Business Administration Dual (B.A.)

Would you like to not only acquire theoretical knowledge in the world of business administration, but also gain practical experience and apply it directly in the company? The "Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration dual" degree programme offers you the opportunity to combine a company job with a sound background in business administration. The training-integrated variant allows you to combine a commercial vocational qualification with the acquisition of an academic degree. By learning the basics of business administration and related subjects such as economics, private business law and business informatics, you will not only acquire specialised knowledge, but also develop key qualifications such as academic work, teamwork, language skills, presentation techniques and soft skills. You can set your focus in areas such as controlling, financial management & financial markets, marketing & corporate management, organisation & information management and auditing/taxation/law in coordination with your company. The theoretical academic content of this degree programme gives you the entry-level qualification for a subsequent Master's degree programme.

Benefits for companies and students

For companies, the dual study programme offers the opportunity to recruit particularly motivated and qualified employees who are looking for more than a traditional commercial apprenticeship. The dual study programme offers you the opportunity to combine theory and practice in a vivid way, possibly earn two degrees and earn money while studying. You can apply with a university entrance qualification and a training contract with a cooperating company that runs for the duration of your studies. 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. You 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 you practice your 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

If you are intrested 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, as a student you will 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. Udo Burchard
Prof. Dr. Udo Burchard
Professor FB Wirtschaft


+49 651 8103-234


Schneidershof | Building K | Room 201a
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weimann
Prof. Dr. Matthias Weimann
Professor FB Wirtschaft


+49 651 8103-388


Schneidershof | Building K | Room 211
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