of Deggendorf is just the right size, it offers the nightlife of a big city, but you feel safe like in a village, everything is within walking distance. The cultural diversity that the campus offers has broadened my horizon immensely and has enabled me to make many intercultural friendships, some of which still last until today. I still enjoy visiting the city, which is the gateway to the Bavarian Forest, and think back to a unique time of study. Does the phenomenal currywurt still exist at Otto's?

What advice would you give to today's students?

The most important thing during the study time is, besides the lectures, self-organisation and a sensible time management to divide the learning material and to use synergy effects by learning together with fellow students. And above all: do not push exams! That will certainly catch up with you. If you do reach your limit, I can only advise you to seek direct contact with the professors. Especially the professors at DIT are not sitting in an ivory tower, but are there for the students when they need them - I have always appreciated that. And last but not least: even if you miss a mark - don't let yourself down, much more important are the contacts and networks, the experiences as well as internships and projects and these can be built up and maintained very well at DIT.

 

Subject Overview

Overview of courses and lectures, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Business Administration.

 

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Introduction to Business Administration 2 3
Mathematics 4 5
Statistics 4 5
External Accounting 4 5
Business Informatics 6 7
Business English I 2 2
Business English II 2 2
     
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Work Technique 2 3
Internal Accounting 4 5
Investment Economy 2 2,5
Corporate Financing 2 2,5
Purchasing and Logistics 2 2,5
Product Development and Manufacturing 2 2,5
Introduction to Economics and Micro Economics 2 2,5
Macro Economic Theories 2 2,5
Compliance and Contract Law 4 5
Business Language II 2 2
     
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Marketing Introduction 4 5
Staffing 2 2,5
Human Resource Management 2 2,5
Corporate Taxation and Balance Sheet Tax Law 4 6
Organisational Theory 2 2,5
Organisational Development in Practice 2 2,5
Corporate Law und Governance 4 5
Complementary Compulsory Elective for the focus area I 4 5
     
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Management Skills 2 3
Management Techniques 2 3
Controlling 2 3
Treasury 2 3
Process Management and Modern Forms of Organisation 2 3
Project Management 2 3
Business Language III 2 2
Introduction to National Economic Policy 2 2,5
National Accounts, Monetary and Exchange Rate Policy 2 2,5
Complementary Compulsory Elective for the focus area II 4 5
     
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Internship (18 weeks) - 30
Internship accompanying course 1 2 -
Internship accompanying course 2 2 -
     
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Management Business Planning Seminar 2 3
Employment Law and Business Continuity Management 2 3
Information and Knowledge Management 4 5
Scientific Compulsory Elective Subject 2 2
Choice of one of the two compulsory elective subjects:    
International Economic Policy and Development and Foreign Trade Policy 4 5
Integrative Business Administration and Risk Management 4 5
     

Choice of one of the focus areas 6. and 7. Semester

   
Focus Area International Distribution and Marketing Management SWS ECTS
International Product and Solution Management 4 6
Competition Law and Advertising Design 4 6
IT Support in Marketing und Distribution 4 6
International Distribution Management 4 6
Global Brand Leadership and International Marketing Communication 4 6
     
Focus Area Service Management  SWS ECTS
Team Development 3 4
Transaction Analysis 3 4
Theory of the Internal Relations Management 4 6
Service Management Introduction 4 6
Strategic Marketing 2 5
Services Marketing 4 5
     
Focus Area Purchasing and Logistics  SWS ECTS
Strategic Sourcing 6 9
Compliance in Purchasing 2 3
Design of Purchasing Processes 4 6
Design of Logistics Processes 4 6
Application Software for Purchasing and Logistics 4 6
     
Focus Area Accounting and Controlling SWS ECTS
Accounting According to HGB and International Accounting 4 6
Balance Sheet Analysis and Group Accounting 4 6
Cost Management und Controlling 4 6
Operative und International Controlling 4 6
Risk Management and Application Software for Controlling and Accounting 4 6
     
