Bachelor of Arts (als Joint Bachelor of Arts in den Fächern X und Y); tuition language: German

The following English language content is for information purposes only. The legally binding content can be found on the corresponding German website.


The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y allows to combine two different subjects/components.

The component Wirtschaftswissenschaftenconfronts students with the Fundamentals of Business Administration and Economics. A specialisation in, expansion of, or a specialisation going beyond these fundamentals is not possible within the limited framework of a J.B.A. component. After completing the studies, which will most likely be oriented towards humanities or social sciences within the framework of the Joint Bachelor of Arts (see also the information under “Graduate Programmes” further down on this page), as humanities scholars, the students should be able to analyse economic processes and understand and influence internal processes.

Module Handbook (opens in new tab)

Study Regulation of Joint Bachelor of Arts in the Subjects X and Y

Semester Course and Examination Schedule

Course Catalogue

Department of Social and Historical Science

To enlarge / show pdf please click on the picture.
To enlarge / show pdf please click on the picture.

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the special form of Joint Bachelor of Arts in Subjects X and Y combines two different programmes, of which at least one must be chosen from the subject spectrum of the Department of History and Social Sciences.

As first subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology.

As second subject can be chosen:

Digital Philology; German Studies; History; Computer Science; Philosophy; Political Science; Sociology; Sports Science; Economics.

A disciplinary specialisation is only necessary within the framework of the Master of Arts.

To enlarge / show pdf please click on the picture.

Is the programme right for you? Find out!

Possible from (almost) everywhere:

Online Self-Assessment for selecting a course of study
Podcast “fuTUre students”
Kann ich MINT?

Come and see, touch and feel, meet and greet:

hobit: Hochschul- und Berufsinformationstage in Darmstadt (orientation event)
University visits, labs, internships, and more

Orientation after enrolment:

Orientation programme “navigatING”
(for the programmes B.Sc. Bauingenieurwesen, B.Sc. Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik; B.Sc. Maschinenbau – Sustainable Engineering; B.Sc. Umweltingenieurwissenschaften)

Perspectives on careers:

Career guidings with the #studentsofTUdarmstadt
TU Darmstadt Career Service

Semesters 6
Language German . Individual courses/modules may be offered in English. Please be aware that scientific literature is be read and edited in English or other foreign languages.
Start of studies Winter semester
Internship Optional career-oriented internship
Admission requirements Formal and language requirements for applicants with international qualifications;
Application Application deadlines and online application
Good to know
  • Cannot be combined with Computer Science J.B.A. or Sports Science J.B.A.
Costs and budget
einfachsTUdieren : Pre-Courses, getting started
Preparatory courses for international students
Minimum requirements by the end of the second semester
Study Abroad
Part-time studies
TU Darmstadt Career Service
Alumni careers

Related Bachelor's Degree Programmes

Wirtschaftsinformatik, B. Sc.

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technsiche Fachrichtung Bauingenieruwesen, B. Sc.

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, B. Sc.

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Maschinenbau, B. Sc.

Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen – technische Fachrichtung Materialwissenschaft, B.Sc.

Related Teaching Degree Programmes

Politik und Wirtschaft, Lehramt an Gymnasien

Master's Programmes

Please note that admission to the Master’s Degree programme may also depend on additional requirements. This particularly applies to non-consecutive courses of study (meaning with a Bachelor’s degree in a different area of focus or field of study than the desired Master’s degree programme) and to applicants of other universities. For further information and in cases of doubt, please contact the respective departmental advisor’s office.

Another particularity of the Business Studies (J.B.A.) component is that a transition into a consecutive Master's degree programme at Technical University of Darmstadt is only possible via the first component of the degree programme. It is thus strongly recommended to seek advice regarding a graduate study programme in due time.

Data and Discourse Studies, M.A.

As regards professional fields of activity, graduates of the Wirtschaftswissenschaften (J.B.A.) component will most likely not be able to compete with fully trained business administrators, economists or business engineers for the same jobs. This is due to the significantly smaller scope of business-related contents in comparison to the pure business administration or economics programmes. The Wirtschaftswissenschaften (J.B.A.) component is thus especially recommended for those who primarily consider themselves humanists or sociologists but would like to give themselves a special profile by obtaining fundamental business skills. Job opportunities can thus be found especially in areas where linguistic and communicative abilities are needed in companies, such as in public relations, marketing, fund raising, human resource management, in the field of technical documentation, etc. Potential employers are private companies, business consultants as well as banks or insurance companies.

In order to have a chance in large corporations or in middle-sized companies operating on an international level, relevant internships and international experience ideally gained during the study programme or as a trainee are practically inevitable. Fluent written and spoken English skills additionally increase the chances particularly when it comes to the international job market.

TU Darmstadt Career Service