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Economics and Management

Economics and Management
(Master of Science)

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Course type
postgraduate studies (master)
Standard Course Duration
4 semester
Course Start
Winter semester
Primary Language of Instruction
German, English
Admission
Restricted admission
International

Stay abroad possible, but not obligatory.

Short Description

What effects do decisions of the European Central Bank have? What methods can be used to combat unemployment? How should the balance sheets of international corporations be read? These are just some of the issues addressed in Economics and Business Administration. Economics involves supplying people with the goods and services they require in the context of scarce resources; organising labour; planning social security; distributing tax burdens; and managing national economies or international growth processes.

Economists play a role in addressing current and future challenges facing businesses, public administration and organisations from the perspective of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Due to the wide-ranging interplay of economic processes, consideration must also be taken of environmental, social, psychological, political, legal and technological perspectives. Owing to such variety, economics and business administration opens up exceptionally differentiated and exciting research and employment prospects.

Students who opt for the areas of Empirical Economics and Econometrics, Finance, Banking & Insurance, Information and Operations Management, International Environment and Development Studies or Strategic Management can take the entire programme in English.

More information on the areas and information for students on the website of the Faculty of Economics and Management

Areas of Focus

  • Accounting, taxation and public finance
  • Economic policy and theory
  • Empirical economics and econometrics
  • Finance, banking & insurance
  • Health economics
  • Information and operations management
  • International environment and development studies
  • Strategic management
Course Content

No later than six weeks before the end of the lecture period of the first semester, students choose two areas from a total of eight: a major area, worth 50 credit points, and a minor area, worth 20 credit points. Up until six weeks before the end of the lecture period of the second semester, students still have the option of swapping their major and minor areas. Students also take an optional area, worth 20 credit points. This involves either taking modules from any of the eight areas or studying abroad, which is recognised for a set amount of credit points (mobility window).

Six months are set aside for the Master’s thesis, worth 30 credit points, which must be registered before the start of the fourth semester.

A mobility window for a semester abroad, involving the recognition a set amount of credit points worth a maximum of 20 credit points, enables students to spend either the first, second or third semester abroad as an integral part of the programme. The faculty’s International Office has extensive experience in sending students abroad, and has signed cooperation agreements with more than 40 international partner universities.

Recommended Abilities

Applicants should have a head for figures, and should be able to analyse and combine information. Since business processes are shaped by people, students also require good social and communication skills. Applicants should possess the professional skills taught at the Bachelor’s stage, as well as initial skills for producing scientific work.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the degree programme in Economics and Business Administration are qualified as versatile and self-reliant problem solvers. The programme is the foundation for all kinds of careers in management, whether in industrial or commercial enterprises, with banks or insurance companies, in tax consultancy or auditing. Public administration, associations and the media also provide a wealth of employment opportunities for graduates in Economics and Business Administration.

Admission requirements and application

Admission Requirements

An undergraduate degree in a related field of study, such as

The exact admission requirements can be found in the admission regulations: 

Admission and special language Regulations Degree Programme Economics and Management

There is no minimum grade / entry grade for the Master's application. Notwithstanding the currently valid admission regulations for Master's programmes, the minimum grade of 2.5 is no longer applied. The admission regulations will be revised in this regard.

Application Deadlines

First-year students from Germany and the EU

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester

First-year students from non-EU countries

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from Germany and the EU (application in a higher semester)

  • June 1st – July 15th of the year for the winter semester
  • December 1st – January 15th of the year for the summer semester

Students resuming their studies and transfer students from non-EU countries (application in a higher semester)

  • April 15th – May 31st of the year for the winter semester
  • October 15th – November 30th of the previous year for the summer semester

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