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Overview

The course provides students with specialist knowledge, methods and key qualifications that enable them to work independently and communicate, to critically classify scientific findings and to act responsibly. Graduates should be able, on the one hand, to make their own research contributions in individual areas and, on the other hand, to develop appropriate solutions for complex problems in economic practice.

The course provides a well-founded education according to international standards in the areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and economic policy as well as quantitative methods.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

 

The master’s course comprises the following study areas: core area, focus area and specialization area.

The structure and course of the course are regulated by the course regulations. 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 examination performances of the modules and the master’s examination. 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.

The master's thesis should show that the students are able to independently work on and present a research task using scientific methods. After successfully completing the study program, the university degree Master of Science (M.Sc.) is awarded.

Modules of the course

Core area
module Microeconomic analysis
module Macroeconomic Analysis
module Economy of the Welfare State
module Econometric analysis

Within the focus areas, modules can be freely chosen from all focus areas; however, at least one module must be completed in each focus area.

Up to four modules from the specialization area can also be credited within the focus areas, provided they are not included in the specialization area:

Main focus area of ??economics
module Monetary Macroeconomics from an International Perspective
module International Macroeconomics
module Monetary theory
module Information economy
module Selected topics in microeconomics
module Selected topics in macroeconomics
module Economic growth
module Economic Systems
module Methods of Modern Macroeconomics
module Capital market theory
module Innovation economy and policy
Main focus area of ??economic policy
module Education economy
module Large construction site welfare state
module Monetary and Fiscal Policy
module Labor market theory
module State and Employment
module Public corporations and regulation
module State and taxes
module International finance policy
module Economic history of the 20th century
module Design of economic systems
module Empirical finance and economic policy
module Selected topics in tax theory and policy
module Selected social policy issues
module Selected topics in labor market research
module International Economic History
module US Economic Policy
module International Economics
module Finance and development
module Poverty and distribution
module Development theories and strategies
Focus on quantitative analysis
module Applied Microeconometrics
module Univariate time series analysis
module Multivariate time series analysis
module General time series analysis
module Multivariate method
module Advanced statistics
module Advanced Survey Statistics
module Newer statistical methods
module Microeconometrics
module Complex methods of modern econometrics
Specialization area (2 out of 11 modules are to be chosen)
module Current research questions in macroeconomics
module Current research questions in international macroeconomics
module Current research questions in microeconomics
module Current research questions in theoretical finance
module Current research questions in empirical finance and economic policy
module Current research questions in social policy
module Current research questions in international financial policy
module Current research questions in labor economics
module Current research questions in time series econometrics
module Current research questions in econometrics
module Current research questions in statistics

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in economics or an equivalent other university degree with a share in economics of at least 50 CP and at least 30 CP in mathematics, statistics or econometrics,
  • Proof of language proficiency in English (level B2 GER), provided that English is not your mother tongue and the university degree was not obtained at an educational institution in which English is the language of instruction.

The course is restricted in admission.

Applicants who do not have a university degree at the time of application may apply with their current level of proficiency (document: Transcript of Records). The prerequisite for admission is that at least 120 credit points are proven, with at least 30 credit points in economics and at least 20 credit points in mathematics, statistics or econometrics.

Proof of German language skills must be provided for applicants who have completed their degree at a foreign university or equivalent institution . This can be done by passing the German language test for university entrance (DSH) or by providing evidence of an equivalent level of knowledge according to the regulations for the German language test for university entrance of foreign applicants at the Free University of Berlin.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates have in-depth scientific knowledge and advanced professional skills.

The Master of Science offers the prerequisites for participation in doctoral programs or the opportunity to do a doctorate in economics.                 

The course prepares students for managerial, planning, analyzing and advisory activities with economic relevance, especially in national and international organizations, companies and public administrations, associations and chambers as well as in university and non-university scientific institutions.A


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