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English translation: BA (Hons) Business Administration

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German term or phrase:Diplom-Betriebswirt (FH)
English translation:BA (Hons) Business Administration
Entered by: Annegret Robinson
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02:01 Jun 18, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase: Diplom-Betriebswirt
Qualification from a Fachhochschule, Fachbereich Wirtschaft
Annegret Robinson
Local time: 19:51
BA (Hons) Business Administration
Explanation:
I am a Diplom-Betriebswirtin. I took a course which led to two degrees. Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) and BA(Hons) Business Administration. The difference between that and an MBA is the length of study. For an MBA you would have to study for five years at a university. We studied for 4 years at Fachhochschule - that's why we add (FH) to the qualification.

So the question is howm any years did the person study at where? Then you'll know whether it's a BA or MBA.

Selected response from:

Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:51
Grading comment
Thank you very much, very helpful answer. Annegret
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

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Summary of answers provided
naWell...xxxeurotransl
naBA (Hons) Business Administration
Gillian Searl
naMBAUschi (Ursula) Walke
naGraduate in business management
Mary Worby
naMBABarbara Schmidt-Runkel


  

Answers


3 mins
MBA


Explanation:
graduate of a business college or faculty, MBA


    Langenscheidt
Barbara Schmidt-Runkel
Local time: 19:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 22

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Dierk Seeburg: not a Master's since it's FH
2 hrs

Karin Walker: It is against the law (in Germany) to claim to have an MBA if you do not! You should only use this as an explanation.
5 hrs
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4 mins
Graduate in business management


Explanation:
The person would be a 'Graduate in business management', while the actual qualification would be a 'Degree in business management'

HTH


    oxford duden
Mary Worby
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 2770

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Gillian Searl: I agree
1 hr

Dierk Seeburg: graduate at what level of schooling?
2 hrs
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1 hr
MBA


Explanation:
only confirming metargement's answer.
MBA stands for
Master of Business Administration =
Diplom in Betriebswirtschaft. =
Diplom-Betriebswirt (depending on the context).
HTH




    Oxford Duden
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 04:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 492
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1 hr
BA (Hons) Business Administration


Explanation:
I am a Diplom-Betriebswirtin. I took a course which led to two degrees. Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) and BA(Hons) Business Administration. The difference between that and an MBA is the length of study. For an MBA you would have to study for five years at a university. We studied for 4 years at Fachhochschule - that's why we add (FH) to the qualification.

So the question is howm any years did the person study at where? Then you'll know whether it's a BA or MBA.



Gillian Searl
United Kingdom
Local time: 18:51
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 126
Grading comment
Thank you very much, very helpful answer. Annegret

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
Dierk Seeburg: best answer, knows from own experience
34 mins

DPS: Yes. But maybe you shouldn't translate; add a short explanation. These degrees are not identical, at best comparable!
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6 hrs
Well...


Explanation:
1. Leave the German title

2. Add an explanation in parentheses (eg, Bachelor's in Business Administration or simply "degree in Business Administration")

I agree: using MBA as a translation would be wrong: MBA is by now a fully recognised academic title in Germany (there are even German schools awarding MBAs), so any misappropriation of this title would reflect badly on your client.

xxxeurotransl
PRO pts in pair: 85
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