Master's Degrees in Economics in Germany

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Studying Economics

Economics is the social science that investigates all factors involved in the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services. Its ultimate goal is to optimise all these actions, in order to improve the well-being of economic entities and consumers, which is also the purpose of accountants and financial experts.

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Studying in Germany

Universities in Germany are famous for excellent education, not only in engineering. German degrees are recognized all around the world and have a strong international focus. Various scholarships and special support for international students are available.

Applying to a Master's in Germany

If you've decided to study a Master's degree at a university in Germany , you will have to gather the right documents to prove that you fit the university requirements. Provide complete personal information, previous qualifications, financial information, and a personal statement.

Before you start collecting all the documents needed to apply to a university in Germany, you will have to either have to check if your qualifications match those requested by the university with an HZB (Hochschulzugangsberechtigung) or attend an entrance examination (if you’re from outside the EU/EEA).

After you are cleared of these, you will need to check a certain process, called Numerus Clausus, which is a thorough process of selection.

The final step will be to provide these documents:

  • Certified copy of your previously completed degree;

  • An official translation of the course modules and grades;

  • A passport photo;

  • Copy of your passport;

  • Proof of language proficiency – German (and / or English);

  • A motivation letter;

  • Proof you covered the application fee.

If you decide you want to follow a course in German, you will need to provide certification you can study and manage your exams in this language. That’s why you will need to obtain one of these:

  • DSH (German language exam for university entrance) – available only in Germany;

  • TestDaF – available in 90 countries worldwide.

Otherwise, if you want to study one of the numerous programmes in English, offered by German universities, then you should have:

  • An IELTS English proficiency test;

  • A TOEFL English proficiency test.

But if you feel overwhelmed, you can always apply using Studyportals Apply. Just select a Master's from the list of our partner universities in Germany and answer a few questions, in order to determine how well you fit the Master's programme. Then, you just need to fill in your student profile. If you complete your profile to 100%, you will be able to apply to more than one university. We will apply to the university on your behalf and do our best to get you into your dream university. Plus, you won't need to worry about the application deadline or any application costs.

82 Economics Master's degrees in Germany

M.A. General Management

The Online M.A. in General Management from the Steinbeis University Berlin presents a unique opportunity for candidates to pursue the development of their competencies combined with application-based research. This international program will change your perspective: you’ll learn to think globally and build a worldwide network.

M.Sc. Entrepreneurial Economics

Entrepreneurial Economics programme at University of Applied Sciences Europe is about human action and the coordination mechanisms in complex social systems. Economic thinking thus extends beyond the economic mainstream and mathematical formalism. 

University of Business Leadership
M.Sc. Political Economy

The Master's Programme Political Economy offered at the University of Konstanz is a truly interdisciplinary endeavour of the Department of Economics and the Department of Politics and Public Administration.

M.A. Contemporary East Asian Studies

The Master’s in Contemporary East Asian Studies is an English-taught social science-based program with a contemporary and interdisciplinary profile. The program offers research-focused training for highly qualified graduates with a BA or equivalent in political science, international relations, sociology or economics. 

Institute of East Asian Studies
M.Sc. Industrial and Network Economics

The Master Industrial and Network Economics (MINE) is a two-year English-medium program dealing with the economic analysis of network industries and infrastructure management.

M.A. Chinese-European Economics and Business Studies

Benefit from the international experiences in both study places: Germany and China, Focus on Finance, Marketing, International Economics, Cultural Skills, Including a compulsory semester in Chengdu/China at SWUFE, Double degree available (HWR Berlin + SWUFE), Cooperation network with representatives of key social and economic organisations and international companies.

Berlin Professional School at HWR Berlin
M.Sc. Public Economics

The four-semester program particularly conveys theoretical and empirical skills, qualifying for economic policy analysis on a scientific level. Its graduates qualify for work in basic research in public finance, in applied economic research, as well as in policy analysis and consultation.

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
M.A. International Economics

One semester abroad, foreign language courses and the option of a double degree at a renowned partner university: These are the trademarks of this research-oriented degree programme in international economics relations. The Master of Arts in International Economics is offered by Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

Faculty of Economic Sciences
M.Sc. Economics

The Department of Economics at LMU Munich offers a 4-semester Master Program in Economics taught in English, starting each year in October (winter term). Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Master of Science degree.

Faculty of Economics
M.Sc. Economics

The master’s degree program in economics at the University of Potsdam focuses in particular on evidence-based micro- and macroeconomic research and quantitatively oriented economic policy.

