The study programme General Management (BSc) lasts six semesters. Five semesters are spent at EBS and one semester abroad with two compulsory work placements after the first and the second year of study.
An academic year at EBS covers two semesters or three blocks. In block I (September-December) and block II (January-April) courses are held at EBS. Block III (May-August) is reserved for work placements lasting several weeks, and, depending on the study year, for seminar or project work.
In the fifth semester students are given the opportunity to deepen the knowledge in various specialized areas of business administration, so-called Business electives.
According to their interests, each student selects three of the electives in semester 5 and 6.
|Semester 4||Semester 5||Semester 6|
|Semester Abroad||Elective I||Elective II|
|Scientific Methods||Economics IV|
|Studium Universale III||Studium Universale IV|
|Personal Mastery IV||Personal Mastery V|
Distinctive features of the programme:
During the 3-year study programme the students acquire 210 ECTS credits, this corresponds to a regular study programme duration of 7 semesters and is to date unique in this form in Germany.
The compulsory semester abroad is spent at one of our around 200 partner universities and familiarizes students in this course with international research approaches and teaching methods, while simultaneously fostering their intercultural competence and language skills. This is also the purpose of the intensive language training at EBS delivered by native speakers.
Students in this programme must complete a minimum of 10 weeks of work placement that are credited with 12 ECTS credits and on a voluntary basis are usually extended by several weeks. These work placements, the majority of which should be completed abroad, offer students the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired during their studies and to make contact with interesting companies even before graduating from the programme.
One-seventh of the degree programme is devoted to personal development, which consists of the following elements:
- Studium Universale – courses in philosophy throughout the entire course of studies, which extend the students' horizon and lay the theoretical foundations for ethical engagement.
- Personal Mastery – develops the so-called soft skills and, as the programme progresses, is tailored to the students' requirements.
- Socio-cultural Impact – language training in preparation of the study semester abroad and project work where students make a meaningful and sustainable contribution to society and the environment.
All three elements play a substantial role in educating and developing responsible leaders and managers.