How do I plan my course of study?
Students are free to plan their course of study according to their own needs. An illustration of the recommended course of study plan can be found in the module handbook.
Please note: In order to get the certificate according to §48 BAföG positively confirmed by the examination office, the first year of study must be completely finished at the end of the 4th semester. You can find more information about BAföG here.
Is there a mandatory internship during your studies?
The examination regulations for the Bachelor's degree program in Business Administration at WWU Münster do not stipulate any mandatory internships. However, we strongly recommend that our students complete internships. The examination office issues letters of recommendation in this regard. Students can also have an internship that lasts at least 4 weeks credited as a course credit without a grade for the module Key Qualifications.
Can I get credit for certain modules (e.g. accounting and financial statements) from previous commercial training?
Non-university achievements, such as achievements from previous commercial training, cannot be credited. Creditable study and examination achievements are regulated by §14 of the examination regulations. You can find more information from the examination office here.
At what times are exams offered?
Examinations in the Bachelor's program in Business Administration are usually offered at two points in time: "regularly" at the end of a semester and "early" in the middle (WiSe: before Christmas, SuSe: Whitsun vacations) of the following semester. Occasionally, examinations are also offered during the "early" examination phase of the respective semester. This is especially true if a course is only read in the first half of the semester (in the 1st term). Both the regular and early exam periods can be used to accommodate the study schedule. The exam times and locations are published on the page of the examination office as well as the new website PAMBOT.
How do I plan for the next semester if I fail an exam?
As a rule, failed exams of the regular exam period (WiSe: January/February, SuSe: July/August) can be repeated in the following early exam period (see above). Examinations written directly in the early examination period are usually repeated in the following semester. Please contact the examination office for any exceptions. Both the regular and the early exam phase can be used to meet the study schedule.
Is there a date by which a certain number of credit points must be earned?
With the PO 2022, regulations regarding the course of studies that prevent the taking of modules of study year 3 if not all modules of study year 1 have been completed will be dropped. In order to register for the Bachelor thesis, at least 90 credit points must already have been earned.
Key qualification modules
What key skills are offered?
At the beginning of each semester, the offerings in the "Key Qualifications" module are published in the course catalog.
Specialization: Business Administration Track Modules
Which business administration track modules can I choose?
An overview of the elective modules can be found in the course catalog. The current tracks will be published soon.
For a detailed description of the individual modules, please refer to the module handbook.
Specialization: Business Informatics Track Modules
Which business informatics track modules can I choose?
Please refer to the module handbook for a detailed description of the modules. An overview of the Business Informatics track modules of a specific semester can be found in the course catalog.
Specialization: VWL track modules
Which VWL track modules can I choose?
Please refer to the module handbook for a detailed description of the modules. An overview of the VWL track modules of a specific semester can be found in the course catalog.
Free elective modules
Which free elective modules can I choose?
Students have the possibility to choose a maximum of 12 ECTS from the General Studies. Alternatively, further elective modules can be chosen.
When do I have to register for the bachelor thesis?
All information about registration and collection of the Bachelor thesis topic can be found here.
Does the bachelor thesis have to be written in the sixth semester?
According to the examination regulations, the Bachelor's thesis may be written once 90 ECTS have been achieved. Although it is recommended to write the thesis during the 6th semester (start of study in winter semester) or during the 5th semester (start of study in summer semester), this is not mandatory. The thesis can also be written during the lecture-free period. Please refer to QE1 for more information on how to register and pick up the paper. Please always consider the correction time for the Bachelor thesis when planning your time.
How long does the evaluation of the bachelor thesis take?
The evaluation process for the bachelor's thesis should not exceed three months.
What do I have to consider when taking courses (incl. key qualifications) abroad for credit?
You can find all important information about foreign credit here.
What documents are required for the creditability check for courses to be taken (incl. key qualifications) abroad?
You can find the necessary information here.
Who do I have to contact if I want to receive credit for an examination abroad?
You can find all information on foreign credit here. Please note that credit for work completed in a semester abroad is awarded without a grade.
Is it possible to write exams in Münster after the semester abroad?
Yes, this is possible. However, the prerequisite is that no semester of leave has been taken at WWU Münster. Taking repeat exams is usually also possible in a semester of leave (please inquire at the Examinations Office about the regulations in this regard).
Change of study location and study program
I would like to transfer from another university to WWU Münster. What do I have to consider?
You can find all the important information about changing your place of study here.
Is it possible to change the study program within the WWU, e.g. from VWL to BWL?
In principle, changes of study program are of course possible. If you want to apply for the 1st semester of BWL, please refer to the information for applicants. If you want to apply for a higher semester, please note that the Bachelor's program in Business Administration at WWU is also subject to admission restrictions for applications for a higher semester. The semester for which you can apply depends on the placement certificate issued by the Examination Office of the Faculty of Economic Sciences (Examination Office). You can find out about this directly from the Examination Office.
Who can I go to for personal advice?
For students and others interested in studying, the following counseling options are available at firstname.lastname@example.org