• Degree
    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Type of study
    Full-time study
  • Standard period of study
    7 semesters incl. compulsory Internship semester
  • Commencement of studies
    Summer semester (1 Apr), Winter semester (1 Oct)
  • Credits (ECTS)
  • Language of instruction
    German / English
  • Department / Central Institute
    Department of Business and Economics

Degree programme

Economic systems and cycles are highly complex. Those interested in their development and functioning would be well-advised to study the Bachelor’s degree programme Economics. The syllabus is established on a demanding foundation of Business and Economics including quantitative methods and Mathematics for Business and Economics.
The practical teaching phases conducted at the interface between Eco- nomics and Politics enable students to develop the necessary cognitive approach which ensures they can meet every challenge. Acquiring both specialist and comprehensive skills and knowledge, students are able to complement them with an application-relevant approach.
The offer of numerous specialist courses taught entirely in English rep- resent the ideal preparation for study abroad or an international internship. Graduates have the best chances to work in international organizations or go on to study for a Master’s degree taught in English

Professional field

The interdisciplinary programme represents the perfect combination of theory and practice, equipping graduates with the skills and knowledge requisite to a stimulating career in government or industry.

The strongly international orientation of the degree programme Eco- nomics represents the ideal qualification for tasks in international organ- izations, companies, institutions, associations and pressure groups. It also qualifies its holder for study on a range of Master’s degrees.

Degree structure

Divided into two parts, the sixth semester is intended for the completion of an internship. Students can also study abroad in Part Two or complete an international internship semester at a range of partner companies.

Part One
Foundation modules

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • International Economics
  • The Theory of Industrial Policy
  • Mathematics for Business and Economics
  • Statistics I and II

Further foundation classes in the areas

  • Business Administration
  • Business Law
  • Key Skills and Social Sciences

Part Two modules
Core modules

  • Economic Research and Principles of Econometrics
  • National and International Financial Relations
  • Applied Microeconomics
  • Principles of the Finance Economy

Specialization modules

  • The Economics of Social Policy
  • Strategic Behaviour in Markets and Politics
  • Politics, the State and the Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Markets, Competition and Regulation
  • European Industrial Policy
  • Labour Markets and the Welfare State in Europe
  • Processes of European Political Integration
  • European Business Law
  • Interdisciplinary Subject Field
  • Key Skills
  • University entrance qualification or an entrance qualification for a University of Applied Sciences
  • German language university entrance exam for foreign students.
  • Proof of very good English language skills at Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) B1 level.

Applicants without a German qualification need to apply via uni-assist e.V.

  • Winter semester  until 15 Juli
  • Sommer semester until 15 January

Programmakkreditiert durch den Akkreditierungsrat

Fees and grants

  • Tuition fees


  • Semesterfee

    ca. € 300 per semester (incl. local transport semester ticket)

Guidance for prospective students

Student Counselling Services

Admission and enrolment

Office for Applications, Admissions and Enrolment

Office hours:

Mon 14.00–16.00
Wed 10.00–12.00
Thu 14.00–16.00

Academic Director

Prof. Dr. Beate Jochimsen

Department of Business and Economics
Prof. Dr. Beate Jochimsen
Professor of Public Finance