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The Bachelor's programme in Economics comprises 6 semesters with a total of 180 credits. Study abroad may be recommended in the fourth or fifth semester.

In the introductory phase of the Economics degree (12 credits), first-semester students are introduced to problems in economics in small groups as part of the "research in economics" module, in which they gain insight into independent research. In the two basic phases: economics (18 credits), business administration (18 credits) and law (6 credits), students acquire key foundational knowledge in microeconomics, macroeconomics and institutional economics as well as in various subjects in business administration, followed by substantially expanded and in-depth study of these subjects in the advanced economics phase of the program (30 credits). Of central importance in economics are the modules dealing with methods (30 credits), including mathematics, statistics and empirical economic research, as well as a module on "philosophy of science, history of dogma and real-world economics ", which is also designed as a critical inquiry into economics.

The subject matter of Marburg's programme in Economics focuses above all on in-depth study of institutional economics (30 credits), in which students can choose among a number of mostly practically-oriented courses and seminars relating to institutional economics. Students can also choose a unique concentration for their studies, above all by choosing their own profile area (24 credits), within which they can also choose a specialisation in business administration.

The Bachelor’s thesis (12 credits) at the end of the programme represents the final highlight of your studies, as it gives students the opportunity to apply the subject-specific knowledge and methods they acquired to a freely chosen topic in form of an independently prepared academic Bachelor’s thesis.