Bachelor's Degree Program
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Bachelor's Degree Program

You've got your high school diploma in the bag or are just finishing school and wondering what's next? Then a bachelor's degree is an attractive option for you to lay another secure foundation for your future. Here's what a bachelor's degree can offer you and how a bachelor's degree can benefit you. Whether you enjoy learning new things or are simply determined to find your dream job, a bachelor's degree always pays off.

The Bachelor Degree Program - An Overview


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What should you look for in a Bachelor's Degree Program?

In Germany, the prerequisite for a bachelor's degree is generally a university entrance qualification or a specialized baccalaureate. While the specialized baccalaureate entitles the holder to a bachelor's degree in the subject or a closely related subject in which the specialized baccalaureate was completed, the general high school diploma opens up the possibility of a bachelor's degree in all subjects offered. When applying for a Bachelor's degree, the so-called NC (numerus clausus) comes into play for some subjects. In this case, if the number of applicants exceeds the number of available study places, the average grade from the school leaving certificate is used for the allocation of study places.

Before starting, future students can choose between a one-subject Bachelor's program and a two-subject Bachelor's program. This depends primarily on the subject of study. Some subjects are only offered in the one-subject bachelor model so that students can fully concentrate on their competencies in that subject. This leads to the acquisition of a detailed knowledge of the subject matter at the end of the Bachelor's program.

In the two-subject bachelor's program, students gain a broader knowledge in several areas because two different subjects are studied. These can either be treated with the same intensity or with different intensities. In the second option, students choose one major and one, but sometimes several, minor subjects. These subjects do not necessarily have to be related, which brings great variety to the bachelor's program. The two-subject bachelor's degree is often offered with a view to teacher training or in the humanities or linguistics. As a rule, this model offers an advantage if no specific career choice is aimed for at the end of a bachelor's degree, such as becoming a lawyer after a law degree, but the options can go in many different directions, as after an English degree.

In the Bachelor's program, students take so-called modules each semester, which are equivalent to thematic units. Some are prescribed and are usually only offered at certain times. For example, a basic course, in which students get an overview of all subject areas of a study program, is beneficial at the beginning of the Bachelor's program. This is built upon in the following semesters. Other modules can be freely chosen by students and taken at different times in the Bachelor's program. Thus, the bachelor's program provides the opportunity for each student to become more familiar with one or more fields of study that can enrich the student's expertise and lead him or her to a possible further career choice. In addition, students can customize their bachelor's degree program according to their abilities and interests. Ultimately, each student has a personalized learning experience and graduates from the Bachelor's program with a unique career path and exclusive knowledge. From information-packed lectures to interactive seminars, the Bachelor's program offers different ways to absorb knowledge.

What are the degrees at the end of a Bachelor's Program?

Students complete the Bachelor's Program with a Bachelor's degree, which is then called a "Bachelor of ...", after which the direction in which the subject studied is used. The following bachelor's degrees are available:

Degree Field of Study
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) This Bachelor's degree designation is awarded to graduates of the Bachelor's Program in Social Sciences, Language, Social and Cultural Studies. For example, in literary studies, philosophy, education, and sports science, students can earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Graduates of the STEM subjects are awarded this title at the end of their Bachelor's Program. STEM subjects include the scientific fields of mathematics, engineering, computer science and natural sciences. In addition, graduates of the Bachelor's Program in the Humanities, such as Psychology, are awarded a Bachelor of Science title.
Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) This degree is awarded after a Bachelor's Program in engineering subjects. These include, for example, mechanical engineering, environmental engineering or food technology.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Students earn this degree after completing a Bachelor's Program in teaching. To become a teacher, however, a successful master's degree and a traineeship must follow.
Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) The Bachelor's Program in Law leads to a Bachelor of Laws degree. With this bachelor title, graduates can enter professions such as business lawyer and legal advisor. For professions such as judge, notary and lawyer, further studies must follow.
Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.), Bachelor of Musical Arts (B.M.A.) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) For students with musical or artistic talents, different bachelor's degrees are offered for their respective chosen creative fields of study. These include fine arts such as sculpture (Bachelor of Fine Arts), musical subjects (Bachelor of Music), and musicology, where creativity is combined with marketing and management in the Bachelor's Program (Bachelor of Musical Arts).
   

Note: Economics and engineering are exceptions, as students can pursue different degrees here. This results from the different majors that students have focused on during their Bachelor's Program. Business graduates can complete their Bachelor's Program with either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree.  Engineering students can earn a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Engineering after successfully completing their Bachelor's Program.

Which Bachlor Degree Program does Munich Business School offer?

At Munich Business School (MBS), students can take the Bachelor's degree program in International Business and thus successfully enter professional life or take one of the numerous Master's degree programs. The following key data are attractive about the Bachelor's Program at MBS:

Study Language:

German / English

Study Duration:

6 Semesters + Bachelor Thesis

Study Start:

Summer and Winter Semester

Degree:

Bachlor of Arts (B.A.)

