Wirtschaftsschule (Bavaria)

The business school is a school form that provides a general education and basic vocational training in the occupational field business and management and preparing for an appropriate job. It gives after passing the final exam economic education, which is an intermediate certificate ( previous terms: Some high school )

General Information

There is a 2-stage, 3-stage and 4-stage form of the Bavarian economy school.

The 4-step form connects to the sixth grade of primary school, the 3-step form to the 7th grade of primary school. Both forms can also be attended by high school students or real students.

The 2-step form includes the Qualifying at secondary school.

To transfer to the input stage of the four - or three-year branch of the business school, a transfer certificate of secondary school available, which confirms the suitability of the student to attend business school. To sign the submission of the interim report of the main school is sufficient. If the average grade in the subjects German, English and Mathematics worse than 2.66, the student must attend a three-day trial lesson in the subjects German and mathematics. If at least the grades 3 and 4 are obtained in the sample lessons, teaching the sample is passed. For touch 4 twice, the parents can decide whether the business school to be visited or not.

To transfer to the input stage of the two-year branch of the business school of the passed school certificate must be present. Students from junior high school or from high school need to enter the two-year business school the passed in the subjects of business school 9th grade.


Due to the special professional reference is a legal right to shorten the training time in 38 occupations for successful graduates of the business school after the vocational school credit regulation. With the successful completion of business school to get the business education, in accordance with Article 25 BayEUG an average degree is ( previous terms: Some high school ).

Training directions

In the 4-stage and in the 3-stage form of business school training are two different directions, the commercial or alternatively, the Math and Science. After the successful visit of the 7th grade of the 4 -year-old branch or with the entry into the 8th grade of the 3 -year-old branch of a student has to decide whether he strikes a commercial or mathematical and scientific training direction until the completion of business school. In the 2-stage business school exists exclusively commercial training direction.

Commercial training direction (H - train, according to the old concept of "trade school" )

In the commercial training towards business subjects ( accounting, business administration ) are more strongly represented. This training direction is particularly suitable for students who wish to start an apprenticeship in a commercial, informational or administrative work after the completion of the business school. The compulsory mathematics is in the eighth grade replaced by the specialist business mathematics. From the ninth grade mathematics can only be assigned as an elective course or as an elective.

Mathematics and Science Education direction (M - train )

In the Mathematics and Science Education direction be promoted alongside economics reinforced naturwisschenschaftliche subjects ( mathematics, physics, chemistry, etc.). This training direction is recommended for students who after completion of business school to continue their formal education path seeking (eg technical college, business school, high school), as required in these secondary schools prior knowledge of 10th and 11th grade and often mathematical entrance examinations must be taken. This training provides very foundations of technical and craft occupations.

Elective Courses

In the 9th and 10th grade of 3 - and 4 -year-old branch and in the 10th and 11th grade the 2-year branch of the timetable for the business school contains so-called electives. This means that a student of the above grades of up to five subjects must be selected (see timetables of the Bavarian Ministry of Culture for business schools; , PDF, 35 kB). An exchange between the compartments is only possible in the first half. After this half of the change is no longer possible.


The Business School is the only school type offers the innovative practice firm as a subject ( training firms work). Highlight of the previous work was the first Bavarian International Training Firms Fair 2004, which took place in Rosenheim. More than 100 exhibitors from Bavaria, Italy and Germany offered to your virtual goods. Since the school year 2005/2006 the individual practice firms are subjected to a quality test. On a voluntary basis, it is possible to certify their own training firm.

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Another special feature is the compulsory project work dar. themes of the project work can be offered in any of the school, be economically or generally oriented, and have, for example, drama, painting, the creation of a corporate identity on school clothes and their marketing or any other ideas to the content. The main objective is to promote and strengthen team skills, social competence, methodological competence, etc. The Business School is the only school type, at the such - usually referred to other types of school as a voluntary Workgroups or AGs - activities under the compulsory education of each student with 40 lessons must be attended per school year.

The Business School is the only school type is in Germany, where one in the 3 - and 4-point form (not in the 2-stage ) after the 7th grade level by the choice of H- train has the possibility of the compulsory mathematics in favor of the deselect compulsory subject accounting. Who has chosen the H- train, you can visit mathematics only as an elective course in the 9th and 10th grade. A student of the H- train has Accounting as a major subject ( and examination subject ). A student of the M train, in addition to math majors ( and examination subject ) additionally accounting as a minor. In the 2-stage form mathematics exists only as an elective.