Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule KarlsruheHochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Sciences
study group sitting in the Atrium of K building and learning together

Business Administration and Engineering


Combines business and engineering

The Bachelor's degree program in Business Administration and Engineering prepares you for a job at the intersection between management and engineering in companies or institutions in all areas of the economy. With their know-how from many interconnected subject areas, industrial engineers are able to solve interdisciplinary engineering and economic problems at all levels of a company.

Graduates of Business Administration and Engineering are typically employed in the automotive industry, mechanical and plant engineering, the electrical engineering and electronics industry, the aerospace industry, information technology, telecommunications, and transportation, and logistics.

Get a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in eight semesters

At Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Engineering comprises eight semesters. The fifth semester is alloted to the practical internship semester , which many students spend abroad. From the sixth semester onwards, students can choose between a specialization in Production and Organization, Purchasing and Sales, Services, and Logistics Management. To conclude the program, a Bachelor's thesis is written in the eighth semester, either at the university or in cooperation with a company - in Germany or abroad. 

And after that?

You have many possibilities: To enter professional life or follow up with a Master's degree . HKA graduates usually find employment in industry or the service sector within a very short time.

Time and again, top ratings in Germany's leading university rankings , such as the annual university ranking by the WirtschaftsWoche magazine, prove our degree program and graduates to be highly popular.

Foreign languages? Definitely!

Very good foreign language skills are a hallmark of our future industrial engineers. English is a compulsory foreign language in the Bachelor's degree program in Business Administration and Engineering. The university's own Foreign Language Institute offers excellent foreign language training by native speakers.

Studying abroad

You can include a semester abroad, choose the international study option, or earn a dual degree at the Universidad Nacional del Litoral in Argentina or the EPF in Sceaux, France.

To the international options


Faculty Office
Silke Schauermann

Phone: +49 (0)721 925-1945
Fax: +49 (0)721 925-1947
silke.schauermannspam prevention@h-ka.de

Office hours:
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Building K, room 103B
Moltkestraße 30
76133 Karlsruhe

At a glance

Admission prerequisites Pre-study work experience is not required

Who is the program aimed at?

Students interested in the Bachelor's degree program in Business Administration and Engineering should be equally enthusiastic about business contexts and technical applications. Good knowledge of mathematics and physics together with solid language skills are good prerequisites for successfully completing the program. You should enjoy thoroughly complex problems and finding solutions to them. If you are a team player and also have a good command of German and English, this is the right place for you.

A student talks about her experiences

Claudia Zeller is in her last semester of the Bachelor's program in Business Administration and Engineering. This means that she has already completed almost all of her lectures - as well as her semester abroad in China. One thing that came as a pleasant surprise during her studies:

"My everyday life during my studies has already changed. I never thought before I started studying that you could learn so much. I didn't study that much at school and suddenly spent a lot more time studying. It's no problem because it's fun!"

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