International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship BSc

Leuphana Bachelor

How can organisations successfully handle the problems that arise when they operate in an international environment? How can they create public value? Which managerial and entrepreneurial skills support a sustainable development at the national and international levels? What are the differences between successful and less successful start-ups? These are some of the issues that the Bachelor programme International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship (IBAE) will teach you to handle.

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Bachelor International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship

The English-speaking major in International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship (IBAE) combines management insights with a holistic perspective on responsible entrepreneurial action. In the International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship major, you acquire the core managerial and entrepreneurial skills that have become ever-more important in increasingly digitised and global societies and business environments.

The IBAE major prepares you for jobs in various subfields of management and for pursuing entrepreneurial activities in a responsible manner. It does so by including topics such as sustainability, ethics, and corporate social responsibility as core features of the curriculum − without, however, underappreciating the introduction of the foundations of management.

Challenging conventional wisdom

You will gain knowledge about business processes and managerial functions such as accounting, finance, marketing, and organisational behaviour. Yet, the major extends beyond conventional wisdom in business administration. Informed by the broader social sciences, IBAE major is interdisciplinary and multiparadigmatic in nature, challenging and critically reflecting on established understandings. By looking at managerial and entrepreneurial challenges from different perspectives, you develop entrepreneurial “out-of-the-box” thinking abilities and gain a generalist, more complexunderstanding of today’s business challenges.

Through comprehensive methods courses, you will also become competent in conducting and critically evaluating comprehensive analyses that can inform managerial decision-making. This way, you acquire competences in the area of management and entrepreneurship that are relevant for both research and practice.

A vibrant community

The small cohort size of only 67 students allows vivid interactionwith fellow students and lecturers. By exploring interesting and relevant topics together, you participate in active knowledge acquisition that fosters your personal development and performance aspirations.

You will like the IBAE major if you:

  • want to develop a critical-reflective view that extends value creation of businesses beyond mere profit maximisation
  • are theoretically and methodologically interested, without losing sight of the practical challenges of management and entrepreneurship in globalised contexts
  • want to develop an international research orientation that includes the latest IBAE-related insights
  • prefer interdisciplinary perspectives that extend beyond simplistic solutions to business problems
  • strive for an academic education in a generalist rather than a specialist profile

Leuphana Bachelor: Studying at College

In the Leuphana Bachelor with International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship major, you combine specialist knowledge with solution-oriented thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major/minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and to develop viable solutions for the challenges of the future together with other college students.

You can find information on the structure of Leuphana Bachelor and course content for the International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship major on the Curriculum page.

Possible minor combinations

Business Psychology (GER)
Comparative Economic Law (ENG)
Corporate and Business Law (GER)
Digital Business (GER)
Economics (GER / ENG)
Engineering (Fundamentals) (GER)
Philosophy (GER / ENG)
Political Science (GER / ENG)
Popular Music Studies (ENG)
Psychology and Society (ENG)
Social Media and Information Systems (GER)
Spatial Sciences (GER / ENG)
Sustainability Science (GER / ENG)

The Leuphana Bachelor enables the combination of different interests through major and minor. With the minor choice you can move within traditional disciplines or give your Bachelor an individual profile. You can also choose a minor that is not listed in the overview.

Language of instruction

ENG Eng­lish-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: no Ger­man re­qui­red
GER Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: Ger­man re­qui­red
GER / ENG Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject can also be ta­ken in Eng­lish

At a glance: BSc International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

  • Programme highlights: Entrepreneurship, sustainability, and digital transformation
  • Core competencies acquired: Out-of-the-box thinking, analytical problem-solving, and entrepreneurial thinking and doing
  • Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Extent: 180 ECTS
  • Study places: 76
  • Language: English (no German required)
  • Fees: no tuition fees
  • Semester contribution: approx. EUR 353
  • Semester abroad: possible
  • Start date: Beginning of October
  • Application period: from mid may to 15 July
  • Requirements: university entrance qualification and English skills
  • Restricted admission: yes
  • Admission: own procedere at Leuphana College

Living in Lüneburg

Lüneburg is a university town and home to 9.000 students who play a major role in public life. Should you occasionally crave the big city life, the busy metropolis of Hamburg is only a thirty-minute train ride away. Living in Lüneburg

Events for prospective students

College open day

On 21 January 2022 our next Online Open Day is going to take place, including zoom sessions on application and admission addressed exclusively to our international applicantsFind out more


Applications and admissions

Leuphana College accepts new students each winter term. If you wish to be considered for a place on the Bachelor, your application must have been received by 15 July.

For applicants from EU and EEA countries the University operates a special admissions procedure for the award of places. It considers not only applicants' grades, but also special skills, experience and non-academic achievements such as periods spent studying abroad, and volunteering work.

Online applications

Online applications are possible from mid-May. Find out more about the entry requirements and specific admissions process at Leuphana College. Find out more now

Exchange students

The International Office will be pleased to assist you in planning and organising your studies abroad at Leuphana College. Study abroad in Lüneburg


Initial Information

Information Office (Infoportal)
Building 8, ground floor
Universitätsallee 1, 21335 Lüneburg
Fon +49.4131.677-2277
Opening hours
Term time & term break:
Mon - Thu 9 - 16 h
Fr 9 - 12 h

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College's Student Counselling Service
Buil­ding 8, ground floor
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, 21335 Lüne­burg
Open Con­sul­ta­ti­on Hours
(Without an appointment)
Tue 2 – 4 PM
Thu 4 – 6 PM

Programme Director

Prof. Dr. Matthias Wenzel
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, C6.207
21335 Lüne­burg

Programme Coordinator

Sünje Helldorff, M.A
Uni­ver­sitätsal­lee 1, C6.128
21335 Lüne­burg