The Master of Science in Economics teaches students the skills needed to analyze economic issues and problems thoroughly, understand and apply the relevant academic theory, and use the correct formal and empirical methods. This in turn will allow them to find creative approaches to problem-solving and predict the political and social consequences of economic activity.
For this master's program, you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree.
At least 22 credits (ECTS) must have been completed in economics, 6 credits in mathematics, and 6 credits in statistics.
Alternatively, graduates from economics geography can gain admission to the program if they meet the general academic requirements. Such admission, however, will only be valid for the specialization "Regional Dynamics" as part of an individual study curriculum.
The final grade (CGPA) of such a degree must at least be GOOD (German system: 2.5); alternatively, applicants with undergraduate degrees must be among the top 65% of their class (ECTS-grades A, B, C).
At least 48 credits must be earned in the area selected. Each specialization area includes core courses that must be taken by all students and optional courses from which they may choose.
This program can be completed in two years of full-time study. It includes basic courses, a specialization area, and a Master's thesis. The basic courses include the following required courses:
The Master's thesis must be written in the student's specialization area and should focus on one of the faculty's primary research topics.