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Master in Economic and Business Education

Start your career in vocational education or a business

Study Economic and Business Education at one of the top business schools in Germany. You have various opportunities to give your studies your own profile.  Besides gaining deep knowledge in business education and business administration, you will develop your social competences and academic working skills by team-oriented forms of learning and working as well as individually aimed feedback. 

The Master in Economic and Business Education prepares you for a teaching activity at a career-oriented school or a business high school. But is also an ideal base if you want to work in a company, for example in the human resources sector. 


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Information on the application process for this fall semester (start in september 2020) is available here

Quick facts about the master's program in Economic and Business Education

  • Length of study and program start: 4 semesters (full-time), fall semester (September); potentially also in spring semester in case of unclaimed spots
  • Academic calendar: find the dates for the upcomping semesters here
  • Language of Instruction: German, some courses are taught in English
  • Application: Between 15 May and 15 July via; in case of unclaimed spots an application is also possible from 1 October to 15 November. 
  • Admission requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Economic and Business Education or accredited business or economics related degree along with proof of knowledge equivalent to study content of the bachelor’s degree in Mannheim.
  • Selection criteria: Grade of your first degree (usually your bachelor’s degree)
  • Internationality: Semester abroad and transfer of credits earned abroad possible
  • Fees: you can find the semester fees and tuition fees here
  • Program structure / content: Module catalog 2017, examination regulations
  • Program brochure:  Download

What our Master’s Program in Economic and Business Education offers you

Deepening education

In the master's program, you will deepen the fundamental knowledge in economic and business education, business administration and your individual specialization acquired during your bachelor’s degree.

Individual study profile

No matter whether you aim for a career in Human Resource Management or as a teacher at a vocational school – specialize your degree according to your career goals. You can for example complement your degree with courses from the Mannheim Master in Management and the Department of Economics.

Practical experience

The integration of practice phases at schools is an integral part of the master’s program. Further internships in companies are a prerequisite for a career in teaching.


Many career opportunities

Whether in a school or a business – with the master’s degree, you can pursue a career either in the educational or private sector. At the end of the master’s program, the decision is up to you.


Intensive support

Team-oriented learning and working methods and individual support of students through counseling, coaching sessions and tutorials create an excellent learning environment.



Your studies don’t have to be limited to Mannheim. We are glad to support you in organizing a semester abroad.


What our students and alumni think about our master's program in Economic and Business Education

Wirtschaftspädagogik im Bachelor und Master an der Universität Mannheim zu studieren, hat mich nachhaltig auf meine Karriere als Beraterin bei projekt0708 GmbH vorbereitet. Sowohl von den Studieninhalten und der Kombination aus Pädagogik, Psychologie und BWL-Fächern als auch von der erlernten Methoden- und Präsentationskompetenz, kann ich in meinem heutigen Berufsalltag profitieren. In meiner Rolle als Beraterin unterstütze ich Unternehmen in der Transformation, Digitalisierung und Automatisierung von Personalprozessen mit zukunftsweisenden HR/IT-Strategien. Insbesondere die Spezialisierungsmöglichkeiten im Masterstudium haben mir den Berufsstart erleichtert.

Christina, graduate of the Master's program in Economic and Business Administration / Photo credit: Projekt0708 GmbH

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 / Photo credit: privat

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 / Photo credit: Adam Bartwicki

Becoming a teacher: an alumna of Economic & Business Education shares her experiences of her school training


  • 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.


Feel free to contact us on the following concerns and questions:

  • Information for applicants
  • Study schedule planning (e.g. for a semester abroad) 
  • Change of modules
  • Electives
  • Examination regulations
  • Individual counseling (examination law, maternity leave, flexible deadlines) 
  • Recognition of academic achievements
  • Important applications and forms are available on the learning platform Ilias. 

If you would like to schedule an online consultation appointment, simply register in our calendar.  

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Clara Vonhof, M.Sc.

Clara Vonhof, M.Sc.

Program Manager Bachelor & Master in Economic and Business Education
University of Mannheim
L 4, 1 – Room 001 (ground floor)
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Please note: Only online consultations are offered currently. Please make an appointment at
Isabella Heppting, M.A.

Isabella Heppting, M.A.

Manager Exam Affairs of the Economic and Business Education programs
You can contact me via e-mail, teams or make an online appointment
University of Mannheim
Office of the Examination Committees Business Administration and Business Education
L9, 7 – Room 302 (3rd floor)
68161 Mannheim
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