M.Sc. Economics

The master program M.Sc. Economics is a two-year full-time program that combines application and research oriented courses and has a special emphasis on empirical methods.

In addition to a thorough training in economic theory and econometrics, you can - depending on your major - attend a varying number of courses offered, e.g., by the Business Department, the Political Science Department or the Sociology Department.

For the major beginning in the second semester you can choose among the following six options:

International Political Economy

The major International Political Economy is directed towards students who want to deepen their knowledge of the economic aspects of European Integration and the design of economic policy in the European Union (EU) and its  Member States.


International Labor Markets and Innovation

Economic questions at the junction of economics, especially Labor Economics, and Business Administration.

International Finance

Provides deeper knowledge in Economics as well as Finance.

European Social Security and Health Systems

This major is directed towards students who are interested in the economics of the social state (e.g., pensions, welfare, taxation) and has a special focus on the economics of the health care sector.

Econometrics and Applied Statistics

Focuses on the teaching and application of empirical and analytical methods. Equal attention is paid to theoretical as well as data analysis.

Lake and Tree

Environment and Sustainability

A focus on environmental economics and energy markets.