Economics Master of Science
The Master's degree in Economics at the University of Rostock extends over four semesters and concludes with an MSc. It targets advanced students with a Bachelor's degree in economics or a comparable subject. The program is theoretically sound and research-oriented and covers all content areas of economics. Students learn advanced analytical and methodical knowledge, models, and approaches to solving central challenges of society. The quantitative methodology in the field of mathematical and statistical knowledge prepares students for a work environment that increasingly demands such knowledge. The central element is the communication of current topics and debates in economic research so that students can assess the relevance and limits of the theories.
Thanks to its very good supervision rate, the program offers the opportunity for students to work with professors who are active in numerous research projects and develop new research approaches to analyze markets and individual behavior.
The courses are mainly taught in German, individual courses are offered in English.
In addition to a completed Bachelor's degree in economics or a related field, the basic requirement is a high interest in social and economic policy issues and in scientific work. Solid basic knowledge of mathematics, microeconomics, and macroeconomics, econometrics, and statistics is helpful. You should not be afraid of dealing intensively with models, theories, data sets, and statistical software. Economics is international, so you should have a solid knowledge of English and be willing to develop it further. Of course, the program supports the students in acquiring these skills.
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 contrast to a Bachelor's degree, a Master's degree qualifies you for a career in science at universities or institutes.