Public Management B.Sc.




Public Management


3 Years

Form of Study

Full Time




German with some English modules (Please check on the curriculum tab to see a module overview).


Darmstadt and Dieburg


Important dead-lines and Admission requirements




Program Description

Understanding how public administration and other non-profit organizations work, taking profound economic decisions, knowing how the interaction of national economy and other states work and managing teams in public administrations – does this sound interesting to you? Then studying the Bachelor in Public Management will be a good decision.  The degree programme prepares students for senior management positions in public administration or in the administrations of other organisations that are not or not primarily profit-oriented (non-profit). The focus is on questions of budget and accounting, investment and financing, organisation and management, personnel management and leadership, information management, the national economy with special consideration of the interaction of state, economy and society as well as relevant areas of law.

Program Structure

The curriculum of the program consists of mandatory and elective modules.

The mandatory modules will give you a strong foundation in core disciplines a well-versed manager has to master: economics, finance, management, accounting and foreign languages.

The elective modules will give you an opportunity to widen your knowledge by a number of specialisations. Students choose four out of eight majors to enrich your study experience by different perspectives:

  • Administrative Law
  • Sustainability
  • Economics and Scientific Research Methods
  • Information Management
  • Marketing
  • Logistics
  • Accounting and Tax
  • Controlling and Finance

Modules for International and Exchange Students

As an international student you can choose to study the full BSc. Public Management Program or spend one or two semesters as an exchange student with us. As an exchange student you can select different English-taught business modules from the BSc. Public Management Program or any other BSc program in the winter and the summer term. You can find an overview on our webpage under the individual study program.

Also, were offering intensive German modules (4 credits), semester-long German modules (2.5 credits) for all levels as well as I Interdisciplinary modules i.e. Engineering Ethics, Digital Emotions, European Identities are offered for all international students (2.5 credits) during the winter and summer semester.

We are looking forward to welcome you at h-da! For more information please consult our website and don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any questions you might have.

International Office

First Contact:

Mrs. Marina Zielke
Mrs. Ronja Schneider
International Office

Program Director

Prof. Dr. Friederike Edel

Communication Office: D21, 313


International Student Advisor

Prof. Dr. Monika Futschik

Communication Office: F01, 4.017