Economics Bachelor of Science

The Bachelor's degree in Economics at the University of Rostock extends over six semesters and concludes with a BSc. The course combines a strong economic and methodical core area with interdisciplinary links on the other hand. This includes courses that introduce the philosophical aspects of economics and the history of economic thinking. This combination sets the Rostock program apart from other comparable programs in Germany.

The core area includes compulsory and elective modules in which students can specialize in various areas. This includes:

  • Quantitative Economic Research

  • Demographic Change, Labor, and Social Affairs

  • Macroeconomics and Finance

  • The European Economy

The courses are mainly taught in German. In the elective area, courses are also offered in English.


The basic requirement is a high level of interest in social and economic policy issues. Enjoying analytical thinking and a certain enthusiasm for mathematics and statistics helps to analyze these complex relationships. Economics is international, so you should be willing to further develop your English (also in the interest of your future professional life). Of course, the program supports the students in acquiring these skills.

Career opportunities

The career opportunities for graduates of economics are very good and diverse. The program qualifies for all activities that require economic understanding, analytical procedures, or quantitative methods. These include, in particular, positions for managerial, planning, analytical, and advisory activities in central and commercial banks, ministries and authorities, economic research institutes, associations, chambers, trade unions, political and management consulting, insurance companies, specialist departments of large companies, (inter)national ( non-governmental) organizations and media.

In addition, the program qualifies for a master's degree with a focus on economics and thus also for jobs in national and international research and teaching institutions.