Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)Industrial Management / Automobile Industry

The automotive industry and its suppliers are undergoing a major transformation in terms of sustainability and e-mobility. Seize your opportunity now and become a valuable expert in these areas! In the Bachelor’s study programme in Technical Business Administration/Automotive Industry, you will be optimally prepared for the new challenges ahead. Work in a team to develop innovative business management solutions and apply a host of clever approaches and new concepts to your future employer.

Apply as of 2 November!

Content Information

Companies such as Daimler, Porsche and suppliers such as Bosch or Mahle are in your direct vicinity. You benefit from our experienced lecturers and close contact with the companies. You can expect an exciting and practice-oriented course of study. Building on the foundation subjects, in-depth modules follow in the further course of study, consisting of both business management, technical and automotive-specific focal points.

Career Perspectives


The study programme prepares you for interface positions in companies in the automotive industry, their suppliers and other manufacturing companies. It is one of your strengths to analyse and solve complex issues from an economic point of view. This is of great value for the companies. Especially in this time of transformation, in which the linking of digitalisation and production has a major impact on economic conditions, experts like you are in great demand.

Your career prospects

Your interdisciplinary degree will open many doors for you! For example, as a buyer with knowledge of complex technical contexts, as a controller with an understanding of manufacturing costs, as a production manager who plans manufacturing processes and production facilities, and in many other areas

You will find other exciting positions in the areas of:

  • Marketing, Product Management, Technical Sales, Sales and After Sales, Key Account Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Project Management
  • Controlling and Corporate Management
Production manager who plans manufacturing processes and production facilities



After registering on the national application portal, you can apply via the Campusmanagement-System HEonline at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences.

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  1. Check the requirements
    Do you have a university entrance qualification (e.g. Abitur/Fachhochschulreife), a school leaving qualification from a country other than Germany or a vocational qualification? If you do, you have already fulfilled the first requirement for a successful application.

  2. Register on
    Please register on the national application portal to receive your Applicant ID.

  3. Register and apply on HEonline
    The next step is to register on Esslingen’s HEonline Campus Management System and apply for one or more degree programmes. When you have submitted your application on HEonline, you can also see it on hochschulstart and prioritise your choices.

  4. Upload your documents
    We need your documents and certificates so that we can process your application. Please upload them on the HEonline Campus Management System. We must have your documents by the application deadline at the latest.

  5. All done!
    You can check the status of your application at any time via HEonline. You should keep your login details in a safe place. Shortly after the application deadline, you will be able to see whether you have received an admission offer on HEonline and hochschulstart.


FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Which criteria are used to award the university places?

There are usually more applications than places available. This means that not all applications for degree programmes will be successful. The places available will be awarded in accordance with the result of the university’s own selection procedure.

We are unable to give details of any admission restrictions (numerus clausus, NC) in advance. The NC states the selection threshold and the waiting time in semesters (periods of 6 months) for the last student in the ranking who is admitted to the degree programme. This means the NC varies depending on the number of applicants, their selection thresholds/waiting times and the number of places available. Since this is different for each application phase, we are unfortunately unable to provide any information about the admission restrictions (NC).

Why do I apply to and to the university?

For some of the Bachelor degree programmes at Esslingen, the admission procedure for applications for the first regular semester is via the national application portal Hochschulstart and the “dialog-oriented service procedure - DoSV”, where you can apply for a maximum of 12 university places.

To process your application, the “Application/Admission” team needs all the documents required for the admission procedure at Esslingen. You can upload these online via Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system.

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Can I apply although I have not yet received my final certificate?

Yes. You can also apply even though you have not yet received your final certificate.

You can upload your university entrance qualification in Esslingen’s HEonline campus management system until the application deadline at the latest.


For whom is the study programme suitable?

Are you interested in economic areas such as Business Management, Manufacturing Systems and Automation, as well as Automotive Technology or Process Management? Do you enjoy working with others? Have organising and planning always been your thing? Do you want to develop innovative solutions and prove yourself with your fast approach? Then the study programme Technical Business Administration/Automotive Industry is definitely the right choice for you.

Students of the study programme Technical Business Administration / Automotive Industry


In the degree programme Industrial Management/Automobile Industry, you will be optimally trained to help shape the automotive industry of tomorrow.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Dürr, Programme Coordination Industrial Management/Automobile Industry
Alumnus of the Technical Business Management program

What distinguishes usGood reasons for studying at Esslingen University

With its finger on the pulse

HS-Esslingen is located in the hot spot of the automotive industry. Benefit from the University’s close contacts to world market leaders.

Employer feedback

Graduates of the programme are considered highly trained and qualified for their future tasks.


The practical experience of the lecturers is your advantage: They know exactly what matters later in professional life.

Important soft skills

Project work, language courses and modern working methods prepare you for your future tasks.

Discover the world

Study one semester at one of the international partner universities or spend your internship semester abroad.

Shaping the future

During real-life projects, group work and laboratory exercises, you will think about, analyse and further develop future mobility and drive concepts.


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