Witten/Herdecke University

    Management (B.Sc.)

    What is special about the Management Bachelor at UW/H?

    For those who are looking for more than just an undergraduate business management programme, Witten has much to offer. While our workshops offer you the chance to learn by doing (e.g. founding your own business), our comprehensive teaching concept fosters critical thinking, soft skills and a profound theoretical knowledge. This prepares Witten’s Management students very well for the challenges of their future professional career.

    Start your career while studying

    Twice a year, our Career Service invites companies such as McKinsey & Company, Inc., RWE AG, Thalia Bücher GmbH, just to name a few. This enables students to start networking early on and to find internships or their first job.

    Integrate practice and theory in many ways

    Bachelor students learn and experience in various contexts how business works in practice: e.g. by visiting companies, attending corporate workshops or discussing with guest speakers.

    Manage your studies – study management

    At UW/H, students design their curriculum with much freedom and flexibility. Organising conferences, starting a new company or engaging in society: Integrate your ideas into your studies – we will support you!

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    Get connected with UW/H alumni

    There are various opportunities to benefit from the experiences of our alumni – e.g. during workshops or through mentoring programmes and lectures.

    This degree programme suits you, if you ...

    • are a team player and enjoy finding creative solutions together,
    • think innovatively, have a critical mindset, are interested in facts and figures and are not afraid of learning by doing,
    • have understood that modern management involves various perspectives, such as business administration and economics, psychology and sociology,
    • want to understand structures in a rapidly changing competitive environment and to effectively implement innovative ideas,
    • are keen on driving and changing society for the better,
    • aim at leaving footprints at and around the University by actively contributing,
    • and, therefore, consider yourself a smart creative of our times.

    If this is you, we are looking forward to your application and to accompanying you on your journey to fully exploit your potential.

    Start Winter semester: October 1
    Summer semester: April 1
    Deadline for applications

    February 15 (summer semester)
    Early Bird Offer for applications until 15 December: no application fee

    August 15 (winter semester)
    Early Bird Offer for applications until 15 June: no application fee

    Duration and scope B.Sc. 180 ECTS, six semesters
    Academic degree Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)
    Form of studies Undergraduate programme, which leads to a first diploma qualifying for a profession.
    Language mainly German, some courses in English
    Stay abroad voluntary
    Size of courses about 25 students
    Application Online application and personal selection procedure
    Application fee 50 €
    Early Bird Offer: no application fee for applications until 15 June (winter semester) or 15 December (summer semester)
    Prof. Dr. Erik Strauß, who is responsible for the management course, leads various seminars
    Prof. Dr. Erik Strauß, who is responsible for the management course, leads various seminars
    We usually do not offer lectures.
    We usually do not offer lectures.

    In our opinion, students learn better in small groups, where they can discuss what they have learned.

    EZW - Entrepreneurship Center Witten
    EZW - Entrepreneurship Center Witten

    Learn to fly: EZW supports students in finding and realising their start-up ideas.

    The library is open 24/7
    The library is open 24/7
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    Major in Entrepreneurship

    Do you want to take on responsibility in a company and develop new business ideas in a dynamic environment? Do you aim to launch your own start-up? The "Entrepreneurship" major of the Management B.Sc. programme equips you with the thorough knowledge necessary to become a successful founder – from the first idea via developing growth strategies to, finally, strategies for more mature and increasingly competitive markets: Acquire the tools and best practices for establishing your business in courses like "Start-up Creation and Management" and develop a business model from ideation to an elaborated business plan in our Entrepreneurial Lab ("GründerWerkstatt") with the help of experts. Moreover, courses such as "Psychology of Family Businesses" or "Fundamentals of a Family Business – Understanding Family Businesses" give an in-depth insight into the strategies of traditional enterprises and prepare for entering the management profession.

