Depending on the amount of time required for participation in a module, credit points are given according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The amount of time required is given in semester hours per week (SWS). One ECTS point corresponds to approximately 30 SWS. For this reason, the Paderborn University offers two types of courses in the field of economics, one with 5 ECTS and one with 10 ECTS points.
The bachelor's degree at the Paderborn University usually requires 180 ECTS points. Accordingly, an average of 30 ECTS points per semester is to be chosen. In the faculty of business administration and economics it is generally possible to take courses with a maximum total of 45 ECTS points per semester.