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Business Education

Overview

Graduates of the master's degree program in Business Education are qualified to teach at business schools and to take various positions in business professions. Over many years, our graduates have shown to have excellent job prospects in a variety of interesting professional sectors such as Human Ressources, Accounting and Auditing, as well as Banking and Finance.

Teaching Language

Almost all courses of this Master's degree are taught in German.

Qualification profile

A number of interesting professional fields are open to graduates of the program. Carreer opportunities include teaching positions but also business professions. About 50% of all graduates of the Master's program in Business Education are employed in teaching at business schools, while the other half has chosen to pursue careers in business.

Professional fields

  • teaching at vocational middle or secondary schools (e.g. commercial academies),

  • adult education (e.g. as an instructor or trainer),

  • corporate in-house training and personnel development programs,

  • further education in the e-learning sector,

  • educational management and policy-making

  • consulting professions (e.g. tax consultancy, business consultancy)

Subjects and course contents in the Master's Program Business Education

Didactics in economic subjects: Planning, conducting and evaluation of teaching and learning processes

Education theory: Different approaches to education theory

Electives: Students can choose from different electives according to individual interests and strengths.

Teaching internship: The Master's degree program in Business Education includes a teaching internship at a vocational middle or secondary school. The internship is part of the fourth or fifth semester and has a maximum duration of 15 weeks.

Master's thesis: Before completion of the program, students are required to write a Master's thesis worth 20 ECTS credits (roughly equivalent to 500 working hours).

Degree: Master of Science (WU), abbreviated as: MSc (WU)

The program starts every October with an assessment phase. The positive completion of this phase is the requirement to continue the program. If the introductory phase is marked negative, it has to be repeated one year later.

For further information on the Master's degree in Business Education please contact our staff via email: masterwipaed@wu ac at or have a look on the website of the program (in German).

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