An overview of the programmes offered at the Faculty of Business and Economics

Are you interested in studying in the field of economics? Then have a look at the offers of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Göttingen:

With us you can choose from four single-subject (German-language) Bachelor’s degree programmes (you study one subject, e.g. business administration) as well as a (German-language) two-subject Bachelor's degree programme in economics (you study economics and one other subject such as political science). A total of twelve Master's programmes build upon these Bachelor’s degree programmes. They are consecutive, that is, students need a related Bachelor’s degree as well as a certain background from the Bachelor’s programmes in order to enrol in the Master's programmes.

Please note

For the majority of our programmes you need a certain level of knowledge of the German language in order to study in Göttingen. We offer two English-language Master's degree programmes: The MSc in Development Economics and the MA in History of Global Markets. The MA in History of Global Markets can be studied either in German or in English or in a combination of both languages.

The programmes of study in detail (for more information - as well as for information about contact persons and informations about application and admission - please click on the blue titles of the degree programmes)

Business Administration
Business Administration deals with all the economic issues and decisions from the perspective of individual companies and other institutions. In the programme, you will learn about the different areas of businesses, such as controlling, marketing, production and logistics. The programme seeks primarily to convey and explain the individual decision-making processes. Economic decisions concern the use of goods that are scarce, i.e. are not present in abundance. Economic behaviour is rational, reasonable action with limited resources to achieve goals. The targets are mainly money related, e.g. oriented towards generating a "profit". With the BSc in Business you can study the following Master's degree programmes:

Economics deals with the macroeconomic aspects of economic life such as economic growth, inflation, unemployment and public finances. In Göttingen, the study of economics is very internationally oriented, so that areas such as foreign trade, international trade and the economic analysis of developing countries are key areas. Visiting professors from abroad supplement the curriculum with their events and report first-hand on the situation in their country. Additionally, you can combine Economics with about 30 subjects from other faculties of Goettingen University in the so-called "two-subject Bachelor's programme". Recommended combinations are with Sociology, Political Science, Law, Modern Indian Studies or East Asian Studies. With these two Bachelor's degrees in Economics you can study the following Master's degree programmes:

Business Information Systems
Business Information Systems integrates teaching and research areas of the economic sciences (particularly in business administration) and computer science. It can thus be seen as the intersection between economics and computer science. The subject of Business Information Systems is e.g. software (as opposed to hardware), above all the application software (MS Office, SAP, etc.). In general, Business Information Systems is concerned with how IT solutions are designed for operational processes and the provision of information to be developed and implemented. With the BSc in Business Information Systems you can study the following Master's degree programmes:

Business and Human Resource Education
Business and Human Resource Education (educational sciences with didactics in economics) combines contents from the economic sciences with educational, organizational and didactic and methodological issues related to vocational education and training in the academic, corporate and operational area. After a Master's degree in Business and Human Resource Education you can, for example, work as a teacher at a vocational school. If you’d like to embark on a career outside of the (German) school system (after completing your BA), you may want to consider the MSc programme in business education and human resource development:

History of Global Markets (Master of Arts)
Economic and social history (History of Global Markets) studies the impact of past economic and social developments on our present and thereby also looks into current issues. The programme offers students the opportunity to study and analyse the major trends of economic and social developments in the 19th and 20th centuries. Aspects of economic, political and sociocultural change from mercantilism through industrialisation to the constitution of our modern service and communication-oriented society are examined. The Faculty of Business and Economics only offers the Master’s degree programme in economics and social history (History of Global Markets). The according Bachelor's degree programme is offered by the Faculty of Philosophy (Humanities).

Doctoral Studies at the Faculty of Business and Economics
The Faculty of Business and Economics offers a structured doctoral programme for its academic staff, members of research training groups and doctoral fellows.