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Courses in the Department of Economic Sciences







If bachelor's degree in the same course of studies in the FB WiWi


Any bachelor's degree in economics

Business Administration with technical qualification

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Business Administration


1) Master's degree is also possible without the addition "with technical qualification", if no technical direction is chosen.

Enrollment takes place as a "subject change". A separate application is not required! The Dean's office confirms that an internship and the proof of English are fulfilled. Form to download , this has to be presented during applications.

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Business Economics, Business Administration with technical qualifications or Business Engineering:

Business Economics, Business Administration with technical qualifications or Business Engineering:

Where can I study this and what does the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern offer?

If you decide for the TU Kaiserslautern, then you are studying at a technical university. A technical university (TU) is a university, which focuses on engineering courses (Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Civil Engineering). However, the traditional courses of study are also offered, such as courses of studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The latter include economics courses "Business Economics" and "Economic Engineering".

The course at a university is scientifically oriented. That implies that you will not only learn how to solve problems, but also learn how to identify problems before they cause massive damage, learn how to structure problems, and learn how to solve these problems with appropriate methods. To this end, a well-founded theoretical basic knowledge is requisite, which is also the basis for a doctorate and a further academic career. At the same time, you qualify for a university education for professional activities in companies, associations and administrations, etc. A contact with the professional practice is given during the course of studies through internships, study or research projects in cooperation with companies, master thesis is constantly given. However, you should be the one to bring new impulses into the business practice, therefore, a bachelor's thesis is not meaningful as a practical work to be actualized. Bachelor's and Master's theses are scientific papers and document the study success. Companies cannot assign any graduate thesis! The mediation of the learning contents takes place in the form of lectures, exercises, seminars and labs. In the lectures, you will be sitting with many other fellow students. There are lectures with more than 1000 listeners, although this is rather the exception. The exercises are usually divided into smaller groups, as are the tutorials in which the teaching material is further deepened in the form of lessons and exercises. At a university, you have to take care of your course of studies and success, so you must possess very good self-organizational skills.

On the other hand, universities of applied science offers a stronger trained education. There the groups are smaller and the care is more intense. The tighter organization of the study leads to the fact that there are much less opportunities for further education than at universities. The training is more oriented towards the professional / entrepreneurial practice. The lecturers are very often practitioners. 

As a third variant there are the University of Co-operative Education, which have renamed to dual universities or the dual courses at university of applied science. Here a practical vocational training in a company is supplemented by a theoretical training which should be applied to vocational schools. Here, as a rule, training is very specific to the company, the commitment to the training company is very tight. A change to another university later, is hardly possible.

Program Structure

The first part of the study is the Bachelor. The Bachelor program lasts between six and eight semesters, i.e. between three and four years. All of the above-mentioned higher education institutions offer a Bachelor's degree. Basically the Bachelor degree courses can be differentiated with regard to their specialization. There are very specialized undergraduate studies and undergraduate studies which offer a broad basic education and only a few specialization possibilities. Specialized courses of studies allow for an easier entry into the corresponding function area of a company, but the change to another function area of the company is difficult. It is also difficult to connect to a master program at another university, because there is often a lack of necessary basic knowledge. The undergraduate studies at TU Kaiserslautern focus on an extensive education and thus give the students a broad and deep insight into all aspects of entrepreneurial practice. The Bachelor's degree in Kaiserslautern is one of the most comprehensive and well-founded courses in this field in Germany. The specialization takes place at the TU Kaiserslautern in the Master course. The bachelor's degree in industrial engineering is designed for a regular study period of 7 semesters. The bachelor's degree in business administration and business management with technical qualifications is designed for a regular study period of 6 semesters. This is followed by the respective master's degree program, which takes 3 or 4 semesters. From the point of view of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, the Master's degree is the university degree. 

Internships and professional experience

Internships and professional experience are also of considerable importance for scientific training. Practical experience is a requisite if you are seeking for an economics degree. Therefore, internships must be completed during the course. At the TU Kaiserslautern, a technical basic practical course is essential before the undergraduate studies. A minimum of 12-weeks managerial / economics internship for Business Administration (9-week internship for WI) is mandatory for all study courses during the Master's degree program. 

International experience

Abroad stay is as necessary as an internship. Either you can combine the internship with an abroad stay or you study one or two semesters at a partner university. Tuition fees of the partner university are not charged extra. The study achievements abroad are defined in a "Learning Agreement" and are then recognized as a study achievement. The dual or joint degree programs offer a more intensive form. At TU Kaiserslautern, there is a dual degree program. In addition to the Kaiserslautern Bachelor / Master's degree, you also acquire the French degree of ENSGSI Nancy.


Further necessary qualifications

Foreign languages: English is not a foreign language, but English is the business language and a very good to business fluent knowledge is presumably understood. This is a prerequisite for all of the Master's degree programs. During the course, many lectures take place in English. It is expected that you can speak English. If you cannot do it, you must take appropriate measures by yourself. At each university, there are advanced English courses, which, however, are usually not part of the study program (curriculum). In Kaiserslautern they are not part of the curriculum, but are to be acquired additionally. In addition to German and English, another language would be desirable.

Soft-Skills: Soft factors or better dealing with people and decisions, such as social competence, ability to solve problems, mobility and flexibility, ability to work in a team, motivation capability, self-responsibility, time management etc. are besides the other factors (grades, subject combination, etc.) of significant relevance in everyday life as dealing with people in general. Especially students of interdisciplinary courses, such as business engineering and business management with technical qualifications, must go along with different worlds (the economists and the engineers). This cannot be done without "soft skills". At the TU Kaiserslautern these are part of the undergraduate degree course.

Extracurricular Activities: Social engagement in student organizations (Fachschaft, VWI, Bonding, AIESEC) or in political and social institutions shows social competencies as well as leadership or management qualities if one holds a leading position there.

Computer Skills: Office software (Office products such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint) are handcrafted and are as obvious as daily brushing.