Your future

Career prospects in policy, academia and business

This programme gives you access to senior executive positions in policy, academia and business. Graduates of our Master's programme have a wide range of opportunities, depending on which track or specialisation they choose. See below for concrete examples.

Having graduated with an MSc in Economics from the University of Konstanz, I was well prepared to start my career.
Marta Mylyan, Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse London

Track A

Students in our fast track to a Ph.D. usually strive towards a doctoral degree. Our study programme facilitates access to our Graduate School of Decision Sciences as well as our doctoral programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance.

Track B – Econometrics and Applied Economics

Having studied econometrics and applied economics, you will be an expert in analysing economic and financial data (e.g. from labour economics, public or financial economics) using econometric methods. These skills can be useful for research-oriented careers in academia, but also in consulting firms, international institutions, ministries or non-governmental organisations.

Graduates have found positions as:

  • PhD student in one of our doctoral programmes
  • Manager Advanced Analytics at Miles&More International
  • Customer Insights Manager at Zalando
  • Market Data Analyst at Solactive

Track B – International Financial Economics

In International Financial Economics, you'll acquire key skills in risk management and portfolio management while focusing on theoretical, institutional, policy and empirical aspects. Graduates are qualified e.g. for positions in the research departments of commercial and investment banks, as well as in central banks.

Graduates have found positions as:

  • PhD student in one of our doctoral programmes
  • Investment Banking Analyst, Credit Suisse
  • Trainee Market Risk at Commerzbank
  • Finance Manager at Huawei Technologies
  • Investment and Portfolio Advisor at Rothschild & Co.

Track B – Macroeconomics and International Economics

Graduates have found positions such as:

  • PhD student in one of our doctoral programmes
  • Risk Manager at Daimler Financial Services
  • Quantitative Portfolio Analyst at KPMG
  • Consultant, Advisory Services at Ernst & Young

Track B – Microeconomics and Decision Making

Graduations will be specialists in human economic decision making from a theoretical as well as from an empirical point of view. These skills open doors for careers in academia, but also in business consultancies. 

Graduates have found positions as/in:

  • PhD student in one of our doctoral programmes
  • Consultants
  • other corporate positions such as quality management or strategic planning

Track B – Public Economics

As a Public Economics graduate, positions may open in international organisations or in public authorities such as the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, or national and local government. Often, graduates in this specialisation join a doctoral programme at our university or elsewhere as a first career step.

Track C – General Education in Economics

Track C allows you to build your own curriculum – therefore career options are manifold. Track C graduates have found positions as:

  • PhD student in one of our doctoral programmes
  • Consultant Transactions at PwC
  • Quantitative Risk Specialist at Deutsche Bank
  • Financial Specialist at Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Trainee Finance and Controlling at Trumpf Hüttinger
  • Economist at Chief Investment Office Global WM (Graduate Talent Program at UBS)