Study Economics while you're still at school

Schülerstudium at the University of Konstanz

Study at the university even though you’re still at school? Through our Schülerstudium programme, particularly talented and interested school pupils can take part in the regular lectures in our department and sit exams too. If you join us as a student later on, your previous academic achievements will be credited.

The following categorically applies: School comes first! That’s why, amongst others, we need your school’s consent for you to participate in our Schülerstudium programme. Your school will grant you leave of absence from your school lessons for times when you are attending university courses.

You can start the Schülerstudium programme in our department in either the winter or the summer semester.

Lectures in the winter semester

Introduction to Economics

In this lecture, you will be given an introduction to typical thinking patterns and basic terminology in the field of economics and deal with pricing in competitive markets and the impact of market interventions. Other topics are external effects, public goods and how the tax system is structured.

Scale: 4 weekly hours of lectures, 2 weekly hours of additional practice tutorials

Business Functions

In this lecture, you will deal with various theories regarding types of business ventures as well as corporate structures and organisational forms. Efficiency and strategy are also tackled.

Scale: 2 weekly hours of lectures

Introduction to Marketing

Marketing: That means all activities to do with advertising, market analysis and targeted product development which are intended to increase sales. The lecture deals with markets, market relations and market definitions as well as market research, the fundamentals of product, price, communication and distribution policy and how to put together a suitable marketing mix.

Scale: 2 weekly hours of lectures

Mathematics I for Economists

Maths at university level is often more abstract than the maths you are familiar with from school; we often calculate with letters rather than with numbers. In this lecture, you will learn the basic terms used in mathematical thinking and be introduced to differential calculus, integral calculus and integration methods.

Scale: 4 weekly hours of lectures, 2 weekly hours of additional practice tutorials

Fundamentals of Corporate Accounting

In the lecture you will learn about corporate accounting in accordance with the rules of Germany’s Commercial Code. You will deal with accounting procedures for simple business scenarios, legal and institutional aspects as well as financial reports and gain an insight into international financial reporting.

Scale: 2 weekly hours of lectures, 2 weekly hours of additional practice tutorials

Lectures in the summer semester

Microeconomics I

In the area of microeconomics, you will analyse the activities of economic entities - these might be individuals or enterprises as a whole. In the lecture you will deal, for example, with how prices are set or change. Apart from cost or supply function, you will learn about monopolies or oligopolies and deal with decisions in risk situations from an economics perspective.

Scale: 4 weekly hours of lectures, 2 weekly hours of additional practice tutorials

Statistics I

In this English-language lecture, you will learn the fundamentals of Statistics - an important instrument in the economist’s toolbox. You will deal with datasets and learn how to describe and analyse data. Probability calculus also plays a role here.

Scale: 2 weekly hours of lectures, 2 weekly hours of additional practice tutorials

Accounting and Accounting Policy

The lecture deals with international financial reporting in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). You will learn through several practical examples how the rulebook is structured and the purpose and function of external financial reporting in an international context. Another topic is the differences between financial reporting in accordance with Germany’s Commercial Code, which is the main theme treated in the lecture on “Fundamentals of Corporate Accounting” (winter semester only).

Scale: 2 weekly hours of lectures, 2 weekly hours of additional practice tutorials

The courses offered in the Schülerstudium programme are based on the plan of study of the bachelor’s programme in Economics. You may attend other lectures upon agreement - we are happy to advise you on this. Times and rooms can be found in the course catalogue.

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