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Business and Human Resource Education (BA)

Features

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 German 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 (in Germany).

Programme:
Business and Human Resource Education
Degree:
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Standard period of study:
6 semesters
Start:
Winter and summer semester
Language of the programme:
German
Admission:
restricted admission (application to the University)
Orientation events:
Orientation events are offered
Pre-course:
A pre-course is offered

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Details

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 sports (15 places in the winter semester and 10 places in the summer semester) and politics (3 places in the winter semester and 2 places in the summer semester). 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.

During the first week of the summer and winter semesters, you will be supervised by older students, the WiWi-O-Phase tutors. In addition to the first lectures, you will get to know important learning management and examination administration systems as well as examination and study regulations of the degree programmes. You will learn how to do your semester schedule and you can even talk to the professors of the faculty at the professors' breakfast. You will get to know each other at city rallies and pub evenings. Even before lectures begin, you can (voluntarily) take part in the maths pre-course (MVK), in which selected content from school mathematics is repeated and preparation is made for the mathematics module in the 1st semester. The student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics organizes the "social events programme" during the maths pre-course with pub nights as well as campus and city tours.

During the Corona pandemic, the students of the WiWi-O-Phase and the student council of the Faculty of Business and Economics organized digital or "hybrid" orientation weeks with a virtual tandem programme, digital games and get-to-know-you evenings, but also with meetings in small groups on campus as well as city and campus tours in small groups on site in Göttingen.

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 (in Germany).

Alternatively, you can also join the Master's programme in Business Education and Personnel Development (Degree: Master of Science). In particular, it prepares students for positions in personnel departments (personnel development) in companies and organizations.

Related and consecutive/graduate programmes


Structure

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. More detailed information about the structure of the bachelor's programme you will find on the according websites of the Faculty of Business and Economics.

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Second Subject

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

Admission

Start:
Winter and summer semester
1st subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)
2nd to 6th subject semester:
restricted admission (application to the University)

EU
Citizen from an EU country (including Germany and EEA) or holding a German university entrance qualification

Non-German citizens without a German educational qualification

Non-EU
Citizen from a non-EU country (or stateless person)


Impressions

Study Economics in Göttingen

Business Administration, Economics, Business and Human Resource Education, Business Information Systems und Economics in combination with a second subject - the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Göttingen offers a wide range of courses with five Bachelor's and twelve Master's programmes. In the film (in German), students from the faculty report on their everyday studies and tell why it is worth studying in Göttingen.

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Business and Human Resource Education in Göttingen

After his vocational training, Roman Köhler decided to study business and human resource education in Göttingen. In the video, he talks about why he decided to study and what his tips are for first-year students (in German).

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Business and Human Resource Education in Göttingen

"Just enjoy your first semester" - that's what Mirjam Sigg, who is currently studying for a master's degree in business and human resource education, advises all first-year students. She tells us in the video how she experienced her first semester and why she likes Göttingen so much as a student city (in German).

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Business and Human Resource Education in Göttingen

Lisa decided to study business and human resource education because she wanted to become a teacher but was also interested in business administration and economics. And Göttingen convinced her because "it's a very student-friendly city (in German).

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For prospective students

Dr. Robin Busse

Faculty of Business and Economics
Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5
DE-37073 Göttingen

Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 24474
E-Mail: robin.busse@uni-goettingen.de

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For enrolled students

Georg-August-Universität
Service Centre for Students
Faculty of Business and Economics

Platz der Göttinger Sieben 3
DE-37073 Göttingen

Oeconomicum, 1st Floor
Room: Oec 1.135

Phone: + 49 (0)551 39 28800
Fax: + 49 (0)551 39 9741

studienberatung@wiwi.uni-goettingen.de

www.service-center.wiwi.uni-goettingen.de