Summary of the most important characteristics of the Master Program in Business Education:
Master of Education in Business Education
AQAS, November 24th, 2009
3. Study entry
winter or summer semester
4. Admission requirements
Please contact Dr. Wanja von der Goltz if you want to apply for the Master program in Business Education. For prior information about the structure, contents and vocational perspectives of the program, please contact Ms. Verena Ulber at the chair of Business Education and Business Didactics.
6. Standard period of study
4 semesters/2 years
7. Language of study
German, partly English
8. Accompanying practical trainings
Practical/vocational training at a vocational school (24 credits)
9. Description of the study program
Main idea and objectives of the study program:
The Mercator School of Management has developed the Bachelor/Master program in Business Education in order to replace the successful Diplom program Business Education. The primary idea of the study program is to provide students with further qualifications in their present or aspired professional field. The program includes a modern and fascinating range of subjects that profit from a strong focus on current research. The various elective options offer our students the opportunity to organize their studies according to their professional and educational aims.
Students will familiarize themselves with relevant research methods and strategies in the fields of business administration, economics, business education and didactics. More specifically, they will develop competences that enable them to examine the economic cause-effect-relations in various management situations, to solve economic problems with the help of interdisciplinary approaches, and to transfer their insights to an educational environment. The Master degree in Business Education is primarily intended to prepare students for the profession of a vocational school teacher (in order to be admitted to the German teaching traineeship - Referendariat - additional 52 weeks of professional experience are obligatory).
In addition to the more theoretical lectures of the program, students will have to attend a practical semester designed to advance their teaching experience and to prepare them for a teaching profession at a vocational school.
Simultaneously, students will have the option to choose a more specialized field of business administration as their major subject. This elective part is essential for their future teaching activities in the so-called "minor vocational discipline". This minor subject complements the "major vocational discipline" of business administration and economics.
The Duisburg faculty offers the following business administration focus subjects:
Structure of the Master program:
The first two semesters of the program mainly focus on the elective modules in business administration and include only minor compulsory modules in business education and economics. The third semester encompasses the practical semester and a language course intended to prepare teachers for working with students with immigrant backgrounds. The fourth semester rounds off the programm with three further seminars in business education and the Master thesis (18 credits).
10. Examinations/ECTS credits
Students have to earn 120 credits in accordance with the following distribution:
- Focus business administration 42 credits
- Economics 8 credits
- Business education 22 credits
- Master thesis 18 credits
- Practical semester (incl. language course) 30 credits
11. Occupational objectives
Possible professions mainly include teaching occupations in mercantile education in schools and companies.
12. Study consultation
LB 119A, Tel. +49 (0)203 379 2979
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