    Major in Value-Based Management

    Is management more to you than maximising the short-term profit of company shareholders? Do you want to know how to manage a company successfully in the long run and create benefits for your customers, employees and society at large? Do you like to become a responsible manager leading a company successfully into the future? The "Value-Based Management" major provides you with an overview of modern management theories and practices as well as of various value-based approaches – beyond the traditional shareholder value approach. This includes, for example, trust-based leadership, self-organisation in groups or the market-oriented corporate management approach. Seminars on "Corporate Social Responsibility" and "Social Entrepreneurship" convey what is essential for managers. For example, to know a company’s stakeholders and how to involve them in corporate decision-making by responsibly interacting with customers and employees, by sustainably managing resources or by deliberately deciding to act according to ethical standards, for instance. In addition, you gain insights through courses such as "Value-based Marketing", "Organizational Culture and Leadership" or "Managing Strategic Change" and acquire skills in designing change processes necessary to transform companies into socially responsible actors.

    Why study at UW/H?

    Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H)
    The Faculty
    Studium fundamentale (Stufu)
    Independent Projects
    Witten didactics - small groups
    A dedicated community
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    Top scores for Management bachelor's
    degree programme in StudyCheck.de ranking

    StudyCheck rankings regularly confirm: Students of Management bachelor's degree at Witten/Herdecke University highly recommend their study programme.

    Maren Raß, Business Economics student
    The special thing about economics studies in Witten is that you are appreciated as an individual and have many options to find and pursue your own way. Close links to the business community offer ample opportunity for comprehensive work experience prior to graduation. This is excellent preparation for your entry into the labour market.
    Maren Raß, Business Economics student
    Marius Lorenz, Business Economics student
    Graduates of Witten/Herdecke University have been educated as wanderers between several worlds who look beyond the boundaries of a chosen discipline; they have been trained to cope with ambiguities and insecurities. I believe the numerous options to assume responsibility are very important.
    Marius Lorenz, Business Economics student
    Stephanie Hueck, Managing Partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik, Lüdenscheid
    I know Witten/Herdecke University from the perspective of a family business. The university has successfully built bridges to practice with numerous formats of further education, interesting publications and research topics, and the annual Congress for Family Businesses.
    Stephanie Hueck, Managing Partner, Gerhardi Alutechnik
    Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
    Good managers have acquired not only methodological expertise but also the competences to devise solutions to problems for which no standard methods are yet available. Expert knowledge must therefore be complemented by education and personality. The concept of the degree programme in Management in Witten meets this requirement in a remarkable way.
    Hendrik Pontzen, Associate Director, Head of Custody Sales and Business Development, Insurances & Asset Managers, HSBC
    Birgitta Wolff, President, Goethe University Frankfurt
    What I learned in Witten is that university means more than just a cake to be shared out and be done with it – you need to go on baking cakes. In other words: a joint and ongoing effort.
    Birgitta Wolff, Präsidentin der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main

    Students at Witten/Herdecke University organize their financial contributions to the tuition fees themselves. In 1995 students designed the Income Share Agreement (ISA) and set up the StudierendenGesellschaft (SG) in order to enable students to study regardless of their financial background.


    Information & Application

    This study programme requires German language skills (B2 CEFR).
    Find out more about the study programme:

    Your contact for the application process
    Christiane Weber
    Your contact for the application process

    Christiane Weber

    Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft

    Academic course convener
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Erik Strauß
    Academic course convener

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.
    Erik Strauß

    Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft (Department für Management und Unternehmertum)
    Dr. Werner Jackstädt-Stiftungslehrstuhl für Controlling und Unternehmenssteuerung

    Academic course convener
    Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hendrik Wilhelm
    Academic course convener

    Univ.-Prof. Dr.
    Hendrik Wilhelm

    Fakultät für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft
    Studiengangsverantwortung Management (B. Sc.)

    Die Universität Witten/Herdecke ist durch das NRW-Wissenschaftsministerium staatlich anerkannt und wird – sowohl als Institution wie auch für ihre einzelnen Studiengänge – regelmäßig akkreditiert durch: