Business Studies for SME

Bachelor of Arts

Vorlesen

Graduates of the Business Management for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises programme (SME) have attained a comprehensive qualification for demanding business and management functions by a practical and generalistic degree programme.

They can also contribute to subjects of business start-up, entrepreneurship or succession regulations for SMEs and shape them. Graduates of the SME programme are perfectly prepared to compile solutions in teamwork, performing project works and case studies. Being certified management experts, they can also lead or establish a company, together with colleagues and staff.

Course Overview

Final DegreeBachelor of Arts
Semesters7
European Credit Transfer System (ECTS)210
Application periodSummer term: Anfang November - 15. Januar
Winter term: Anfang Mai - 15. Juli
Accreditation

Ja

Accreditation certificate
Postgradual Study (Master)No
Part-Time ProgrammNo
Consecutive Degree ProgrammeNo
Vacant University Places (chosen by the lot)No
Pre-study Internship RequiredNo
Administration FeesThe semester fee of 147 € comprises the administration fee of 70 €, student contribution of 65 € and a contribution for the student representative organizations of 12 €.
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Examination Rules and Regulations

Study progress:

Degree after the thesis: Bachelor of Arts (B.A).

Requirements: Secondary school leaving certificate, qualifying the applicant to enter university/tertiary education (f.e. German secondary school leaving certificates such als “Allgemeine Hochschulreife”, “fachgebundene Hochschulreife”, “Fachhochschulreife“ or equivalent).

Admission procedure: Internal selection procedure of the degree programme.


7th semester:

· Bachelor thesis with colloquium

· General studies

· Compulsory elective block 2: Specialisation and compulsory elective modules: Students choose two out of five modules they have to attend for two semesters:

  • Controlling and IT systems
  • Marketing/logistics
  • Management of financing and accountancy/corporate finance
  • HR and organisation
  • Studies abroad


6th semester:

· Business plan

· Entrepreneurship

· Technology, procurement and production

· Compulsory elective block 1: Specialisations and compulsory elective modules: Students choose two out of five modules they have to attend for two semesters:

  • Controlling and IT systems
  • Marketing/logistics
  • Management financing and accountancy/corporate finance
  • HR and organisation
  • Studies abroad


5th semester: Practical semester (in Germany or abroad)


4th semester:

· Business English

· Sustainable business management

· Essentials of logistics

· HR management 2

· Business IT systems

· Company taxation


3rd semester:

· Project management

· Financing

· Information systems

· Essentials of controlling

· HR management 1 and labour legislation

· Investment accounting


2nd semester:

· Methodological and social skills

· English level B

· Economic statistics

· Cost and proceeds accounting

· Annual account and balance

· Marketing

· Presentation


1st semester:

· Law

· English level B

· Methodological and social skills

· Essentials of Business Management

· Economics

· Economic mathematics


CHE ranking

The current ranking of the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung (CHE ranking) for universities of applied sciences has granted a top rating to our degree programme.

In Germany, the Business Management for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the International Business Management bachelor programmes of the Aalen University of Applied Sciences (UAS), jointly with UAS Aachen, UAS Düsseldorf, UAS Furtwangen, UAS Reutlingen, UAS Stralsund and UAS Zwickau have assumed the top flight in the ranking when practicality, internationality, support by professors, the ability to study and the general conditions of studying were assessed. Read more in Voices from the faculty on this success of the degree programmes.

After graduation

After graduating as a bachelor, you can either enter professional life at once or enhance and specify your education in a consecutive master programme.

Many of our graduates have assumed responsible positions in famous companies or succeeded in a business start-up or company succession.

Our graduates claim that they have profited from the broad and practise-oriented education provided by our motivated professors and staff in the degree programme.

A wide range of job positions is open to you, the management expert, at your discretion.

Master programmes

Graduating as an SME bachelor enables you to pursue a academic career or to assume an initial job in business. Many master programmes can either be completed full-time or part-time. For both time options, Aalen University of Applied Sciences provides different attractive Master degree programmes facilitating your further specialization.


The Economic Sciences faculty offers the following 3-semester full-time Master programmes:


  • Management/main focus International Marketing and Sales (Master of Arts)
  • Management/main focus Small Business Management (Master of Arts)
  • Management/main focus Health Management (Master of Arts)
  • Industrial Management (Master of Engineering)
  • Information Management (Master of Science)
  • Applied System Dynamics (Master of Science)


The faculty furthermore offers the following 7-semester part-time Master programmes

  • Taxation (Master of Arts)
  • Information Management (Master of Science)


If you have any questions, please contact our student advisory centre per e-mail.