Bachelor of Arts: Business Administration, Automotive

Profile of the study program

The dual study program “Profile of Business Administration” is taught in cooperation with the Leibniz-Fachhochschule (University of Applied Sciences) Hanover. The graduates get the right qualifications for deployment in business management areas – e.g. Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Purchasing, Logistics.

At the beginning of the course of studies, the students already commit themselves to an individual specialist field. This specialist field is taught in various courses throughout the entire duration of studies. In addition to the basic course of studies, they thus gain specialist knowledge for their future profession right from the start. An elective subject in the 5th and 6th semester provides the opportunity for individual in-depth study (e.g. e-business, logistics, risk management).

At the same time, the students receive vocational training at KSM – it is an inherent part of the dual study program. After two years, the training is completed with a full IHK exam (exam of Chamber of Industry and Commerce).

During the entire study period of three years, theoretical training phases at the university alternate with practical training phases at KSM.

Study contents

The following contents are taught in the form of lectures, seminars and practical exercises:

  • Basic courses: 
    Propaedeutics, work methods, communication and Business English.
  • Business Administration:
    Value creation, accounting, controlling, marketing, human resources, financial management, corporate taxation and management.
  • Economics:
    Theoretical principles, finance and economic policy.
  • Law:
    German Civil Code (BGB), Public Commercial Law, labor and social law as well as commercial and corporate law.

Admission requirement

  • Training contract with KSM
  • General qualification for university entrance (Abitur), university of applied sciences entrance qualification or an educational background recognized as equivalent
  • Good knowledge of mathematics and English


Students of the study course “Business Administration” graduate with the internationally recognized degree Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). Graduates can join KSM directly and undertake responsible tasks right from the start. Numerous qualification measures allow the personal development to become a manager.

Contact person

Viktoria von Albedyll
Assistant to Manager HR,
Commercial Training / Work-Study Program

KSM Castings Group GmbH
Cheruskerring 38
31137 Hildesheim
Phone: +49 51 21 505 - 221
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