The concept of competence takes on greater significance in the 21st century in private, the professional as well as in the academic sector. Especially in vocational schools of secondary level II, the demand for competency-oriented education and learning increases. Not only scholars, also the Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture is calling for competency-orientation. The aim of this thesis is to conduct an analysis and assessment of schoolbooks for the subject General Business Administration and Economics of vocational schools of secondary level II. Within the framework of a qualitative and quantitative study, it is illustrated whether two chosen schoolbooks meet the requirements of competency-based learning. In order to achieve this objective, the first chapter examines the relevant literature that is supposed to provide an understanding for the subsequent research. Afterwards, the research design is presented. The second part of this thesis focuses on the empirical evaluation. This part deals with the findings of the analysis and the assessment of the schoolbooks according to a set of criteria. Firstly, the quantitative analysis, which consists of a frequency analysis and a statistical survey, will be conduct. Secondly, the qualitative analysis will be performed. This part of the empirical study consists of the didactical design, the multifunctionality and the competency orientation. In addition, the authoress offers an interpretive evaluation, reflecting her own experience with the usage of these schoolbooks. Finally, the thesis provides answers to the research questions and shows that the schoolbooks could do better to provide competency-oriented materials.