The Master's programme is organised in five parts:
- Core Courses in Economics (20 ECTS-CP)
- Core Courses in Econometrics (10 ECTS-CP)
- Specialisation Courses in Economics (50 ECTS-CP)
- Minor Subject (10 ECTS-CP)
- Master's Thesis (30 ECTS-CP)
During the first semester the core courses in Economics and Econometrics, Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics and Econometrics I are obligatory.
The second and third semesters focus on the specialisation courses in Economics. Students choose ten specialisation modules (seven lectures and three seminar modules) from various fields of Economics:
- Applied Microeconomics
- Macroeconomics & Growth
- Theory of Financial Economics
- International Economics
- Spatial Economics
- Public Economics
- Environmental & Resource Economics
Furthermore, students choose a minor subject from another discipline. This minor subject can be Business, Computational Sciences, Business Information Systems, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Agricultural Economics or Empirical Economics. (At the moment, Empirical Economics is the only minor subject in which English is guaranteed as the teaching language.)
The fourth semester is reserved for completion of the Master's thesis.
Forms of assessment
Written exams, oral exams, term papers, presentations, Master's thesis
Graduates will be equipped with key qualifications and the social skills relevant for both academic work and more practically oriented professions in the world of public administration, organisations, business and industry. These include the ability to plan working processes without assistance, to present material in an appropriate manner, and to communicate and cooperate with others.