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Business Mathematics, B.Sc.

Program overview

In the Business Mathematics bachelor’s study program, you learn how to find application-oriented mathematical solutions for problems in industry, business, and administration. The math component of the study program teaches you skills, theory, and methods in calculus, linear algebra, computer-oriented mathematics, numerical mathematics, and probability theory. Students also choose a focus of study from different mathematical specializations. Furthermore, students acquire business skills aside from the technical math component. In the business component, they study balancing and accounting, marketing and production management, investment and finance, and organization and innovation management. As a result, students gain an interdisciplinary education and understanding, preparing them to use math in fields of application in business.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Summer and winter semester
Admission Open admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

As for every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Business Mathematics program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications. You can more detailed information about the application and admission requirements

The Business Mathematics bachelor’s program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level. This is a prerequisite for admission. Knowledge of English is useful as some courses/modules are offered in English. However, it is not a condition for admission to studies.

Program structure

There is a proposed course schedule for the degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.


Study and examination regulations:

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Business Mathematics consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic. Modules often include various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the transfer system (MTS). In the MTS you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more. The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

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Internships

During their studies, all students are required to complete a non-university internship (work experience placement) lasting at least 140 hours. Additional details can be found in the study program’s internship regulations.

Stays abroad

The study program structure provides an opportunity for students to complete a stay abroad within the standard period of study. The Faculty has staff to assist you with selecting a university and putting together a schedule. You can obtain general information about stays abroad from the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad).

Acquired skills

The Business Mathematics bachelor’s program teaches students mathematical methods and skills as well as the ability to reduce economic problems to their mathematical form and to develop and realize approaches to solutions, particularly through the use of computers. Our graduates have skills and knowledge of the theory and methods in the fields of calculus, linear algebra, computer-oriented mathematics, numerical mathematics, and probability theory, and in their field of focus. Aside from specific technical mathematical knowledge, they have also been trained in the basic principles of business, including general business administration and organization, in external and internal accounting, and in innovation management.

After your studies

Graduates of the Business Mathematics bachelor’s program can choose to either continue and specialize their studies with a master's in mathematics or business mathematics or start working immediately. Career opportunities are available in industry, business, and administration, most often with a focus on data processing, such as in operations research, planning and logistics, consulting, insurance, and investment banking.

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs – Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board