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Business Sciences - Bachelor of Arts

Trade Management

Study profile

Facts

  • Academic degree

    Bachelor of Arts

  • Section

    Business Sciences

  • Type of study

    Part-time
    Full-time

  • Commencement of studies

    Winter semester
    Summer semester

  • Duration

    8 semesters (part-time)
    6 semesters (full-time)

  • ECTS

    180

  • Locations

    Berlin

  • Language

    German

  • Costs

    Full-time studies:
    36 installments of EUR 470,00 (EUR 16.920,00)

    Part-time studies:
    48 installments of EUR 352,50 (EUR 16.920,00)

Bachelor
(Bachelor of Arts)

The effects of digitalization and globalisation mean that the retail industry is exposed to permanent change and particularly strong competitive pressure. The quest to find the largest possible range at the lowest possible cost demands ever shorter innovation cycles, adaptable product ranges and flexible personnel.

Our internationally recognised university degree combines well-founded knowledge with professional and practical experience. It will help you acquire all the substantive elements needed for trade management in the modern age. This includes international procurement strategies, efficient controlling and merchandising management concepts as well as merchandising and customer relationship management.
This combination will qualify you, in particular, for high-grade positions, such as departmental head, branch manager or a managerial position in the areas of marketing, controlling, HR management, purchasing or logistics. The successful completion of Business Studies specialising in Trade Management awards our students the title Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).

The programme concept was developed in consultation with HBB Handelsverband Berlin-Brandenburg e. V. (retailer association) and is evaluated by it.

The study programme

Business Studies - Trade Management

Commencement of studies
Full-time course: 1 April and 1 October | Part-time course: 1 March and 1 September
Duration of the full-time course
3 years or 6 semesters - 1,800 hours | 6 weeks holiday are scheduled for each year of study.
Duration of the part-time course
4 years or 8 semesters - 1,800 hours
The part-time course takes place in Berlin on two evenings per week from 6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
and on two Saturdays per month from 8:30 am - 5:30 pm.

Course content

Admission requirements

Admission requirements

  • (Technical) university entrance qualification or
  • (according to Section 11 Berlin University Act),
  • a vocational qualification eligible for the course of studies, together with at least three years of professional experience
  • or a qualification as Meister/in [master technician], state certified technician, certified business administrator
Technical requirements
Access to an internet-ready computer is necessary for academic support via the e-learning platform.

For international applicants
German language proficiency certificate: language level C1 according to Common European Framework of Reference for Language

Prospects following studies

This business studies course is not limited to traditional business administration areas. Because there's more: it also transforms our graduates into highly sought-after specialists within a universal traditional sector - retail management.

This study programme opens up a whole range of prospects for working in various retail segments. This includes the planning, computational, logistical, market-related, sales-promotional and controlling-related activities as managers in procurement or purchasing, in sales, marketing logistics, HR management or controlling - primarily in retail companies, both nationally and internationally. Many of our graduates demonstrate their knowledge and skills as departmental heads in wholesale and retail enterprises, or as branch or store managers. Business studies graduates with specialist retail expertise are naturally very well equipped to undertake freelance activities. They are much sought after by a number of start-ups, as sales experts with e-commerce know-how.

Professors

Statements of students

I was always fascinated by economical processes and its contexts. The degree program in the business sciences sector was the right choice for me. It gives me the opportunity to understand all the economical contexts. Because of the small groups and the practical relevance I feel optimally prepared of my future challenges.

Alina Henze

studiert Handelsmanagement

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