Wirtschaftspädagogik (Master of Science)
(Business and Economic Education)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas  The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main has been offering the Master of Science degree in Business and Economic Education since the winter semester 2008/09. The programme is flexible and polyvalent. The Master of Science is the second-level professional and academic degree. The Business Education programme is structured as consecutive Master’s programme.
One of two fields of study can be selected in the programme:
Business Education Field I, which expands knowledge of business administration and its content is close to the MBA;
Business Education Field II, which includes business administration studies plus the content of a “general” subject.
Please note: For Master students with the study start in winter semester 2016/2017 only Business Education Field II qualifies for the postgraduate traineeship in Hessen and consequently for the teaching profession in Hessen. Business Education Field I does not qualify for the postgraduate traineeship in Hessen in contrast.
You can find further information at the department's homepage.

The Master of Science in Business and Economic Education will equip students with the necessary professional skills that allow them to recognise education and qualification problems independently and to develop solutions or suggest alternative action. Teaching theoretical as well as practical professional knowledge aims to prepare students for a broad professional field in the area of vocational training for business and administration both inside and outside school. Students will also be integrated into research processes and will carry out small own research projects independently.
Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations

Degree Master of Science in Business and Economic Education
Duration The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters. 
Languages of instruction German
Start of the programme The programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester.
Student advisory service


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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economic Education or an at least equivalent degree from another university or Fachhochschule with a standard study period of at least 6 semesters.
  • An equivalent international degree in the same or similar discipline with a standard study period of at least 6 semesters.
  • Admission may be granted under the condition of bringing extra credits from the Bachelor’s programme, up to a max. of 60 CPs. An offer of admission can be withdrawn if the requirements are not met within the set period of time. Students will be informed about the post-study conditions and the deadlines for fulfilling them in the letter of admission.
  • A study exposé written in German, which states your reasons for wanting to take the course, your personal suitability and your envisaged future career (about 500 to 1,000 words).
Should you wish to have your examination credits or study courses recognised for the Master’s programme in Business Education, please observe the information given here.
The respective request form must be submitted together with the application.

Applicants with an international university entrance qualification and Bachelor's degree must prove sufficient German language skills according to the regulations of the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH), the German language test for university entrance. 
Provisional admission Please note that, if the Bachelor’s degree has not yet been completed, you can apply for the programme with a transcript of records on the basis of at least 80% of the required CP for the bachelor's degree. This provisional certificate must be issued by an office authorised to award grades or issue certificates. If a student is admitted, this will be on a provisional basis. Provisional admission is valid until the end of the first semester of the master’s program. The bachelor’s degree must thus be handed in by March 31 (winter intake) or September 30 (summer intake) the latest.
Mode of admission Admission is not restricted.

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Documents to be submitted
  • If you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Certified copy of the Bachelor degree.
  • If the final certificate has not yet been issued:
    a provisional certificate/Tramscript of Records (please see the instructions given under “provisional admission”).
  • A study exposé written in German (max. 1000 words)
  • CV
  • Applicants who do not have a German university entrance qualification, nor do they have a degree from a German higher education institution, are obliged to submit proof of adequate German language skills.
  • APS certificate for applicants from India, Vietnam and PR of China (original)
Application period

01.04. - 15.07. 

Address for applications Online application portal for the Master’s programmes  

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