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Courses, Modules & Seminars

The Master program in Economics is a comprehensive program providing rigorous training in all areas of Economics. It offers graduate students the opportunity to attend selected Ph.d. courses as part of their Master degree.


Basic modules

During their first semester, students choose four out of five basic modules which provides them with an in-depth understanding of the field's foundations and thus optimally prepares them for the further course of their studies. Most advanced and project modules require the successful completion of the corresponding basic modules.

The following basic modules are offered:

  • Mathematics for Economists (mandatory for all students)
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Finance
  • Econometrics

Learn more about the basic modules.

Advanced- and project modules / Master thesis

In the second and third semester, students determine their individual study profile  by selecting advanced modules covering a minimum of two and a maximum of four areas of Economics. These advanced modules focus on current topics in economic research and provide students with a profound understanding of the conceptual and methodological assumptions of a variety of approaches.

In addition to these advanced modules, students also take one or two so-called project modules. These research seminars help students to further improve their academic and analytical skills while addressing recent topics of the respective field of study. They learn to define research topics, to formulate specific research questions and to develop a research approach to investigate the project's topic.


Advanced modules and project modules are offered in the following fields:

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Management and Applied Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics and Public Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Econometrics and Statistics
  • Economic Research

Learn more about the fields of study.

Students complete their Masters degree by writing their Master thesis in the fourth semester


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