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Bachelor in Economic and Business Education

Succeed by studying business and educational science!

A solid education in the areas of business administration and educational science, intensive support and integrated practical experience – you can expect all of this and more of the bachelor’s program in Economic and Business Education.

Quick Facts


What our program in Economic and Business Education offers you


Developing a general understanding of national and company-related economic challenges, aspects of business law as well as business informatics is at the heart of the bachelor's program

Options for Individualization

Specialize in certain areas already in your bachelor’s studies. Our wide range of electives enables you to sharpen your profile.

Intensive Support

Team work and individual support of students through counseling, coaching sessions and tutorials create an excellent learning environment.

Practical Experience

Internships in schools as well as businesses, e.g. in the Human Resource department of a company, are an integral part of the program.

Many Career Opportunities

Start a career with your bachelor’s degree in the private sector or continue with the consecutive master’s program and go into the teaching profession at a vocational school? The choice is yours.


The optional semester abroad gives you the chance to gain international experience and develop your language skills. This chance to broaden your horizon is already possible during the bachelor’s program.

What our students think

My bachelor's Degree in Economic and Business Education has been a good entrance ticket into the world of work for me. The broad range of topics with the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest have prepared me well for business practice. The university helped me to quickly form bonds that have made my start into working life easier.

Johanna Schwert, Graduate Master in Economic and Business Education / Photo credit: Privat

After having graduated from high school, I was looking for a way to combine the studies of business administration and pedagogy and found the program in Economic and Business Education. I then informed myself online and at the Student Information Day of the University of Mannheim.

Asli Erarslan, Bachelor's student Economic and Business Education / Photo credit: Xenia Münsterkötter

My studies in Economic and Business Education at the University of Mannheim paved the way not only for my subsequent semester abroad, but also with regard to my career entry in the professional world. Due to the interdisciplinary focus of the Economic and Business Education program, each student receives the excellent opportunity to dig deeper into her or his personal interests. That is how I was able to discover my passion for multidisciplinary cooperation in innovation management. As innovation manager at KPMG, I could reinforce this passion and continue pursuing it as the current sole responsible person for the build-up and development of the innovation department at Simons & Simons in Germany.


Alkan Dogan, Graduate Bachelor Economic and Business Education / Photo credit: private

After studying business administration for two semesters at a different university, I realized that I wanted to more intensively learn about vocational and continuing education, business psychology and HR topics. Looking for a study program which could fulfill my needs, my former German teacher told me about her studies in Economic and Business Education at the University of Mannheim and the many possibilities the program offers. After an extensive research, I made the absolutely right decision to start studying here.

Marc Osswald, Bachelor's student Economic and Business Education / Photo credit: Xenia Münsterkötter


  • Your Profile

    Besides your interest for economic and educational questions as well as in teaching and learning formats at companies and schools, you should bring along a high level of commitment, motivation and discipline. Further, you will require:

    You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes.

    A good grade average in your university entrance qualification, first working experience in the commercial or educational area as well as extracurricular activities will increase your chances of being accepted to the program.

    The ability to read, understand and work with scientific articles in English is assumed in the bachelor’s program. In case you want to refresh your knowledge of the English language starting with your first semester, we recommend the language course offerings of the University of Mannheim.

    Math? No, no! If you react to math in a similar way, we recommend participating in the Refresher Course in Mathematics of the Department of Economics at the beginning of the fall semester, especially in order to be prepared for modules in economics. Important basics in math are indispensable, also for a successful completion of the Economic and Business Education program.

  • How to apply

    You can apply online  for the program between 15 May and 15 July. Enter your personal data and send us your application.

  • Your Admission

    You will receive an official letter of admission via in the first weeks of august. If the bachelor’s program in Economic and Business Education is your first choice, accept the offer in the online portal of Hochschulstart. Afterwards you will receive your admission along with all relevant information for your enrollment by mail or via the application portal of the University of Mannheim. You will further receive information on how your first days here in Mannheim will look like. After you have participated in the introductory events in the week prior to the start of the program, you will be able to create your course schedule and familiarize with the examination regulations.





Dr. Charlotte Köller

Dr. Charlotte Köller

Manager Study and Exam Affairs of the Economic and Business Education programs
University of Mannheim
Fakultät für Betriebswirtschaftslehre
L 4, 1 – Room 002 (EG)
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
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    Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I already have to chose an individualization when applying or beginning my Bachelor's program?

    No, in the fourth semester you have the chance to chose your individualization. 

  • Is it possible to enter a higher semester?

    Yes, entering a higher semester is possible in the Bachelor's as well as in the Master's program and can be realized in the fall/winter semester.

    Entering a higher semester is approval-free in the Bachelor's program. Entering a higher semester in the Master's program is restricted in admission. The selction criteria correspond to the criteria for the first master semester. Please note that the number of study places is limited in the higher semester of the Master's program. 



  • Can a commercial training be recognized?

    A commercial training can be recognized for the bachelor module “practical business studies” after enrollment. The request is to be made at the examination board for Economic and Business Education. A form can be found in Ilias under “forms”. 

    A completed instructor suitability test in commercial field can be recognized for the bachelor module “education management (I): professional training” after enrollment. The request is to be made at the examination board for Economic and Business Education. 

  • What are the examination regulations and why is it important to read them?

    In the examination regulations of your program your rights and duties regarding your studies are regulated. It is your “contract basis” for the study ath the University of Mannheim. Therfore please read your examination regulations carefully, best of all before starting your studies and take care of actualizations. You do not have to know your examination regulations by heart – but it is important that you have read them at least once and know the most important regulations. 

  • What is the orientation test and what happens if I do not pass?

    The orientation test serves as evidence that you were able to understand the content-related basics of Economics and Business Education and gained methodological tools and a systematic orientation necessary to continue your studies. It also helps to revise your study decision and correct possibly wrong decisions without big loss of time. The test is study-accompanying and requires the acquisition of 42 ECTS until the end of your second, but not later than the end of your third semester. We recommend you to sign up for the scheduled tests given in the study plan. 

    Please note that ECTS achieved in a third attempt do not count for the 42 ECTS necessary for the orientation test. If you have any questions regarding the orientation test or if you need help with your study planning do not hesitate to contact our study counselling. 

    In the case of not passing the orientation test you will lose your audit requirements due to failure to meet the deadline and will be exmatriculated. 

  • How many times can I retake a test?

    In the Bachelor's and Master's program of Economic and Business Education you have in general two attempts. 

    If you write a test for the first time it is your first attempt. If you do not pass this first attempt, you will be signed in automatically for the next possible repeat date. This is your first repeat date (second attempt). If you do not pass the second attempt you will be signed in automatically for the next possible repeat date. this is your second repeat date (third attempt). 

    In the Bachelor's program you are not allowed to have more than three second repeat dates (third attempt). 

    In the Master's program you are not allowed to have more than two second repeat dates (third attempts). 

  • What are the requirements for the admission to referendariat at vocational schools?

    To apply for a referendariat at vocational schools in Baden-Württemberg a master degree in Economic and Busniess Education is necessary. Additionally workplace internship in a extent of 42 weeks and 10 weeks of school internship are essential. This practical experience will be acquired during your Bachelors's and Master's program. 

    Informations about the requirements for the teaching practice at vocational schools in other federal states can be found on the respective homepages of the culture and education ministries. 



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