B.Sc. Dual Bachelor's degree in Business Administration


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Program Description

Dual Bachelor's degree in Business Administration

The dual business administration and tax studies in record time: 2 degrees in just 4 years

The dual degree program combines the advantages of both practical and academic training: practical training and versatile career perspectives. For companies, there is the prospect of early recruitment of qualified junior employees, who will be introduced to demanding fields of activity during training.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe offers you a dual degree program, culminating in a state-recognized Professional (Tax Apprentice) and Bachelor of Science degree, in a record time of only four years. In cooperation with the Hagener Kaufmannsschule (Campus Iserlohn) and the Hamburg School of Economics Hamburg-Eimsbüttel (Campus Hamburg), you will learn from the first day to network the practical tasks with the study theory and thus secure the optimal learning success. With your degree, your necessary period of practical training until the completion of the tax consultant examination and the auditor's exam is shortened from ten to three or four years.

Our teaching therefore focuses on your individual support in small learning groups and a friendly, family atmosphere. Our renowned economic experts and lecturers from the field know which scientific approaches are important in everyday working life. Complicated topics become so tangible and comprehensible. Our blended learning concepts complement the regular lectures and help you to connect your three learning locations (company, university and vocational school).

To be successful in business requires a keen eye and solid know-how. As a graduate in business administration specializing in tax, law and auditing, or as a trained tax clerk, you will be able to assist companies and organizations of all sizes with financial and tax-related services. The perfect combination of study and practice will make you a sought-after expert.


  • Degree: Education and Bachelor's degree (B.Sc.)
  • Possible study locations: Iserlohn and Hamburg
  • Language of instruction: German
  • Duration of study: 8 semesters
  • Application deadline: 25th July
  • Start of studies: Training and vocational school begin on the 1st of August of each year
  • Credit Points: 180 ECTS
  • Partner firms:
    • Cooperation partner in Iserlohn
    • Cooperation partner in Hamburg
  • Focus of study: Two degrees in record time: Bachelor of Science
  • Tuition Fees: For EU

What makes studying at the University of Applied Sciences Europe special

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe study in small seminar groups. We guarantee individual support and enable personal contact with the professors. All our teachers are business experts whose network in the industry can benefit you.

The interdisciplinary selection of subjects enables you to determine and expand the main fields of study. As a particularly practice-oriented university, we guarantee state-of-the-art equipment, such as video projectors in all rooms or MacPools.

The University of Applied Sciences Europe is state recognized, multi award winning and world leader in international orientation. With us a NC-free application is possible!

These are the benefits of the University of Applied Sciences Europe study

  • You will receive two degrees within four academic years: Business Administration (B.Sc.) with a focus on tax, law and auditing and tax consultant.
  • The practical period until the completion of your tax consultant examination and your auditor's exam is shortened from ten to three or four years.
  • Fixed salary from the first day: You receive a monthly salary through your training company.
  • Thanks to in-depth practical experience and an expanded professional network, you will have a clear advantage in the subsequent career entry.

Course contents - Seminars, practice and more

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe , it is important for us to consider your personal interests and talents, and to provide you with the best possible professional development. In order to offer you a maximum of practical experience, we work closely with the Hagener Kaufmannschule in Iserlohn and the vocational school for economics Hamburg-Eimsbüttel in Hamburg as well as with a number of partner companies.

The dual study program at the University of Applied Sciences Europe consists of three components: you attend lectures with us at the university, learn valuable practical skills at the cooperating vocational school and implement them from the very beginning in your training company. Our blended learning concepts complement the regular lectures and help you to conclusively combine the acquired knowledge from your three learning locations.

During your studies, we bring you well-founded knowledge in the areas of auditing, taxation and law. In the advanced semesters, you have the opportunity to choose your own priorities.

In business studies

  • Controlling
  • Finance
  • Corporate Management

At the same time you gain important practical experience in the law firm during your studies. You receive a fixed salary already from the first day of training.

In the first to fifth semesters, students spend one day a week at the University of Applied Sciences Europe , one day at the vocational school and three days a week. In semesters six to eight, students spend two days with us at the university and three days in the company.

Dual study and career

With a successful degree in business administration including training as a tax clerk, you are qualified for all activities that require a profound understanding of financial and tax relations. Thanks to this expertise, you are indispensable in almost all industries.

Typical occupational fields for business administration

  • Tax
  • auditing
  • Management consultancy
  • Speaker or speaker for taxes

Your vocational school

As a BWL student with a focus on taxation, law and auditing, you spend part of your study time at the Kaufmannsschule I Hagen, the Berufskolleg of the City of Hagen, or the Berufsschule für Hagen during the first five semesters, depending on your university location Economy Hamburg-Eimsbüttel.

Here, in addition to the theoretical background from your studies, you will learn the contents that qualify you from the beginning to work in your training company.

Your training company in Iserlohn

Practical experience from the first day: In the dual study program, you work several times a week from the beginning in one of our cooperating partner companies and have the opportunity to apply your acquired knowledge immediately and thus be able to solidify faster.

Prerequisite for the dual Bachelor's degree program Business Administration

Your training company in Hamburg

Thanks to the dual structure of our business administration

The University of Applied Sciences Europe works with regional partners to help you find your workplace and assist you in all further steps.

For a training contract for the vocational training to / for the tax clerk is a prerequisite for a study place at the University of Applied Sciences Europe .

Study fees and funding

The tuition fees amount to € 4,470 per year.

