Research in Economics and Finance (Master)

 Why study ... Research in Economics and Finance?

This programme, offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Finance, provides the methodological basis necessary to carry out theoretical and empirical research in economics and finance. This includes the development of new and more advanced methodologies and analytical approaches. Accordingly, the programme places great emphasis on the foundations of both theory and empirics in the two fields. After a joint first semester, students choose to specialise in economics or finance. The programme can be thought of as the first two years of an American-style PhD program, prior to the phase of thesis writing.

Master of Science

Degree Programme Code: 066 953

4 semesters / 120 ECTS credits

Language: English

Entrance exam procedure

Curriculum

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Admission Procedure

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English language requirements and required GRE score

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Study Programme

All legal provisions and a detailed description of the structure can be found in the curriculum.

Semester 1 - (30 ECTS)

  • Introductory Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics for Economics and Finance
  • Microeconomics for Economics and Finance

Semester 2 - (30 ECTS)

  • Game Theory
  • Econometrics II

Economics Specialisation:

  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Elective Courses

Finance Specialisation:

  • Advanced Finance
  • Elective Courses

Semester 3 - (30 ECTS)

Economics Specialisation:

  • Seminar in Economics
  • Elective Courses

Finance Specialisation:

  • Seminar in Finance
  • Elective Courses

Semester 4 - (30 ECTS)

  • Elective Courses
  • Master's Seminar
  • Master's Thesis

Five Concepts

which you will deal with during your studies:

  • Econometrics
  • Business Cycles
  • Macroeconomics
  • Individual Decisions
  • Game theory

... 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 are able to work on economic and financial issues using the methods and instruments of theoretical and empirical economic research. The skills acquired go beyond those taught in a corresponding bachelor's degree. In particular, graduates can independently read and understand the relevant scientific literature as well as question them critically and apply them to specific economic questions. You are familiar with modern theories of economics and finance and can check their statements on the basis of data. Graduates have the knowledge that enables them to take up an economics doctoral program with independent scientific research.

Students learning in the student space.

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This programme, offered jointly by the Departments of Economics and Finance, provides the methodological basis necessary to carry out theoretical and empirical research in economics and finance. This includes the development of new and more advanced methodologies and analytical approaches. Accordingly, the programme places great emphasis on the foundations of both theory and empirics in the two fields. After a joint first semester, students choose to specialise in economics or finance. The programme can be thought of as the first two years of an American-style PhD program, prior to the phase of thesis writing.