Elective minor in a first degree programme (bachelor). A minor subject may only be chosen in combination with a major subject.
When you study economics minor you will analyse the economic activities of consumers, enterprises and public institutions. Whilst economics in general deals with the basic economic relationships within a society, including both individual areas of activity (microeconomics) as well as whole systems of economic activity (macroeconomics), business economics addresses the economic relationships of individual enterprises and their operation processes.
|Programme start||Winter semester & Summer semester|
|Application period||9.5. - 15.9. | 29.11. - 15.3.|
Winter semester & Summer semester
The study programme is divided into 2 basic modules (business economics and economics) and an advanced module (economics). The programme is taught mainly in German, but some courses may be held in English, depending on each particular teacher. You will find detailed information about the individual course contents on the departmental website.
Please check the Exam regulations (partly in German) for more information about the programme structure.
Impressions from students and lecturers
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In our interview series, students talk about their subject, teachers explain the department's research and tell you what topics they cover in seminars and lectures.
- Three Questions to Luisa, B.Sc. Economics
- Three Questions to Andreas, B.Sc. Economics
- Three Questions to Joel, B.Sc. Economics
- The Inside Story with Prof. Dr. Almuth Scholl, Department of Economics
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What interests and skills should I have?
If you want to study economics, you should have a strong personal interest in current economic questions and, for instance, enjoy reading the economic section in the newspaper. A good knowledge of mathematics will help you to access analytical methods. Also, a good command of English will benefit you, as a great deal of the specialist literature is written in English.
You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.
Language(s) of instruction
The languages of instruction and examinations are German and English.
The same general entry requirements apply for the major and minor:
General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.
All students enrolled at the University of Konstanz are charged a semester fee each semester, similar to all other German universities. Here you can find the current semester fee and its individual components.
Tuition fees for first degree studies for certain international students
Since winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg has required some international students to pay tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following students are not required to pay tuition fees: citizens of a country within the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA), doctoral students and certain “Bildungsinländer” (e.g. non-EU citizens with a German “Abitur”). More detailed information can be found here.
Each year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the university’s “Begabtenbefreiungssatzung” (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). More detailed information can be found here.
Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students are required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies. More detailed information can be found here.
Application and application documents
This study programme has no admission restrictions.
During the online application process, you will need to enter various kinds of information (school grades, attendance periods, etc.) and upload various PDF documents.
Please make sure that you have the relevant documentation ready. This may include:
- your Abitur certificate (German general higher education entrance qualification)
- documentation of any volunteering you may have done (FSJ, FÖJ, etc.)
- any documentation about vocational training you may have completed
- any other required documents (medical certificate, etc.)
An electronic assistant will guide you through the application process. Required fields are marked by an asterisk (*).