Berlin School of Economics & Law


The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in Germany offering courses in private and public sector business administration and economics. BSEL has long established a profile as a leading business school that emphasises the link between management theory and practice. The Berlin Professional School at the BSEL offers advanced training programmes in management. Focused MBA tracks ensure we have the right option for your own individual career path. Our expertise is based on 20 years of experience as the pioneering MBA provider in Germany. Since 1992 more than 1600 MBA students have successfully graduated from the BSEL.

The BSEL is one of the largest Universities of Applied Sciences in the city. It can leverage over 30 years of expertise and experience from both former Universities, each widely recognised as expert in their own fields. In the course of the merger, the specialised disciplines within the individual Universities have been strengthened and expanded. While the programmes at the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) and University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Law (FHVR) were already prominent in their field in Berlin, throughout Germany and, in many cases, internationally, the Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) aims to further evolve and promote these competences.

The University has an academic staff of approximately 170 professors and 500 lecturers, plus nearly 270 research and administrative personnel, committed to realising these goals.

Expanded Spectrum of Subjects

The BSEL now comprises three Central Institutes and five Faculties offering courses in private and public sector business administration, economics and administration, as well as law and security management. The sector-specific, interdisciplinary or sector-oriented programmes cover the fields of Business Administration and Economics, Public Administration, Engineering, and Law. With over 7800 students and around 1200 graduates each year, the BSEL (in German: HWR Berlin) is set to become a leading tertiary-level institution dedicated to private and public management.

Combining applied business expertise, administrative competences and security management knowledge in the University courses and inputting the experience from a set of company-linked study programmes creates a discourse that far transcends the borders of the individual subject. The tangible synergy effects in teaching and research are being systematically harnessed to benefit both of these areas.

Building on the quality benchmarks already implemented at the BSE and FHVR Berlin, the BSEL is committed to continual quality management and quality assurance in teaching and research. In this process, the findings from the regular evaluations of programmes and participations in external surveys provide a significant impetus in the University's further development.


The Berlin School of Economics and Law (BSEL) has a clear focus on strongly promoting a range of applied research. The BSEL's five Faculties and six Institutes have initiated applied research projects in business, economics and social sciences, administration, engineering and law. The University's commitment to an interdisciplinary approach concretely supports cross-departmental cooperation in the development of joint research goals. In addition, the University further fosters research in it own dedicated programme for internal research funding and management.

International Approach

The BSEL is characterised and shaped by its international approach. In this, it follows the tradition of internationalism at the Berlin School of Economics (BSE) and the University of Applied Sciences for Administration and Law (FHVR), which were both well advanced in the introduction of international Bachelor and Master degrees. Moreover, the BSE and FHVR had broadly implemented the guidelines detailed in the Bologna Process on both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels, and similarly introduced and applied the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and the Diploma Supplement. In this process, nearly all programmes at the BSEL have now been transferred into the Bachelor and Master structure. In addition, the majority of programmes have been quality controlled and are accredited by a German agency. In this way, the BSEL is making an active contribution to establishing a higher education area within Europe.

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Institute of Management Berlin


Berlin School of Economics and Law IMB Institute of Management Berlin

Address Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin, DE
Phone +49 30 308771262