Bachelor in Business Education

The Bachelor program in Business Education at the LMU Munich School of Management

At a glance

Business Education I & II (WiPäd)
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
Language of instruction
German and English
Standard period of study
6 semesters
Winter semester
Local admission restrictions. For more information, please visit the pages of the Office of the University Registrar.
Application period
Application dates and deadlines
Online application
Within the application period in the Online portals provided by the Office of the University Registrar

Brief introduction

Presentation Wirtschaftspädagogik 2024 (in German) (PDF, 1,522 KB)

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Bachelor of Business Education I & II

The Bachelor's programs Business Education I and II at the LMU Munich School of Management are limited-admission programs with a standard period of study of six semesters and 180 ECTS credits. The degree programs offer you a scientifically sound and long-term sustainable basis for your career path and conclude with the academic degree Bachelor of Science. During your studies, you will learn aspects of economics and education as well as methodological and communicative skills. The Business Education I program is more strongly oriented towards business administration. The Business Education II program includes a second subject, which can subsequently be taught at a school, for example. Through our network of partnerships with universities worldwide, we are happy to support your study abroad. The Bachelor programs are certified and meet the highest quality standards.

Detailed information on the structure and the individual courses can be found on the ISC website. Here you will also find the current examination and study regulations, forms and a FAQ section:

What you can expect from us

We look forward to working with you and training you. You are one of our future students and have a very good high school diploma. This is the basic requirement. Additional positive qualities we hold in high regard are your enthusiasm, interest, openness, self-discipline and self-organization as well as a good measure of curiosity, with the courage to accept and face challenges.

If you study business administration at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, you will need and develop all these skills. We are not a small university, as we are one of the "big players" in Europe. This means that you will be sitting in a lecture hall with several hundred fellow students. But it also means that you have the opportunity to meet many new people and to gain advanced knowledge beyond your own horizons by discovering the wide range of courses offered by a real university.

The professors and lecturers at LMU Munich School of Management are ready to educate, challenge and support you at the highest level. International guest lecturers who come to Munich every year will provide you with insights into international research and give you the opportunity to learn about new ways of thinking. Due to the excellent networking with industry and business, you will get to know renowned guest lecturers and honorary professors, who will help you establish the link between the material you have learned and the world of practice.

The bachelor's degree program in business education is a full-time job. Be sure to work and study hard from the very beginning, as every grade you earn counts toward your bachelor's degree grade. The exams you write at the end of each semester are more on the level of "high school diploma exams" than "school assignments." Good time management and a lot of self-discipline right from the first semester will help you. But don't worry, this can be learned and the LMU offers courses on this as well. As a rough indication, you can expect to do one hour of preparation and follow-up per hour of lecture/exercise per week.

Preparing your future together with you and training you well for your future career is not always an easy path. The amount of material - unlike perhaps in school - is large and demanding and in addition to working at the university and with the lecturers, you will have to acquire information yourself. For your personal career, this path is worthwhile. Well-known companies are pleased to have successful graduates from the LMU Munich School of Management.

And last but not least, you will benefit from the excellent quality of life in Munich - whether it is leisure opportunities such as sports, culture or nightlife, or the great working conditions during and after your studies - the Bavarian capital is one of the most beautiful and fastest growing cities in Europe. The location of the university in the heart of Maxvorstadt directly next to the English Garden could not be better.

The Business Education I program is increasingly oriented towards the content of business administration. It offers you the opportunity to either opt for a broad generalist education or to specialize in the offered areas of Accounting; Business Taxation; Digital Business; Finance & Insurance; Marketing & Strategy; Strategic Organization or Technology & Innovation, etc.

The Bachelor program Wirtschaftspädagogik (Business Education) I (PDF, 1,187 KB) as a presentation (in German)

More detailed information can be found on the Internet pages of the ISC (in German).

The Business Education II program provides a broad consolidation of general Business Administration. At the same time, the program offers you an integrated subsidiary subject. This means, for example, that you can teach at a vocational school after graduation.

The Bachelor program Wirtschaftspädagogik (Business Education) II (PDF, 1,354 KB) as a presentation (in German)

More detailed information can be found on the Internet pages of the ISC (in German).

Following your studies in business education at the LMU Munich School of Management, you will have a wide range of perspectives, depending on your individual focus and competencies, both within the framework of in-company training and further education, and beyond. Typical fields of activity are:

  • Educational administration and educational policy in professional chambers, associations and ministries
  • Human resources in companies
  • Training and further education management
  • Advanced training in companies
  • Extracurricular adult education in public and private institutions
  • Educational consulting and development aid
  • Commercial activities


How high is the numerus clausus (NC) for the bachelor's degree programs in Business Administration and Business Education?

The NC is recalculated every year and depends on the number of applicants for the study program:

  • Wintersemester 2023/2024: 1.9 for Business Administration and 1. 9 for Business Education I and 2.7 for Business Education II
  • Winter semester 2021/2022: 2.3 for Business Administration, 2.3 for Business Education I and 2.7 for Business Education II
  • Winter semester 2020/2021: 1.8 for Business Administration, 1.8 for Business Education I and 2.4 for Business Education II
  • Winter semester 2019/2020: 2.3 for Business Administration
  • Winter semester 2018/2019: 2.2 for Business Administration, 1.9 for Business Education I and 2.4 for Business Education II
  • Winter semester 2017/2018: 2.1 for Business Administration, 2.3 for Business Education I and 2.7 for Business Education II
  • Winter semester 2016/2017: 1.9 for Business Administration and 2.1 for Business Education

Is a semester abroad compulsory for the Business Administration or Business Education degree programs?

A semester abroad is not mandatory, but recommended. In the Bachelor program the fifth semester is a suitable time for this. In the Master's program, the third semester would be preferable. The faculty has a large network of partner universities worldwide and can assist in finding a suitable university. Find out more about this at the IRC.

Is an internship mandatory?

An internship is not a mandatory component of the degree program. However, it is recommended for during the semester breaks. When looking for a suitable internship, we can support you with the Alumni Management (in German) central career platform and job exchange Jobworld (in German).

Are the courses in German or English?

In our Bachelor and Master programs there are courses in both German and English. Our Master programs Master Management and Digital Technologies (M.Sc.) Management - European Triple Degree (M.Sc.) and Management - International Triple Degree (M.Sc.) are purely in English.

Further questions about the examination and study regulations or other questions about the course?

We have compiled for you someFAQ-Videos (in German) on frequently aked questions regarding the Bachelor degree programs.