The business administration degree Bachelor in Business Studies (BSc) is the perfect qualification for a career in the industry as well as for business administration master programmes. The programme in business administration at the EBS Universität is the perfect qualification, no matter if you want to follow a business career in leading positions or keep studying in a masters programme.

At a glance

  • Degree: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
  • Double degree: possible
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  • Focus: International Business Administration
  • Start: Annually in spring and fall term
  • Study duration: 6 semester (start Fall Term), 7 semester (start Spring Term)
  • Achievable ECTS: 180 credits, 210 credits for taking an additional semester
  • Investment: 43,085 euro
  • Language: English

Studying at EBS

  • Distinguished several times as one of the best universities in Germany
  • Small study groups with individual support and coaching
  • Top-class corporate network
  • Perfect start of studies with the EBS Onboarding Project
  • Close practical relevance
  • Possibility of specialisation already during Bachelor
  • Integrated semester abroad
  • More than 230 partner universities worldwide
  • Studying in Germany with all the locational advantages of the Rhine-Main region
  • Excellent job-chances and above-average entry salary


Deadlines for applications do not exist here.
Every applicant gets an individual appointment for his personal application procedure. This means: We look forward to receiving your application at any time!

To start your application, please submit the following documents or proofs to us:

  • High school-leaving certificate or the last two school reports or an equivalent accredited foreign school-leaving certificate
  • Your curriculum vitae


Start of fall term:
31 August 2020

Start of spring term:
15 March 2021

Application recommendation for non-EU applicants with visa requirements

Fall term 2020: End of May
Spring term 2021: End of September

Please apply well in advance considering the visa process duration in your respective country.

Good to know

  • We are constantly adjusting so that you can follow your ambitions. If you have not yet been able to submit an application due to the current situation, you still have the chance to start your studies in fall. We have extended the application period for you. An application and enrolment for the winter semester are now possible up to the first weeks of the programme.

  • For all those who do not fulfill our requirements yet, we offer a Foundation Year – an English-speaking preparatory college that takes one year. After successfully graduating from the Foundation Year you can start with your studies at the EBS Universität right away.

  • An offered place to study can be changed into a reservation for the next year.


No. 10 in Germany

World University Rankings: Business & Management Studies 2020

Top university
in the area of auditing

Manager Magazin
Germany's best Universities 2020/21

Top tier in business administration and law

CHE Ranking
2020 / 2021

No. 6 in Germany

Business Studies Comparison 2020

Business Administration in Top 10

University Ranking 2020

Top 25 performing universities in student mobility

2019 Top Performers

Accreditations and partner

The study programmme


Studying business administration leaves a lot of flexibility. This applies especially to someone who doesn’t know where he sees himself in five, ten or twenty years. Business managers and economists are needed in every branch around the globe. The amount of job opportunities to choose from is correspondingly big.

With a degree in business administration you prepare yourself to fill leading positions. These require soft skills like communication skills, team spirit and negotiation capacity. Furthermore, you’ll benefit from organisational talent.
Only responsible and creative business personalities assert themselves in the international job market. In demand are comprehensively educated and highly social and culturally competent business managers. That’s why we at the EBS Universität don’t just teach you professional expertise, but also put a high emphasis on your personal development. We foster you with personal coaching, sociocultural projects and the extracurricular studies.

Excellent business managers are in great demand, not only in Europe, but all over the world. We are dedicated to train you as an outstanding economist – practice-oriented and individually. You will learn to master intellectual challenges, to survive in a competitive world and to face management responsibilities in an environment of uncertainty and volatility.

The global job market is in need for multilingual managers who received an intercultural education. Therefore, the whole programme of business administration is imprinted by internationality. All classes of the programme business studies take place in English and the students graduate with a degree as Bachelor of Science (BSc), which is internationally accepted.

Programme structure


In our practical classes we will impart to you all the competences you’ll need for your vocational future as a business manager. You can start your bachelor studies at the EBS Universität any time of the year, either in spring or in fall.
The standard period of study contains six semesters. By expanding your study time and adding a seventh semester you can raise your ECTS points up to 210. That will enhance your chances for postgraduate studies after you have completed your bachelor’s degree. Thereby you qualify for the Accelerated Track in master studies at EBS and obtain your Master of Science in two, instead of three, semesters.


Anyone who decides to study business administration at EBS Universität can expect a broad-based program.
The mandatory events contain all essential areas of business administration and economics. We teach interdisciplinary and use the modular integrative concept. This means that we gather related subjects to teaching units (modules) and combine theory and methods with professional practice (integration). This allows you to quickly recognise the meaning and benefits of methods and theories, and expand your knowledge more easily and sustainably.

We put special emphasis on a holistic education. Graduates of EBS Universität have to take on leadership roles and social responsibility in a highly dynamic environment. You won’t just learn according to the book. We enable you to penetrate complex structures as well as to constantly review and further develop acquired expertise.

