Work Unit Vocational and Business Education

The Work Unit Vocational and Business Education at the Leuphana University Lüneburg deals with questions of action orientation within the framework of vocational school and company learning, places of learning cooperation between vocational schools and companies, VET for sustainable development and the development of a socio-economically oriented business education or didactic concept.

Research Activities

Vocational and business education and didactics of economics


Research foci of the Work Unit Vocational and Business Education:

  •     Vocational Education and Training for Sustainable Development
  •     Concepts of socio-economic (vocational) education and training
  •     Didactics of economic and socio-economic education
  •     Conditions and structures of vocational school and company-based learning
  •     Professionalization of teaching staff

You can find more details on current and completed projects in the Research Database and on the people pages. 


The teaching of the Work Unit Vocational and Business Education covers the three-year Bachelor's program in Business Education with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree and the two-year Master's program in Teaching at Vocational Schools - Business Studies with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree. Both programs consist of the vocational subject area of economics, the professionalization area of vocational and business education and a chosen teaching subject (German, English, Protestant religion, mathematics, politics or sport).

Offers in the Bachelor’s program: B.A. Business and Human Resource Education

Offers in the Master's program: M.Ed. teaching profession at vocational schools - specialization in economics

The aim of the VET curriculum offered by the Work Unit Vocational and Business Education is to enable future teachers to continuously build up, update and revise their subject-specific knowledge, to become aware of the relativity of objectivity and to be able to act under conditions of ignorance and uncertainty.

You can find the current courses in the field of vocational and business education under mystudy.