Bachelor Education for Education, Counseling and Personnel Development

Tomorrow's knowledge is often already obsolete tomorrow and the importance of lifelong learning increases with each passing day. Educationally trained professionals are therefore needed in organizations and companies who can use their specialist knowledge to initiate and accompany adult education and counseling processes. Our Bachelor's degree course in Education, Counseling and Personnel Development provides you with the necessary know-how from psychological, sociological, business management and pedagogical content to advise adults, close knowledge gaps and support them in their further development in the company.

Accredited degree

All current programs of IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).

An accreditation is only pronounced if a study program fulfills all qualitative requirements in terms of content and structure.

The FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education, which checks the quality of Bachelor and Master programs on behalf of the Accreditation Council. The accreditation is renewed every five (first accreditation) or seven (re-accreditation) years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching.

For courses of exceptional quality, FIBAA awards its premium seal. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is thus one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.

Your future career in education

As a graduate of our correspondence course Education for Education, Counseling and Personnel Development, a variety of tasks await you at the interface between people and companies or organizations. For example, you take on tasks in human resources development, are employed as a pedagogical employee in public or further education institutions, or work as an education consultant or coach. In addition, you have a professional future as a lecturer in free educational institutions, community colleges and associations open and depending on professional experience and qualifications, the assumption of leadership functions in education and counseling facilities for you is possible.

Course Overview

In this study program you will learn the scientific basics of education, such as the specific adult education. You deal with the conditions of adult learning and staff development and deal with counseling methods. In addition, you will gain insights into legal and ethical aspects and issues relating to leadership, organization, documentation and implementation.

Our bachelor's degree program has a modular structure, ie you study on the basis of subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules, there is an introductory course and a specialization course, which systematically prepare you for completing this module. Within the modules, you will receive credits for every successful graduation (European Credit Transfer System) that documents your achievements. These ECTS credits are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the fifth and sixth semester, you choose your two specializations amounting to 20 ECTS. For this, you opt for at least one specialization ("compulsory specializations") in the field of pedagogy and at most one specialization and branch specialization ("Wahlspezialisierung").

Some exemplary specializations are:

  • quality management
  • Advanced Leadership
  • organizational Psychology
  • quality management
  • Business start
  • ...

study models

Adapt your distance learning to your life.

You can complete our bachelor's degree in both full-time and two part-time variations. In terms of content, these models are identical, but with the part-time variants, your weekly learning time is reduced.

The part-time study is particularly suitable for those who already have a high workload or who want to reduce their monthly costs.



In full-time study you can choose the maximum number of courses per semester. If you do not finish your studies in the designated time, the study is extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have more time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

part time


Part-time studies reduce your monthly tuition. At the same time, the number of courses you can choose per semester is also decreasing.

If you can not finish your degree within the designated time, your studies will be extended for a further 36 or 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have more time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.


Our bachelor's programs are generally admission-free. We only need a university entrance qualification from you for successful enrollment.

Program taught in:
  • German

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Last updated May 14, 2019
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36 - 72 months
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