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.
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
|module||Economy of the Welfare State|
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||Selected topics in microeconomics|
|module||Selected topics in macroeconomics|
|module||Methods of Modern Macroeconomics|
|module||Capital market theory|
|module||Innovation economy and policy|
|Main focus area of ??economic policy|
|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||Finance and development|
|module||Poverty and distribution|
|module||Development theories and strategies|
|Focus on quantitative analysis|
|module||Univariate time series analysis|
|module||Multivariate time series analysis|
|module||General time series analysis|
|module||Advanced Survey Statistics|
|module||Newer statistical methods|
|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|
To be admitted to the master’s degree, applicants must demonstrate the following requirements:
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.
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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