Your expertise in business combined with educational skills opens the doors to a many professional fields ranging from management to education!
The Diploma degree program in Business Education combines conventional studies in business administration with education, didactics, and psychology. This opens up many avenues, ranging from teaching at vocational middle or high schools, at adult education centers, at companies, or pursuing a career in business.
Diploma degree program - Graduate in just 9 semesters instead of 11 semesters
Multiple qualifications for different professional fields
Individual qualifications by specializing in certain areas
Become a qualified BMHS teacher in just 9 semesters
Change careers, even after several years of teaching (education that is not a "one-way street")
Magistra/Magister in Social Economic Sciences (Mag.a/Mag. rer. soc. oec.)
German (Level C1)
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JKU faculty members at the Institute for Business Education wrote Austria's best-selling book about grading and the grading system used in schools.
The ingenious combination of business, education, and psychology opens the door to many professional careers:
The Diploma degree program in Business Education consists of the following areas:
After enrolling in the Diploma degree program, you will be required to complete the StEOP requirements. The StEOP requirements consists of certain courses that are outlined in the curriculum. Before completing the StEOP courses, you can only get limited academic credit when you take additional courses.
In order to be admitted to the Diploma degree program in Business Education, you must fulfill the following requirements.
After completing your undergraduate degree, you can continue your education by pursuing an advanced degree:
Do I have to have a HAK or HLW Matura to study Business Education?
No. While HAK or HLW graduates have some advantages (such as getting academic credit for two courses and benefitting from more background in business), as an AHS or HTL graduate, you benefit from our experience and solid educational program in mathematics and analytical thinking. By the second part of studies, we do not notice any difference between these groups of students.
Can I also study Business Education part-time?
Almost three-quarters of our students work while studying (approximately half of these student work 20+ hours per week) and we make every effort to offer evening classes. However, the two required student teaching internships (approx. 1 and 3 months) can be difficult for those who are working to organize as you have to be present at the school almost every morning during this time.
How good are the job prospects after graduation?
Graduates in Business Education are highly sought after and you will most likely find a suitable job in the private sector within a short time!
Many business education-type schools currently have waiting lists for teaching positions as the number of students is declining. There is an expected wave of retiring "babyboomers" and we expect (with corresponding mobility) very good career prospects at schools in a few years. In general, the forecasted number of interested individuals for 2024 - 2038 is just above the predicted number of those expected to retire.
There are also various opportunities in the area of adult education/company education/human resource development. Professions in these areas require someone with your personal commitment and educational background.
Can I also be hired as an educator without two years of work experience?
This is only possible in exceptional cases and with a special, limited contract. This requires corresponding professional experience (two years of full-time employment; including independent employment) after completing the Business Education program or a different Master's or Diploma degree program in social and business studies.
What are the best prerequisities to have when considering this degree program?
Business Education is a good choice if you are interested in business, economics in general, working with people, and you would like to keep several career options open. It is important you have a certain degree of mental resilience, are extroverted, as well as enjoy working with people and numbers.
How can I prepare for the Diploma degree program in Business
Education? How do I start off on the right foot?
Together with the Austrian Student Union, the JKU organizes events to help start your studies.
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