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Economics

The Economics programme is offered at the University of Freiburg.Our two years' master of science program in economics (M.Sc.) imparts broad analytical competence as well as specific techniques necessary to solve problems specific to the area of the chosen profile: Economics and Politics, Finance, Information Systems and Network Economics.

M.Sc. International Economics

You are intrigued by the claims often made about the benefits and threats from economic globalization? You think that scientific analysis should be brought to bear on this issue? Then this is your program

School of Business and Economics
M.Sc. Economics

The Master of Science in Economics offers a comprehensive and internationally competitive program in the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, public economics, and economic policy as well as quantitative methods. 

Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
MS in Intern. Mngmt. Managerial Economics

Goethe University's Master of Science in International Management is catering to ambitious bachelor’s graduates striving for an international career. We have designed a program that will ensure a unique learning experience and ideal job market opportunities. 

Master programs in German and English
M.A. Modern East Asian Studies

The Master’s in Modern East Asian Studies is an English-taught degree program on contemporary East Asia for graduates with a BA in East Asian regional studies and outstanding knowledge of an East Asian language.

Institute of East Asian Studies
M.Sc. Economics and Finance

The Economics and Finance Master's programme is a consecutive course of study that expands upon your undergraduate foundation of economics and business studies. It is designed to consolidate existing expertise while enhancing it with advanced specialist qualifications in the fields of finance and economics.

M.A. Entrepreneurship

Earn a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship at SRH Hochschule Berlin to make the most of your talents and enhance your business skills. Take advantage of the excellent study conditions, the know-how, the network and the international experience offered by our university to successfully start a career as an entrepreneur or intrapreneur.

M.Sc. Economics

The master programme Economics consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of economics. The Economics programme is offered at University of Cologne.

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Politics, Economics, Philosophy

The School of Economics and Social Sciences at Universität Hamburg offers a two-year, English-language master’s program in politics, economics, and philosophy commencing in the winter semester of each year. The program focuses on the analysis of individual and collective decision-making from the perspective of the three disciplines.

M.Sc. Honors Master Degrees

We educate the business and economic leaders of tomorrow according to our motto: Support and Challenge! The Honors Master Degrees in Business, Economics and Information Systems provide a mix of academic theory and practical experience.

Faculty of Business, Economics and Information Systems
M.Sc. Economics

The program, which is taught entirely in English, attaches great importance to quantitative skills and emphasizes state-of-the-art methods in empirical research. It encourages applied work and relates it to policy and also prepares students for real-world economic situations and challenges.

M.Sc. Economics

The Master’s program in Economics offered at the University of Hohenheim conveys in-depth knowledge about the relationships among economics, politics, and society. The degree program is characterized by linking cutting edge theoretical and empirical research as well as by the many different possibilities for specialization.

Faculty of Business, Economy and Social Sience
M.Sc. Economics and Management Science

The Master’s Program in Economics and Management Science (MEMS) is designed to give students the knowledge, skills and methods necessary for critical and successful future involvement in the worlds of economics and business. The international orientation of our program gives students the understanding necessary for engagement on an international level.

M.Sc. Double Master's in Health Economics and Management

The Double Master's Programme in Health Economics and Management gives students the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of two top-ranking universities. The Double Master's in Health Economics and Management programme is offered at University of Cologne.

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
M.Sc. Economics

The M.Sc. 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.

Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät
M.Sc. Agricultural Economics

The Agricultural Economics programme is offered at the University of Hohenheim. The degree program, which is focused on research, looks at the economic and agricultural-political relationships among the international agricultural and nutrition economy, the environment, and rural spaces.

Faculty of Agricultural Sciences
M.A. Global Political Economy

The Master programme in Global Political Economy aims to help students to develop a critical understanding of the numerous theoretical approaches and practical issues as well as the wide spectrum of institutions, actors and processes in the Global Political Economy.

Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
M.Sc. Economics

The program “Master of Science in Economics” at the University of Bonn combines a rigorous mathematical analysis of economic theory with the latest approaches and techniques in statistics and econometrics. If you are looking for a demanding program with optimal career outlooks, you have come to the right place.

Department of Economics
M.Sc. International Business and Economics

International - Interdisciplinary - Focused on research and managerial practice The M.Sc. program in International Business and Economics (IBE) combines academic excellence in international management sciences and international economics. 

Faculty of Business, Economy and Social Sience
M.Sc. Economics

The Master's programme in Economics offered at the University of Konstanz addresses the application of economic theories and empirical methods to understand, model, and evaluate real-world economic questions.

