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Business and Human Resource Education (BA)

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 (BA)
Degree: Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Standard period of study: 6 semesters
Start: Every winter and summer semester
Language of the programme: German

Admission:

  • 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 Services)

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 primarily prepares students for a job as teachers at vocational schools. Students with the professional goal of becoming "Teachers at vocational schools" have to follow the Master's programme in Business and Human Resource Education after their Bachelor's degree and can then enter the German school system ("Referendariat").

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.

Please note, that the second subjects are offered by other faculties of the University of Göttingen. Some faculties have limited the number of places in these subjects that can be taken by students of Business and Human Resource Education. These include sport (15), politics (7), and informatics (15). In all other subjects there are no restrictions. The Faculty of Business and Economics offers a total of 79 places in the Bachelor's Programme in Business and Human Resource Education.

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

After the bachelor's degree, business education specialists work in the field of human resources management, for example in the fields of in-company training and further training, personnel and further training management and in the education administration of chambers and associations.

The degree "Bachelor of Arts (BA)" also qualifies students with corresponding performance to continue on with the Master's programme in Business and Human Resource Education (MEd). 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.