Economics and Business Education

Area of specialisation B

This area of specialisation centres on the question of how economics topics and learning content can be successfully communicated to pupils through teaching. You will become acquainted with the German educational and vocational training system, in particular the dual system. However, you will primarily learn teaching methods, practice how to plan and structure lessons and critically reflect on classes held. To ensure you have as broad a base as possible in terms of content, you will also deal with other business administration topics (HR management, investment and finance).

Conditions: The courses in this module partly build on each other. You should have a fundamental interest in didactic (teaching and learning) as well as educational (instruction and training) questions.

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  • Fundamentals of Vocational and Business Education I (4 ECTS credits)
  • Fundamentals of Vocational and Business Education II (4 ECTS credits)
  • Didactics I (3 ECTS credits)
  • Introduction to Teaching (3 ECTS credits)
  • Business and Economics Didactics I (3 ECTS credits)
  • Civil Law (3 ECTS credits)
  • International Investment and Finance (5 ECTS credits)
  • Introduction to Personnel Management (5 ECTS credits)
  • Econometrics I (8 ECTS credits) or Personnel Economics + an educational science seminar (5+3 ECTS credits)

Advanced Economics

Economics courses in the areas of Marketing & Management, Accounting & Finance, Industrial & Labour Market Economy or Economy & State on the scale of at least 16 ECTS credits.

General education elective

Courses in the respective area of required electives on the scale of at least 16 ECTS credits. With regard to general education subjects, you may choose only one required elective from the following 13:

  • Politics
  • History
  • German
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • Russian
  • Computer Science/Information Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Sport

*Please also refer to the information provided on the required electives in the Economics and Business Education bachelor’s and master’s programmes.

*Please note: The number of places available for Economics and Business Education students to study sport is restricted. Before starting to study sport, interested candidates must successfully complete the aptitude test for admission to the sports programme.

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You must also attend a seminar which guides you towards your final paper (bachelor’s thesis) and forms a thematic unit with it. This can be an economics or business administration seminar.

Admission to the bachelor's thesis is conditional on evidence of a total of 90 ECTS credits from exams and coursework in the foundation programme and the area of specialisation as well as attending the bachelor seminar. The seminar and the bachelor's thesis form a thematic unit.

The time period allowed for writing the bachelor's thesis is four weeks.

The bachelor's thesis should not exceed 20 pages. 8 ECTS credits are awarded.