Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Business Education (Economics and Administration)


Combined bachelor, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - This course is suitable for students who wish to enter the teaching profession. Please refer to the ‘Teacher training at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin’ overview, as required.

Standard time for completing course

6 semesters

Start of study and Entry Restriction

Cf. course catalogue


Business Education (Economics and Administration) can be studied as Core subject with teacher training option: 113 CP, with a secondary subject (67 CP) to be selected (combinations).

*One credit point (CP) equals a workload of 25 - 30 hours for preparation, follow-up and attendance at classes.

Course objectives

Alongside the acquisition of subject-specific competence in both Economic Sciences and the selected second subject, the course aims to develop skills for organising and managing teaching, learning and development environments (in vocational colleges, in commercial training and in educational institutions) as well as in dealing with the people who are being taught. Graduates in Business Education (Economics and Administration) are qualified for jobs in the sectors of continuing education and vocational training, and in the area of human resources. Successfully completing the bachelor's degree with teacher training is the requirement for embarking on a (teacher training) master’s course in the selected subject combination.

Why study Business Education (Economics and Administration) at HU?

The training of teachers for vocational colleges has a century-long tradition at Humboldt-Universität. Since the mid-1990s, Humboldt-Universität has been the only institution in the Berlin/Brandenburg region to offer Economics Teaching along with the associated teacher training for the professional economics sector.

Course content

You’ll find module descriptions, the course curriculum and other details in the course and examination regulations, available online at, no. 125/2015, 1st revision no. 64/2016.

The best way to find information about the exact course content is using the annotated university calendar of Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften and of Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät. The Course Advisory Service is also available to help you.

Core subject Business Education (Economics and Administration) with teacher training option (113 CP)

Mandatory Modules (79 CP)

Module Wipäd-B02: Foundations of Didactics in Vocational Training and Business Education (7 CP)

Module Wipäd-B03: Bachelor's Thesis Module (13 CP)

Moreover, students have to select the following modules with 59 CP from the mandatory modules of the Buisiness Administration or Economics course according to their study and examination regulations in the currently valid version (convenient reading version):

Buisiness Administration

Module PM 1.1: Financial Accounting I (6 CP)

Module PM 1.2: Management Accounting I (6 CP)

Module PM 2: Marketing and E-Business (6 CP)

Module PM 4.1: Foundations of Corporate Finance I (6 CP)

Law (Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law)

Module PM 5: Law (5 CP)


Module PM 6.1: Mathematics for Economists I (6 CP)

Module PM 6.2: Mathematics for Economists II (6 CP)

Module PM 7.1: Statistics I (6 CP)


Modul PM 12: Economics II (Microeconomics) (6 CP)

Modul PM 13: Economics III (Macroeconomics) (6 CP)

Mandatory Elective Modules (18 CP)

Students have to select modules with 18 CP from the mandatory and/or mandatory elective modules of the Buisiness Administration or Economics course according to their study and examination regulations in the currently valid version (convenient reading version).

Teacher training Modules (16 CP)

In addition to specialised study, students on a bachelor’s with teacher training option will complete the Educational Sciences teacher training module (11 CP) and the module Sprachbildung (5 CP). You will find information on, no. 80/2015.

General elective courses offered for students coming from other courses of studies

Module Wipäd-B01: Introduction to Vocational Training and Business Education (10 CP)

Master’s degrees

M.Ed. Business Education (Economics and Administration) for Vocational Training School at Humboldt-Universität.

With a sufficient number of credits in Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, you can apply for the M.Sc. Economics (convenient reading version) or Statistics (, Nr. 72/2016) at HU. Information on master’s courses and entrance requirements can be found in the ‘Course catalogue’.


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