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Business Administration with a focus on Sustainability Management (B.Sc.)


Improving the world or business studies? You can do both!

It is clear that our way of doing business cannot continue. Melting polar ice caps, species extinction and polluted oceans are global threats that the world's governments have so far been unable to get under control. Recent youth studies clearly show that young people see environmental protection as one of the most urgent problems of our time. Globally active companies are now also recognizing the need for action, not least here in the metropolitan region. From DAX-listed corporations to medium-sized companies, sustainability is the order of the day.
The degree programs in Business Administration with a focus on Sustainability Management combine  economic know-how with the skills that companies need to assume their ecological and social responsibility.

Career prospects

  • Sustainability manager in industrial and service companies
  • Sustainability and transformation consultant in consulting companies
  • Manager / consultant for sustainability reporting
  • Brand manager for sustainably positioned brands
  • Sustainability project manager for purchasing & Logistics
  • Company founder with sustainable business ideas
  • Expert in sustainability and social responsibility at public institutions or NGOs

and much more.


5 reasons for the degree programs

Professional expertise: The degree programs are taught by experienced lecturers with extensive expertise  in the field of sustainability management and related subjects, not least through their own research projects and cooperation with companies.

Practical orientation: The Sustainability Management degree course is characterized by a close link between theory and practice, so that students gain an insight into the working world during their studies through projects, case studies and internships.

Interdisciplinary orientation: The Sustainability Management degree programs attaches great importance to interdisciplinary work and offers students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge in various fields such as environmental sciences, business administration and social sciences.

Career opportunities: Graduates of the Sustainability Management degree programs are well prepared for a career in sustainability and can work in various industries such as companies, NGOs or public authorities.

Internationality: The Ludwigshafen University of Business and Society attaches great importance to internationality and offers numerous opportunities for international experience such as exchange programs or internships abroad. This enables students to develop intercultural skills and expand their global network.


Fancy studying abroad?

Studying internationally - Ludwigshafen University of Applied Sciences has around 150 partner universities all over the world - in almost all EU countries, but also in the USA, Australia, Taiwan and Korea, for example. Stays abroad in the form of an internship or a semester abroad enable students to acquire a wide range of intercultural skills. Stays abroad as part of a degree course can be recognized for credit or can be voluntary as an additional semester.

Our Sustainability Management degree programs include an internship or semester abroad. An internship abroad or a semester at one of our many partner universities - these options are possible without extending the standard period of study.

Why choose Ludwigshafen as a place to study?

The city of Ludwigshafen is located in the middle of the metropolitan area Rhine-Neckar with over 135,000 companies, 800,000 employees and a gross value added of over 62 billion euros. Global companies such as BASF SE, SAP, Roche Diagnostics and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG are based here. Last but not least, a total of 21 universities with more than 82,000 students ensure a stimulating student life.

Contents & Procedure

The Sustainability Management course comprises seven semesters (3.5 years) and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. The first three semesters focus on business fundamentals and quantitative methods, as well as soft skills and ethical conduct. The fourth and fifth semesters then delve deeper into sustainability management: sustainable supply chains, sustainable finance, resource management and sustainability controlling are then part of the course. In the sixth semester, students can choose to complete a company internship in Germany or abroad or a semester abroad. Before they write their thesis in the seventh semester, alongside project work in the area of  ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance).

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Application & Admission

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