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Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

Bachelor in Business Administration (BSc)

Our Bachelor of Science in Business Administration lays the groundwork for an international career in management. The teaching method includes case- and project-based learning, excursions, business simulations, integrated internships, a semester abroad and regular interaction with industry professionals. Students choose one of four profiles (digital management and innovationinternational managementsupply chain management, orsustainable management), allowing them to focus on their chosen area and helping to prepare them for their future career goals. 

Once a student has decided on KLU, the last choice is the track: either standard (180 ECTS) or intensive (210 ECTS). The intensive track allows more in-depth exposure to the coursework, a second internship and with the extra credits, could offer more options when choosing a master degree. Students join the 'KLU family' from day one. As part of this community they have the opportunity to leave a lasting legacy, while growing into competent professionals apart of a strong global network. 

Admission Requirements

You do not have your school leaving certificate yet? Just provide a transcript of records including all grades given to date and you can hand in your school leaving certificate at a later stage.

  • High school diploma/school leaving certificate (qualifying for entrance to German universities)
  • Proof of English language proficiency: please have a look at our different options here 
  • Interview with program management and faculty members
  • Additional requirements may apply for applicants from certain countries. Please inquire.

Application deadline

  • Start of application period: November 1st
  • Recommended application deadline for international applicants requiring: March 31more information)
  • Final Application deadline for international applicants: May 31(more information)
  • Final Application deadline for European applicants: July 15

We recommend that you submit your application as early as possible. For fully completed applications received by January 15, you will be granted a 10% early-bird discount on your total amount of tuition fees. To be entitled for the discount you need to fully complete the online application form and submit it together with your transcript of records. More information can be found here

International (non-EU) applicants please note: The visa process takes up to two months, starting on the date of acceptance by KLU. Please keep in mind that there are a lot of other organizational matters to deal with when planning your study abroad. That is why we advise you to apply as soon as possible (see recommended international deadline). 

We require a non-refundable application fee of €50 for non-EU/EEA applicants. Your application will only be processed once we have received this. Please note that we offer application fee waivers for selected candidates. 

Preparation Program

In some cases, you may have to complete our 1-year Preparation Program before you can commence our Bachelor in Business Administration. This may be because of your high school degree curriculum or course combinations. If you are not sure if you have to complete the Preparation Program course, please feel free to ask us at

You can apply for the Preparation Program on the application portal on our website.    


Our three-year BSc in Business Administration program starts every September.

  • Courses in management/economics, and personal skills
  • Two profile lines: human and environment or data and systems 
  • Four profiles: international management, sustainable management, supply chain management or digital management and innovation
  • Optional intensive track with a higher workload and additional practical training
  • Exchange semesters with partner universities, more information at International Office page
  • Three-month internship
  • Bachelor’s thesis (3 months)


Our Career Services offers a unique program that targets your personal development and your contacts with future employers. Our International Office paves the way for your semester abroad and our Program Management ensures that your course of study meets our quality standards and runs as smoothly as possible. Upon acceptance, we will help you organize your journey to Hamburg and continue to assist you throughout this process.

You do the studying; we do everything else!

Semester Abroad

All bachelor students spend an exchange semester at one of our partner universities. Enrolled as a full-time student at the host university, you will acquire first-hand insights into new cultures and countries and have unique experiences.

  • Choose between more than 60 renowned partner institutions around the world.
  • Complement your studies with courses beyond KLU’s scope of specialties.
  • Discover new cultures and countries and engage in activities you have never lived before.
  • Make friends from across the globe.
  • Boost your skills in speaking a second language (although classes are offered entirely in English).
  • Have a mind-opening experience that will make your student time unique and memorable.

Please visit the pages bellow for more information.

International Office 

International Office for KLU students

International Office for Exchange students

Partner Universities

5 keys to maximaze your international experience

Career Services

  • Access to alumni via alumni portal & alumni career talks
  • Networking opportunities and training
  • Practice-oriented guest lectures by high-profile industry professionals
  • Recruiting events on campus
  • Exclusive internship and job offers
  • Annual CV book prior to graduation

All career services are integrated into your curriculum.

Do read up on our blogpost: Teaching you how to fish: Career development program

KLU Career Connect: This is not your typical career fair! Get inspired by short company pitches at the company slam, ask all your questions and network at the Meet & Greet and introduce yourself to relevant companies with a professional pitch in 1:1 sessions. No worries, our career courses will prepare you and make sure you can shine in front of the potential employers!

Alumni Career Talks: At this peer-to-peer career event you will meet KLU alumni from various industries who will share their story and their experiences with you. You get to meet in a relaxed setting and you can practice your networking skills. Connect with one of the alumni from your dream company or get inspired to explore an industry you haven’t thought of before. Our alumni are looking forward to meeting you!


BSc in Business Administration
Standard Track

3 years
6 semesters

1 September 6390.00 per semester

BSc in Business Administration
Intensive Track


3 years
6 semesters

1 September 7090.00 per semester

Tuition fees are charged per semester. A non-refundable deposit of EUR 1,000 is due within two weeks after the receipt of the signed study contract. The deposit will be deducted from the first tuition fee installment.

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Scholarships & Financing

KLU offers a limited number of merit-based scholarhips. Stipends of gifted education instituions (Begabtenförderwerke) can apply for a full tuition fee waiver at KLU. We also offer an innovative tuition financing model. Students participating in this model do not or only partially pay tuition fees during their studies at KLU. However, they commit themselves to make income-dependent payments upon completion of their studies.

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Contact KLU Staff

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Genevieve Müller

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (BSc & Preparation Program)

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Jaroslav Bahnik

Student Recruitment & Marketing Manager (BSc & Preparation Program)

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