Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Corporate Management & Economics | CME

Structure & content of the four-year Bachelor's degree program

Zeppelin Year

1st - 2nd Semester | to the extent of 60 ECTS-Credits

Interdisciplinary Module | Zeppelin Project

  • Disciplinary Perspectives

  • Methods Workshop I+II
  • Project Work in Groups

Introduction to Science

  • Philosophy of Science

  • Introduction to Academic Research

Foundation of Methods

  • Empirical Social Research

  • Statistics

Program Module CME

  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Business Accounting

Interdisciplinary Perspectives (3 out of 8)

  • Introduction to Issues in Communication
  • Introduction to Issues in Cultural Science
  • Cultural History
  • Polity, Politics, Policy
  • Public Administration
  • Fundamentals of law
  • Foundations of Sociology

Major Phase

3rd - 7th Semester

Mandatory Modules with a total of 82 ECTS credits


  • Business Mathematics
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Data Science


  • Controlling
  • Corporate Finance


  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics

Law of Economics Sciences

  • Civil Law
  • Commercial & Corporate Law

Professional Practice

  • Professional practice | Internship in Germany or Abroad
  • Professional practice | Set Up Own Business

Interdisciplinary Workshops

Compulsory Elective Modules worth 60 ECTS credits

Of which CME compulsory elective modules worth at least 42 ECTS credits and multidisciplinary compulsory elective modules from other ZU Bachelor's degree programs worth a maximum of 18 ECTS credits.

You also have the innovative opportunity, e.g. during a semester abroad, to deepen your knowledge of economics topics that we do not offer at ZU and to have these credited as a specialization in the compulsory elective area.

  • Personnel Managagement
  • Organization
  • Strategic Management
  • Marketing
  • External Accounting
  • Management of Innovation and Transformation
  • Family Business Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mobility
  • Tax and Fiscal Law
  • Market management law
  • Political & economic aspects of regulation
  • International Monetary Economics

  • Behavioral Business Ethics
  • Corporate Responsibility & Leadership
  • History of Economic Theory
  • Theory of the firm
  • Selected Topics Corporate Management & Economics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Political Economy
  • Specialization I - III

The Humboldt Year

6th -7th Semester | 2 main areas totaling 30 ECTS, one option has to be elected

Focus: Student Research

  • Research Project combined with additional lectures

Focus: Advanced Studies

  • Advanced Seminars combined with additional lectures

The Bachelor Phase

8th Semester | to the extent of 30 ECTS-Credits

Final Module

  • Bachelorthesis
  • Disputation

Two Internships (1 in Germany, 1 abroad) or an own start-up project to be completed during the course of study)

Bachelor phase
Bachelor phase

Program responsibility

Ghanem, Rima
Ghanem, Rima Dr
Program Director Corporate Management & Economics | CME
und General Management | GEMA
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1805
Room:FAB | 0.69
Häcker-Kruck, Isabell
Häcker-Kruck, Isabell Dr
Program Director Corporate Management & Economics | CME
und General Management | GEMA
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1207
Room:FAB 3 | 0.69
Peter, Franziska
Peter, Franziska Prof Dr
Academic Program Director | MA GEMA, MSc CME
Phone:+49 7541 6009-2231
Room:Semi 1.06
Time to decide

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