Master's Programme Business Education

Faculty Faculty of Business and Management
Duration / ECTS-Credits 5 semesters / 150 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-11: Level 7, EQF/NQF: Level 7
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Study Code
UC 066 970
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2010W)*
Language of Instruction German
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent and Language Certificates

* Information on the Curriculum (2010W)

The complete version of the curriculum reflects the currently valid version of the curriculum. It is for informational purposes only and is not legally binding. The legally binding version of the curriculum, including any amendments, may be found in the University of Innsbruck Bulletins.

In order to determine which version of the curriculum is applicable in your case, see the Catalogue of Studies,
  available at:
  Section: Current Curriculum version.

University of Innsbruck Bulletins » (Click to open all University of Innsbruck Bulletins)


Relevant bachelor's resp. diploma degrees at the University of Innsbruck:

Proof of general university entrance qualification:

The general university entrance qualification for admission to a master's programme must be proven by the completion of a subject-related bachelor's programme, another subject-related programme of at least the same higher education level at a recognised domestic or foreign post-secondary educational institution, or a program defined in the curriculum of the master's programme. To compensate for significant differences in subject matter, supplementary examinations (maximum 30 ECTS credits) may be prescribed, which must be taken by the end of the second semester of the master's programme. The rectorate may determine which of these supplementary examinations are prerequisites for taking examinations provided for in the curriculum of the master's programme.

In the course of the proof of the general university entrance qualification, the completion of the following core areas within the framework of the completed bachelor's degree programme shall be examined in any case:

  • 100 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Management and Economics

Recommended Course Sequence

The exemplary course sequence given below is recommended for full-time students beginning their study programme in the winter semester. The table shows one possible course sequence for the bachelor's programme and is not compulsory. Delays resulting from repeated examinations are not taken into account.

The standard duration of the study programme is 5 semesters or 150 ECTS-Credits, whereby according to the Universities Act of 2002, a workload of 1,500 (real) hours per academic year must be fulfilled, corresponding to 60 ECTS-Credits (one ECTS-Credit is equivalent to a workload of 25 hours).

First Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Orientation Course Business Education
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Introduction to Theories of Socioeconomic Education
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Teaching and Learning as a Career
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (1)

Second Semester »

5.0 ECTS-Credits: Management and Development of Educational Organizations
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Didactics of Business Education (I)
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (1)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Module (2)

Third Semester »

10.0 ECTS-Credits: Didactics of Business Education (II)
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Research Skills in Business Education
10.0 ECTS-Credits: Elective Modules (3)

Fourth Semester »

27.5 ECTS-Credits: Master’s Thesis
2.5 ECTS-Credits: Support Course for Master’s Thesis

Fifth Semester »

25.0 ECTS-Credits: Teaching Practice
5.0 ECTS-Credits: Support Course for Teaching Practice

(1) One elective module totalling 5 ECTS-Credits from the catalogue § 8 Para 1 has to be completed.
(2) One elective module totalling 10 ECTS-Credits from the catalogue § 8 Para 2has to be completed.
(3) Two elective modules totalling 10 ECTS-Credits from the catalogue § 8 Para 1 have to be completed.

Graphic chart »

Recommended course sequence for Master programme in Business Education

Qualification Profile and Skills

The Master's Programme Business Education combines students' previous scientific business training with educational qualifications. The goal of the program is competence development at the university level, providing professional qualifications for activities in business, education and scientific fields. This includes, in particular, the promotion of critical and ethical-reflective thinking and intense examination of students' own professional identity development.

The program aims to promote the following competences:

  • Subject-specific competences: knowledge and judgement capabilities for future business, educational or scientific activities
  • Social competences: highly developed teamwork skills for professional contexts, communication, conflict management, cooperative and leadership abilities
  • Personal competences: ability and willingness for self-organization and reflective identify development

Accordingly, we expect of students a high degree of commitment and responsibility. We offer thorough theoretical training with practical relevance while facilitating the transfer of universal skills and knowledge to practical situations.

Expected Learning Outcomes

Graduates possess highly specialized knowledge in vocational education. They are able to demonstrate their competences in school and non-school vocational education and at the intersections of education and business sciences by formulating and substantiating arguments scientifically and by solving problems innovatively.

Future Prospects: Occupational Profiles and Career Opportunities

The goal of the Master's Programme Business Education is to provide students professional training for

  • Professional activities in vocational schools
  • Tasks in education management
  • Activities in management, planning, analysis, research and consultation that require a combination of business and educational qualifications, and
  • Admission to a doctoral programme

Postgraduate and further Studies at the University of Innsbruck

Information about examination regulations, assessment and grading

Examination regulations

The examination regulation is an integral part of the curriculum, detailed information can be found under the paragraph examination regulations.

Description of the applied grading system (including the grade distribution table) »

The grade distribution table is a statistical representation of the distribution of all successfully completed examinations in a given programme of study or subject (based on all registered students for the programme or subject). The grade distribution table is updated in regular intervals.

Austrian grading
 Outstanding performance

= 100%


 Generally good, but with some errors
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
 Performance meets the minimum criteria
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work

December 2021

Overall classification of the qualification

Not applicable
Explanation: An overall classification (mit Auszeichnung bestanden/pass with distinction, bestanden/pass, nicht bestanden/fail) – is awarded only for examinations that conclude a programme of study and consist of more than one subject (an examination of this type is not specified in the curriculum of this programme of study). 

Information about the Programme (in German only)


Recognitions (in German only)

Contact and Information

Examination Office
Standort Universitätsstraße 15 Piktogramm barrierefreier Zugang

Associate Dean of Studies
Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Heike Welte

Dean of Studies
Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Mike Peters

Office for South Tyrolean Students

Information for students with disabilities

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