Internships in Companies:

30 weeks during the study

Study Designation:

Bachelor International Business

Special Projects:

2 Major projects during the study

Beyond the Bachelor's Program, Munich Business School offers many other attractive options, such as business-related Master's, MBA and DBA programs, as well as executive education programs. Students who enjoy sports and can imagine a career in this field can, for example, benefit from our sports management studies as part of the M.A. International Business.

MBS can also be of assistance prior to a Bachelor's Program. The Pre-Bachelor International Business course helps prospective students to optimally prepare for their Bachelor's Program. Included is a bridge course in Business Studies, which provides preliminary knowledge of Business Studies, and a boost in English and mathematics skills. Upon completion of this course, students can secure a place on our Bachelor's Program in International Business and begin their Bachelor's Program with confidence and competence.


The final examination of the Bachelor's Program: Bachelor's Thesis

Which form of Bachelor's Program is right for you?

Choosing the right form of Bachelor's Program is an important decision. There are several educational institutes that offer this study option, and each has its own merits and different fields of study. Here are the different options at a glance:

  • Alternative forms of study: There are other options such as dual study, which combines theory and practice, distance learning, which allows flexible scheduling, and part-time study, which is suitable for working professionals or students with other commitments.

  • Each option has its own advantages and is suitable for different needs. The decision depends on personal preferences, professional goals and individual life circumstances.

Bachelor's Program completed! And then?

First of all, graduates should ask themselves what their goals are after the Bachelor's Program and how they envision their future. Can graduates already start a job with their Bachelor's Program degree, or do many professions in the field require further study? The following options are open:

Further Education:

A master's degree with possible doctorate could be the right choice for graduates seeking further academic education. It builds on the Bachelor's Program and allows for a more in-depth study of the subject. New skills can also be acquired through a related or different master's degree program, even abroad. A master's degree can also be taken after a few years of work experience to advance in one's career or to secure future advantages. The decision does not have to be made immediately, graduates have time to orient themselves.

Why should you enter a Bachelor's Program?

A successfully completed Bachelor's Program opens up numerous advantages and prospects. Not only does it offer a wide range of career opportunities, it also opens up access to attractive and sought-after professional fields that would be unattainable without this degree. Compared to an apprenticeship, the higher educational level of a Bachelor's Program confers better qualifications and opens up expanded opportunities in the job market. In addition, a completed Bachelor's Program is usually accompanied by a higher average salary, which graduates earn for the services they provide.

✓ Study Abroad: Before completing the Bachelor's Program, students can also take the opportunity to spend time abroad. Semesters abroad offer different perspectives on the field of study and the application of study content after the Bachelor's Program. But time abroad can also be enriching for the development of a broader worldview, as new cultural impressions broaden horizons and bring fresh ideas. These new experiences can be beneficial both for the professional future, through improved foreign language skills, for example, and for private development.

✓ Acquisition of new Knowledge: Many students see the Bachelor's Program as an opportunity to gain more education. Learning can be very exciting, and new knowledge can always give rise to new thought-provoking ideas and character development that can take students beyond the Bachelor's Program.



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FAQ

What kind of degree is a Bachelor's Degree?

A bachelor's degree is the first degree you can earn at a university, college, university of applied sciences or university of cooperative education. As a rule, the Bachelor's Program lasts 3 to 4 years and you receive a Bachelor's degree at the end, which qualifies you for jobs in the field of your Bachelor's Program.

Is a Bachelor's Degree the same as a High School Diploma?

No, a high school diploma or a specialized baccalaureate is required in most cases to start a Bachelor's Program. The high school diploma is the highest school degree you can get in Germany. It allows you to start an apprenticeship for many well-known professions and it is considered an entrance requirement for a Bachelor's Program, which qualifies you for many other professions. The high school diploma is awarded when you successfully pass your final exams at school after 12 or 13 grades. You complete a Bachelor's Program at a university, university of cooperative education, university of applied sciences or university of applied sciences. The Bachelor's Program usually takes 3 to 4 years.

What is a Bachelor and a Master?

Both are degrees that you can obtain at a university, college, University of Applied Sciences or university of cooperative education.

  • The Bachelor's Program includes the basics and an overview of all the sub-fields of your chosen field of study. It also usually allows you to choose an area of specialization that you would like to intensify during the course of your Bachelor's Program.
  • The Master's Program builds on a Bachelor's Program. This offers you the opportunity to further intensify your knowledge or even your chosen field of study in the Bachelor's Program and to go more in depth.

What do you study in a Bachelor's Program?

It all depends on what subject you choose, which in turn depends on what you are interested in, what your goals are, and what you are good at. Every Bachelor's Program starts with the basic knowledge you should know and be able to do for your field. This includes insights into all parts of your field of study. Later in the Bachelor's Program, you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in at least one subject area and thus focus your Bachelor's Program there.

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