At Master's level, students in Economics will take an in-depth look at macroeconomic questions such as: How do politics and central banks influence economic growth? What strategies can be used to reduce unemployment? What happens when inflation or interest rates go up?
Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Empirical Methods represent the areas of concentration in the Master's study program. In Macroeconomics, emphasis is placed on methodology in order to enable students to understand macroeconomic phenomena such as growth and globalization, and to analyze the related long-term problems of economic policy. Microeconomics examines advanced techniques in game theory and information economics, enabling the analysis of strategic situations. Empiricism teaches the basic econometric methods of modern empirical economic research.
Good knowledge of English is required for the Master's program in Economics as the majority of courses are taught in English.
Career prospects and further degree programs
With a Master's degree in Economics, you will be in demand in national and international companies as well as in economic-policy institutions. Economists find positions at the International Monetary Fund, the OECD, central banks, economic media and as researchers for private institutions. In addition, they hold management positions in consulting firms and financial management.
Moreover, graduates with the right aptitude have the opportunity to complete a doctorate, an outstanding foundation for an academic career.
Economics is available as:
Major program: 90 ECTS credits.
Business and Economics
|Accounting and Finance||Economics||Data Science|
|Financial Economics||Information Systems|
|Behavioral Economics||Managing Education||People-Oriented Computing|
|Business Administration||Quantitative Finance|
|Minor program: 30 ECTS credits.
Can be combined with the following major programs:
|Business and Economics||Informatics|
|Banking and Finance||Computing and Economics|
|Business Administration||Data Science|
|Management and Economics||People-Oriented Computing|
|Minor program for students from other faculties: 30 ECTS credits.|
|This minor study program can be combined with a major study program in accordance with the provisions set out in your program.|