Extension of the Application Deadline to the 15th of August

Good news. We extended our application deadline for you until August 15, 2024

For more information reach out to study@klu.org.

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 office of admissions and faculty members
  • Additional requirements may apply for applicants from certain countries. Please inquire.

Application deadline

  • Start of application period: November 1
  • Recommended application deadline for international applicants: March 31 (more information)
  • Final Application deadline for international applicants: May 31 (more information)
  • Final Application deadline for European applicants: July 15 (Extended to the 15th of August)

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 study@klu.org

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

Curriculum

  • 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)
  • 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.

Do read up on our blogpost: 5 keys to maximaze your international experience

International Office 

Semester Abroad Gallery

  • 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. Read about our career development program in this article.

Career Development Office

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!

Tuition

PROGRAM ECTS DURATION PROGRAM START Tuition
BSc in Business Administration
Standard Track
180

3 years
6 semesters

1 September 6390.00 per semester

BSc in Business Administration
Intensive Track

210

3 years
6 semesters

1 September 7090.00 per semester

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Scholarships

KLU offers a limited number of merit and need-based scholarships, plus a sport scholarship program for German national team athletes. Stipends of gifted education instituions (Begabtenförderwerke) can apply for a full tuition fee waiver at KLU. We will also support student from refugee comumunities in Hamburg. Do read up on the criteria that apply for each scholarship.

Brain Capital is an innovative tuition financing concept. Students participating in these models 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. The total amount of payments is linked to the income earned. The model is based on a solidarity principle: students with higher income repay more than students with lower income. There are limits for maximum annual and maximum total payments (about twice the tuition fee amount adjusted for inflation). 

Do read up on our blogpost: Brain Capital: The solidary financing that believes in your potential

Financing Schemes

There are different loan schemes to finance the cost of living. These primarily target German and EU nationals. Candidates of other nationalities are only eligible if they have a German baccalaureate (Abitur) and permanent residence status in Germany. 

Open Day

Step into a world of opportunities at KLU University's next Open Day! Engage with professors through insightful lectures and join a student panel sharing their experiences. Enjoy refreshments while connecting with peers and faculty. Cap it off with a campus tour.

Develop An Operations Mindset

At KLU, we believe that a strong operations mindset is your key to success. All our programs will teach you how to acquire such a mindset and strengthen the skills that allow you to excel in your future career. 

Discover Student Life at KLU

One thing that sets KLU apart from other universities and business schools is its vibrant feeling of family and community spirit. We host several student clubs, events, and extracurricular activities that are crucial components of both your professional and personal growth.

73 questions with a KLU student

73 questions with  with Magdalena Bürk, a former KLU Bachelor's student from Hamburg (Bachelor of Business Administration, Class of 2022). Interviewed in a rapid-fire one-take production-

How we connect you to your career

Internship, thesis, dream job?  Our Career Connect Event brings together what belongs together - companies and KLU students. We facilitate connections, train, and empower you to identify and pursue your professional aspirations.

Well dressed people celebrate award win with a sparkling wine

Students have rated KLU the world’s best university offering English-language programs. KLU is global winner of the Global Student Satisfaction Award (2022). The Awards are based on more than 100,000 student reviews of higher education institutions in about 120 countries.



Career prospects

Are you up for a Master's? Graduates of our Bachelor in Business Administration successfully enrolled at world-class universities such as MIT, Duke, Cambridge, London School of Economics, Imperial College London, St. Gallen, ESCP; Bocconi, etc. for their Master's.

Direct job entry? Alumni from our programs are hired by companies such as Accenture GmbH, Airbus S.A.S., BASF, BCG, Beiersdorf AG, BMW;  DB Schenker - Rail, EADS Group, Google, IBM Group, KPMG, Kühne + Nagel (AG & Co.) KG, Johnson & Johnson Medical,  Lufthansa Group, McKinsey & Company, Siemens, Unilever, etc.

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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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