M.Sc. Economics

University of Hohenheim | Stuttgart , Germany
The Masterís program in Economics gives students specific knowledge about the relation of the economy, politics and society. It prepares the students for a successful career in high-ranking positions in private enterprises, research, consulting, financial service, international organizations, and in the public sector.



The study program is outstanding due to the variety of subjects that can be chosen. Next to four compulsory (basic) modules the students choose six subjects according to their individual preferences and gain well founded knowledge in theoretical and empirical Economics.

The Masterís program in Economics provides qualified students the opportunity of doing Double-Masterís programs. In these degree programs you can choose between several partner universities in the HERMES network. The advantages:

  • You obtain two Masterís degrees in the standard period of study
  • You strengthen your language skills, and
  • You improve your chances on the job market.
You may apply for the Double Masterís program together with the Economics Masterís program. Please read the information on the application procedure for more details.

The Masterís program Economics conveys basic knowledge about the most recent theoretical and empirical approaches in economics. Based on a Bachelorís program, it offers the possibility of further specialization. Students of this Masterís program acquire a profound comprehension of the coherencies between economic, social, and political processes. They learn how to apply scientific methods and findings and can therefore work in diverse occupational fields. With this Masterís program, we prepare you for research and management, for the private sector and science.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline winter semester only: June 15th
Tuition fee
  • EUR 159 Semester (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 159 Semester (EEA)
Start date
Credits (ECTS) 120 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Partnership Joint
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

The standard period of study of this full-time Masterís program is 2 years. It consists of the basic Masterís studies, special fields chosen in the majors, and the Masterís thesis.

The basic Masterís studies deal with theoretical and methodological fundamentals in the field of economics. Based on this knowledge, students study the two majors Macroeconomic Theory and Policy and Microeconomic Theory and Policy, each consisting of two components, as well as two seminars in these fields. The profile is rounded off by two minors from a wide range of courses in economics, business studies, or social sciences.

Students complete their studies with the Masterís thesis. This is usually completed in the fourth semester. The students have three months to write this thesis independently and according to current scientific methods.
Module structureSemester 1

4 compulsory modules

  • Methods in Economics 1 and 2
  • Theoretical Foundations 1 and 2
Semester 2

Major Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

  • 2 modules, one per chosen component

Major Microeconomic Theory and Policy

  • 2 modules, one per chosen component

(a detailed list of all eligible major electives can be found in the curriculum)

Minor Electives

  • 2 modules, one per chosen minor component

(a detailed list of all eligible supplements can be found in the curriculum)

Semester 3

Major Microeconomic Theory and Policy

  • 2 modules, one per chosen component

Major Macroeconomic Theory and Policy

  • 2 modules, one per chosen component

Minor Electives

  • 2 modules, one per chosen minor component

(a detailed list of all eligible supplements can be found in the curriculum)

Semester 4
  • 2 major seminars
MasterĎs thesis


Prospective students with higher education entrance qualification and Bachelor´s graduates.

English Language Requirements

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  • Bachelor's degree in economics with a standard period of study of at least three years,
  • in a three years university program in the field of economics in Germany,
  • in a university program at an international university with a Bachelor's degree of at least three years in management and/or economics or
  • in a program related to economics
  • or an equivalent degree
  • Proof of English language skills (B2 level)

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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University of Hohenheim, Germany

Germany On November 20, 1818, Hohenheim became the site of an important agricultural institution, founded by King William I of WŁrttemberg for teaching, experimentation and demonstration. The first director was Johann Nepomuk Schwerz, and it was located in the castle built by Duke Karl Eugen. In 1847 the institution was designated as holding the rank of an "Academy of Agriculture and Forestry". In 1904 the name was changed to "Agricultural College". Hohenheim College was awarded the right to confer doctorates in 1918 and habilitations in 1919. This school was renamed Universitšt Hohenheim in 1967. 2008 there are over ī6,000 students in Hohenheim, a university which is primarily focused on economics and business administration. The University of Hohenheim is one of Germany's leading universities in agricultural science.

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