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Master in Wirtschaftspädagogik

The Master's program in Economic and Business Education prepares future teachers for their work in vocational schools. You have opportunity to choose exactly the courses from our curriculum that match your individual career plans. The main teaching language is German, therefor the program is only partially suitable for international students.

The master program in business education offers the possibility to further facilitate the competence developed in the bachelor program. Numerous elective courses allow you to shape your study program according to your interest in the economic and pedagogical sciences.
Graduating in the master program enables you to become a teacher at the vocational schools in Baden-Württemberg. You can also pursue a business or academic career.
Responsibility and sustainable action are important pillars of economic and business education. Those principle are not only taught in theory but implemented into practice through mandatory internships in schools and businesses.

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Master in Economic and Business Education at a Glance

4 Semester

Duration of study program (full time),
yearly start in the fall semester
(semester times)


Language of instruction:

15 July

Application deadline for the fall semester 2023/2024
(including German high school graduates)


Partner universities offer the possibility to study abroad


Student initiatives
offer numerous possibilities to get involved in exciting projects

What our Students Think


My studies in business and economic education at the University of Mannheim gave me the necessary freedom in my career choice, allowing me to deepen my strengths and complement them with practical experience in both school and the finance and software industry. This increasingly solidified my career aspirations to become a teacher!

The university's reputation, the variety of initiatives, the opportunities to network with companies and the partnerships with universities around the world made the learning environment lively, interesting, and very special.

As a teacher today, I am very grateful for the theoretical knowledge I have acquired in the fields of business administration, psychology, pedagogy, sports on the one hand. On the other hand, the practical and intercultural experiences help me go beyond theory to support the young people as a motivator and contact person.

In my experience, the degree offers very good opportunities both in the private sector and in the teaching profession.

Christian, graduate of the Master's program in Economic and Business Education / Credit: privat
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The master’s degree in Economic and Business Education was a good stepping stone for me into the private sector. During my studies, I was able to benefit from the good interlinking of the educational and economic content, e.g. while working for BASF. The agile transformation of large companies not only requires systemic thinking, creativity and solid know-how in the theories and methods of adult education, but also a sound knowledge of economic relations. After graduating, I started out as an agile coach at a Mannheim start-up before venturing into the consulting world at Accenture shortly after.

Adam Bartwicki, graduate of the Master's program Economic and Business Education / Credit: Adam Bartwicki


  • 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:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Economic and Business Education or accepted equivalent business or economics related bachelor’s degree
    • At least 120 ECTS points which are equivalent to the study content of the bachelor’s program in Economic and Business Education of the University of Mannheim
    • Proof of knowledge of German language

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

    A good grade average in your bachelor’s degree will increase your chances of being accepted to the 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

    Within 4 to 6 weeks after the application deadline, you will receive notice on your admission via mail or e-mail. Your notification is then accessible via the online portal. Please log into the portal and check your status. In case of a successful application, you will find your official letter of admission online along with all relevant information for your enrollment. 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.

What comes next after you've graduated from the bachelor's program?

If you don't want to enter the job market right after graduating with a bachelor's degree, you can continue to specialize with a master's program and study the Mannheim Master in Management offered by our Business School. Or join the Gap Year Programm of the Area Accounting & Taxation or the Area Operations Management, a structured internship program in which you will complete multiple internships in different companies in only one year before continuing with a master's program. With a bachelor’s degree in business administration, your options are plenty!

Study Counseling

Do you have further questions about our Bachelor in Business Adminstration? Don't hesitate to book an individual study counselling or write us an E-mail.

Program Management

Clara Vonhof is offering is offering consultation on the following topics:

  • Interess in one of the study programs
  • planning study progress
  • electives

Management of Exam Affairs

Isabella Heppting is offering student on the following topics:

  • acknowledgement of prior performance
  • assessment withdrawal
  • procedural irregularity/cheating accusations
  • changing modules and electives