Master's Programme Business Education

Faculty Innsbruck University School of Management
Duration / ECTS-Credits 5 semesters / 150 ECTS-Credits
Academic Degree
Master of Science (MSc)
Qualification Level
Master (Second Cycle)
ISCED-F 0114 Teacher Training with Subject Specialisation
Mode of Study
Full-Time
Study Code
C 066 970
Curriculum Information on the Curriculum (2010W)*
Admission Requirements
Relevant bachelor's degree or equivalent
Application


* Information on the Curriculum (2010W)

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
 scheme
 Definition
 %-age
      
 1  EXCELLENT:
 Outstanding performance
48.0

= 100%

 2

 GOOD:
 Generally good, but with some errors
40.7
 3  SATISFACTORY:
 Generally sound work with a number of substantial errors
9.6
 4  SUFFICIENT:
 Performance meets the minimum cirteria
1.7
 5  INSUFFICIENT:
 Substantial improvement necessary; requirement of further work
     

Source: Academic year 2016/2017

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).

Requirements

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

Criteria for the determination of equivalence:

Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field. As part of the determination of equivalence, the following core areas of the completed bachelor's degree programme (without taking the bachelor's thesis into account) will be assessed:

  • 100 ECTS-Credits Core Area: Management and Economics

In the event that equivalence has been established in principle but with certain qualifications missing for full equivalence, supplemental examinations may be required. These examinations must be completed during the master degree programme.

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 the Programme (in German only)

Examination Dates (in German only)

Forms

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. Mag. Dr. Martin Messner

Office for South Tyrolean Students
http://www.uibk.ac.at/italienisches-recht/suedtirol-beratung/

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