Studying B.Sc. International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

Bachelor programme at Leuphana College

Studying at Leuphana College means much more than just gaining a Bachelor degree. You should also be someone who wants to understand different ways of thinking, take different perspectives and consistently subject your personal point of view to critical questioning. With its variety of possible major/minor combinations, the Leuphana Bachelor allows you to integrate different areas of interest and challenges you to actively configure your degree.

Course content: International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. Course content ©Leuphana
Studying International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship: Course content at Leuphana College

Course structure: BSc International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

The International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship major is embedded in the Leuphana Bachelor with Leuphana Semester, Minor and Complementary Studies.

The Leuphana Semester is the chance for an in-depth and fundamental engagement with science and academic methods. You hone your critical thinking skills so that you are able to question the familiar, learning how to select the right approach for systematic investigation and knowledge acquisition, and how to deal responsibly with scientific and academic findings. The course also provides an introduction to International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship: you will learn about statistics / mathematics and business management models. Exploring the principles of academic analysis, writing and research in general and the introduction to the major are the basis of the interdisciplinary International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship Bachelor programme.

The minor is an applied subject that supplements and complements the International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship major. The choice is yours.

Complementary Studies is your chance to satisfy your thirst for knowledge by discovering a new field each semester, for example business psychology, gender roles and spatial structures, Islamic law and design thinking. By moving beyond the boundaries of your own discipline and engaging with others, you develop an understanding of the diversity of academic and scientific cultures and acquire interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary skills.

Explore our minor subjects

Business Law (GER)
Business Psychology (GER)
Comparative Economic Law (ENG)
Digital Business (GER)
Economics (GER / ENG)
Engineering (Fundamentals) (GER)
Museum Studies (EN)
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

Course content: BSc International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship

In the International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship major you deal with basic and in-depth issues concerning business activities, economic processes, and the complex interconnections of managerial and entrepreneurial actions in an international environment.

The aim is to help and support you on your way to developing a broad understanding of business, to building up an entrepreneurial skills set and acquiring the leadership competencies you need to respond to the challenges and problems humanity in general, and businesses in particular, face in the 21st century.

The knowledge of entrepreneurship in theory and practice, business processes and management function is complemented by further broader specific areas, such as accounting, finance, marketing, law, organisational behaviour, IT, and qualitative and quantitative research methods.

Furthermore, through a historical view of management as well as a study of corporate and business ethics issues, you develop a historically embedded and society-oriented perspective. This holistic approach should sensitise you not only to responsibility in your field of business, but also to society and the environment.

The Bachelor dissertation is the final component of your Leuphana Bachelor degree. Your dissertation should demonstrate that you are able to apply the principles and methodology you have learned to a question of your choice, and to engage with current questions in the field.

Students who successfully complete the Leuphana Bachelor with International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship major are awarded the title of Bachelor of Science (BSc).

Compulsory modules

Studying at Leuphana college means that you also deal with topics outside of International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship. The following overview lists the modules you take in the Leuphana Semester (30 credit points, CP), Major International Business Administration and Entrepreneurship (90 CP), Minor (30 CP) and Complementary Studies(30 CP):

Leuphana Semester

  • Transforming knowledge: responsible action, 10 Credit Points
  • Problematising knowledge: critical thinking, 5 CP
  • Producing knowledge: methodologies, 5 CP
  • Producing knowledge:Concepts and Methods of Business Administration, Management and Economics, 5 CP
  • Introduction to the discipline: International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship, 5 CP

2 semester

  • Statistics II, 5 CP
  • Financial Accounting, 5 CP
  • Management Accounting, 5 CP
  • Entrepreneurship, 5 CP
  • 1 minor module, 5 CP
  • 1 Complementary Studies module, 5 CP

3 semester

  • Qualitative Research Methods, 5 CP
  • Finance, 5 CP
  • Marketing, 5 CP
  • Management, 5 CP
  • 1 minor module, 5 CP
  • 1 Complementary Studies module, 5 CP

4 semester

  • Quantitative Research Methods, 5 CP
  • Elective: Entrepreneurship, 5 CP
  • Elective: Sustainable and Responsible Management, 5 CP
  • 2 minor modules, 5 CP per module
  • 1 Complementary Studies module, 5 CP

5 semester

  • Management and Entrepreneurship Research, 5 CP
  • Elective: Management in Digital Age, 5 CP
  • Free Elective I: Digital and Responsible Management & Entrepreneurship, 5 CP
  • 2 minor modules, 5 CP per module
  • 1 Complementary Studies module, 5 CP

6 semester

  • Bachelor dissertation, 15 CP
  • Free Elective II: Digital and Responsible Management & Entrepreneurship, 5 CP
  • 2 Complementary Studies modules, 5 CP per module

Study regulations / Subject-Specific Schedule

At a glance: BSc International Business Administration & 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: 120
  • Language: English (no German required)
  • Fees: no tuition fees
  • Semester contribution: approx. EUR 318,15
  • 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

Students in portrait

  • Jetting across the globe: Jhan studies International Business Administration & Entrepreneurship (IBAE) at the College, works successfully in a social media team and is writing a novel thanks to his Complementary Studies. Read more

Events for prospective students

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Clarify your questions in a personal conversation during the Open Advisory Service. You can take advantage of digital counselling at short notice without registering. The College study advisors will be happy to help you:

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Applications and admissions

Leuphana College accepts new students each winter term. If you wish to be considered for a Bachelor degree programme, your application must be received by July 15.

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 Center will be pleased to assist you in planning and organising your studies abroad at Leuphana College. Study abroad at Leuphana

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Programme Coordinators

Dr. Sünje Helldorff
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Saskia Poth
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