Business Administration Dual (B.A.)

The "Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration dual" degree programme combines a business activity with an economic background (practice integrated) or commercial vocational training (training integrated) with an economics degree. With the training integrated model, both a commercial vocational qualification and an academic degree can be acquired. You will not only be familiarized with the basic content of business administration and related areas such as economics, private business law and business informatics, but also acquire key qualifications such as academic work, teamwork, language skills, presentation techniques and soft skills. You can set priorities in the areas of controlling, financial management & financial markets, marketing & corporate management, organization & information management and auditing / taxes / law (if necessary, the priorities are coordinated with the company). The theoretical scientific content of the course enables you to have the necessary entry qualification for a subsequent master’s course.

Benefits for companies and students

For companies, the dual study program has the chance to attract particularly motivated and qualified employees who strive for more than classic commercial training. The dual study program offers students the opportunity to clearly combine theory and practice, to acquire two degrees if necessary and to earn money during their studies. Anyone with a higher education entrance qualification who has a training contract with a cooperation company for the study period can apply. Companies can approach the university to conclude a cooperation agreement.

Additional information

Professional activity

The "Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration Dual" degree programme prepares you for a professional activity with an economic connection. After completing your degree, there are many opportunities in the professional world. The theoretical specialist knowledge in combination with the practical and recognized training makes it possible to take on cross-sectoral activities worldwide and especially in Germany and Luxembourg. The optional specialization makes it possible to specialize in different areas and thereby focus on the professional future. In the case of dual studies, the focus should be coordinated with the cooperation company beforehand.

Structure of the course

Organizational structure
(dual studies with integrated training)

In the first year, the dual studies with integrated training focuses on practical training in the company, which can be supplemented by theoretical training at the vocational school.

The study phase at Trier University of Applied Sciences begins in the second year. Dual students attend courses in business administration during the lecture period, while in-company training takes place during the lecture-free period.

The practical phase takes place in the fourth semester in the training company and ends at the end of the third year with the final vocational examination at the Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

In the fourth year the students practice their commercial profession during the lecture-free period in the company and attend the courses of the degree programme again during the lecture periods.

Structure of content

The course is designed as a 6-semester full-time course and has a modular structure. Initially the general basics of business administration are laid with the basics of business administration and bookkeeping as well as internal company and investment accounting.

The subject-specific basics include the subject areas of financing, calculation & control, financial statements, decision and operational management, marketing & sales and logistics & production, which are supplemented by the associated teaching areas.

The professional integration is achieved primarily in the context of lectures in corporate management. The internationality of the program is guaranteed by the languages block, which provides for the compulsory attendance of two foreign language courses, as well as the international orientation of numerous courses.

The individual consolidation can be generalistic or focus oriented; seven elective courses and two seminars must be taken from an extensive catalog of courses.

The following focal points can be taken in consultation with your company if necessary:

  • Controlling
  • Financial Management & Financial Markets
  • Marketing & Corporate Management
  • Organization & Information Management
  • Auditing, Taxes, Law

The practical project in the fourth semester takes place in your company. The Bachelor thesis in the sixth semester completes the course.


During the dual course of study, a commercial degree is acquired and the academic degree "Bachelor of Arts" is acquired for the training integrated model. The latter entitles you to a subsequent master’s degree.

Cooperation partners

For a dual study program, a cooperation agreement must be signed between the selected company and Trier University of Applied Sciences.



Enrollment and application

Interested students apply to a company for a training place (training integrated) or a job (practice integrated). The company enters into a cooperation agreement with Trier University of Applied Sciences. After the contract has been concluded, students are registered at Trier University of Applied Sciences.

Contact and advice

If you have any general questions about studying at the Business School, please contact our departmental student advisory service.

The study service at Trier University of Applied Sciences answers general questions about application, admission and enrollment.


At a glance

  •  Goal: Basic scientific and commercial / practical business administration training with specialization according to individual preferences
  • Study models: usually training integrated: Studies + commercial training or practically integrated: Study + practical phases in the company
  • Start of studies: usually in the winter semester (October)
  • Degree: Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration + degree in a recognized training occupation with training integrated studies
  • Standard period of study: 6 semesters (180 ECTS) at the university of applied sciences, plus a practical year in the company beforehand for a training integrated course
  • Teaching language: predominantly german
  •  Requirements: general higher education entrance qualification, entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or special access for professionally qualified persons; training contract in the commercial profession or employment contract with a cooperating company; practical training is compensated by the practical phase in the training company
  • Admission: no admission
  • Tuition fees: none, but student fee (including semester ticket)
  • Note: The degree programme is concuted in German (except maybe a few elective modules)
Prof. Dr. Michael Keilus
Prof. Dr. Michael Keilus
Studiengangsleiter FB Wirtschaft - Betriebswirtschaft


+49 651 8103-511


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