University Of Tuebingen

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Introduction

Innovative, interdisciplinary, international

These three words summarize what makes the University of Tübingen special. Excellent research and teaching are Tübingen’s answer to the challenges of the future in a globalized world. We maintain exchanges with partners around the globe - both at institutions of higher education and at non-university research institutions. Networks and cooperation across faculty and subject boundaries are the pillars of our successful strategy. This is reflected in our good position in international rankings. In addition, we are one of the eleven German universities distinguished with the title of “excellent.”

Long traditions

The University of Tübingen, with its more than 500 years of history, is one of Germany’s oldest. Many great intellectuals have studied and worked in Tübingen - including Kepler, Hegel, Hölderlin, and Schelling. The genius loci - the spirit of the place - is now stronger than ever.

The University of Tübingen has:

  • Some 28,000 students
  • More than 330 study programs
  • 7 faculties
  • More than 500 professors
  • More than 4500 other scientists and academics

Values and visions

Tübingen is among the world’s foremost universities and expressly supports common European values. These include the freedom of research and academia, the freedom of expression, the equality of all human beings and respect for human dignity, regardless of a person’s origins, religion, social status, gender, or sexual orientation. The University of Tübingen actively supports positive developments in society and peaceful coexistence, sustainable development, and the protection of the environment.

We regard the diversity of our students and employees as a great strength. It is our paramount task to support them in their quest for knowledge and education. An important factor in the success of a university is the motivation of its employees. With this in mind, the University makes every effort to enable its students and employees to reconcile the demands of family with their studies and working lives.

Tübingen as a location

Tübingen, located in southwestern Germany, is a university town like no other: The city has some 85,000 inhabitants. 35,000 are engaged in research, teaching, or studying. Tübingen’s medieval old town brings history to life. At the same time, many students and researchers from across Germany and around the world give Tübingen an open, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The cafés, restaurants, and shops in town invite you to spend time in these picturesque surroundings. From this town on the Neckar River, there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities - The Black Forest and the Swabian Jura hills are not far away.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

MSc

MA in Comparative and Middle East Politics and Society

Campus Full time 4 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Tübingen

This course provides an in-depth examination of the nature and dynamics of Middle East politics. It explores some of the region’s key political and social structural traits as it aims at generating an understanding of the fundamentals of the modern Middle East. The course will focus on state formation, national identities, leadership, elites and the impact of the West. [+]

The CMEPS course structure

During their first year of study, students at AUC will take courses on the foundations of political science, while students at Tübingen University will, depending on their first degree, attend courses on political science or Arabic Language training. While studying at the partner university, all students will take Arabic and German language classes respectively.

Core courses

In CMEPS, all students will take the following core courses on Middle East Politics and Societies, Regime Change and Democratization, Comparative Politics of the Middle East, and Development Politics and International Cooperation.

Middle East Politics and Societies

This course provides an in-depth examination of the nature and dynamics of Middle East politics. It explores some of the region’s key political and social structural traits as it aims at generating an understanding of the fundamentals of the modern Middle East. The course will focus on state formation, national identities, leadership, elites and the impact of the West.... [-]


MSc in Economics

Campus Full time 4 - 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The M.Sc. in Economics program builds upon the expertise and reputation of our faculty in various fields of economics. It offers a great deal of flexibility and is the most versatile program we offer in economics. If you want a program that allows you choose courses from the areas of economics that you find most interesting, then this is the program for you. [+]

Studying Economics in Tübingen

The M.Sc. in Economics program builds upon the expertise and reputation of our faculty in various fields of economics. It offers a great deal of flexibility and is the most versatile program we offer in economics. If you want a program that allows you choose courses from the areas of economics that you find most interesting, then this is the program for you.

Upon graduating from this program, you will be able to understand the driving forces behind major economic trends, and what these mean for firms, employees, and governments.