The monthly fees already include all costs for your dual studies - there are no further expenses for enrollment or exams. If required, we will gladly inform you in detail about the various options with which you can pursue your dual degree in business administration

Your path to undergraduate studies at the University of Applied Sciences Europe

At the University of Applied Sciences Europe , students rank as individuals first. We inform our applicants in detail and find out in an intensive selection process who really suits us. Only in this way can we guarantee the basis of trust that is crucial for the success of a degree program. We want to stand with conviction behind you and your career - And you should be just as safe.

You can apply one year in advance for the desired semester start with us. The application deadline for the winter semester is August 15 (non-EU applicants: June 15) and for the summer semester February 28 (non-EU applicants: February 28) . Following this, there is a follow-up procedure for unrecognized study places. If you already have a valid student visa for Germany, you can apply within the official application deadline.

By the way: You can also take the entrance exam without a high school diploma and one year before your planned start of studies. It gives you the certainty of whether or not you can study at the University of Applied Sciences Europe .

We look forward to receiving your application for the summer and winter semester 2019 and beyond.


The following requirements apply to the beginning of a Bachelor's degree program:

  • Applications can be submitted by 15 August (non-EU applicants: 15 June) or by 28 February (non-EU applicants: 28 February)
  • General higher education entrance qualification and / or Fachhochschulreife incl. Practical part *
  • Successful admission procedure
  • Personal interview
  • Well-founded English and German skills at B2 level

There is no restriction by an NC (Numerus clausus).

* In exceptional cases, a study is also possible without the general (Fach-) Hochschulreife. For this purpose, a completed vocational training, at least two years of professional experience in a professional vocational training as well as the enrollment in a subject-related study are necessary.

Benefits in programs of study at other state or state recognized higher education institutions as well as extra-curricular achievements are recognized on application, provided that their equivalence with the achievements in the respective study course is established. Equivalence shall be established where no material difference can be demonstrated and the performance in terms of content, scope and requirements of the study program for which credit is requested is substantially the same. Responsible for this is the examination board. The concrete conditions for crediting and the exact procedure for this are regulated in the relevant examination regulations for the study program.

registration procedures

For a complete application, we require you to fill out the online application form, a CV, a letter of motivation (at least one DIN A4 page in German) as well as your Abitur or Fachabitur certificate. All documents can also be submitted online. If you do not yet have a current high school diploma, please submit the most recent certificate from the upper secondary school. The members of our selection committee agree on their suitability. Then you complete an online admission test. Should this be positive, we invite you to the selection interview. You will receive a confirmation shortly if you will get a study place.

Tips for motivational writing

The safe use of the German language is the basis for a successful study. Therefore, the letter of motivation also serves, among other things, to give us an idea of your language skills in advance. Describe us on one to one-and-a-half A4 pages (Arial font, font size 12, single-spaced), what interests you in your chosen study, why you would like to study at the University of Applied Sciences Europe , and what your expectations are. You should not withhold any characteristic peculiarities or inspiring experiences from already completed internships in your letter of motivation.

additional Information

For more information on the admission procedure, see the Admissions and Registration Regulations of the University of Applied Sciences Europe .

The application can also be completed online.

Admission test and selection interview

The entrance test includes:

English test

The English language test is done online and consists of a variety of tasks that are focused on grammar, spelling and vocabulary skills.

If grammatical or linguistic deficits are revealed, we may recommend that you attend our pre-courses in English prior to beginning your studies.

performance test

The performance test is comparable to an IQ test. In a total of 105 minutes, multiple-choice speech, mathematical and spatial intelligence are tested. In the linguistic field, it is important to find additions of sentences, analogies or similarities of concepts.

The mathematical abilities are queried by simple arithmetic tasks, which can be solved by "lubrication sheets". Counting fractions, completing number series, completing arithmetic symbols must be carried out under time pressure.

Detecting surface models of cubes, forming triangles or circles, discovering groups with identical patterns are the tasks with which the figural spatial intelligence is determined.

personality test

The personality test provides information about the individual achievement motivation. Examining behavior in different professional or private situations provides insight into personality traits that are grouped into a "measure of determination of job-related achievement motivation". Some applicants recognize personal strengths and weaknesses that often make them think.

admission interview

Following the tests, a concluding conversation with one of our professors or their representative will follow on the same day. In it, we first explain the evaluations of the tests and, if necessary, tell you which requirements you still have to fulfill before starting your studies.

Furthermore, we will discuss your individual expectations of the study and your goals afterwards. You will also learn how we work, what is important to us and what we expect from our future students. The demands placed on our future students are high - we attach particular importance to analytical thinking, social competence, oral expressiveness as well as goal orientation and resilience. We do not want to intimidate or overwhelm you - on the contrary! Show us who you are! Honesty and openness are more effective than general phrases or a played dynamics.

Math Foundation Course

Mathematics is not necessarily one of the most popular subjects and many things seem unimportant to other challenges in lower and middle grades. However, some core elements are important for a degree-based study. Elementary knowledge of the lower and intermediate level as well as economic applications of the upper level topics are discussed during our preliminary course.

We offer you mathematics pre-courses in Hamburg and Iserlohn.

Please bring along calculator, writing pad and pen. The number of participants is at least 10 and is limited to 30 places. The fee is 145 € per course.


The course will take place from 4 March to 8 March 2019 from 9 am to 1:30 pm on the Hamburg campus.

For registration or more information, please contact studentservice.hamburg@ue-germany.de by e-mail or call 040 181 399 2119.


The course takes place from September 2 to September 13, 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Campus Iserlohn.

Last updated Mar 2020

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