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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Weber

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne Weber


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Munich School of Management
Institute for Human Resource Education & Management (Wirtschaftspädagogik)
Ludwigstraße 28 RG / 3rd Floor / Room 307
80539 Munich

Phone: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5621, Secretary's Office - 5620
Fax: +49 (0) 89 / 2180 - 5652

Office hours:
Tuesday 3-5 p.m.
(Please contact the secretary Mrs. Heim in advance.)

Further Information

Research areas:

  • diagnosing professional and vocational competencies - cross-cultural comparisons (involved within a research project on “VET-PISA”)
  • intercultural learning
  • using strategies of self-regulation within vocational and professional education
  • interactions of individual and collective learning processes
  • teaching and learning with new media / complex teaching-learning environments
  • the role of prior knowledge and knowledge structures in vocational and professional learning and development

Teaching areas:

  • Human Resource Education
  • Educational Management
  • Evaluation of Learning Processes (Summative and Formative Assessment)
  • Alternative Feedback
  • Intercultural Learning
  • Workplace Learning

Education, Professional & Academic Appointments:

  • 1961 Born in Braunschweig, Germany
  • 1978-1981 First career as a banker: apprenticeship with the house bank of Lower Saxony in Germany (NORDDEUTSCHE LANDESBANK, BRAUNSCHWEIG)
  • 1981-1985 Work as a banker
  • 1985 Second academic career: Immaturenprüfung for political economy and business administration (examination for gifted adults to obtain admission to study at university) at the TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY CAROLO-WILHELMINA OF BRAUNSCHWEIG
  • 1985-1991 Studies of Business and Economics Education, Political Economy, Business Theory, Commercial Law, Human Resource Management at GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN;
  • Practical experience in teaching at EAST HERTS COLLEGE, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS STUDIES IN LONDON; in social care for private families in TORONTO, CANADA, and in automobile production at VOLKSWAGEN, WOLFSBURG
  • 1991 Graduation as Diplom-Handelslehrerin at GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN
  • 1990-1995 Research assistant at the Seminar für Wirtschaftspädagogik (Institute of Economics and Business Education and Management Training), GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN
  • 1995 Doctorate, “summa cum laude”, as Dr. rer. pol.; doctoral thesis on diagnosing prior knowledge and its change at GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN, Faculty of Economy and Business Administration (thesis published by a well-known German publisher in the field of economics and business: Wiesbaden: Gabler).
  • 1994-2005 Assistant Professor at the Institute of Economics and Business Education and Management Training, GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN
  • 2004 Post-doctoral lecturing qualification for Education with an emphasis on Economics and Business Education and Management Training (postdoctoral thesis: authorization for teaching independently at university) at HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN, Faculty of Philosophy IV; the objective of the thesis was intercultural learning and development
  • 2004 - 2005 Privatdozentin: at HUMBOLDT-UNIVERSITY OF BERLIN: Faculty of Philosophy IV as well as at GEORG-AUGUST-UNIVERSITY GÖTTINGEN: Faculty of Economy and Business Administration
  • 2005 - Appointed as Full University Professor, Chair and Director of the Institute of Business & Human Resource Education (Wirtschaftspädagogik) at the Munich School of Management, LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITY MUNICH.
  • 2012 - Call to a professorship at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz; rejected

Academic Memberships:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft: Sektion Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik (BWP); Arbeitsgemeinschaft für empirisch-pädagogische Forschung (AEPF)
  • European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI): SIG Learning and Professional Development
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Management Education (IME), Helsinki

Advisory Editor:

  • Human Resource Development Review (HRDR), Sage Publications

Selected Publications:

  • Weber, S., Wiethe-Körprich, M., Bley, S, Weiß, C., Draxler, C. & Gürer, C. (2016). Modellierung und Validierung eines Intrapreneurship-Kompetenz-Modells bei Industriekaufleuten. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 44(2), 149-168.
  • Weber, S., Beck, K. & Köller, O. (2016). Potentiale in der beruflichen Bildung sichtbar machen. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 44(2), 106-113.
  • Weber, S., Draxler, C., Bley, S., Wiethe-Körprich, M., Weiß, C. & Gürer, C. (2016). Large scale assessments in der kaufmännischen Berufsbildung – Intrapreneurship (CoBALIT). In K. Beck, M. Landenberger & F. Oser (Hrsg.), Technologiebasierte Kompetenzmessung in der beruflichen Bildung (S. 75-92). Bielefeld: Bertelsmann.
  • Bley, S., Wiethe-Körprich, M. & Weber, S. (2015). Formen kognitiver Belastung bei der Bewältigung technologiebasierter authentischer Testaufgaben - eine Validierungsstudie zur Abbildung von beruflicher Kompetenz. Zeitschrift für Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik, 111(2), 268–294.
  • Weber, S. & Lehtinen, E. (2014). Transition from School-to-Work and its Challenges. Unterrichtswissenschaft, 42(3), 194-205.
  • Weber, S. & Achtenhagen, F. (2014). Fachdidaktisch gesteuerte Modellierung und Messung von Kompetenzen im Bereich der beruflichen Bildung. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, 17(22), 33-58.
  • Weber, S., Oser, F., Achtenhagen, F., Fretschner, M. & Trost, S. (2014) (Eds). Becoming an Entrepreneur. Sense: Rotterdam, Boston, Taipei.
  • Weber, S. (2013). Sense of Workplace Learning. Vocations and Learning, 6(1) 1-9.
  • Fretschner, M. & Weber, S. (2013). Measuring and Understanding the Effects of Entrepreneurial Awareness Education. Journal of Small Business Management, 51(3), 410-428.
  • Weber, S. & Funke, S. (2012). An „instructional“ perspective on entrepreneurship education - focussing on the development of team competencies. Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training, 4(1), 49-72.
  • Weber, S. (2007). Mindful Identity Negotiation and Intercultural Learning at Work. Lifelong Learning in Europe, XII(3), 142-152.
  • Weber, S. (2006). Design Experiment. In F.-J. Kaiser & G. Pätzold (Hrsg.), Wörterbuch Berufs- und Wirtschaftspädagogik, 2. Aufl. (S. 211-213). Bad Heilbrunn/Obb.: Klinkhardt; Hamburg: Handwerk und Technik.
  • Baethge, M., Achtenhagen, F., Arends, L., Babic, E., Baethge-Kinsky, V., & Weber, S. (2006). Berufsbildungs-PISA - Machbarkeitsstudie. Stuttgart: Steiner.
  • Baethge, M., Achtenhagen, F., Arends, L., Babic, E., Baethge-Kinsky, V., & Weber, S. (2006). PISA-VET - A Feasibility Study. Stuttgart: Steiner.
  • Weber, S. (2005). Intercultural Learning as Identity Negotiation. Frankfurt/M.: Lang.
  • Weber, S. (1994). Vorwissen in der betriebswirtschaftlichen Ausbildung. Eine struktur- und inhaltsanalytische Studie. Wiesbaden: Gabler.