Curriculum Applied Track
Foundations of EconomicsPrerequisite for all further courses
The Master’s in Economics program starts with an introductory phase. During the first two months students complete the Foundations of Economics course. The course covers three areas:
|Macroeconomic Models and Methods||4||2|
|Topics in Macroeconomic Theory and Policy||5||2|
|Microeconomic Models and Methods||4||2|
|Topics in Applied Microeconomics||5||2|
|Econometrics and Empirical Economic Research||4||2|
Choose four areas of specialization out of eleven
|Labour and Organizational Economics||6||3|
|Economics of Distribution||6||3|
|Economic and Social Policy||6||3|
|Money, Credit, and Finance||6||3|
|Public Sector Economics||6||3|
|Behavioral and Experimental Economics||6||3|
Choose two Research&Policy Seminars accompanying selected areas of specialization
|Labour and Organizational Economics||4||2|
|Economics of Distribution||4||2|
|Economic and Social Policy||4||2|
|Money, Credit, and Finance||4||2|
|Public Sector Economics||4||2|
|Behavioral and Experimental Economics||4||2|
Courses have to fulfil the following criteria to be eligible as electives
related to economics
The following courses may be taken as electives:
1. All specializations of WU's MSc in Economics program
Please register via LPIS. After passing the course's final exam, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to complete the credit transfer process.
2. Other courses relating to economics on master's level offered by the WU
If you are interested in taking a course from another master's program at WU, please contact masterECON@wu.ac.at (providing a link to the course’s syllabus). If the course fulfils the necessary criteria in form and content, program management will register you subject to availability of free spaces. Once you have passed the course's final exam please contact email@example.com to complete the credit transfer process.
Another option is to choose from "Additional Courses" offered by the Department of Economics and the Department of Socioeconomics. You will find the program in the course catalog (Master's Programs/Additional Courses/Economics and Socioeconomics). "Additional Courses" account for 1,5 ECTS per credit hour.
Please note that bridging courses are not eligible for credit transfer.
3. Extracurricular service learning at WU
Service learning is a method of teaching and learning that combines service to the community with the acquisition of academic, methodological, and social skills.
WU offers several programs, the ones listed under Service learning – examples of extracurricular activities available at WU are eligible as elective.
4. Other courses from universities in Austria and abroad
Exchange semester abroad
For quick, preliminary information on courses that are eligible for credit transfer, please check the online database for credit transfer. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional questions.
Other Austrian universities
For credit transfers from other universities in Austria you have to apply for a pre-recognition notice before starting the course. To do so, please contact email@example.com.
In their final semester students write a master's thesis that focuses on an economic research question analyzed using scientific methods. Students may choose their topic freely, subject to their advisor's consent.
Students present their findings and results at the Master's Students Conference - a special course in conference-style format including panels, referees and open discussions offered every semester.