Business Education (M.Sc.)


The most important facts at a glance:



Master of Science

Standard period of studies:

4 Semester

winter and summer semester

Admission restrictions:



You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Winter semester: April 1 - May 15

Summer semester: October 1 - November 15

Required Bachelor's degree:

Business Education (B.Sc.)


Chair of Business Education


Faculty 03: Law, Management and Economics


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

As a consecutive program, the Master's in Business Education builds on the Bachelor's program. On the Master's program, technical skills in the areas of initiation, (further) development and management of professional (business) education are taught in various institutional contexts (e.g. schools or companies). Students will also learn interdisciplinary and research skills in the field of (empirical) professional training research. This will enable graduates to assume responsible specialist and management functions at institutions offering curricular and extra-curricular professional education and training, as well as at research institutes. In addition to basic specialist training, the Business Education program is characterized in particular by targeted and systematic teaching of analytical and methodological skills that enable students to perform challenging management and specialist tasks in the areas of professional education and staff development. The greater inclusion of methodological and research skills in the Master's program gives graduates an outstanding quality and skills profile that is recognized in national and international competition.

Master entrance requirements

First university degree: Diploma from the previous degree program :

  • a) Bachelor's degree in Business Education or
  • b) a final degree of equivalent academic standing from a university in Germany or abroad.

The business education components of the previous degree program must have been completed with a minimum average grade of 3.0.
Applicants covered by b), must prove their achievements from their previous degree program are equivalent to the business education modules for the Bachelor's degree program in Business Education at Johannes Gutenberg University via a positive equivalence decision by the end of the application deadline. Upon request and submitting the necessary documents for evaluation, the Examination Committee for economics degree programs at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz will perform the equivalence review. You can find the additional form here and in the checklist at the end of the online application.

If the Bachelor's diploma is not available by the end of the application deadline, the applicant can participate in the selection process with the average grades of all business education modules or equivalent achievements proven to be completed by the application deadline. The average grades of these modules or equivalent achievements must be at least 3.0. If an applicant is selected, admission is granted on the condition that they will provide a diploma certificate within a period determined in the admission decision that shows the admission requirements have been fulfilled. If this proof is not provided on time, admission will be rescinded.

It is assumed that students have sufficient active and passive knowledge of the English language to read specialist literature in English and participate in courses taught in English. Proof is not required.

Proof of proficiency in German to the level of DSH 3 of the "German Language Proficiency Examination for Admission to Higher Education for Foreign Applicants (DSH)" is required for applicants who either did not obtain their university entrance qualification at a German institution or whose degree was not from a degree program taught in German.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Student Counselling Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).