Do you want to study business administration and gain additional qualifications and specializations in the field of engineering?

Do you want to develop trend-setting strategies and concepts with your know-how?

Are you looking for the challenge of responsibly implementing innovative projects together with engineers?

Then study business administration with technical orientation at the TU Ilmenau!

Short profile

Bachelor of Science
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Standard period of study
6 semester
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Basic internship
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Brief description

Our everyday life is significantly accompanied by modern technologies. We use our smartphone to write messages, take photos or surf the Internet. It has to be comfortable to hold, have a long battery life, but not cost too much at the same time.

Business administrators with technical know-how ensure that companies are able to optimize development and production processes in a cost- and customer-oriented manner. With their interface function between classical business administration and engineering know-how, they are specialists in great demand. On the one hand, they understand technical interrelationships and, on the other hand, they always take into account the economic efficiency of goods.

In the Business Administration with Technical Orientation program, you will complete a full business degree with a specialization in engineering. You will be trained in the basics of business management and accounting, be able to evaluate a company and market products. You know how to control digital ERP management systems and are able to control processes in the company in a cost-optimized and sustainable manner.

In the technical and scientific part of your studies, you will become familiar with industrial production. You will learn about different production processes and understand which materials are used to manufacture different products. You will be able to judge how functionality, quality and price of a product interact.

As a graduate:in business administration with a technical orientation, you are qualified to lead a company as CEO or CFO, to optimize processes and products in close cooperation with the research and development department, or to market them as a marketing manager. You are also in great demand in management consulting and auditing.

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Application with foreign certificates

Why Ilmenau?

The TU Ilmenau is internationally known for its excellent education in engineering and economics. The high practical relevance distinguishes the study of business administration with technical orientation. In addition to a sound theoretical foundation, you will also gain valuable practical insights into possible career fields. Thanks to the close networking of the Faculty of Business Administration and Media with numerous practical partners, you can make contact with potential employers in workshops and additional events.

In the clubs on campus such as Team Starcraft, SWING e.V. or the student consultancy sci e.V. you will apply your knowledge from your studies in numerous projects. You have the chance to develop a racing car for Formula Student Europe, implement projects with companies or work on case studies.

Through Ilmenau with Janine and Marcel

Study contents

Compulsory modules Business Administration (e.g. Accounting, Financing and Investment, Production Management, Technology Marketing, Corporate Management, Innovation Management)

28 %

Compulsory module Economics, Law and Business Informatics (e.g. Business Digitalisation, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Industrial Economics, Business Law)

16 %

Compulsory modules Mathematics and Statistics

11 %

Elective area of economics and law (e.g. international marketing, taxes, information management, ERP systems, media markets and digitalisation, media law)

14 %

Elective area engineering and natural sciences (e.g. physics, technical chemistry, presentation theory, production technology, measurement and sensor technology, automation technology, circuits for materials and products).

11 %

Soft skills, Studium generale and languages

6 %

Specialised internship and Bachelor's thesis

14 %
Detailed subject overview: Industrial Engineering and Managament (B.Sc.) (Module List)

Practice in studies

The basic intern ship is not provided. The specialist internship in the 6th semester comprises 8 weeks and can be completed in companies at home and abroad.

Fields of activity

  • Commercial tasks in interdisciplinary teams
  • Interface function in technology companies
  • Innovation management
  • Management consultancy
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Technical Distribution
  • Company Foundation
Michael Reichel (ari)
Studierende sitzen am TischTU Ilmenau/ari


Program coordinator

Dr. Jana Neuland

+49 3677 69-4377

Study organization

Heide Röseler

+49 3677 69-4054

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