The subject of Business Chemistry, Bachelor of Science, at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) is a restricted-admission course. Applications for a study place are made through an online application portal directly to the Hochschulstart Foundation using the dialogue-oriented service procedure.

This seven-semester course is offered by the Economics and Mathematics and Natural Sciences Faculties at HHU and can only be started in a winter semester.

The subject of business chemistry is a combination of the experimental science of chemistry and economics. The Bachelor's degree in Business Chemistry leads to a first professional qualification in 7 semesters. Here chemical competence and business knowledge are acquired.Graduates are able to work on scientific questions under commercial conditions. Typical occupational fields are in chemical-related industries.
The interdisciplinary training conveys the basics of chemistry and business and economics in theory and practice in training modules that are interlinked from the first semester onwards. Elective modules in chemistry and economics make it possible to specialize depending on personal inclinations.
All training locations can be reached on campus via short distances. The number of first-year students is limited by NC to z. Currently limited to 70 people. The manageable number of students guarantees good personal contact between students and teachers.


The application is made to the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. There is an internal university numerus clausus (NC) for the business chemistry course. The study of business chemistry does not require any special knowledge or preparatory internships. Interest in and enjoyment of chemical and economic issues are desired.

There are currently 70 study places available per year in business chemistry.


In order to take into account the international nature of professional practice in the chemical industry, there is an extensive, optional range of business language courses such as English, Spanish, French or Italian. In addition, the subjects involved are integrated into a dense, international network of partner universities with which exchange programs exist. The faculties have intensive contacts with business practice, which results in a wide range of internship opportunities and interesting guest lectures from major companies

The bachelor's degree in business chemistry is recognized at home and abroad as the first degree and opens up a variety of opportunities. Most of our graduates, however, opt for a master's degree in business chemistry or chemistry.

Due to their special qualifications, graduates in business chemistry are often employed in interface positions in chemical and pharmaceutical companies, but also in chemical trading and management consulting. There they can use their chemical expertise to make commercial decision-making processes particularly profitable.

Due to the growing functional specialization, e.g. in production and R&D controlling, graduates of business chemistry can also be deployed anywhere where, in addition to competent handling of controlling instruments, a scientific way of working is advantageous when planning and implementing projects.

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