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M.Sc. Economics (2-year programme)


Type: consecutive, research-oriented

Languages of instruction: English (few elective courses German)

Starting date: only in the winter semester

Requirements: see here

Program summary: The Master of Science in Economics teaches students the skills needed to thoroughly analyze economic issues and problems, understand and apply the relevant academic theory, and use the correct formal and empirical methods. This in turn will allow them to find creative approaches to problem solving and predict the political and social consequences of economic activity.

To this end, students will acquire profound knowledge in theoretically, empirically, and politically oriented economics as well as in one of the following specialization areas:

Each specialization area includes core courses that must be taken by all students and optional courses from which they may choose.

Special opportunity: Students in the specialization area "Innovation and Change" could participate in a joint program with the University of Insubria (Varese, Italy). Students from all specialization ares can participate in a joint program with the University of Trento (Italy). The study time is then split (1 yeear in Jena, 1 year in Varese or Trento), and the successful student receives a double master degree. Details are provided on request.

Special features: This program can be completed in two years of full-time study. It includes basic courses, a specialization area, and a master's thesis.

First term students benefit from a mentoring program in the first weeks of the winter term.

The master thesis must be written in the student's specialization area.

Career opportunities: After graduating from this program, students will be prepared for a variety of jobs and fields of work, including leading or advisory positions in banking, corporations, universities and research institutes, ministries, and private foundations.


Organization of the programme (for all students enrolled in winter 16/17 and later)


Organization of the programme (for all students enrolled before winter 16/17)


Information from the winter semester 2011/2012 - Document Overview


Information from the winter semester 2010/2011 - Document Overview