Programme structure

Compulsory courses (18 ECTS credits)

The common part for all students of this programme deepens your knowledge in three advanced courses in micro-economics, macro-economics and econometrics. You already have an educational background that covered the basics of these courses but here we have a deeper focus on the formal analysis and the tools that you need.

  • Micro-economics: you study the behavioural implications, dual approach and the general equilibrium of consumer and producer behaviour. This also includes an introduction to the game theory and you will explore the problem of asymmetrical information.
  • Macroeconomics: you learn to understand and master the key developments in macroeconomics during the last 40 years. The focus is on modern growth theory, new classical macroeconomics and modern business cycle analysis.
  • Econometrics: we broaden your knowledge of the econometric techniques for time series analysis.

Major (18 ECTS credits)

We offer two different majors, this might seem a limited choice but this is well-considered. First of all, these are the subject areas that are most relevant for economists in general and, secondly, these are the subject areas for which we have the deepest expertise. You can choose three courses from one of the following majors:

Master dissertation (18 ECTS credits)

The master dissertation evaluates the ability to develop and perform research in the domain of the master's programme independently and to report orally and in writing about this research.

Elective course (6 ECTS credits)

You have several options for the elective course:

  • You choose another course from your major to specialise even more in this subject area
  • You choose a course from the other major in order to widen your horizon
  • You choose an elective course from a broad range of general courses
  • You do an internship