Management in Organic and Sustainability Business

The new Management in Organic and Sustainability Business degree programme offers an exciting combination of business, management, natural sciences, and technology and is therefore aligned to the goal of achieving social, economic, and ecological sustainability.

During the course of this degree programme, students will learn the fundamentals of business administration and will gain a basic understanding of chemistry and process engineering. With regard to natural sciences, students will learn the fundamentals of both biochemistry and food chemistry and will also receive an introduction to process engineering in relation to the production of other organic products, such as cosmetics and textiles. The business administration element covers topics ranging from management accounting and business taxes, right through to marketing and corporate governance. In addition, students will engage with topics such as organic farming, food safety, and food technology as well as with quality management, issues surrounding compatibility, and organic labelling.
As a result, students are equipped to competently fulfil international roles at the intersection of business and technology; a skill that is highly sought after on the labour market.



Degree:Bachelor of Arts
Program duration:7 semesters
Admission restrictions:

Numerus Clausus

Minimum GPAs for the previous semester (in German)

Language of instruction:German
Subject distribution:business administration (66.7%), natural sciences and technology (33.3%)
Special features:
  • New degree programme introduced during the 2016/2017 winter semester
  • The Management in Organic and Sustainability Business bachelor's degree programme offers interdisciplinary management training by means of which students can obtain the scientific, technical, and business administration qualifications required in order to perform specialist and management tasks within the scope of the management of companies in organic business or to further their academic careers by completing a master's degree programme, for example.
  • This dual qualification in the management of the production, processing, and sale of organic products is currently in high demand
  • We are the only university to offer a degree programme in this format.
  • The scientific and technical qualifications that will be obtained are aligned to the areas of organic business that produce products that will come into direct contact with the human body, particularly food and cosmetics, but also clothing. This is where the degree programme differs from agriculture, pure food technology, or process engineering-based degree programmes.
  • The Faculties of Business Administration and Applied Chemistry are responsible for this degree programme, in close cooperation with the city of Neumarkt.
Facts and figures:39 first-year students during the 2016/17 winter semester
Place of study:Neumarkt campus
Admission semester:Winter semester or summer semester
 Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 November – 15 January)
Application period:For the winter semester: 2 May - 31 July
Dual system options:Dual Management in Organic and Sustainability Business
Faculty:Business Administration
Follow-on degree programmes:Business Administration (M.A.)


Important Documents

Module catalogue


More Information

For more detailed information see the German page for the programme. There you'll also find information on prospective careers as well as tools and resources to assist you, if you are not sure if Management in Organic and Sustainability Business is the right degree programme for you.


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