Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Economics
Wanted - thinking on a global scale
Alongside well-founded basic training in economics, business administration and empirical methods, students can select academic foci in a variety of areas such as institutional economics, European integration or development economics.
English language courses from guest lecturers, courses in Business English and the possibility of a semester abroad top off your international education. A good degree qualifies students for one of the two master's degree programmes in economics at Göttingen as well as for the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics or the M.Sc. in Taxation.
- Field of study: Economics (B.A.)
- Degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
- Language: German
- Typical length of study: 6 semesters
- Start: Winter and summer semester
- Admission: 1st semester: limited admission (application to the university) 3rd semester: limited admission (application to the university) Foreign applicants: limited admission (application to the university)
The programme is formally structured and ECTS credit points are earned throughout the entire course of study. The course ends when a total of 180 credits are completed.
A prerequisite for the programme is a sound knowledge of English, mathematics, statistics and computing. Applicants who do not fulfil these requirements are recommended to take the necessary steps in order to be adequately prepared prior to commencement of their studies.
During the orientation phase, students are expected to learn different ways of analyzing and solving problems and to become acquainted with neighbouring disciplines. Apart from business and pure economics, there will be a focus on computing and other relevant economic aspects of mathematics, statistics and law.
The main period of study is dedicated to gaining an in-depth and specialised understanding of economics. Most credits are obtained in courses of pure economics (from both required and elective options). These courses comprise important areas of economics such as economic policy, finance, applied economic research, and monetary or labour economics. Since the main focus of economics in Göttingen is international economic relations, many of the courses offered are based on topics central to European and international economics issues.
Other courses as part of the programme include courses in business studies (optional) and two business English courses (compulsory). Students may also opt for courses of personal or vocational interest to obtain credits in the interdisciplinary part of the programme.
- national and international companies and consultancies,
- banks and insurance companies,
- and private as well as public organisations.