Course of studies

structure of the business administration programme


First option – Bachelor degree of EBS Universität

Study model in which you study five semesters at EBS Universität and one semester abroad at one of our partner universities.

structure of the business administration programme (double degree)


Second option – double degree

Study model in which you study the first three semesters at EBS Universität and the last three semesters at one of our international partner universities. You will receive a double degree - the Bachelor of Science degree from EBS Universität as well as the degree from the partner university.



Personal Development & Competencies

Academic Research & Writing

Other Achievements

The bachelor programme in business administration at the EBS Universität

  • A top-class study start with the EBS Onboarding Project: In your first weeks at the university you will work on a large-scale case study. On this occasion you will get a comprehensive introduction into all important areas of business administration. You will also be able to put your new knowledge to work.

  • You’ll start work life with an advantage in knowledge: Already in your bachelor studies you can specialise in an area of business administration. We offer specialisations in: Entrepreneurship, Strategy & Consulting, Marketing, Finance, Global Challenges, Real Estate, Business Psychology.

  • We foster your personal development: Logic, ethic and philosophy are important parts in many of our classes. You’ll learn the special responsivities of a leadership personality, as well as to look over the rim of the tea cup – in social projects and during your engagement in our student clubs.

  • You’ll learn more than just business administration: We will help you develop your linguistical and international competences. Furthermore, we will help you evolve your soft skills in classes like presentations, self and time management, teambuilding, application training and negotiation training.

Campus life

Student life on campus

Life on EBS campus is diverse, international and characterized by the great commitment of our students. Due to the small number of students per intake and group, students know each other on campus and experience a family atmosphere that is also felt beyond the lectures. Our students’ sense of togetherness is extraordinary. The unique EBSpirit is born of our values of commitment, solidarity, thirst for knowledge and reliability. The common goal is to achieve great things, time and time again. And it works: with self-organised congresses, cultural events and much more.

Your study location - Living and learning in the Rheingau

The Rheingau is known worldwide for its Riesling, as are the fortresses, Castles and abbeys along the Rhine. Only a few kilometres downriver, the UNESCO World Heritage Site Upper Middle Rhine Valley with Loreley and Drosselgasse can be found. Every year a large number of tourists visit this region, which has so much to offer. Whether gastronomic, sporting or cultural, Oestrich-Winkel in the Rheingau provides plenty of variety for leisure activities.

The EBS campus in Oestrich-Winkel is also home to one of these historic, fascinating buildings in the Rheingau - Schloss Reichartshausen. Close to the Rhine and surrounded by vineyards, teaching and learning take place at this location in a unique environment. In addition to offices for teaching staff and service departments, the castle also houses several lecture rooms and representative event rooms.

Studying business at EBS Universität

Your study experience and success is important to us. In order to make it easier for you to start your studies and to guide you optimally through the study programme, we offer personal support and various services:

Job opportunities


Many graduates of the EBS Universität are managers on the executive suite today. Our network of alumni doesn’t just provide a lookout of your possibilities after graduating – you can also use it for your personal career progression.

More than 200 partner companies support and accompany the way of the students at the EBS Universität. Below them are many prestigious Dax-corporations and economic law offices. Together with our partners we perfectly mesh theory and practice in the right mixture. Most of our graduates receive their first job offer already during their studies or at last three months after graduating (71 %). The prestigious degree of the EBS Universität also clearly distinguishes in wages: The starting salary of our bachelor graduates averages 53,000 € (Employment Report 2017).

When markets change drastically, both is needed: profoundly educated generalists and highly specialised professionals for the according areas in the company. The programme in business administration prepares you perfectly for leading positions in different branches and capacities. Who recognise and foster their talents early start their career with crucial advantages. The specializations at the EBS Universität provide you with important additional knowledge. After your intense core curriculum, you’ll have the opportunity to devote your time to a focus topic, according to your personal plans and interest:


EBS graduates are broadly positioned and highly professional. Both enables them to enter into any essential area of a company or start their own business. Around 43 % work in the financial services sector, 29 % are in business consultancy, 7 % go to the automotive industry and 21 % are other industries and non-profit organizations (EBS Employment Report 2017). In addition to successful careers in industry, banking and management consultancy, many EBS members are also enthusiastic about entrepreneurship.

Study abroad


EBS Universität is among the best universities in Germany, especially if you want to study abroad in English. Since our study programmes are held in English and our degrees have a high international standing, we traditionally attract a lot of foreign students. As an abroad student, you may find some peculiarities in the German working world and way of life that are new to you. We support you in the best possible way by putting English-speaking specialists at your side. In addition, we offer you support in all administrative processes, from certificates to accommodation.

