The Bachelor programme leads to a first degree qualification. Graduates of the course can go straight into the world of business or proceed to an Master. The Bachelor programmes offered by the School of Business and Economics are flexible and give students a large measure of autonomy. Each course is designed in such a way as to familiarise participants with the essentials of their chosen subject. Classes are often organised as part of a project, and talks are given by top-class guest speakers from the worlds of business, politics and administration. All this serves to establish close links between bachelor’s programmes and the practicalities of life beyond the confines of academe. Compulsory elective modules provide scope for specialisation. In order to take account of the growing trend towards internationalisation, the school organises a large number of international exchange programmes and offers lectures and seminars in English, including some held by visiting professors from foreign universities. By taking part in project seminars or corporate strategic planning simulations, students gain key competencies such as self-organisation, presentational techniques, and communicative and teamworking skills.
Bachelor’s degree courses are clearly structured and entirely modular. As a rule, each module ends with an exam. Under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), students are awarded credit points for the successful completion of each module. They attend lectures and tutorials, many of which are held in small groups. They also take part in seminars, and in the last semester they write their theses. This gives them practice in doing academic work.
Further information about Bachelor's degree courses can be found on the web pages devoted to particular subjects.
Prospective students and undergraduates should contact the Student Advisory Service for advice about individual courses.