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Bachelor Business Administration and Economics

The Degree Program

The Bachelor of Business Administration and Economics program is aimed at people who enjoy and are interested in learning about business inter-relationships and the overarching issues of modern economics. The department expects a high degree of motivation and commitment from its students. As well as this, students are expected to invest in themselves (language courses, internships, relevant work experiences and student jobs, semesters abroad, career preparations) and in others (student council, tutoring) during their studies. They should seek to actively participate in and contribute to the department, for example by evaluating courses, committee work, attending guest lectures, and participating in workshops or other additional events.

Students can start their bachelor's degree program in the winter semester. The program is subject to local admission restrictions. Applications for the first semester must be submitted by July 15 of each year. The Department of Business Administration and Economics supports new students by offering a pre-course in mathematics a few weeks before the beginning of lectures. This is followed by the one-week orientation phase for first-year students. Accompanied by students from higher semesters, new students can get to know the university and its facilities during this time. They can also make first contacts with fellow students and future lecturers.

The Bachelor's program is designed for six semesters and is divided into a basic and a specialization. In the following, only a general overview will be given. More detailed information can be found on the Bachelor of Business Administration program page.

Basic Program (Module 1-7)

The basic part of the program covers courses that are typically part of a business administration and economics degree program. These are complemented by related subjects such as IT courses, basics of econometrics or civil law.

Furthermore, key competencies in the areas of presentation techniques, self and time management as well as knowledge transfer are trained. To meet the requirements for an internationally recognized degree, proof of English language skills is also a mandatory component.

Specialization (Module 8-12)

In the later part of the study program, students can select a specialization to develop their career profile. They can chose to specialize in business administration, economcis or a mixture of business administration and economics.

Within the different specializations, 20 different specialization subjects (modules 8a to 8d) and subjects for complement II (module 10) are offered.

Overview of Specialization Options for Fields of Study

Business Administration Economics
  • Business Informatics
  • Corporate Management
  • Corporate Taxation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • Innovation Management
  • International Accounting and Auditing
  • International Management
  • Management Accounting and Controlling
  • Marketing
  • Operations Research
  • Production Management and Logistics
  • Technology & Management
  • Applied Economics
  • Economic Policy
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Public Economics
  • Urban, Regional and International Economics

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the department's Management Studies and Teaching or the Examinations Office.


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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.


TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.


The departments of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

Streetnavigation from and to TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

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Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)