MSc in Economics

What are the aims of the programme?

The Master's programme in Economics follows two overarching goals:

  1. Providing you with a state-of-the-art postgraduate education in Economics at highest international standards
  2. Laying the groundwork for your successful career in the private or public sector

The programme addresses the application of economic theories and empirical methods to understand, model, and evaluate real-world economic questions.

10 reasons to study Economics in Konstanz

  1. Variety: choose classes on a range from micro-economics over contract theory to political economy
  2. Excellence: the University of Konstanz is one of only 12 German Universities of Excellence, and the Department of Economics is frequently ranked extraordinarily well
  3. Fast track: take PhD classes already during your Master's studies
  4. Close supervision: small classes facilitate direct interaction with your teachers
  5. Study for free: there are no teaching fees, you only pay a small administrative and social fee
  6. Employability boost: the programme provides you with the best career opportunities, e.g. in the industry, international organisations, administrations or universities
  7. Picturesque landscapes: Konstanz is the ideal location, directly at the Lake of Konstanz in close proximity to the Swiss Alps and the Black Forest
  8. International Teaching: we invite pioneers of the discipline to teach classes
  9. Study international: all classes are tought in English. Moreover, you can participate in one of our Double Degree options with our partner-universities in Essex or Nottingham
  10. Live international: in a welcoming academic environment in the heart of Europe
My time at the University of Konstanz will definitely stay in my memory and it will bring benefits for life.
David Matos Campanelle, MSc Economics alumnus

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What will I learn?

To customize your Master's, you can choose one of three tracks:

  • Track A: PhD fast track. After one year of study, you can be admitted to the Quantitative Economics and Finance PhD programme
  • Track B helps you specialize in one of five areas
  • Track C provides you with a general economic postgraduate education, enabling you to design your own programme

For Track A and B, choose one of five specializations:

  1. Econometrics and Applied Economics
  2. International Financial Economics
  3. Macroeconomics and International Economics
  4. Microeconomics and Decision Making
  5. Public Economics

Upon completion of your studies, you will be awarded the degree Master of Science (MSc) in Economics. Depending on your specialization, your major will be added to the degree (e.g. Major in Econometrics and Applied Economics).