Economics (Bachelor)

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In the bachelor's program in Economics, you get to know the basics, theories, methods and quantitative procedures in economics and learn about their applications and developments. You analyse economic questions and interrelationships and acquire sound methodological and theoretical knowledge, which enables you to develop a high level of problem-solving expertise.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 513

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure


Facts & Figures

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Data updated on: 28.12.2022

*Click here for further information on statistical data in the field of teaching and learning. (in German)


Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and compulsory modules on microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics, econometrics, finance as well as business administration. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to specialise in a certain field or supplement their knowledge by completing compulsory elective modules and electives in the area of economics, but also in a wide range of other disciplines (such as sociology, law, psychology, geography). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Game theory
  • Microeconomics

... and many more.

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • special units of financial institutions and large corporations
  • public administration
  • interest groups
  • political consulting
  • business journalism
  • economic research institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University asks graduates to provide their opinion about the degree programme immediately after graduating. The survey results show how graduates evaluate the degree programme they completed from a subject-specific and organisational perspective.


The graduate survey is an important feedback tool for continuously improving the quality of studies.

Graduates ...

  • say that this degree programme receives the grade: 2.6 (satisfactory)
  • rate the level of difficulty as: 3.7 (high)

→ These results are basd on feedback from 62 graduates.

*Detailed information about the implementation, analysis and use of the survey as well as further data can be found in the bachelor’s programme in Economics graduation survey (in German).

Career Tracking of Graduates

The tracking of graduates provides information about the career paths of the University of Vienna graduates and aims at providing guidance for career entry after graduation (e.g. questions about the duration of job search until first employment after graduation, salary development and sectors that graduates are active in).

3 years after graduation ...

  • 60% of graduates residing in Austria are gainfully employed.
  • graduates earn approx. € 2,814 gross/month.
  • graduates work e.g. in the activities of head offices and management consultancy activities sector

*You can find precise information on implementation, evaluation and use as well as further data for this degree programme in the graduate tracking "BA Programme Economics".