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Bachelor's Program in Economic and Business Education

Felix Haas hat seine braunen Haare zu einem Zopf gebunden. Er trägt einen bordeauxroten Pullover und eine Brille.

Even before I completed my Abitur, I knew that I wanted to study at the University of Mannheim. The reasons for this were, among others, the outstanding reputation and the excellent accreditation of the Business School. Since I graduated from a school focusing on economic issues, I was interested in Business Administration and Economics from an early age. And I could definitely imagine teaching these subjects myself one day. One advantage of studying Economic and Business Education was that I didn't have to decide whether I wanted to teach at a vocational school or work in the private sector after graduation. What is more, as a student, you are very well supported by the departmental student committee, for example. Especially, when you have questions about your career prospects or problems, you'll always find a helpful contact person there.

Felix Haas, student of the bachelor’s program in Economic and Business Education / Credit: Katharina Schantz

In August 2014, I became a headhunter at KPMG in Frankfurt. Now, I work as a Personnel Officer there and advise the consulting teams on HR matters. The interdisciplinary focus of the Economic and Business Education program really helped me when I started work. I attended lectures in Business Administration, and Teaching/Psychology, and chose German Studies as my elective course. This broad subject combination is often useful in my role today.

Patricia Sergi, graduate of the bachelor's program in Economic and Business Education / Credit: Patricia Sergi
  • Program facts and information

    Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

    Standard period of study: 6 semesters (= 3 years)

    ECTS credits: at least 180

    Language of instruction: German, some courses are taught in English

    Language requirements: A good level of English proficiency is recommended; no proof of language proficiency is required.
    If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate), you must prove German language proficiency at C1 level.

    Program start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic calendar

    School: Business School

    Semester fee: EUR 204.30 (more information)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: EUR 1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: EUR 650

  • Program overview

    Developing a general understanding of the subject material is at the heart of the bachelor's program. This includes looking at national and company-related economic problems, and aspects of business law, economic law, and business informatics. Within this context, students address the following questions, among others: In which circumstances do pupils learn about the economy? What is the best way to design a learning environment for a business or a secondary school with a commercial focus?

    In courses on math, statistics, and research methods, you will learn how to carry out and evaluate scientific studies. The program includes two internships, one at a company and one at a school. You can also choose from an extensive range of elective courses in a variety of subjects, such as English, Mathematics, and Political Science.

  • Why study Economic and Business Education at the University of Mannheim?

    Economic and Social Sciences at the University of Mannheim repeatedly do well in rankings (take a look for yourself here). The bachelor's program in Economic and Business Education is taught at the Business School, which has been accredited by three international accreditation agencies: AACSB International (The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business), EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) and AMBA (Association of MBAs).

    There are also a large number of exercise courses, tutorials, research groups, and coaching sessions that accompany the lectures and seminars. Small groups mean that learning and working styles are team-oriented.

  • Career opportunities

    With a degree in Economic and Business Education, graduates can work at a school. This is, however, not the only option open to them. They can, for example, teach at a company or work in education management. Graduates can also go into educational counseling, human resources management or development, and business development.

    Completion of the bachelor’s program also enables students to pursue a master’s degree in Economic and Business Education or a similar degree. Upon completion of the master’s program and a subsequent Referendariat, graduates can move into the school sector and teach at a vocational school.

  • Required interests and skills

    Students of Economic and Business Education should

    • be interested in working on questions related to economics and teaching,
    • be capable of critical thinking and working,
    • be interested in teaching and learning formats at companies and schools,
    • enjoy working with academic literature,
    • have good knowledge of math and English.
  • Program structure

    Module catalog
    The module catalog (see sub-item “Program structure / content”) gives you an overview of the courses and their content.

    Studying abroad
    The International Office and the Business School can advise you on planning a semester abroad. A period of study abroad is not mandatory for students of this program, and usually extends the duration of your studies.

    Students of the bachelor's program in Economic and Business Education must complete two internships – one at a school and one at a company. The internship at a school lasts for two weeks and is completed at a secondary school with a commercial focus in Baden-Württemberg. Students complete this internship between the fifth and sixth semesters.

    The internship at a company can, for example, be done in a human resources department. It lasts for eight weeks and is completed between the fourth and fifth semesters.

    The program includes seminars that prepare students for their internships and offer them support. Further advice on the internships at a company and a school is available.

    Sample course schedule
    This is how your course schedule for the first semester could look like.

  • Continuing Education

    Certificate programs
    Strengthen your potential, deepen your knowledge, find solutions for challenges we will face tomorrow – there are many good reasons to think outside the box, get to know and try out new things even during your studies.

    At the University of Mannheim, you can do this in the “Studium Oecologicum” which focuses on sustainability. In our certificate program, you will acquire interdisciplinary expert knowledge which can help you to act ethically and to make holistic decisions.

    Continuing education services in academics

    Language courses
    Making language learning easier: No matter if you want to learn Japanese, Hebrew, Spanish or Norwegian, take the Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE), The European Language Certificates (telc) or the TOEFL test – each semester, the University of Mannheim offers language courses and language certificates in more than 16 languages for students and non-university members, online and on campus!

    Language courses at the University of Mannheim

    Studium Generale
    Are you interested in IT or communication trainings or theater, music, or drawing courses? Studium Generale has a vast range of courses available to all.

    Current Studium Generale program

  • Further study

    The following degree program is partly or fully available in English:

    Mannheim Master in Management (M.Sc.)

    The following degree program is (mainly) taught in German:

    Master’s program in Economic and Business Education (M.Sc.)

  • Application and selection

    At the University of Mannheim, a traditional numerus clausus (within the meaning of a minimum grade required for admission) does not exist. In our selection process, we take numerous criteria into account. For more details, please check the selection statutes (see below). Be bold! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need advice. We are looking forward to receiving your application!

    In our selection process for the Bachelor's Program in Economic and Business Education, we take the following criteria into account:

    • the grade average achieved in your university entrance qualification,
    • work experience in a business, or as a teacher,
    • extracurricular activities which are relevant to your application.

    German language proficiency
    If you are not a German citizen or do not have a German university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent school leaving certificate), you must prove German language proficiency at C1 level.

    Selection statutes
    Under “Application and selection” we have compiled the most important selection criteria of the program for you. For more detailed explanations of the selection process and the legally binding requirements of the degree program, please refer to the selection statutes.

    If the program of study is currently not selective, you will receive a study place if you fulfill all admission requirements and apply in due time and form.


    • The application deadline for our bachelor's programs for the fall semesters starts on 1 June and ends on 15 July.


Clara Vonhof, M.Sc.

Clara Vonhof, M.Sc.

Program Management Bachelor and 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
Admissions Office

Admissions Office

Isabella Heppting, M.A.

Isabella Heppting, M.A.

Manager Study and Exam Affairs of the Economic and Business Education programs
University of Mannheim
L 9, 7
3rd floor – Room 302
68161 Mannheim

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