10 reasons to study Business Administration at BSP
1. Understanding companies
Economic success, cost awareness, sustainable business, innovative products, motivated employees and of course satisfied shareholders are just some of the goals that companies need to manage. Being in business is all about organising tasks, processes and operations so as to meet this range of goals as effectively as possible. The content of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is closely aligned to these demands on companies. The degree gives students a basic understanding of the economic and organisational interrelations of a company. The appeal of studying Business Administration lies in being able to better understand, and therefore control, the company as a system.
2. University for Management
The key point is visible in our logo: BSP Business School Berlin “Hochschule für Management” is a management institution. Teaching management skills is therefore a central component in all of our degree programmes. Students learn to develop strategies and design processes. They can organise tasks and procedures. They understand leadership structures, recognise motives and are capable of leading teams. Graduates of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration enter the business world and their own careers with a solid training in management.
3. Business is about dealing with figures – and people
A healthy company has a healthy balance sheet. But companies do not work like machines. Wherever people are working together, their individual abilities, interests and motives always interact. So people do not only act rationally. This makes working in a company fascinating and challenging in equal measure. The Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration therefore places particular emphasis on understanding people’s behaviour in organisations.
4. Analysing interrelations
Business Administration is more than just numbers – but without numbers, the subject would not exist. Prices, quantities, revenues, profits, spending, income, costs, returns, calculating investments or comparing balance sheets: these are all essential components of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. However, dealing with numbers during the course is not all about theory. All of these number-based modules also focus on understanding selected practical cases and analysing how various factors interrelate in concrete applications.
5. What counts most: practice, practice, practice
Theory and practice are not mutually exclusive. From the very first semester, students of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration learn from practice and through practice. Our professors bring their own practical experience into their teaching. A particular feature of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration are the practical projects distributed throughout the whole course. Practical projects focusing on “understanding markets”, “developing products” and “calculating benefits” draw on current issues from the business world and offer students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to concrete cases. Professional practice thus becomes an integral part of the degree. In the fifth semester all students complete a practice semester. They get to know the business world at close quarters while examining a jointly selected issue from the everyday practice of the company. This gives students the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge to concrete cases. Often the practice semester acts as an important springboard for their subsequent entry into a graduate job.
6. Competences for future business leaders
The Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is not about learning facts off by heart. It is far more important to teach skills that will later be required in everyday management situations. In the self-competence modules students learn to reflect on themselves, realistically assess their performance and deal with stress. To give students the capacity to react appropriately and flexibly, even in challenging situations, problem-solving modules are an integral part of the course. With modules on methodological competences, students are taught the foundations of scientific work. They collect information on selected topics and evaluate and interpret this information. Finally, social competences help students to demonstrate empathy when dealing with other people, to analyse communication situations and to resolve communication problems.
7. Business games and case studies
Is it better to raise prices or lower them? How will the expansion strategy be financed? Should quality or costs come first? The best way to learn entrepreneurial thinking is to be placed in real decision-making situations. Computer simulations, case studies and role plays are therefore an integral part of the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Students can analyse practically relevant business situations and test out possible courses of action. These experiments and simulations are fun to participate in, but they also prepare students for the concrete demands of the business world.
8. Soft skills training
Teamwork, conflict resolution, communication techniques – working in companies demands more than just theoretical knowledge. Every job offer details the expected soft skills alongside professional competences. A separate module is dedicated to intensive training in these skills.
9. Firmly integrated: Business English language course
In the Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration a Business English language course is firmly integrated into the teaching plan in the first semester. The language training is carried out in partnership with a leading European language school to ensure consistently high professional standards. Advanced level or just starting out? No problem – students on the language courses are placed according to their existing level.
10. Make contacts and kick-start a career
The Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration prepares students for a career in management. Students gain the competences required to make a successful start to their careers. The numerous practical degree components ensure that they can make a seamless transition from university to career. Our students do not experience a shock when entering the real business world. Corporate partnerships, practical partners and professors working in industry all help our students to make contacts for their entry into professional careers while they are still studying. The Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration is the first step towards a successful career in management.