SRH Hochschule in Nordrhein-Westfalen

Cologne Business Management B.Sc. - full-time

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • 6 Semesters
  • on campus
  • 180 ECTS
  • only summer semester
  • Full time

Our Bachelor in Business Management prepares you for your entry into the professional workforce. In this programme you will learn how to apply your acquired professional expertise to solve complex problems.

  • English
  • summer and winter semester
Business Management Bachelor student in a class
SRH Hochschule in Nordrhein-Westfalen
Your course content

What you will learn

Our Bachelor programme in Business Management provides you with an in-depth education in all core areas of business administration. You acquire professional skills and key competencies, learning to view both national economies and individual companies as part of a global economics system in which methods, facts, and numbers are equally as important as social interaction. The following areas are components of the Bachelor’s degree programme at SRH University.

  • Elements of digitization, through courses in Informatics, E-Business, SAP, Programming, and IT
  • Management skills and entrepreneurial know-how, through seminars in Corporate Management, Human Resources Management, and Organization
  • Personal development and soft skills, through courses in Self-Management, Presentation Techniques, and Intercultural Competency. 

In our Bachelor Business Management programme, you learn to research and successfully solve real-life problems. Instructors present actual case studies, ensuring that course content is highly relevant. You will gain insights from modern practice, because our Bachelor in Business Management has been designed with representatives from industry, commerce and the service sector. Thanks to our CORE-Principle, you are the focus, because we have made it our task to promote your individual talent. That's why you learn across disciplines and also develop your key social skills.

Over a five-week period, each course of our Bachelor Business Management programme will engage intensively with a specific practical topic. You will take a maximum of two subjects per 5-week-block. Learning objectives, course content, and examinations are all aligned. You take competency-based examinations at the end of each 5-week-block (eight to nine times a year). These regular examinations provide you with ongoing feedback on you performance and avoid the need to prepare for multiple simultaneous exams. This approach leads to highly effective classroom instruction – helping you to better retain what you have learned. The culminating 6th semester is the practical semester, in which you will write you Bachelor’s thesis while participating in an internship at a company. The scheduling of this practical phase at the end of the Bachelor Business Management programme allows you to profit from the resulting intensive contact with companies and future employers – an important step for you successful career entry.

Your career prospects

Our innovative approach that pays off

Business enterprises are always looking for professionals with a special qualification profile. With your Bachelor in Business Management, you are well positioned, as it is a broad field of work with various specialisation and further training options. Depending on your interest, your special skills, your liking for an industry or your own initiative, you can support companies in all necessary matters. Whether in technical matters, management methods, team leadership, presentations or delegating and managing management levels - with our practice-oriented business studies programme, You have good chances in the professional world.

  • Human resources
  • IT and engineering
  • Health, social services and care
  • Controlling and accounting
  • Marketing, sales and media
  • Logistics and trade

With your Bachelor in Business Management you will be qualified to take on responsibility for business management tasks, including providing support for all levels of corporate management and assuming a managerial function. You will be able to independently carry out technical tasks and master management techniques and will also be an effective team player, able to collaborate and lead.

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Flexibility at its best - Our bridge semester

In addition to the high-quality transfer of knowledge in teaching according to the CORE principle and thus in addition to the training of technical, social and methodical competence application, the personal development of the students is also important to our university. Therefore, we have now introduced the so-called bridging semester in order to offer a maximum of flexibility for exactly this personal development. How does this work and what are the requirements? Quite simply.

You have reached 150 CP in your Bachelor's degree program? Perfect. We now offer you two options:

  1. You continue your studies and graduate as soon as possible
  2. You take a semester break and use this time to find a job, do internships, get a taste of companies, learn languages, acquire cultural competencies or whatever enhances your skills. You do not have to pay any monthly fees for this semester. Of course, your studies will continue for one more semester.

You can use this bridging semester as a bridging semester at the earliest after reaching 150 CPs and at the earliest after finishing the 5th semester in terms of personal and professional development and remain enrolled. A fee is charged for this semester, but the last semester is then free of charge. The bridging semester is limited to one semester. You can indicate yourself if you have reached the required CP before the bridging semester.

The possibility to apply for a semester off remains. The bridging semester is a parallel existing attractive alternative.

