Master in Economic and Business Education

Start your career in vocational education or a business

Study at one of the top business schools in Germany. Besides gaining deep knowledge in business education and business administration, you will develop your social competences and academic working skills through a team-oriented learning and working environment and receive individual feedback.


At a glance

  • Length of study and program start: 4 semesters (full-time), fall semester (September); potentially also in spring semester in case of unclaimed spots
  • Language of Instruction: German, some courses are taught in English
  • Application: Between May 15 and July 15 via; in case of unclaimed spots an application is also possible from October 1 to November 15
  • 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: € 156.70 per semester, additional tuition fees for non EU/EEA applicants and for a second German degree
  • Program structure / content: Module catalog 2017, examination regulations
  • Program brochure:  Download

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

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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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Intensive support

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


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


What our alumni think

My master’s thesis enabled me to start my career in the Human Resources department of the Volvo Group in 2014. Today, I am responsible for supporting our managers of the Volvo Group Trucks branch in southern Germany and for advising our sales departments all over Germany on HR topics. My knowledge of both psychology and education as well as my specialization in Human Resources, a subfield of business administration, continue to be very valuable in my daily work. The methodological and social skills I gained during my studies were the key to my professional career.

Florian Kuczera, graduate of the master’s program in Economic and Business Education / Private photo

A big advantage of the program is that you don’t have to know which career you want to pursue right away. Depending on your skills and interests, the degree enables you to become a teacher, or to work in the private sector or in academia. I am currently a teacher with higher civil servant status at the largest secondary school with a commercial focus in the south of the Baden region.

Christian Köhn, Graduate of M.Sc. Economic and Business Education / Photo: private

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


  • Required interests and skills

    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 May 15 and July 15. 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.

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