Focus Area Taxes and Auditing SWS ECTS
Accounting According to HGB and International Accounting 4 6
Balance Sheet Analysis and Group Accounting 4 6
Corporate Taxation - Income Taxes and Current Tax Law Issues     4 6
Corporate Taxation - Sales Tax, Tax Code and Current Tax Law Issues 4 6
Auditing, Auditing Techniques, Internal Control System 4 6
     
Focus Area Finance, Bank and Risk Management SWS ECTS
Financial and Asset Management 4 6
Corporate Finance and Financial Products 4 6
Management of Financial Risks 4 6
Bank Management 4 6
Financial Industry, Risk Management and Insurances 4 6
     
Focus Area Operational Finance and Success Management SWS ECTS
Financial and Asset Management 4 6
Corporate Finance and Financial Products 4 6
Cost Management and Controlling 4 6
Operative and International Controlling 4 6
Risk Management and Application Software for Controlling and Accounting 4 6
     
Bachelor Thesis (BA) - 12


In recent years, most German companies have adapted to international markets and global competition. This trend affects companies of all sizes, both small and medium-sized enterprises and large enterprises. Therefore, it is becoming more and more important for newcomers not only to master the standard methods and procedures in marketing and sales, but above all to be able to demonstrate international competence. Within the framework of this focus, students should be taught the knowledge necessary to successfully place products on international markets, to develop branding and advertising no longer for the domestic market but for export markets and to successfully complete international sales projects.


The focus of the course is on service management and the communication of essential management concepts for service-specific relationship processes. The aim here is to impart cross-industry knowledge to students in the sense of a general management approach. In addition to this professional competence, students have the opportunity to work on projects, diploma theses, case studies, simulations, etc., in order to improve their knowledge of the business processes involved. Methodological and social skills, i.e. so-called "soft skills", which are among the central key qualifications in service occupations, can be developed.


The importance of efficient supply chain management for securing the success of a company will continue to grow in the future - also against the background of ever more progressive globalization. On the one hand, supply chain management opens up the possibility of establishing competitive advantages in global markets in the face of increasing competitive pressure. On the other hand, cost pressure is also forcing companies to increase efficiency within value chains, as logistics costs account for up to 25% of the total costs of a product. Building on many years of professional experience and the strong networking of the chair holder with business practice, students are taught in-depth knowledge of purchasing and logistics in lectures, exercises, business games and excursions. Networked thinking and the pursuit of a holistic management approach enable our graduates to manage complex and global value chains.

 

Sound knowledge of controlling and accounting is indispensable for the management of a company. Students are enabled to design, implement and optimize controlling instruments depending on the individual company conditions. The software implementation is based on the modules FI and CO of SAP-R/3. In addition, the instruments of strategic and operative controlling, cost management as well as balance sheet analysis, international accounting and group accounting represent core areas of the study focus.


The focus on taxation offers students a comprehensive teaching programme based on the content of the 3rd + 4th semesters. It is a study focus that offers ideal conditions for a career in areas such as

  •     Tax advisor/auditor,
  •     Leading activity in the commercial administration of companies,
  •     Management Consultancy/Corporate Structuring/Recapitalisation Consulting

 

Based on the knowledge of the basic subjects "Finance and Investment" as well as "Controlling and Treasury" the students deepen their problem awareness in these subjects. Students are enabled to make financial and investment management decisions using the necessary financing and hedging techniques. In addition, they are made familiar with the special requirements that cooperation with various financial service providers entails.


Financial management and treasury play an increasingly important role in the management of medium-sized companies. Modern financing instruments such as mezzanine, private equity or stock market segments for medium-sized companies mean that, in addition to mastering controlling instruments, financial knowledge is increasingly required as a hand tool in the business management area of a medium-sized company. Business economists who are able to perform both the financial control with a view to liquidity and the "pilot function" with a view to business success are therefore particularly in demand in medium-sized companies.

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