The following curriculum / study plan is for orientation - deviations are possible

Your curriculum

6 Semester 180 ECTS
1. Semester
  • Self-management

  • Business English

  • Introduction to Business Studies (Creating a Business Plan)

  • Introduction to Business Studies II

  • Maths I

  • Microeconomics

  • Macroeconomics

  • Statistics I

  • Procurement

  • Production Management

  • Physical Distribution

  • Maths II

2. Semester
  • Marketing & Sales

  • Evaluative statistics

  • Investment and financing

  • Cost & Performance Accounting

  • External Accounting I

  • Maths III

  • Scientific work & presentation techniques

  • Project Management

  • Quality Management

  • Project Seminar I

3. Semester
  • Public law

  • Commercial Private & Commercial Law

  • Corporate law & selected commercial law

  • Introduction to Computer Science

  • Application-oriented data processing

  • Introduction E-Business

  • Programming & IT Projects

  • Personal & Organisation

  • Controlling

  • Corporate Management & Planning I

4. Semester
  • Quantitative Methods in Economics

  • Introduction of ERP systems

  • External Accounting II

  • External Accounting II

  • Accounting

  • Company taxation

  • Organisation

  • Human Resources Management

  • Project seminar II

5. Semester
  • Business Creation & Development

  • Corporate Management & Planning II

  • International Business

  • Economic policy

  • Finance & Risk Management

  • Business Psychology

6. Semester
  • Internship

  • Bachelor-Thesis

Admission requirements

Our requirements

For your application you will need:

  • One of the following qualifications: General university entrance qualification, University of Applied Sciences entrance qualification, North Rhine-Westphalia extended university entrance qualification or for international applicants: university entrance qualification or equivalent
  • CV
  • Photo
  • Health insurance certificate
  • certification of proficiency in English (e. g. IELTS 6.5, a TOEFL score of at least 600 (pbT) / 80 (ibT), Duolingo (Score of 110), or other verification (for instance, via an interview). This requirement is waived for students from countries where English is the official language of education.

Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country before beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enroll at the university if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.

For international students with local university entrance qualification.

Passing entry exam with good score – admission

Passing entry exam – admission with additional integrated study courses

Fees and Funding

Your tuition fees

Tuition fees

Citizenship | EU/EEA (incl. Switzerland, Western Balkans and Ukraine)

  • 4.080 Euro per semester (680 Euro per month) + one-off enrollment fee of 750 Euro.

Citizenship | Non-EU/EEA

  • 4.500 Euro per semester (750 Euro per month) + one-off enrollment fee of 1000 Euro.

Terms of payment (valid for all non-EU/EEA citizens):

1. You pay 1000 € (one-off enrollment fee in advance - that is not refundable)
2. We will send you the Final Admission Letter (now you have time to take care of Health insurance, APS, VISA, blocked account, accommodation etc.)
3. After that, you will receive a new payment request in the amount of the first semester fee (payment per semester is mandatory)
4. If we received this fee, you will be enrolled

Option for you: You can get a discount of 3% for annual payment and 5% for full payment

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Application process and deadlines

1. You can apply easy by clicking on the button 'Apply' on our website and you will be linked to our SRH application portal.
2. You can register online on our SRH application portal and will be guided through the application process.  
3.  After you have sent your application, we will check your admission.
4. If you fulfill the requirements, you will receive a contract from us by post or email. You will also receive an overview of the documents we still need from you.
5. You sign your study contract and send it back to us together with the missing documents.
6. You will receive your certificate of enrolment after we received your fees on our University bank account.  
7. You take part in our introductory week and start your dream study programme!

There is no deadline for enrolment. You have the choice to apply whenever you want. But to guarantee a smooth process, we highly recommend to apply as soon as possible. Important information: Please verify the specific visa deadlines for your country for beginning studies in Germany. You will only be able to enrol at the university if you have a visa valid for study in Germany. Please contact the German embassy in your home country to obtain the specific deadlines.

Please note

Visa requirements for indian students

From 1st of November 2022, applicants from India will be required to have their documents verified by the Academic Evaluation Centre New Delhi (APS-India) before applying for a visa. After successful verification you will receive a certificate which allows you to initiate the visa process. Please note that the verification process at APS-India is expected to take approximately 4 weeks. We recommend that you apply for the APS certificate at the same time as you apply to SRH University in North Rhine-Westphalia. For more information about the process, go to the APS-India website: When you apply for a Bachelor degree you will need to take the TestAS additional to the APS verification. For more information about the process, go the TestAS website:

Step 1: Apply to SRH University in North Rhine-Westphalia
Step 2: Initiating the verification process at APS (at same time as step 1)
Step 3: Attending TestAS
Step 4: Once the verification and TestAS is done book your visa appointment
Step 5: Visa Appointment
Step 6: Come to Germany and start your dream studies!

Please note: You do not need the verification certificate for your application at SRH University in North Rhine-Westphalia.

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