Bachelor dual Studies BWL - Sozialmanagement

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Your dual study program BWL - Sozialmanagement (B.A.)

Are you an organisational talent with a keen eye for business management details and feel at home in the social sector? Then the dual study programme in Business Administration with the focus on Social Management is just the thing for you. This degree programme prepares you for management positions in non-profit organisations by teaching you the basics of business administration as well as specific knowledge in law, medicine or psychology. In the dual study programme in Business Administration - Social Management, you will delve deep into the special issues of social management in order to be prepared for the unique challenges in social and healthcare institutions. Realise your vocation with the dual study programme in Business Administration - Social Management.

Depending on where you study, you will study in one of our two study models: dual study programme or dual myStudy programme.



Study Model


  • Classes on campus (dual studies) or

  • Voluntary courses on campus or virtually via livestream (dual myStudium)

Practice: 20 hours/week with a practice partner of your choice


Your degree programme lasts 6-7 semesters and has 180 Credit Points, depending on the study model.


Aachen, Augsburg, Berlin, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Bremen, Chemnitz*, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Erfurt, Essen, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, Mainz, Magdeburg, Mannheim, München, Münster, Nürnberg, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Stuttgart, Ulm, Virtueller Campus, Wuppertal, Würzburg

Depending on study model and study start


For this degree programme it is possible to start 4 times a year.

01.10.2024 01.01.2025 01.04.2025 01.07.2025 01.10.2025
You can apply up to 1 month before the start of your studies.

7 semesters


Degree: B.A.

System accredited. The IU is state-recognised and system-accredited by FIBAA. All degree programmes are individually accredited and therefore bear the seal of the Accreditation Council.

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Study Programs

Dual study programmes for the Bachelor BWL - Sozialmanagement

You can complete your Bachelor's degree in BWL with the focus on Sozialmanagement in one of our two study models, depending on the study location: The dual study programme or the dual myStudium. What doesn't change: You will spend 20 hours a week with a practice partner of your choice and gain important work experience. Find out more about the study models now!

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BWL - Sozialmanagement: Dual studies

Dual study programme model: Courses on campus + 20 hours/week with your practice partner.

Study locations: Augsburg, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Dresden, Düsseldorf, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Köln, Leipzig, Mainz, Mannheim, München, Nürnberg, Stuttgart, Ulm

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BWL - Sozialmanagement: Dual myStudium

Dual myStudium study model: Voluntary courses on campus or virtually via livestream + 20 hours/week with your practice partner.

Study locations: Aachen, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bonn, Braunschweig, Chemnitz*, Duisburg, Erfurt, Freiburg, Karslruhe, Kassel, Kiel, Lübeck, Magdeburg, Münster, Potsdam, Regensburg, Rostock, Virtueller Campus, Wuppertal, Würzburg

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Study Content

Contents of the dual study programme in BWL - Sozialmanagement

The dual study programme in Business Administration with the focus on Social Management optimally prepares you for management positions in social work. It not only teaches you finance and accounting, but also special legal aspects and basic medical knowledge for non-medical professionals. With the dual study programme in Business Administration - Social Management, you will become an expert in successfully managing social organisations.

You can find a detailed curriculum on the page of your chosen study model: BWL - Sozialmanagement dual studies programme or BWL - Sozialmanagement dual myStudium programme. A semester could look like this:

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Why you should study BWL - Sozialmanagement dual

Theory & Practice

Study, work and leisure - with us you can combine everything thanks to regular alternation between theory and practice. You always apply what you have learnt directly in the practical phases - this makes it much quicker and easier for you to understand course content.

15.000 Praxispartner

Anders als viele andere Hochschulen bringen wir Studierende und Unternehmen aufeinander abgestimmt zusammen – und das mit Erfolg: 2 von 3 Studierenden werden nach dem Abschluss von ihrem Praxispartner übernommen.

Private studies for 0€

Does studying privately sound expensive? At IU you pay €0 for your Dual Studies - because your practice partner pays your tuition fees.

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The dual degree programme in Business and Social Management offers you a lot of perspectives: It prepares you for responsible positions in welfare organisations, social services, associations or non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

After graduation, for example, you will work as: 


As a social manager, you ensure that the care and supervisory staff in social institutions can work smoothly. This ensures, among other things, that childcare is provided safely and that people in need of care receive a comprehensive level of care. At management level, you also support the processes through analyses and you help to plan the staff's deployment. In this way, organisations can be managed effectively.

Karrieremöglichkeit “Qualitätsmanager:in sozialer Organisationen”: Qualitätsmanagerin bespricht neue Ideen mit Mitarbeitern einer sozialen Einrichtung


Due to changing economic conditions, the issue of quality in social work is becoming increasingly important. As a Quality Manager, you restructure complex interrelationships in the social sector. You optimise processes and rules so that responsibilities and tasks can be better regulated. You also set goals to ensure the success and further development of social institutions.


As a social marketing manager, you focus on professional and meaningful marketing strategies and brand messages in the area of social economy. You make sure that both are aligned with the respective organisation and are perceived harmoniously and trustfully. To achieve this, you also work on web presences, press materials and corporate presences.

Awards, accreditations and certifications

IU Internationale Hochschule ist seit 1999 eine staatlich anerkannte HochschuleIU Internationale Hochschule ist vom Wissenschaftsrat akkreditiertIU Internationale Hochschule ist zugelassen für FernunterrichtIU Internationale Hochschule erhält beim StudyCheck-Award 2023 die Auszeichnung „Top Hochschule in Deutschland“