The teacher training programme at vocational schools comprises ten semesters (five years) and ends with the First State Examination. The subject area of business and administration is studied in combination with one of eleven possible subjects. Graduates can then begin their preparatory service and work as teachers at vocational schools. You can find more information on the subject of economics and administration on the following page.

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Students follow the lecture in the institute building. Photo: Christian Hüller / Leipzig University, SUK

Teacher Training with a Specialisation in Business and Administration

In the teacher training programme in the subject area of business and administration, you acquire in particular subject-specific and subject-specific practical knowledge and skills in the areas of business administration and economics. In addition, you will acquire the necessary subject didactic competences to use this knowledge as a teacher for modern, methodically and medially varied and work-oriented teaching.

At Leipzig University, you combine the subject of business and administration with one of the following subjects: Chemistry, German, English, Ethics/Philosophy, Protestant Religion, Social Studies/Legal Education/Business, History, Computer Science, Art, Mathematics or Physical Education.

After successful completion of the teacher training programme, students can then begin the preparatory service for the teaching profession at vocational schools in Saxony. The demand for teachers at the various vocational schools is very high. Graduates therefore have very good career prospects.

  • Completed qualification: 1st state examination
  • Standard period of study: 10 semesters
  • Scope: 300 credit points, of which 105 credit points in the subject area of business and administration
  • Start: Winter semester

The study programme in Business and Administration is modularised and follows a clear structure. It is recommended to complete the study programme in the following order, whereby the modules from the subject area and the educational sciences are listed by name here. The recommended study plan for the subject area can be downloaded here in graphic form. The recommended study plan for the subject, i.e. the overview of the modules to be taken in the subject, can be found in the official announcements or from the faculty that offers the subject. Please also note that in the case of the subjects Protestant Religion and History, a different study plan is recommended than the one presented below.

1st semester

  • Principles of Economics and Business Administration
  • Methods in Accounting
  • Introduction to business and economics education as well as vocational
  • Module(s) of the subject

2nd semester

  • Financial and Management Accounting
  • Introduction to Pedagogical Content Knowledge in Business and Economics
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Module(s) of the subject

3rd semester

  • Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration I
  • Statistics and Probability Theory
  • School as a Research Field and a Setting for Practical Training
  • Module(s) of the subject

4th semester

  • Mathematics for Economics and Business Administration II
  • Capital Budgeting and Taxation
  • Practical School Placement II/III
  • Module(s) of the subject

5th semester

  • Marketing and Services
  • Civil Law and Public Law for Economics and Business Administration Students
  • Practical School Placement IV/V
  • Module(s) of the subject

6th semester

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Methods of Research in Vocational Education and
    Didactics of Economics
  • Learning and Instruction
  • Body – Voice – Communication I
  • Module(s) of the subject

7th semester

  • Public Management
  • Theories, Models and Institutions of Vocational Education and Training
  • Educational Assessment, Treatment/Intervention, Counseling
  • Body – Voice – Communication II
  • Module(s) of the subject

8th semester

  • Fiscal and Economic Policy
  • School Management
  • Module(s) of the subject

9th semester

  • Basics of Computer Science and Digitalisation for Public Management
  • Latest Developments in the Field of Business Education and Management Training
  • Integration/Inclusion and General Special Needs Education
  • Civic Education and Media Education
  • Module(s) of the subject

10th semester

  • Scientific Thesis
  • Exam Preparation

Application requirements

  • Higher education entrance qualification (or certificate recognised as equivalent by the competent state authority)
  • Phoniatric report
  • Language skills: English B2
  • Depending on the chosen combination of subjects, proof of language skills or aptitude tests may be required for additional subjects.


Please refer to the Application section for the relevant application deadlines.


The subject area Business and Administration is currently (start of winter semester 2023/24) free of admission. There is no internal Numerus Clausus (NCU).

We strongly recommend that you use the online self-assessments for our Bachelor's degree programmes before applying. Using this self-test, you can check your expectations, skills and interests and receive detailed feedback on how well the degree programmes suit you. Even if you can no longer take up studies in the Bachelor's degree programme in Business Education and Management Training, the online self-assessment will also give you valuable advice on your required competences in the teaching specialisation in business and administration.

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