Prof. Dr. Viola Deutscher

Prof. Dr. Viola Deutscher

University of Mannheim
Chair of Economic and Business Education – Competency Development and Training Quality
L 4, 1
2nd Floor – Room 203
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Thu, 2:00–3:00 p.m.

Viola Deutscher is Professor of Economic and Business Education at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim, where she holds the Chair of Economic and Business Education – Competence Development and Quality of Education. She studied economics at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt (Bachelor) and business education at the University of Paderborn (Master) and received her doctorate on questions of occupational competence diagnostics at the University of Paderborn with a research stay at the Learning Sciences Research Institute in Chicago. Afterwards, she worked as a research associate at the German Institute for Adult Education. Since 2016, she has been teaching and researching at the University of Mannheim on the following research topics:


  • Training quality
  • Training dropout
  • Learning in the workplace
  • Digital learning
  • Competence development and diagnostics
  • Teacher education


In 2021, a traineeship replacement service was provided for the performance of educational science and subject didactic tasks in teacher training in accordance with Baden-Württemberg state law at vocational schools.

Latest Publications

Deutscher, V. & Braunstein, A. (accepted). Measuring the Quality of Workplace Learning Environments –
A Qualitative Meta-Synthesis of Employee Questionnaires. Journal of Workplace Learning.