Business Education (M.Ed.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Standard period of studies:

4 semesters


Winter and summer semester.

It is recommended that students begin their studies in the winter semester.

Admission restrictions:

Open admission


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

Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2

Winter semester: April 1 - September 1

Summer semester: October 1 - March 1

Required Bachelor's degree:

Business Education (B.Sc.)


Master of Education in 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

The consecutive master’s program Business Education (M. Ed.) builds on the bachelor’s program Business Education. The program is application-oriented but also offers insights on the research perspective. The program aims at combining scientific modules structurally and systematically with subject-specific, pedagogic and business education modules in order to ensure a smooth transition from university to the teacher training period in the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

Master entrance requirements

Bachelor’s degree in Business Education from the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz with the same subjects or an equivalent degree from a higher education institution in Germany or abroad.

Proof of successful participation in a teaching internship according to sections 8 and 9 of the State Regulation on the Recognition of Higher Education Examinations of Teaching-oriented Bachelor’s and Master’s programs as First State Examination in Teacher Education Programs (Landesverordnung über die Anerkennung von Hochschulprüfungen lehramtsbezogener Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge als Erste Staatsprüfung für Lehrämter) of 12 September 2007 in the respective valid version.

The applicant is expected to have sufficient active and passive knowledge of English to read specialist literature and to participate in courses taught in English; this does not necessarily include written examinations in English, if not regulated differently in the examination regulations or in the annex of the regulations for the examination in master’s programs for teacher education at university-preparatory secondary schools at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Ordnung für die Prüfung im Masterstudiengang für das Lehramt an Gymnasien an der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz) of 27 February 2012 in the respective valid version for the respective subject.

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Applicants with a degree which is not completely equivalent to the required bachelor’s degree or if the teaching internship has not yet been completed, the applicant may be admitted to the master’s program, provided that he or she completes the missing internships and/or coursework by the end of the first year of the program. Failure to do so results in the revocation of enrollment without further notice. The extent of the coursework to be completed retrospectively within the first year of the program (including the teaching internship) must not exceed 40 credit points.

Applicants who have neither completed their university entrance qualification nor their bachelor’s degree at a German-speaking institution have to provide proof of their German language proficiency according to the ‘Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH)’.


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

The Academic Advisory 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).