How is the study program structured?

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The bachelor's degree program "Business Education" lasts six semesters. The program imparts a broad basic knowledge: You will deal with economic problems on a company and state level as well as with topics from business law. In addition, you will deal with business education and business didactics topics.

The special feature of business education: Students deal with the conditions and development of economic competence and analyze and design learning environments in companies and vocational schools.

In addition, they also learn how to use individual instruments from the toolbox of science: In the courses on mathematics, statistics and research methods, you will acquire the ability to critically reflect on scientific studies.

Find your favorites from the extensive range of electives: The second teaching subject, including the associated subject didactics, completes your professional profile. You can choose between chemistry, German, English, French, mathematics, politics, physics, religion, Spanish and sports.

Working in a team as well as the media preparation and presentation of work results promote communicative and social competence. Lectures and seminars are supplemented by exercises, tutorials and working groups. This targeted supervision provides a favorable environment for you to expand and deepen your knowledge. The practical phases are a valuable and integral part of your studies.

With the successful completion of your Bachelor's thesis, you complete the Bachelor's program.

Study structure

In the field of economics you should take 2-4 modules per semester. You can change the order of the modules individually. Please note that

  • The focus modules have different participation requirements, which can be found in the module handbook.

Sample study plan with a minor in sport

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The bachelor's degree program includes modules in the educational and social sciences core program, in the economics specialization including business didactics, and in a second teaching subject. A total of 180 credits must be earned, of which 8 cp are for the pedagogical internship and 11 cp for the bachelor thesis.


a) As compulsory modules:

  • 3 in Business Administration (BWL I, II and III with 6 cp each).
  • 1 in Economics I (6 cp)
  • 2 in Accounting (Rewe I and II with 6 cp each)
  • 2 in Law (HG-Law and Law NF each 6 cp)
  • 1 in mathematics (6 cp)
  • 1 in statistics (6 cp)

as well as

  • 1 in didactics of economics (9 cp)


b) As compulsory elective modules

  • either VWL II or VWL III (6 cp)
  • 1 module from focus 1 (6cp)
  • 2 modules from focus 2-5 (12 cp)
  • 1 module from VWL II or III, Mathematics II, Statistics II, Information Science I, Introduction to Business Ethics, Business Psychology or Business Methods (6 cp)

Education and social science core curriculum.

  • Introduction to vocational and business education (4 cp)
  • Teaching, Learning, Instruction (6 cp)
  • Observation, counseling, and support in the educational field (6 cp)
  • Shaping and developing schools and educational institutions (6 cp)
  • Education in a social context (6 cp)
  • Practical school studies (8 cp)


Second subject

  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Protestant Religion
  • Catholic Religion
  • Politics and economics
  • Sports
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Business, labor and social law

Modules totaling 34 credits according to the respective second subject regulations. It is recommended to start with the second subject in the 3rd semester.

An educational practicum must be completed.

Assessment: 8 cp 

As a rule, you will look for an examiner for your Bachelor thesis at the beginning of the sixth semester. This examiner will give you a topic. The processing time is eight weeks and begins with the announcement of the topic.

The focus of the Bachelor's thesis can be on the subject area of economics including business didactics or the area of vocational and business education.