- Master´s programs
Economics (WE 2)
For admittance to the master’s program applicants need to fulfill the following admission requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in economics or an equivalent degree with at least 50 credit points in economics and at least 30 credit points in mathematics, statistics, or econometrics.
Proof of English language skills (level B2 CEFR) if English is not the student’s mother tongue and the degree was not obtained at an institution where English is the language of instruction.
The DSH - or German Language University Entrance Exam for Foreign Students - is obligatory for all applicants whose first language is not German and who have earned their initial degree from a university (or equivalent institution) where the language of instruction is not German.
The program provides expert knowledge, methods, and key qualifications that enable students to engage in independent scholarly work and communication, critical evaluation of scholarly findings, and responsible professional behavior. Graduates should be able to contribute to the discipline with their own research and develop appropriate solutions for complex economic problems. The program provides a well-grounded education in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and economic policy as well as in quantitative methods.
The Economics Area encloses the following institutes: the Institute for Public Finances and Social Policy, the Institute for Statistics and Econometrics, the Institute for Economic Policy, the Institute for Economic Theory, and the Endownment Professorship of the Deusche Bundesbank. The Economics Library holds a rich collection of books and journals and offers well-equipped learning spaces.
The program benefits from the internationally-oriented research activity of our Faculty. The main focus of the research lies in the areas of Public Finance, Microeconomics, Economic Policy, Quantitative Modelling, and Empirical Analysis of Economic Matters. The Faculty also holds a long tradition in the areas of Monetary and Currency Theory, enjoying, among others, the Endowmnent Professorship of the Deutsche Bundesbank, which is held by alternating international experts in the field of Monetary and Currency Theory and Policy. The cooperation with three regional institutes of the Freie Universität (the Eastern European Institute, the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies, and the Latin American Institute), which is institutionally anchored by the dual membership of professors, further contributes to the international profile of the program.