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The M. Sc. in International Economics builds upon the expertise and reputation of our faculty in International Economics. You are intrigued by the claims often made about the benefits and threats from economic globalization? You think that scientific analysis should be brought to bear on this issue? Then this is your program. A series of specialized courses on different forms of economic globalization, such as international trade and multinational firms, labor migration and international capital flows and on international financial markets will allow you to become a true expert in International Economics. You can combine modern theory in this field with empirical methods and applications. Elective courses in several other areas of Economics serve as valuable complementary elements of your education.

Graduating from this program is your first step towards an ambitious professional career in international institutions, in an international firm, or in a government institution dealing with international economic policy.

Curriculum

A series of specialized courses on different forms of economic globalization, such as international trade and multinational firms, labor migration and international capital flows and on international financial markets will allow you to become a true expert in International Economics. You can combine modern theory in this field with empirical methods and applications. Elective courses in several other areas of Economics serve as valuable complementary elements of your education.To allow for tailor-made personal curricula and research agendas, each program also features specialization courses. You may choose to further your specialization in a certain field or to broaden your education by attending courses of a complementary nature, including interdisciplinary elements.We place great emphasis on active student involvement. Attending a Master seminar, you will earn credits by writing a research paper on a topical issue of Economics, Econometrics or Finance, and by presenting your paper in class. Most importantly, you will write a Master thesis on a topic agreed upon between yourself and your thesis supervisor. Working on your thesis under the dedicated supervision of a faculty member will allow you, with due effort, to move up to the frontier of academic research. In doing so, you will acquire methodological skills and expertise that greatly enhance your career perspectives, including a possible continuation of your education in an excellent Ph. D. program.

Career

Graduating from this program is a first step towards an ambitious professional career in private and public institutions. Also, graduates may step in a promising academic career by choosing our Ph. D. track mode of study.

Professional career

We are committed to a Master’s degree that enjoys a high international reputation. Our program gives you the opportunity to achieve a competitive edge in the job market for professional economists. You will acquire up-to-date scientific knowledge that is in high demand for a broad range of professional careers. Graduates may aim for executive careers in business and finance as well as for administrative positions in the public sector and international institutions. Moreover, careers in Economics typically include policy advice, publishing, consulting and research.

Ph. D. track

Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned for an academic career. Therefor, you may complete this program on a Ph. D. track. This effectively puts you on a fast track to a doctoral degree (or Ph. D.) in Economics.

Completing the Ph. D. track requires you to take both of the econometrics courses, Advanced Time Series Analysis and Advanced Microeconometrics. Moreover, you will obtain 27 of your ECTS credits from special Ph. D. track courses that take students to the frontier of academic research. Ph. D. track students fulfill the Master thesis requirement by writing an academic paper that may serve as a first part of their Ph. D. thesis.

Starting in 2013, the school offers a new taught Ph.D. program covering Economics, Finance and Business Studies.

Admission

Admission requires a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Commerce or any related field with excellent grades that amounts to 180 ECTS credits. Applicants are expected to have a solid intermediate level knowledge of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Trade Theory and Policy and Quantitative Methods. The entire program is taught in English. Applicants should therefore be fluent in English. Knowledge of German is not required to complete these programs. However, German classes are available.

This program is tuition-free for students from inside the European Union. All other students are charged with 1.500 Euro per semester.

Dates

Admission is subject to a competitive selection procedure that includes individual interviews with faculty members. Shortlisted candidates from overseas will be interviewed in a video conference.

Application deadline: May 15

Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for early June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by the end of June.
The program starts at the beginning of October.

Application details are published on our website >

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Contact

Do not hesitate to contact us with your questions: master@no-spamwiwi.uni-tuebingen.de

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The Tübingen School of Business and Economics

The School of Business and Economics at the University of Tübingen is dedicated to high-level academic education in both Business Administration and Economics. We offer three Bachelor of Science programs and nine different Master of Science programs, all of which mirror the widely respected academic expertise of the faculty, allowing students to specialize in areas with promising career prospects. The School has about 60 academic staff, among them 20 full professors, generating a very active research environment. Our academic staff keeps close contact with the international scientific community, regularly presenting their research on international conferences. Students benefit from courses taught at the frontier of academic research. They learn in small groups, with close contact to instructors. Former graduates of the School have won prestigious scholarships overseas and have been accepted for top Ph. D. programs. We run both an internal and an external research seminar, hosting visitors from all over the world.

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