Faculty of Law, Economics and Politics
M.A. International Finance and Accounting

During your International Finance and Accounting studies at the IUBH University of Applied Sciences  you gain comprehensive knowledge which prepares you for confidently working in the international capital market. Furthermore, against the background of your respective business context, you learn how to deal with the planning, use and control of financial resources.

Master Programmes
M.Sc. Economics

The Economics programme is offered at the University of Mannheim.The master's program in Economics lasts two academic years (four semesters), and always starts in the fall semester (September). The language of administration and instruction is English. Upon successful completion of the program, students are awarded a Master of Science (M.Sc.).

M.Sc. Applied Economics and International Economic Policy

The master program at hand builds upon the former program “Internationalization and Economic Policy” which has been excellently evaluated in the CHE-ranking. The academic focus is on scientific research: theoretical and methodological knowledge form the basis of an internationally aligned and application-oriented approach.

M.Sc. Social and Economic Data Analysis

The Master’s Program in Social and Economic Data Analysis (SEDA) at the University of Konstanz offers students from different academic backgrounds the opportunity to specialize in the collection, processing and analysis of quantitative social science data. 

M.Sc. Economics

We offer our students comprehensive training in economic theory and econometrics as well as grounding in basic economic functions with a focus on national and international economic policy-making. 

LL.M. International Economic Law

The postgraduate LL.M. program follows the Anglo-American tradition of legal education, where postgraduate studies complement undergraduate studies and lead to the acquisition of knowledge in a special subject.

Juristische Fakultät
M.A. Development Studies

The programme addresses the worldwide need for experts in the expanding field of development research as well as for project managers in international development co-operation. Students enrolled in the programme gain insights into the economic, social, ethical, and cultural contexts and constraints of development.

Faculty of Arts and Humanities
M.Sc. Survey Statistics

The orientation of the Masters Course in Survey Statistics on modern statistical methods stays abreast of changes for the requirements of the international application-oriented, institutional and official statistics, particularly in the European context. 

M.A. Political Science

The Master programme in Political Science has a strong research orientation in order to prepare you for further academic employment or Ph.D. programmes.

Fakultät für Sozial- und Wirtschaftwissenschaften
M.Sc. Health Economics

The Master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credit points and is laid out for a standard full-time study period of four semesters.

Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
M.A. International Economics and Public Policy

The Master's programme "International Economics and Public Policy" is an interdisciplinary programme jointly run by the Political Science and Economics Departments of the University of Trier. The programme combines application and research oriented courses.

M.A. Ethics - Economics, Law and Politics

This degree programme is unique, because it integrates both the normative competence of practical philosophy and social ethics and the descriptive knowledge of political science, law and economic science in a future-oriented manner and provides the foundation for interdisciplinary research and application-oriented studies.

Departments of Philosophy/Economics, Law, Political Science
M.A. European Culture and Economy (ECUE)

This degree programme is unique, because international students have the chance to gain an insight into and to study the complexity of Europe in an interdisciplinary manner, working in small groups of max. 35 participants.

Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften
M.Sc. Economics - Double Degree Options

The Double Degree options are perfect for all those seeking an internationally oriented interdisciplinary top class education. Graduates will obtain a Master's degree both from the University of Konstanz and the parter university.

Faculty of Law, Economics and Politics
M.Sc. Economics - European Political Economy

The master's program European Political Economy is directed towards students who want to deepen their knowledge of the economic aspects of European Integration and the design of economic policy in the European Union (EU) and its Member States.

M.Sc. Economics

The Master of Science (MSc) in Economics at Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) is an accredited two-year degree program that provides students with thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts and techniques. While the program has a firm commitment to economic theory, the main focus is on applied economics and economic policy analysis. 

Fakultät für Wirtschaftswissenschaft
M.Sc. Economics and Institutions

The M.Sc. in Economics and Institutions is an international two-year Master’s programme designed to teach students the knowledge and skills expected of a professional economist. The programme provides rigorous training in all major fields of economics, with a special emphasis on institutional economics. 

Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
M.Sc. QE - Quantitative Economics

The (Research) Master's degree programe in Quantitative Economics (QE) is organized jointly by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics and the Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW).

M.Sc. Economic Behaviour and Governance

The Master program in Economic Behaviour and Governance (EB&Go), M.Sc. emphasizes the main research areas of the faculty at the Institute of Economics. The objective is to provide students with profound knowledge in behavioural economics with a strong focus on applied research questions.

Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften
M.Sc. Business Mathematics - Economics

The Faculty of Mathematics was established in 1969 along with the foundation of Bielefeld University. Currently, the faculty employs about 70 scientific members covering wide variety of topics in research and teaching.