Thank you for your interest in our new degree programme -  Business Management and Psychology

The Business Management and Psychology (BMP) Bachelor degree programme  is a business degree with a psychology focus, and not vice versa. A fundamental understanding of psychology is basically a prerequisite in many areas of business. On the other hand, a grounding in business studies is extremely useful in the field of applied business psychology. This degree programme is designed for those who are planning a career in business and who also have a deep interest in psychology.

We prepare our graduates for exciting tasks in a wide range of business settings, for example in Marketing and Personnel Management, but also in Finance. Graduates can also continue to study on a consecutive Master's programme, either in the area of business or in psychology.

The programme is highly practice-oriented. What distinguishes it from most other business psychology degree programmes is that it prepares graduates for the working world, rather than for an academic career. Our teaching staff have many years of practical experience in the workplace.

As well as the work-focused combination of business studies and psychology, we also offer an highly international learning environment, which supports innovation, individual respect and high academic standards.

This new degree programme will be offered for the first time in summer semester 2017.

If you have any further questions related to the programme which are not answered here, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Prof. Dr. Armin Trost.

Quick Information

Duration of programme 7 semesters incl. internship semester in Germany or abroad
No. of credit hours of programme 210 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). This is standard for Bachelor's programmes.
Programme content Business Studies (c. 50%); Business Psychology (c. 30); Methodology and Languages (c. 20%)
Teaching staff Faculty professors with international work experience in leading management positions. Lecturers with wide experience in their field for some individual courses.
Career areas Human Resources, Management Consulting, Marketing and Market Research, Fund Management, Training, Product Development, Product Management, Applied Research
Qualification For careers in the above-mentioned areas and Master's programmes (mainly in the areas of Business Studies and Psychology)
Programme begin Summer semester (March)
Application deadline(s) 15 January for summer semester in same year
No. of study places 30 per semester. The final number of students can vary slightly.
Degree awarded Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Location Schwenningen Campus
Target group Applicants from around the world who meet entry requirements
Entry requirements German university entrance qualifications or foreign equivalent. Very good English language proficiency and knowledge of a further foreign language. Work experience (e.g. a completed apprenticeship), experience of living/working abroad and extra-curricular activities will be taken into consideration.
Language of instruction Mainly English (c. 80-90%). Individual courses (mostly at foundation studies level) will be offered in German.
Accreditation HFU is ACQUIN accredited until 2019. Through this system accreditation, all programmes at HFU are accredited.