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Economics and Institutions (Master of Science)

Program: Economics and Institutions
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Start: winter and summer semester

The master's in "Economics and Institutions" systematically prepares students for professional practice as an economist. The course contents comprise all important fields of micro and macroeconomics, economic policy and institutional economics. The systematic consideration of the economic analysis of institutions for the economy is unprecedented in Germany.

Through a mix of statistical fundamentals and practical economic applications, students acquire important professionally qualifying skills.

Major topics

  • Institutional Economics
  • Economic Specializations:
    • Economic Policy or
    • Money, Accounting, and Finance.


Possible professional fields for successful graduates of the Economics and Institutions master's program are found in the economics departments of banks, insurance companies and industrial operations, international organizations, economic research institutes, public administration, ministries, associations and regulatory authorities.

Furthermore, the M.Sc. thoroughly prepares successful graduates for a further scholarly career, particularly for a doctorate.