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Business and Human Resource Education (B.A.)

Business and Human Resource Education combines economic content with questions regarding education policy, organisation and didactic methods. These apply to vocational training and further education in schools as well as on the company and inter-company level. German, English, French, Spanish, Mathematics, Computer Science, Sports, Protestant Religion or Political Science can be selected as a second subject. Following further studies at the master's level, you will, for example, be able to work as a teacher in vocational schools.

Subject: Business and Human Resource Education (B.A)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start: Every winter and summer semester
Language of the programme: German

Admission to the summer semester 2018:

  • 1st subject semester: limited admission (application to the University)
  • 2nd to 6th subject semester: limited admission (application to the University)
  • International applicants (non-EU): limited admission (application to International Student Office)

Please note: You select your second subject after your admission to this study programme. For some subjects places are limited.

This interdisciplinary programme in Business and Human Resource Education links economic and business education modules with electives from a second subject to form an overall profile that qualifies graduates for several related fields of practice that are related in content but differ in regards to institution and organization. In education science with didactics in business (business education), students deal with educational, organizational and didactic and methodological issues related to vocational education and training in the academic, corporate and operational context. Special emphasis is placed on the commercial and administrative sector and the treatment of research methodology issues. Another important topic is "Learning Across the Lifespan" (Lifelong Learning).

The standard period of study is six semesters (three years). 180 credits are required to successfully complete the programme. The programme includes studies in the economic sciences (96 credits), a second teaching subject (36 credits) as well as business and human resource education (36 credits). Studies end with the completion of the bachelor's thesis (12 credits). One of the following teaching subjects may be selected as the second subject of study: German, English, Protestant Religion, French, Computer Science, Mathematics, Spanish, Sports and Political Science.

The Bachelor's programme in Business and Human Resource Education is divided into a first section of studies (1st and 2nd semesters) and a second section of studies (3rd to 6th semester).

In the first section of studies students acquire knowledge of the basic issues and solutions of the economic sciences as well as several important neighbouring disciplines. In addition to knowledge in business and economics, students also acquire special knowledge in dealing with information and communication systems as well as in relevant mathematical and statistical methods. Students will also begin with their first module in the second teaching subject.

The second section of studies completes basic education in the economic sciences and deepens general economic-scientific knowledge. Knowledge in the second teaching subject is also deepened in this section. Furthermore students have to do an internship in a vocational school.

The Bachelor's programme in Business and Human Resource Education has restricted admission. Application and enrolment is possible every summer and winter semester.

What we expect from you:

  • Motivation and determination
  • Interest in business and macroeconomic issues
  • Analytical skills and an interest and ability to deal with mathematical representations
  • Good knowledge of the German language, good knowledge of the English language recommended
  • Pleasure in conveying knowledge to others

In the Bachelor's programme in Business and Human Resource Education, occupational qualifications are conveyed that predominantly pertain to occupational fields in the areas of business and education in the educational system. Graduates will find occupational possibilities especially in the areas of personnel management, for example in the fields of operational activities and training, personnel and training management and administration of education in chambers and associations.

The degree "Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)" also qualifies students with corresponding performance to continue on with the Master's programme in Business and Human Resource Education (M.Ed.). Successful completion of the Master's programme in Business and Human Resource Education qualifies graduates to continue on with teaching preparation for being able to teach at vocational schools.