Economics – Bachelor minor subject

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Elective minor in a first degree programme (bachelor).

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.

Overview

Programme startWinter semester & Summer semester
Application period27.05. - 15.9. | 3.12. - 15.3.
Admission restrictionsno
ECTS42
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Content

Programme structure

Programme start

Winter semester & Summer semester

Academic structure

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.


Additional information about the programme structure is available at the Exam regulations (in German).

Possible main subjects

When studying for a bachelor's degree in the humanities, you will choose both a major subject (120 credits) and a minor subject (40 credits). In addition to this you will attend courses from the field of key competencies (20 credits), including an internship. Click here for an overview of the general structure of bachelor's programmes in the humanities.

You can combine the Bachelor minor Economics with the following major subjects:

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Requirements

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.

Language skills

You do not have to proof any foreign language skills.

Language(s) of instruction

The languages of instruction and examinations are German and English.

Admission requirements

The same general entry requirements apply for the major and minor:

General higher education entrance qualification (Abitur) or equivalent.

Fees

Semester fee

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 some international students
Beginning in the winter semester 2017/18, the state of Baden-Württemberg will require some international students to pay university tuition fees for their first degree studies. The following will generally not be 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' (international students with German Abitur). You can find more detailed information here.

Tuition fees for second degree studies for all students
All students will be required to pay tuition fees for their second degree studies starting in the winter semester 2017/18, too. You can find more detailed information here.
Once a year, the University of Konstanz grants exemptions to a limited number of particularly gifted international degree-seeking students in accordance with the Begabtenbefreiuungssatzung (statutes governing the exemption of gifted students). You can find more detailed information here.

Application and application documents

This study programme has no admission restrictions.

Application documents

You will find an overview of the required application documents in your Zulassungsantrag (application for admission), which you will receive at the end of your online application.

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