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Economics (Teaching position high school/subject)

Description of the subject

The subject of economics as a teacher training course imparts essential knowledge in the areas of business administration and economics as well as accounting, law and specialist didactics. The course provides students with basic skills for independent scientific analysis of economic issues as well as for the independent application of economic knowledge and skills in the teaching profession.

Business administration sees itself as an applied science that applies the findings from basic sciences to questions and problems that come from practice. It is an empirical science, but it also develops its own theories and models in order to derive recommendations for action. The subject of economics is the research of micro and macroeconomic (= microeconomic and macroeconomic) relationships and the possibilities of influencing economic activity through legislation, central bank and state activities. The economic role of the state is dealt with in particular by the finance division.

In addition, the students are taught the basics of German jurisprudence and the ability to didactically prepare content from the economic context.

Fields of activity and professional fields

In this course of study, teaching at public (and private) high schools is aimed at. For this purpose, a two-year legal traineeship at a school is necessary after the first state examination, which is completed with the second state examination.

Desired profile

The most important requirement is analytical skills. They are the basis for the methods and models imparted in the course and the structured problem-solving approaches that are combined under the umbrella of the subject. Since a central component of modern economic methodology is mathematical modeling, which is also used accordingly during the teacher training course, you should have sufficient mathematical knowledge. Furthermore, English language skills and basic IT skills are self-evident prerequisites for studying economics as a teacher.

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Facts at a glance

Course of study
Economics (teacher training / grammar school)
Teaching qualification state examination
Compartment type
Normal period
9 semesters
Minimum period of study
8 semesters
Type of study
Undergraduate studies with a first professional qualification
Start of studies
only in the winter semester
Language of study
Faculty of Business Administration
Subject group
Law, economics and social sciences
Subject combinations
As part of the teaching qualification at grammar schools, the subject is combined with another subject (see subject combinations below). In addition, there are educational studies (EWS) and internships.

The university charges the basic fee of 75 euros for the Munich Student Union and the solidarity fee for the semester ticket of 69.40 euros.

dues and fees

application and approval

The course in detail

1st semester

P 1 Mathematics and Statistics for Economics

  • Introduction to mathematics for economics students (lecture, 3 ECTS)
  • Statistics I for students of economics (lecture / exercise, 6 ECTS)
P 2 Basics of business administration
  • Technology of corporate accounting (lecture, 3 ECTS)

2 semesters

P 2 Basics of business administration

  • Basics of Business Administration for Minor Students I (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)
  • Basics of Business Studies for Minor Students II (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)

3rd semester

P 3 business informatics and accounting

  • Internal and external accounting (lecture / exercise, 6 ECTS)
  • Business Informatics (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)
P 4 Basics of Economics 1
  • Basics of Economics 1 (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)

4th semester

P 5 Fundamentals of Economics 2

  • Basics of Economics 2 (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)
P 9 Business Didactics I
  • Basics of Business Didactics (Exercise, 3 ECTS)

5th semester

P 6 private law

  • Private Law (Lecture / Exercise, 9 ECTS)
P 7 General Business Administration I
  • Corporate accounting and financing for minor students (lecture, 3 ECTS)

6th semester

P 7 General Business Administration I

  • Strategy and Marketing for Minor Students (Lecture, 3 ECTS)
P 8 Finance and Economic Policy
  • Public Finance and Economic Policy 1 (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)
P 9 Business Didactics I
  • Accounting Didactics (Exercise, 3 ECTS)

7th semester

P 10 General Business Administration II

  • Exam preparation course (lecture, 3 ECTS)
A compulsory elective module must be selected from the compulsory elective modules WP 1 and WP 2:
  • WP 1 International Economic Relations (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)
  • WP 2 Money, Credit & Currency (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)

8th semester

P 10 General Business Administration II

  • Information, organization and guidance for minor students (lecture, 3 ECTS)
P 11 Commercial and Company Law
  • Commercial and Company Law (Lecture / Exercise, 6 ECTS)

9th semester

P 12 Public Law and Criminal Law

  • Public Law and Criminal Law (Lecture, 3 ECTS)
A compulsory elective module must be selected from the compulsory elective modules WP 3 and WP 4:
  • WP 3 Business Didactics IIa (6 ECTS)
  • WP 4 Business Didactics IIb (6ECTS)

Additional note: the exams for the events "TbR", "Internal / External Accounting" and "Corporate Accounting / Financing" always take place at the same time! You can only write TbR + Int / Ext or TbR + U / F in combination, but not all three exams or Int / Ext + U / F in combination! Therefore, please adhere to the planned course schedule.

Free area

Human resource management

  • People and Organization and International Management (Leadership and International Management, 6 ECTS)
  • Management of non-profit organizations (seminar, 3/6 ECTS)
  • Human Resource Management Basics (6 ECTS)
General business economics in the free area
  • International Economic Relations * (6 ECTS)
  • Money, Credit & Currency * (6 ECTS)
* In the courses "International Economic Relations" and "Money, Credit & Currency", the subject that was not taken as an elective module can be taken in the free area

The educational science course (EWS) comprises the subjects general pedagogy, school pedagogy and psychology. A total of 36 ECTS points must be achieved in these three areas.
See also the overviews on the EMS.

With the help of internships, students are introduced to the school profession at an early stage. In order to check suitability and inclination, an orientation internship should ideally be completed on your own before the start of the course (also possible during the course). In order to make the right choice of studies, different types of schools can be attended within this internship. During the course, a pedagogical-didactic school internship and two course-related subject-didactic internships must be completed in the school. In addition, the internship must be organized independently. This can be used to try out alternative professions. The following internships are to be completed for students of the teaching profession at grammar schools:

  • an orientation internship
  • a pedagogical-didactic school internship with a scope of 150-160 teaching hours (it must be completed within two consecutive school half-years)
  • a course-related didactic internship in one of your subjects (not in psychology and not in an additional subject).
  • a four-month commercial internship

Further information can be found under "Teaching qualification for grammar school" and on the pages of the internship offices in Upper Bavaria West and Upper Bavaria East.

The teacher training course is completed with the first state examination, which consists of two parts: the results of the module examinations during the course (40%) and the first state examination (60%). As soon as the number of 273 ECTS points according to the requirements of the respective study and examination regulations has been reached, you can be admitted to the first state examination.
Further technical admission requirements and the examination parts for the first state examination can be found in the current Teaching Examination Regulations I (2008). The registration takes place at the branch office of the examination office. (See below for contact)

The "Written housework" A total of 12 ECTS points must be completed in a subject of the selected subject combination or in the educational sciences (or interdisciplinary, if applicable) during the course. The exact scope and further information can be obtained from the respective subject.

Subject combinations

The following can be selected as a second subject: