Business Administration

Have you ever wondered what business people actually do? Are you interested in understanding the societal, political and economic contexts in which businesses and whole economies operate? Would you like to get involved during your studies, and develop critical thinking skills with a focus on ethical issues? If you answered yes to the questions above, then this might be the right program for you.



Bachelor of Arts (B. A.)


Department of Business, Cultural, and Legal Studies

Projected Length of Studies

7 Semesters

Start of Studies

Winter semester and summer semester

Standard Class Size


Application Deadline

15.November for summer semester ,
15.May for winter semester


Zeva 2017

Students working in a team and doing case studies.

Please note: There are currently no English-only degree programs at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences Konstanz.

You can get information about prerequisites for studying at the HTWG Konstanz here.

Welcome to the Business Administration Program (Bachelor) at the HTWG Konstanz

...thank you for your interest in our program..

The following section will help you decide if our program matches your needs and expectations.

Our Program Philosophy

The basic idea behind our program is that a university degree should enable graduates to work professionally in a wide array of professional disciplines - instead of specializing in only one specific area. Thus we chose a generalist approach when designing the curriculum for the Business Administration major. We decided it was better if our students do not specialize too early in their studies.

This seems to be a particularly sensible approach for a field that is, by nature, very heterogeneous. The major in Business Administration includes content from economics, as well as mathematics, law, sociology, psychology and philosophy. Thanks to the broad range of courses offered in our program, graduates are prepared to work in almost any type of organization or business.

What are our program’s goals?

In addition to providing our students with technical skills, we also offer numerous opportunities to further develop methodological and social skills, such as project work or communication and behavioral trainings (e.g. Soft Skills, Communications Seminars).

If you decide to study in our program, you will receive a top-notch degree. But we will also be expecting a lot from you. As Galileo Galilei said: “You can’t teach people anything; you can only help them discover it within themselves." In that vein, we expect our students to become engaged in their studies, take initiative, think critically, reflect upon themselves, and join us in a process of discovery.

We look forward to receiving applications from curious and interested individuals. Please contact us if you want to learn more.

We are one of Germany’s top Business Administration programs:

The Business Administration program at the HTWG Konstanz in 2020 was rated the 8th best program among Germany’s universities of applied sciences by the business magazine, Wirtschaftswoche.

Why study Business Administration at the HTWG Konstanz?

    Profile and Mission

      All of these options allow you to choose an individualized emphasis in your studies, independent of the program’s pre-defined curriculum.


      Portrait von Prof. Dr. Frank Best

      Prof. Dr. Frank Best
      Program Director Business Administration BW
      Room P 208
      +49 7531 206-338

      Office hours
      Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00 (only during the lecture period)

      Portrait von Ulrike Zahn

      Dipl.-Betriebswirtin (BA) Ulrike Zahn
      Program Assistant Business Administration Program
      Room P 209
      +49 7531 206-410

      Office hours
      Mo.-Fri.: 09:00 - 12:00 a.m.

      Portrait von Sabine Bethge

      Dipl.-Verw.-Wiss. Sabine Bethge
      Referentin BWL
      Room P 203
      +49 7531 206-425

      Office hours
      Telefonisch erreichbar: Mo. - Fr.: 10:00 - 12:00 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung per eMail