The vocational training as a bank clerk with subsequent employment was followed by the study of business education with a focus on business information technology and finance. The doctorate rer. pol. with the dissertation “Experiencing and Learning at the Workplace in Business Education” (2011) and subsequently the habilitation in the Department of Business Education with the cumulative habilitation thesis “Non-cognitive facets of problem solving and problem-solving competence in the field of office work” (2017) took place at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg. In September 2016, Andreas Rausch followed the call to the University of Mannheim, acceding the professorship for vocational and business education. Finally, in April 2017, he was appointed Professor of Economic and Business Education at the University of Mannheim. The chair of Economic and Business Education, Workplace Learning is part of the Area Economic and Business Education of the Faculty of Business Administration.
Work and Research Focus at the Chair
The chair of Business Education, Workplace Learning is the continuation of the former professorship for vocational and business education, which looks back upon a long history.
The professorship for vocational and business education was originally assigned to the educational sciences and was occupied from 1975 to 1988 by Barbara Hopf. After her tragic death, the professorship was occupied between 1989 and 1991 by Detlef Sembill, represented in 1992 by Holger Reinisch and directed from 1992 to 1994 by Hermann Ebner. Following temporary representations by Bernd O. Weitz and Sabine Matthäus, Sabine Matthäus occupied the professorship from 1997 until her retirement in 2016. During the parental leave of Andreas Rausch in autumn-winter semester 2017, the chair was thankfully represented by Doreen Holtsch.