You will have the skills to analyze economic data professionally, and to understand and analyze the logic of economic problems.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Finance

Campus October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The M.Sc. in Economics and Finance combines the strengths of our faculty in economics, finance, and econometrics. Graduating from our program, you will be able to analyze financial and economic data in a scientific manner and know how prices of assets should be determined. Moreover, you will understand why financial instruments like options and futures can increase social welfare, even though they may involve potential risks for individual investors and financial stability [+]

Studying Economics and Finance at Tübingen

The M.Sc. in Economics and Finance combines the strengths of our faculty in economics, finance, and econometrics.

The 2008 crisis originating in the financial sector has proved to have severe consequences for economies and societies worldwide. It is therefore of utmost importance that decision-makers in financial institutions, regulatory offices, and central banks have a sound understanding of economic theory, the financial instruments designed for risk management, and the tools of modern econometric analysis.

Graduating from our program, you will be able to analyze financial and economic data in a scientific manner and know how prices of assets should be determined. Moreover, you will understand why financial instruments like options and futures can increase social welfare, even though they may involve potential risks for individual investors and financial stability.... [-]


MSc in European Economics

Campus October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The Pavia Tübingen Dual Degree Program provides students with a unique study experience. Designed as a two-year program to be completed at both of the partnering universities, featuring a broad range of courses and granting two degrees, this Master program perfectly prepares graduates for an international career. [+]

The Program

The Pavia Tübingen Dual Degree Program provides students with a unique study experience. Designed as a two-year program to be completed at both of the partnering universities, featuring a broad range of courses and granting two degrees, this Master program perfectly prepares graduates for an international career.

This double degree program is conducted in cooperation with the Università degli studi di Pavia and provides students with a unique study experience. Designed as a two-year program to be completed in equal shares at both universities, featuring a broad range of courses and granting two degrees, this Master program endows students with the skills and capacities necessary to compete in the European economic world. With one study year in Pavia, Italy, and one study year in Tübingen, Germany, students experience two cultures, two campus lives, two academic practices. Graduates can look forward to excellent career perspectives in various sectors. At the end of their studies, they are granted two Master degrees: the Laurea Magistrale degree and the Master of Science degree. Thus, graduates have a wide range of career options in international companies or institutions in the public sector. Due to the international focus of the program, graduates are able to get into different working procedures in different countries efficiently and adopt beneficial practices being used in other cultures.... [-]


MSc in International Economics

Campus October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The M.Sc. in International Economics program builds upon the strength of our faculty in international economics. If you are intrigued by the debate about the benefits and threats from economic globalization, then this is your program. [+]

Studying International Economics at Tübingen

The M.Sc. in International Economics program builds upon the strength of our faculty in international economics. If you are intrigued by the debate about the benefits and threats from economic globalization, then this is your program.

Graduating from this program, you will understand the driving forces behind major trends in global markets and what these trends mean for workers, firms, and governments.

Moreover, you will be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of international economic policies.

Active student involvement is an important part of our education. You will be expected to write research essays and present your results in class. This seminar experience will prepare you for the work on your Master thesis under the dedicated supervision of a faculty member. The Master thesis will allow you to deal with topics at the frontier of academic research and to actively take part in academic discourse.... [-]


MSc in Management and Economics

Campus October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The environment in which firms, consumers, and governments act today calls for a systematic analysis of strategic interaction, comprehensive decision-making processes, and flexible adaptation strategies. The research-oriented M.Sc. Program in Management and Economics offers a unique education that combines state-of-the-art management tools with game-theoretic concepts. [+]

The Program

The environment in which firms, consumers, and governments act today calls for a systematic analysis of strategic interaction, comprehensive decision-making processes, and flexible adaptation strategies. The research-oriented M.Sc. Program in Management and Economics offers a unique education that combines state-of-the-art management tools with game-theoretic concepts.

Managers of today’s firms operate in a global environment and must be prepared to quickly react to changing business and market conditions, competitors’ actions, and internal governance problems. The Management and Economics program provides students with the methodological tools for the analysis of business and market environments with a core focus on managerial economics, personnel economics, behavioral economics and industrial organization.... [-]


Contact

Address Nauklerstraße 48, 72074 Tübingen
72074 Tübingen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany