This degree programme focuses on sustainable management and on teaching the necessary interdisciplinary skills for this. A foundation in organic agriculture and food management with the circular economy approach is an ideal starting point for studying sustainable business administration and business management.

The Management in Organic and Sustainability Business degree programme is based at the university’s Neumarkt location. The town of Neumarkt and the regional economy support the degree programme, and there are many links to companies and initiatives in the region, with Neumarkter Lammsbräu and Bionorica among our sponsors. The metropolitan region of Nuremberg as an organic city and the eco-model regions of Neumarkt as well as the districts of Nürnberger Land and Roth form an ideal location for the Management in Organic and Sustainability Business degree programme. We are very pleased that the regional economy and the town of Neumarkt are actively supporting us and working with us to make a success of the degree programme.

Bachelor of Arts
Program duration
7 Semester
Admission restrictions
Subject distribution
Special features

The Management in Organic and Sustainability Business bachelor’s degree programme offers interdisciplinary management training providing sustainability-oriented qualifications and competencies in business administration, natural sciences and technology for specialist and leadership tasks in the management of companies. This kind of dual and multiple qualification in the management of production, sales and services in the sector for ecologically and sustainably oriented companies is, and will continue to be, very much in demand if we are to be able to contribute competently to the challenges of our sustainability goals in the economy. No other degree programme offers these unique features to prospective business management graduates in this form.

Professors and lecturers bring a wide range of experience and networks from practice and industry to the degree programme. This enables students to benefit from the networks in the region and in corporate practice in the organic sector and beyond. The programme’s interdisciplinary and strongly sustainability-oriented profile means that students’ competences are also increasingly in demand beyond the organic sector.

Small groups and the limited number of students per semester mean that students can interact closely with each other and with their lecturers. Seminar-based lessons, case studies, internships and project work provide a practical and application-oriented framework for teaching. Lecturers and professors from different faculties with extensive professional experience ensure a broad, interdisciplinary range of courses combined with in-depth training.

Interesting numbers and statistics

130 students, new enrolments capped at 40 per semester.

Neumarkt location
Admission semester
Winter semester
Beginning in the summer semester is only possible for transfer students starting at a higher semester (application period: 15 Nov - 15 Jan)
Application period
For the winter semester: 02.05.2024 to 15.08.2024
Dual system options
Dual Management in Organic and Sustainability Business
Business administration
Prospective degree programs
Business Administration (M.A.)

More information

Detailed information about the curriculum of this programme is available in German. Switch the language toggle in the upper right corner.

More information

For more information on jobs and career prospects for graduates of this programme, visit our German pages by switching the language toggle in the upper right corner.

For the bachelor’s programme, there are formal requirements that you must fulfil in order to be able to start the degree programme. There are also a number of personal requirements that you should meet.

Formal requirements

Overview of all recognized language proficiency documentation (pdf in German)

  • Required language certificates:

    Instruction in this degree programme is conducted in German. Applicants who are native speakers of a language other than German, who do not have bachelor’s degree from a German educational institution, and who have not completed German-language vocational or professional training at secondary school must provide one of the following certificates as documentation of their German proficiency:

    • German language examination for the university admission of foreign applicants (DSH-Stufe 2)

    • TestDaF (“Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache” with an above-average score (minimally level 4 in all four examination components)
    • Telc German C1 University (“Telc Deutsch C1 Hochschule”)

Personal characteristics and skills

  • Interest in business management issues in a special sector aiming at sustainability
  • Interest in science and technology
  • Interest in sustainable development and environmental corporate responsibility

Common stumbling blocks

  • Business mathematics and statistics: Mathematical functions can be used to represent many business issues. For this reason, working with mathematical functions is one of the most important skills in a business studies degree programme.

  • Chemistry modules: The chemistry modules build strongly on each other, which is why it is essential to acquire a basic understanding in the first semesters.

How do my skills measure up against the program requirements? How do I prepare myself?

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Trial lectures

Attend our trial lectures in the Management in Organic and Sustainability Business degree programme. You can get a first impression of a lecture in this degree programme and experience the atmosphere at our university live.

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Faculty advisor

Would you like more detailed information about specific elements of the programme? Then the Faculty Advisor (Kathrina Gradl) is your next port of call. If you have any questions about the business administration part of the degree programme, please contact Prof. Jan Niessen, or Prof. Carolin Hauser for the natural sciences part.

For organizational questions, please contact Heide Schmid in the secretary’s office: heide.schmid(at)th-nuernberg(dot)de, +49 (0)911 5880 – 3156.