M.Sc. Economics - International Labor Markets and Innovation

Program Content

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Labor markets and human resource management in a globalized context are the central contents of the major "International Labor Markets and Innovation". Special attention is paid to technological and organizational change in the world of work. In addition to its international orientation, the specialization is characterized by a close connection between theory and empiricism. In the theoretical area, microeconomic models from labor market and personnel economics are presented. To ensure a close link between theory and practice, microeconometric and experimental studies are treated in detail.

Registration of additional modules

As listed in the appendix of the examination regulations (Link), it is generally possible to choose modules with a maximum scope of 20 CP as "additional modules". This means that successfully completed modules are listed on the transcript after graduation, but the grades are not included in the calculation of the overall final grade. The examination office must be informed via e-mail about the participation in an examination as part of such an additional module prior to examination registration via Porta. As soon as the examination office confirms the assignment of the examination as an additional module, participation in this context is possible. Note: Once an examination has been taken in another module, it cannot be subsequently converted into an additional module.

Professional Outlook

The major opens up a wide range of career prospects, as it aims equally at imparting methodological and practical professional key qualifications. On the one hand, comprehensive analytical competences are acquired, which offer good prerequisites for a subsequent doctorate and a successful scientific career at a university or research institute. On the other hand, a wide range of opportunities are opened up for a career in practice; e.g. in the human resources department of companies or with the media, employers' associations, trade unions and political parties.