Course of Study
The standard duration of this Bachelor's degree is three years (6 semesters). Students have to acquire an average of 30 ECTS-points per semester, or a total of 180 ECTS-points during the entire degree course.
In the fifth semester, students can choose between a semester abroad or a vocational (on-the-job) semester. Based on the previously acquired knowledge, students can gain professional insights and practical experience during the 16-week on-the-job training. Completing tasks and solving problems under the supervision of professional business managers and economists will enable students to place their theoretical knowledge into a wider framework of professional know-how. During this time students become familiar with the realities of the modern job market, and can learn to include social and economical aspects into the problem solving process.
Students who decide to study abroad for one semester, will spend the fifth semester at one of our partner universities. We support students in many ways, e.g. through language courses. Moreover, we have a large number of partner universities located in many different countries, for students to choose from.
At the end of the sixth semester students complete their dissertation (Bachelor thesis). This involves independent research and analysis of a complex (and possibly interdisciplinary) topic in environmental economics and business management. The dissertation generally has to be completed within nine weeks.