Business Administration, Society, Innovation
Bachelor of Arts
Would you like to initiate innovation processes (open innovation), agile work concepts (new work) and direct and creative cooperation with customers (co-creation)? Do you believe it is important to act value-oriented and ethically? Do you want to do business in a sustainable, climate-friendly way? Do you want to think outside the box in your studies and develop your personality? Do you want to take on leadership responsibility after your studies? Then the Business Administration, Society, Innovation degree programme is designed for you!
The degree course in business administration, economics, sociology and sustainability prepares you for professional fields in organisational development, work design, human resources and innovation management in companies or NGOs. If you want to act competently and ethically in economic, social and cultural areas, this course of study is right for you.
Business Administration, Society, Innovation is a practice-oriented course of study. In the seminars you will acquire the ability to act competently and reflectively and to understand future-oriented approaches. Executives from companies and organisations regularly report on their everyday work, and you will work on practical projects based on real issues.
Would you like to get to know Alanus University and gain insight into the seminars? The Department of Business Management offers prospective students the opportunity to attend seminars all day and gain initial impressions of the lecturers, students and staff, explore the campus and ask questions about degree courses. Here are the scheduled dates for Observation.
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We impart knowledge from the fields of business administration, economics, sociology and interdisciplinary sustainability theory. You will attend seminars such as Social Innovation, Leadership & Cooperation as well as Creativity and Artistic Methods in Organisations. Mathematical knowledge is not the main focus of this business degree programme.
Regular events are held on the subject of sustainability at Alanus University. In addition, our students and staff are involved in the global climate strike Fridays for Future and are committed to climate protection.
The following modules are offered in the degree course Business Administration, Society, Innovation:
• Interactive Value Creation and Innovation
• Marketing Management and Consumer Critique
• Business Administration, Society and Innovation
• Social Innovation
• Creativity and Artistic Methods in Organisations
• Sustainability Management
• Alternative Approaches in Economic Research
• Economics (advanced studies)
In addition, you can choose from among our elective courses in business administration:
• Social Finance
• Social Banking
• Production and Service Management
• Logistics and Supply Chain Management
• Trade Management and Work in Trade
• Web Business
• Business Management Project Work
• External Accounting
• Internal Accounting
• Investment and Financing
• Quantitative Social Research
Unique feature of the programme is the combination with modules from Art and Studium Generale. Through practical art exercises you have the opportunity to develop your personality and social skills. You will learn to train your perception and work in business with creativity and commitment to solving social problems.
Students from all disciplines and years learn together in the Studium Generale, a supplementary culture studies programme that is an essential part of all degree courses at Alanus University. The lecturers and seminars encourage students to reflect upon cultural and philosophical issues and thus find and form their own position in the social context.
The topic of sustainability is a particular focus at Alanus University and thus in the Business Administration, Society, Innovation course. Our students and staff are involved in the Fridays for Future movement and are committed to climate protection and fair trade. Alanus University has been awarded the title of Fairtrade University since 2018.
You can apply for a place on our study programme at any time, with the course starting in the autumn semester (September) or spring semester (March).
At Alanus University you study in a closely-knit environment: we only accept a limited number of students per year. We therefore recommend that you apply early to secure your place.
If you have not yet received your diploma, please apply with your last school report.
International degree-seeking students are asked to contact the General Student Advisory Service for the admission procedure. Please contact the person at this office who is responsible for the degree programme you are interested in.
The applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received, so that you will receive a response within the next few weeks at the latest and – in the positive case – an invitation to an interview.
Two weeks after your interview at the latest, you will be informed whether you have been accepted to study at Alanus University. This means that you can use the time until the start of your studies, with the security of knowing you have a place at university, for your own experience or, if desired, for periods of study abroad or to gain work experience.
For the first phase of the admission process, we require the following documents:
- Completed application form
- Curriculum vitae
- Letter of Motivation
In your Letter of Motivation, please explain why you are especially interested in the degree course Business Administration, Society, Innovation at Alanus University.
- Current school report
As soon as you have received an invitation for a personal interview, we would like to ask you to compile the following documents and bring them with you to the appointment:
- Officially certified copies of general or subject-specific higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or advanced technical college entrance qualification. (If you have not yet graduated, a simple copy of the two most recent school reports suffices for the admission procedure.) Officially certified and stamped German translation of foreign certificates is required.
- Application photo for the student I.D.
- Certificate of registrtion from a German health insurance provider to submit to the university. (If you have a private or European health insurance policy aborad, we require an exemption from the statutory health insurance obligation in Germany.)
- Foreign applicants require proof of sufficient German language skills (TestDaF 4 or an equivalent certificate)
Secure your place in the Bachelor’s programme Business Administration, Society, Innovation by applying now.