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.
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/
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)
School: Business School
Semester fee: €160.40 (more)
Tuition fees for international students from non-EU countries: €1,500
Tuition fees for a second degree: €650
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.
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).
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.
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 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:
You can find the exact requirements for the program in the selection statutes, which are only available in German.
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.