The subject of economics (VWL) is the systematic description and analysis of microeconomic and macroeconomic relationships. A central subject of investigation are markets and alternative control and coordination mechanisms of economic activity. Among other things, this involves the institutional prerequisites and the efficiency of market results. Another important aspect is the role of the state or economic policy in the economic process. Methodologically, the emphasis is on the theoretical modeling and empirical analysis of the decisions of economic actors, e.g. households, companies and the state, and their interaction from both a microeconomic and macroeconomic perspective. This also includes the acquisition of knowledge in mathematics, statistics and econometrics. In addition, the bachelor's degree in economics teaches the basics of business administration and law.

The Bachelor's degree in economics places particular emphasis on imparting scientific principles, methods and specialist knowledge. This gives the students, in addition to broad basic knowledge, a research-based basic training for entry into professional practice.

Program Structure

The bachelor's degree in economics comprises a basic phase, an in-depth phase and a specialization phase, as well as the general vocational preparation study area.

The bachelor's degree is divided into the basic phase and the deepening and specialization phase.

At the end of the course, the exemplary deepening and differentiation of a selected field of study takes place through the independent scientific development of the Bachelor thesis.

The general vocational preparation study area (ABV) includes an internship as well as the following areas of competence: foreign languages, information and media competence, gender & diversity competence, organizational and management competence, personal and socio-communicative competence and subject-related additional qualifications in which additional practical professional knowledge and skills are imparted will. Aims, content and structure of the general vocational preparation study area are regulated in a separate study and examination regulations for the general vocational preparation study area (ABV) for bachelor's degrees in the business administration department.

The course regulations regulate the structure and process of the course. It contains detailed descriptions of the content and qualification goals of each individual module and an exemplary course plan. The examination regulations define the type and requirements of the module examinations. In the regulations, the credit points (CP) for each module or event as well as the workload in hours for the entire course are specified.

Economics, mono-Bachelor

Basic phase
module Introduction to Economics
module Basics of microeconomics
module Basics of Macroeconomics
module State and Allocation
module Mathematics for economists
module Introduction to Statistics
module Closing statistics
module Introduction to business administration
module Investment and finance

Consolidation and specialization phase

A total of 14 modules can be selected, from areas a) to c) at least 2 modules, from areas d) to f) at least 1 module

a) Area of ??specialization and specialization in economics
module Game theory
module Monetary foreign trade
module Foreign trade theory and policy
module Economic growth
module Economic accounting systems
module Dogma story
module Microeconomics
module Macroeconomics
module Behavioral economics
module Paradigms and controversies of economic theories
module Foundations and controversies of Marxist economic theory
module Economic Theory: Selected Issues
Special module Economic theory
b) Major and specialization area Quantitative Methods
module Introduction to Econometrics
module Statistical modeling
module Introduction to time series analysis
module Introduction to microeconometrics
module Sampling procedure
Special module Quantitative methods
Special module Applied time series econometrics
Special module Quantitative methods: selected questions
c) Specialization and specialization in economic policy and finance
module Welfare State and Globalization
module European politics
module Introduction to labor market theory
module Environmental economics
module Economic history
module Financial taxation
module Economic policy
module Comparative economics of economic systems
module Financial crises and monetary systems
Special module Financial and economic policy
Special module Financial and Economic Policy: Selected Issues
d) Business administration major and specialization
module management
module Basics of external corporate accounting
module Decision theory
module Supply and Operations Management
module Basics of personnel policy
module Basics of innovation management
e) Area of ??specialization and specialization in private law and public law
module Private law
module Public law
f) Area of ??specialization and specialization in law
module Private law
module Public law
module Employment Law
module Commercial and company law

Additional entry requirements
English (level B2 GER)

Career Prospects

Bachelor graduates have scientific knowledge and practical skills that qualify them for a job or a postgraduate course. 

In the Bachelor's degree in Economics at Freie Universität Berlin, knowledge and skills are imparted for an activity in the following professional fields: planning, analyzing and advising activities in national and international organizations, in economic policy, but also in public administrations (e.g. task areas with statistical reference) Corporations and financial institutions (large industrial companies, personnel consultancies, money and credit industries); Activities in research and teaching institutions (e.g. in training and further education); Activities in associations (including research), chambers, trade unions and the media. The focus within the course allows you to specialize in one or the other direction, depending on your professional interests.

A master’s degree and possibly a doctorate are prerequisites for managerial positions or independent employment in research and teaching.

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