BA Business Administration

"Non-traditional" Applicants

In certain circumstances it may be possible to join at a later stage in the course. This can be done in the following ways:

  1. Changing course without having obtained an intermediate diploma (Vordiplom) / without having passed a stage one examination (Bachelor-Vorprüfung):

    If you have not obtained an intermediate diploma or passed stage one examinations, your application will be for semester 1 (application deadlines are 15 January for admission in the summer semester, and 15 July for admission in the winter semester). Your application will be considered in the normal way. If you obtain a place through our waiting list / clearing system and are enrolled with us, you can apply for any individual credits you have gained in previous study to be transferred, and you may then be allowed to join a higher semester.

  2. Changing course with an intermediate diploma (Vordiplom) / having passed a stage one examination (Bachelor-Vorprüfung):

    If you have already obtained an intermediate diploma or passed stage one examinations in your previous study, you can apply to enter the course in a higher semester (i.e. semester 3, the first semester of the second stage of the programme). Your previous results will be checked to ensure that they are equivalent to our intermediate diploma. If this is the case, and there are places free in semester 3 of the course you wish to change to, you will be allowed to enter the higher semester.