  • Administration: forms, applications, certificates
  • Organization: accomodation, infrastructure
  • Personal Networking: student initiatives, joint events
  • Professional Networking: Partner Company Network
  • Sights and excursion destinations in Rheingau and Hesse



The business administration programme at the EBS Universität cultivates leading personalities who help shape the economy and society. That process starts with selecting suitable personalities for our programme.


Start your application by sending us the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Your last two school reports. Higher school-leaving certificate or an equivalent accredited foreign school-leaving certificate recognised as equivalent - if this is not yet available, you can also apply with the last two half-year certificates

Please use our online procedure to convey us the documents. We will examine them immediately. If you meet our requirements, we will be glad to get to know you on your individual selection day.


As part of our multi-stage application process, we examine the performance and study ability of each applicant. We take a lot of time and the utmost care in this process since we only accept the most suitable applicants.

Due to the current extraordinary situation, we have changed our admission process to a contactless, digital version. You can now pass all components (written and oral) online.

  • PART 1: Personality test
    When choosing your studies, it is important to put your interests, abilities and qualities at the focus of your considerations and reflect on them. This test is designed to help you personally determine your suitability for studying business administration at EBS Universität. It will also help you to realise whether your chosen study programme suits you and meets your expectations. The test takes about 20 minutes.

  • PART 2: Knowledge test
    The written part lasts about 30 minutes and will test your mathematical and logical-analytical skills, as well as your problem-solving skills. The written test is also dedicated to the cognitive and behavioural requirements required for the successful completion of your studies.

  • PART 3: Individual selection interview
    Based on the results of your self-assessment test, we conduct a 30-minute individual interview. We test your motivation and social skills. The decisive factors are performance and learning motivation, the social-communicative profile, the willingness to take social responsibility and the applicant’s own initiative.

  • PART 4: Final counselling interview
    In a concluding discussion with you, we define expectations and clarify the last details and questions about your studies. Based on the test results you will receive feedback on where you can improve to get the best possible output of the programme.

Tuition Fees


The quality of teaching is our focus: EBS Universität represents one of the best management programmes throughout the German-speaking world. As a private university, we finance ourselves to a large extent from tuition fees.

  • One-time enrolment fee: 690 euro
  • Tuition fee per semester: 6,950 euro
  • Examination fee bachelor´s thesis: 695 euro
  • Total: 43,085 euro

We want to make the programme accessible for any excellent applicant – independent of their economic situation. Decisive factors are your performance, motivation and personality. The choice of financing options for a study programme is diverse and often a combination of the various options can be useful. Take a look at our scholarships and student finance options to find out which offer suits you best.

Programme benefits


At the EBS Universität you won’t experience an ordinary business administration programme. We set a high standard and cultivate leaders and top performers.

  • Repeatedly honoured: The EBS Universität regularly ranks top tier in University rankings (e.g. in Multirank, Business Studies Comparison 2017).

  • Higher salary: The starting salary of our bachelor graduates averages 53.000 € (Employment Report 2017).

  • Strongly in demand: 71 % of our graduates receive their first job offer already during their studies or at last three months after graduating.

  • Easier access into management level: We arrange internships in companies such as Accenture, BCG, BMW, Danone, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Ernst & Young, L’Oréal, Morgan Stanley, P&G, PWC and others.

  • Highly intensive support: Small groups, high practical relevance, skills development, individual coaching – we support you the best way possible!

  • Semester abroad and double degree: You’ll either spent a semester or half of your study-time at one of our first-class partner universities.

  • The whole programme is in English: The programme at the EBS Universität meets international standards, in an internationally imprinted environment. That’s why all classes and events are in English.


INTENSIVE TEACHING METHODS - With highly motivated students in small seminar groups, we´re able to maintain high standards and use cutting-edge teaching methods.

Markus Kreutzer
Prof. Markus Kreutzer, PhD
Professor of Strategic and International Management

STUDENT SERVICES - The university supports each of us in getting started and planning our careers. The variety of opportunities really is great.

Janina Krick
Janina Krick
EBS Alumna, Class Of 2018

IDEAL LEARNING ENVIROMENT - Small groups, intensive learning, close cooperation with top-quality corporations: EBS inspires with a sense of solidarity and mutual support.

Janik Dienst
Janik Dienst
EBS Alumnus, Class Of 2019

INTERNATIONALITY - The professors and students come from all over the world; we spend at least one semester abroad and the Bachelor programme is almost entirely in English. You can´t get more international than that.

Abinash Dass
Abinash Dass
EBS Alumnus, Class Of 2018

EBSPIRIT - There is a very special community spirit at EBS Universität. There is commitment and an entrepreneurial spirit which will remain steadfast for generations to come.

Christina Baumann
Christina Baumann
EBS alumna // Founder, Montgomery & Miller Academy (Pty) Ltd