Key Facts

Academic degree: Bachelor of Arts

Duration: 3.5 years

ECTS: 210

Start: October

Fees: None

Teaching language: German

Campus location: Hof

Special entry requirements: None

General entry requirement

…2 Degrees - practical training and scientific study…

The need for qualified and performance-motivated professionals and executives is unwavering. Therefore, in today’s economy there is great demand for an academic education in which theory and practice are closely linked. This is particularly evident in a paper of the DIHK in May 2015, entitled "competent and practically oriented - Industry expectations for graduates". Degree programmes marked as “University Dual” combine an excellent university education with a great deal of professional practice (up to 50%). Students and companies benefit equally. Our particular strength is the Combined Study Course - a combination of chamber apprenticeship and study. We focus on the coordination between vocational school and university as well as the coordination with the numerous companies that participate in our program. This offer is complemented by the study in combination with practice (SMVP), which can be started with or without a previously completed apprenticeship.

A dedicated team of professors and lecturers provides basic and continued area-based education and practical solutions based on the most current professional practices. In addition to expertise, the key skills required in the aforementioned paper of the DIHK are supported. At least one business language is to be chosen as a foreign language. On request, a second language can be chosen.

The practical semester integrates both the apprenticeship study process, and the learning environment is transferred from the university to the company. The practical portion of the four and a half year Combined Study Course lasts more than 2 years in total. Therefore, upon graduation candidates are  "ready for the job" or have the opportunity  to undergo a dual master's program.

Following the practical semester, based on business knowledge, candidates select from the following specializations:

  • Controlling and Financial Management
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Human Resource Management and Organisation
  • Health Management
  • Tax and accounting
  • Business Formation

In cooperation with foreign partner universities, following successful completion of a semester abroad, the degree of the foreign university can be awarded.

Advantages of dual studies


  • 2 final certificates: practical training and academic studies
  • extensive opportunities for solving operational problems (projects and theses) in cooperation with the University
  • reduction of the overall time for apprenticeship and study from 6 to 4.5 years

  • starke Integration des Lernorts „Unternehmen“ in die Hochschulausbildung mit Umsetzung theoretischer Kenntnisse in der Praxis
  • strong integration of the "company" learning environment into the academic education by putting theoretical knowledge into practice
  • possible remuneration during studies

  • early selection, development and retention of qualified employees and strong competitive positioning of technically superior graduates
  • effective employment of students by the company
  • transfer without extensive post-graduate training

Practical experience meets academic expertise


Sebastian Kästner

Alumnus, Business Administration Dual (Combined Study Course)

Lamilux GmbH

"My completed Combined Study Course at the University of Applied Sciences Hof was the perfect combination of valuable practical experience and academic training at the University.

The combination of theory and practice created a valuable foundation for a smooth entry into the workforce after graduation."

Contact Person

Prof. Dr. Franz-Xaver Boos | University of Applied Science Hof

Prof. Dr. Franz-Xaver Boos

Program Head/Academic Advisor/Head of Board of Examiners

Business Department
Business Administration

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B211
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4030
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4030
E-Mail: franz-xaver.booshof-university.LÖ

 Holger Edelmann | University of Applied Science Hof

Holger Edelmann

Student Affairs Office
Administrative Assistant

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: A 115
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3223
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 3223
E-Mail: holger.edelmannhof-university.LÖ


 Claudia Bilski | University of Applied Science Hof

Claudia Bilski

Business Department

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 221
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4013
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4013
E-Mail: claudia.bilskihof-university.LÖ


Milena Korczyk

Contact for Adjunct Lecturers

Business Department
Office of the Department

Hochschule Hof
Alfons-Goppel-Platz 1
95028 Hof

Room: B 220
Phone +49 (0) 9281 / 409 4014
Fax: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 55 4014
E-Mail: milena.korczykhof-university.LÖ




Campus Hof

95028 Hof

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Kulmbacher Str. 76
95213 Münchberg

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Kulmbacher Straße 11
96317 Kronach

Fon: +49 (0) 9281 / 409 3000

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Wittelsbacher Str.41
95100 Selb
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