Admission to the Bachelor's degree program in Business Administration at OST requires one of the following formal educational qualifications:
Vocational Baccalaureate in Business and Services
Berufsmaturandinnen und Berufsmaturand Wirtschaft und Dienstleistung, type Wirtschaft (recommended) or type Dienstleistung (formerly gewerbliche Berufsmaturität) are entitled to study for a Bachelor's degree at the OST.
Other vocational baccalaureates, as well as Gymnasium Baccalaureate
In the case of a vocational baccalaureate of a different direction as well as a Gymnasium baccalaureate or a specialized baccalaureate, proof (work certificate) of at least 12 months of work experience in an occupation related to the field of study must be submitted.
Graduation from an HF college of higher education
HF diplomas in the field of business administration
With a HF degree from a recognized higher technical college in the field of business administration in accordance with the Vocational Training Act BBG, admission in the 1st semester is possible, provided that you can also prove at least 12 months of commercial professional experience (scope of employment 100%).
Direct entry into the main study program:
With the following HF degrees, direct entry into the main study program is possible by means of Passerelle (3rd semester full-time or 4th semester part-time). A total of up to 60 ECTS credits can be awarded
- Business Economist HF
- Banking HF
- Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management
- Hôtelier/ière-Restaurateur/trice HF
- Marketing Manager HF
- Tourism Specialist HF
- Technician HF Business Processes
- HF Insurance Manager
Non-specialized HF diplomas
In the case of non-specialized HF diplomas from a recognized higher vocational school in accordance with the Vocational Training Act (BBG), proof (confirmation of work) of at least 12 months of work experience in an occupation related to the field of study must be submitted.
A shortened study program is not possible for non-specialized HF diplomas.
For further information on the eligibility of Higher Technical College (HST) diplomas or an appointment for an individual consultation, please contact the study administration
University admission qualifications from EU countries
University admissions from EU countries are recognized in the same way as federal qualifications if proof of commercial work experience is provided. In addition, for prospective students with a foreign-language admission to a University of Applied Sciences, proof of sufficient German language skills at level C1 and English language skills at level B2 is mandatory. (English: e.g. First Certificate or Pearson Test of English Level 3.)
Other educational backgrounds
Graduates from other educational backgrounds may be accepted if they demonstrate equivalent academic and professional knowledge. The department management decides on the equivalence in individual cases. It may make admission conditional on proof of further academic achievement and/or professional experience.