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Business Administration, Dual

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Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Dual

(integrated in vocational training and on-the-job)


For all those who want to reach their goals quickly

The dual education program in business administration, which integrates your apprenticeship and occupation, enables you to complete vocational training in just seven semesters or to gain further work experience and at the same time obtain the academic degree of Bachelor of Science.

The dual education program is very practical and efficient. You will quickly learn a lot, but you should also be able to work under pressure and be well-organized. If you want to prove your management skills during your studies, this degree program is just the thing for you.

At a glance

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Type of program: Dual education program (during vocational training and on-the-job)
Standard period of study:
7 semesters
ECTS credits: 180
Starting semester: winter and summer semester
Lecture periods: 1 September to 31 January, 1 February to 15 July
Lecture days and times: (generally) Tuesdays (if you start your studies in the winter semester) or Thursdays (if you start your studies in the summer semester) 1:30 pm to 8:15 pm and Saturdays 8:15 am to 3:15 pm (up to four blocks of seminars during the program)
Languages: German and English

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What's in store for you

As a student of the dual degree program, you will acquire a wide range of competences.

  • You acquire specialist knowledge of business administration (technical competence).
  • You will learn the usual scientific methods and be able to apply them to relevant problems of business practice (methodological competence).
  • You continue to develop your social skills, especially the ability to manage yourself and work in a group. 
  • You build up leadership skills
  • You expand your language and intercultural, operational skills.   

Who is this degree program interesting for?

The program is aimed at commercial apprentices and trainees of comparable commercial occupations.

(Comparable training occupations are, for example, bank clerk, investment fund manager, wholesale and foreign trade clerk, office management clerk, forwarding and logistics services clerk, aviation clerk and qualified tax clerk. After examining the training curriculum, the head of the degree program will decide whether an apprenticeship is comparable with the occupations listed here.)

as well as

  • those interested in further education in commercial fields of activity.

At the application date, commercial apprentices have to prove that they have a current commercial apprenticeship and have been there for at least three months.

For trainees to become

  • Industrial business management assistant
  • Qualified tax clerk

there is a cooperation with the vocational schools in Bingen and Mainz.

For trainees, the degree program generally starts in the summer semester.

Furthermore, the degree program can be participated in

  • after at least three months of commercial training or work experience at the time of application
  • after completion of commercial vocational training
  • parallel to professional work (integrated into the occupation)

Vocational training/professional experience and studies in parallel

Studying dual degrees means that you will also acquire the Bachelor of Science degree as your first academic degree during your commercial training or work experience.

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Program Structure

Through interdisciplinary case studies, the use of business simulation games, and team-building events in small groups, you will acquire professional, methodical, personal and social skills.

Study success is evaluated according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). You must achieve a total of 180 ECTS credits for the degree. Examination achievements are proven by tests, written theses, presentations, papers and the final bachelor's thesis.

The program is modular in structure. Each module concludes with an independent examination. Within the framework of practical modules, you will be able to deepen your knowledge of specialist issues from your professional field of experience.

Overview of the program structure

Flyer (only available in German)

Your professional prospects

The dual education program enables you to apply what you have learned at the university to your professional career in a timely manner. The bachelor's degree additionally offers you a wide range of career opportunities.

While the professional career for graduates of traditional degree programs does not begin until after graduation, the career for students of the dual education program in business administration begins at the start of their studies: they combine their career advancement with the acquisition of a recognised university degree. By the way, experience has shown that the risk of dropping out of studies is considerably lower due to the dual qualification at companies and universities.

Interesting for employers as well

Companies in turn can increase the attractiveness as a workplace by offering study opportunities. The bachelor's program offers young up-and-comers interested in a career advancement the opportunity to obtain a higher qualification without having to leave professional practice. This enables small and medium-sized companies in particular to pursue targeted personnel development and employee advancement.


The lecture and examination schedules of the degree programs of the School of Business are completely available under HIP

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Information on the degree program Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, on-the-job training for students taking up their studies by winter semester 2017/18

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The most important questions and answers about the degree program Business Administration, Dual.

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List of the sections of the School of Business with further information.

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AStA, StuPa

The most important student representatives of the University

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General information

Module guide
PDF, 615 KB
Module guide for electives
PDF, 607 KB
Cooperation contract (only available in German)
PDF, 236 KB
Guideline for the submission of scientific papers
PDF, 251 KB
Information - bachelor thesis
PDF, 175 KB

Exam regulations (only available in German)

Who to contact

Sven Fischbach
Degree program director
T +49 6131 628-3219
sven.fischbach (at) hs-mainz.de
Tünde Falk
Degree program coordinator
T +49 6131 628-3416
tuende.falk (at) hs-mainz.de


Academic Advisory Services

T +49 6131 628-3121
BWL-dual (at) hs-mainz.de