Contents of the degree programme

Compulsory modules:

  • International Economics I + II
  • Development Economics I + II
  • International Business Ethics I + II
  • Research Methods I + II

Regional modules (varies from year to year):

  • Economic Development of the Middle East I & II
  • Research Seminar on Iraqi Economy
  • Business & Society in Latin America
  • An Introduction to Population Studies: Southern Africa
  • Introduction to the Chinese Economy
  • China’s Economic Imbalances
  • The Economy of the United States
  • Development Issues of Mexico
  • Economia, sociedad y politica en el mundo iberoamericano

Elective Modules (varies from year to year):

  • International Finance
  • Sustainable Development and National Strategies
  • Politics in Non-European Regions
  • International Relations
  • Human Rights and Human Rights Policy
  • Work and Organization
  • Comparative Analysis of Societies
  • Master’s thesis

Occupational fields

  • Leading positions in public institutions, non-profit organizations and corporate development and collaboration.
  • Teaching and research in development economics


  • Semester(s) abroad
  • Partner universities of the Institute of Economics

Qualification requirements

  • First university degree (Bachelor’s, Diplom or equivalent) in economics. Applicants with a degree in a related subject must submit proof of a strong focus on economics and quantitative methods in their previous studies.
  • Grade point average of 2.5 or better (in the German marking system). If the average mark is between 2.51 and 2.75, there can be a selection interview.

Language requirements

  • Good English proficiency required (C1 Level)
  • Proof of German proficiency is not required; however, we strongly recommend German proficiency at CEFR A2 level as a minimum
  • Sound knowledge of English (CEFR C1)

Student Services Fee

The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan region Nürnberg from 7 pm to 6 am weekdays and around the clock on weekends (for an optional charge the pass can be valid around the clock every day).

Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated February 6, 2019
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