Bachelor's Program in Economic and Business Education

I decided to study in Mannheim because of the degree programs available and the university’s good reputation. I was impressed by the extensive and varied range of modules available in Economic and Business Education. A big advantage of the program is that you don’t have to know which career you want to pursue straight 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 level 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 / Private photo

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 B.Sc. Economic and Business Education / Private photo
  • 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: This program requires proof of proficiency in German on C1 level.
    A good level of English proficiency is recommended; no proof of language proficiency is required

    Program start: Fall semester (September)
    Academic Calendar

    School: Business School

    Semester fee: €190,30 (more)
    Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
    Tuition fees for a second degree: €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: 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 in 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 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.

  • 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

    We take the following criteria into account in our selection process:

    • 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,
    • proof of proficiency in German on C1 level.

    Selection statutes
    You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes, which are only available in German.

    Please note:

    Due to the current coronavirus crisis, the application deadline will be postponed. You can apply from July 6 to August 20. 
    Read more: Pages of the Admissions Office

    Normally, the following deadlines apply:
    You can apply from May 15 to July 15.


    Aptitude test
    Applicants are required to take an aptitude test, such as What shall I study? or the SIT orientation test, which are both only available in German. They must then submit proof that they have completed the test with their application.

    Career Counselling for Teachers
    Applicants are required to complete the online Career Counselling for Teachers, which is only available in German. They must then submit proof that they have completed this test with their application.

    Admission to an advanced semester
    If you want to apply for an advanced semester, please contact Ms. Dörr in the Admissions Office.


Tamara Leiß, M.Sc.

Tamara Leiß, M.Sc.

Student Counselling
University of Mannheim
Area Economic and Business Education
L 4, 1 – Room 001
68161 Mannheim
Consultation hour(s):
Thu 10 a.m.–noon (by appointment)
Admissions Office

Admissions Office

University of Mannheim
L 1, 1 – Room 157, 158
68161 Mannheim