MSc in Economics

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU

Program Description

MSc in Economics

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU

This modern, internationally oriented master's degree programme in economics allows students both to gain a professional qualification and to prepare for a possible doctoral degree. In the first stage of this program, students take the master's courses. In a second stage, graduates with good grades can progress directly to their doctoral studies and obtain a PhD. Intensive supervision is provided as well as an opportunity to spend time conducting research at a university abroad. For a brief presentation of the MSE have a look at our Flyer.

The programme can be completed fully in English, no profound German skills are required for completion (from WS 2015/16 onwards). Nevertheless, German knowledge is advantageous.

Student profile

This master programme is aimed to students with a strong interest in economics as well as with interest to perform independent scientific work. A solid knowledge of mathematics and statistics is needed as analytical skills are essential in order to understand economic theory and empirical research.

Career prospects with the Master in Economics

The programme provides you profound knowledge in economics and prepares you for a range of careers in various fields. The main career aims are academic and analytical work for universities and research institutes, international organizations, public authorities, associations, consultancy firms and large companies.

Admission requirements

  • Academic degree (with above-average grades) in economics, mathematics, social sciences, engineering or related disciplines
  • Proof of English skills (at least B2 level of the CEFR)

International students

German certificate (DSH) is not a requisite

Structure

1st semester: compulsory modules (in English)

In the first semester, students are given a basic grounding in economics with 6 mandatory courses, taught in English (including Macro- and Microeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematics).

Please be aware that the compulsory mathematics course starts before the beginning of the semester (about 2 weeks before). Further information on starting the MSE and important dates for starters can be found here.

2nd and 3rd semester: specialisation - elective modules (English and German)

In the second and third semester, students specialise by choosing individual options from a broad range of subjects (taught in English and German). Students must choose 12 modules, including at least 10 elective economic modules within the following specialisation fields:

  • Labor Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Finance
  • Public Economics
  • Energy Markets
  • Health Economics

4th semester: master's thesis and seminar

Students demonstrate their capability in assessing an economic question or topic independently while using scientific methods. In the master seminar students present and discuss their thesis in order to gain insights and get feedback for the further writing of the thesis.

The degree programme supports the writing of the master's thesis in cooperation with external business partners, making use of diverse contacts of the collaborating chairs (e.g. N-Ergie, IAB, GfK, BayernLB).

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German


Last updated February 19, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2019
Duration
Duration
4 semesters
Full time
Price
Price
107 EUR
per semester (42 Euro for Student Services + 65 Euro for the min. contriubtion to the student public transportation ticket).
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Deadline
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summer term. Winter term: 31. May.
Locations
Germany - Nuremberg, Bavaria
Start date : Oct. 2019
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summer term. Winter term: 31. May.
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Dates
Oct. 2019
Germany - Nuremberg, Bavaria
Application deadline Request Info
summer term. Winter term: 31. May.
End date Request Info