Personal Economics

The Personal Economics programme deals with important business-related topics that are relevant to young people in 7th to 10th grade. The programme has a modular structure, so that topics such as basic principles of economics, job application process and money management can be focused on flexibly. These activities are carried out by a volunteer from the economic sector.

Module 1: Basic Principles of Economics

In this module, the students are taught a basic understanding of economical matters. Topics such as establishing a market, pricing or the business cycle are covered. The students recognise how their own consumer behaviour and the labour market are influenced by these relationships.

Module 2: Job Application Process

This module is an ideal supplement to existing school activities related to the choice of profession and the search of an apprenticeship/job. Practical exercises, such as job interviews carried out by the volunteer, inspire and motivate young people in the process of applying for jobs.

Module 3: Money Management

Students become aware of their role and responsibility as consumers. The interactive exercises encourage them to methodically manage their own money and show them how useful it is to have a personal budget.