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Bachelor's Program Business, Economics and Social Sciences

Introductory phase for all majors

The e-learning supported course Fundamentals of Economics is held in the introductory phase of the degree programs. The objectives of this course is to learn to apply formal concepts and theory-based argumentation. To this end, the Department recommends attending the courses "flagged" especially for economics students.

Phase II

Courses in the so-called common body of knowledge (CBK) in the majors Business Administration, International Business Administration and Information Systems include Applied Microeconomics, International Macroeconomics and Economic and Financial Policy. In these courses, the skills and knowledge gained in the basic course are reinforced and broadened to include new applications.

Electives (4 weekly hours each) from the field of economics are also available in the majors Business Administration and International Business Administration:

Industrial and Organizational Economic
Infrastructure Economics and the Public Sector
Institutions and Entrepreneurial Action
International Economics and Development
Media Economics
Social Policy

Phase II in the Economics & Social Sciences major

This major allows students to specialize in economics after completion of the introductory phase. The courses in the field of economics offered in this major are more advanced than the CBK courses. The program is characterized by the wide variety of issues addressed and methods used, as well as by the Department's practical, policy-oriented approach.

Courses held by the Department in this major consist of a contribution to the Economics and Social Sciences program held in cooperation with other academic units in Phase II of the degree programs (year 2 of the degree program) and a specific program for the Economics track in the third year of the degree program.

Further Information
Bachelor Business, Economics and Social Sciences (BESC) BESC: Major in Economics and Socio-Economics
Center for Economics Students (VW-Zentrum)

Study Abroad

Partner universities

Partner universities recommended for students in the Economics & Social Sciences major
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin
University of Edinburgh
Université Paris Dauphine
LUISS Guido Carli
Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi
Maastricht University
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: College of Liberal Arts and Science