Applied Economics

Area of specialisation F

This area of specialisation is characterised by the fact that relatively few compulsory courses are stipulated (mostly in the field of business administration). In any case you will deal in greater depth with marketing topics (What marketing instruments are there and how are they best used?), Econometrics I (How can I use data to examine whether a higher income really does go hand in hand with higher consumer spending?), investment and finance (Should a company buy a certain new machine or is it better to lease it?) as well as private law (How is a contract structured and under what circumstances is it invalid?).

In addition, you may either complete a minor in a different department or put together courses according to your own personal interests in economics and related subjects (e.g. Political Science, Law, British and American Studies).

Conditions: Apart from skills acquired in the statistics courses as well as in corporate finance, no previous knowledge is expected.


  • Civil Law
  • International Investment and Finance (5 ECTS credits)
  • Marketing Management (5 ECTS credits)
  • Econometrics I (8 ECTS credits)

Completion of a minor in another department

You may complete a minor in another department on a scale of 41 ECTS credits:

  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Law
  • Computer Science
  • Sociology
  • Philosophy
  • History
  • British and American Studies

Should the scale of the respective minor be less than 41 ECTS credits, you must produce the missing credits from the required electives offered at the Department of Economics.

The current exam provisions in annex C of the exam regulations for the arts and humanities bachelor’s programmes at the University of Konstanz apply.

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Completion of various economics courses or courses in another department

Instead of a minor, you may also complete various courses from amongst the required electives on a scale of 41 ECTS credits. Apart from economics courses, assessments in other departments, i.e. in non-economics subjects, are also recognised.

You must also attend a seminar which guides you towards your final paper (bachelor’s thesis) and forms a thematic unit with it. This can be an economics or business administration seminar.

Admission to the bachelor's thesis is conditional on evidence of a total of 90 ECTS credits from exams and coursework in the foundation programme and the area of specialisation as well as attending the bachelor seminar. The seminar and the bachelor’s thesis form a thematic unit.

The time period allowed for writing the bachelor’s thesis is four weeks.

The bachelor's thesis should not exceed 20 pages. 8 ECTS credits are awarded.

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