Economics

Study information
Key facts
Degree
Master of Science
Duration
4 Semester
Credits/ECTS
120
Teaching language
English
Tuition fee
none
Semester contribution
250,27 €
Study start
Winter semester
Part-time possible
Yes
Find your application procedure

Programme summary

The Master of Science in Economics teaches students the skills needed to analyse economic issues and problems thoroughly, 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.

Special features

To this end, students will acquire profound knowledge in theoretically, empirically, and politically oriented economics as well as in one of the following specialization areas:

  • Innovation and Change
  • Economics and Strategy
  • World Economy
  • Public Economic
  • Quantitativ Macroeconomics
  • Regional Dynamics
  • General Economics

At least 56 credits must be earned in the area selected. Each specialisation area includes core courses that must be taken by all students and optional courses from which they may choose.
This programme can be completed in two years of full-time study. It includes basic courses, a specialisation area, and a Master's thesis. The basic courses include the following required courses:

  • Group Dynamics, Moderation, and Presentation
  • Empirical Methods
  • Approaches to Economic Science

The Master's thesis must be written in the student's specialisation area and should focus on one of the faculty's primary research topics.

Career opportunities

After graduating from this programme, students will be prepared for a variety of jobs and fields of work, including leading or advisory positions in banking, corporations, universities and research institutes, ministries, and private foundations.

Admission requirements

University degree Show content

For this master's programme you need a subject-specific undergraduate degree (minimum 6 semesters/180 ECTS-Credits) or an equivalent degree.

At least 22 credits (ECTS) must have been completed in economics, 6 credits in mathematics, and 6 credits in statistics.
Alternatively, graduates from economics geography can gain admission to the programme if they meet the general academic requirements. Such admission, however, will only be valid for the specialization "Regional Dynamics" as part of an individual study curriculum.

The final grade (CGPA) of such a degree must at least be GOOD (German system: 2.5); alternatively, applicants with undergraduate degrees must be among the top 65% of their class (ECTS-grades A,B,C).

language requirements Show content

For this master's programme the following language proficiencies are required:

  • proficiency in English (Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: for example IELTS, ACADEMIC: 6.0+ / TOEFL , IBT 90+. Alternatively: official certificate confirming English as language of instruction)

Application documents

Registration form Show content

The registration form is the single document you need to submit in paper during the application process (all other documents must be scanned and uploaded as PDF files to our online application portal). Once you finish an online application, this document will be generated under the filename "Application for admission at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena to the masters programme". You need toprint out this document, sign it and send itwithin the application timeframe via regular mail to the Master Service Centre.

CV Show content

Your CV should have a tabular form, containing key information on your school record and academic career.

Motivation letter Show content

A motivation letter should not exceed the size of two DIN A4-pages and normally, it should contain information on your motivation for taking up this course of studies. You should  elaborate on the following essential questions:

  • Why do you desire taking up this specific course of studies?
  • What are - in your opinion - the main features that this course of studies excels in?
  • Which features of this course have inspired your application? 
  • Why Jena?

 

University entrance qualification certificate Show content

Please upload at the online application system your university entrance certificate/school leaving certificate. Usually, this means the school graduation diploma (German "Abitur"), i.e. the diploma that makes you eligible for studies at an University or other institution for higher education. Be mindful of the fact that here, we do not need any University diploma but a High School diploma! 

Previous university degrees earned Show content

All previous University degrees (Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, etc.) if available before the application deadline - if not, please make a note of the anticipated date of issue of your degree certificate. Please upload your University degree or the most actual, detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of all semesters available to you, should you not hold your degree certificate at the time of application. The main document is the degree/ transcript based on which you apply for the master programme.

Detailed transcript of records Show content

Detailed transcript of records/ mark sheet of your first, subject-specific University degree, with which you apply for the master's programme. This transcript MUST contain an overall cumulative grade point average or average mark.

Proof of relevant work experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific work experience, you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of subject-specific practical experience Show content

Should you have obtained subject-specific practical experience (e.g. by internships etc.), you can upload corresponding certificates in order to support your application. 

Proof of language proficiency Show content

You have to submit the following proofs of language proficiencies:

  • Proof of proficiency in English (official score/proficiency certificate: Level B2, CEFR / IELTS, ACADEMIC: 6.0+ / TOEFL , IBT 90+. Alternatively: official certificate confirming English as language of instruction)
Proof of achievements during your previous study programme and choice of specialisation Show content

In this specific document, please fill in all modules/exams taken in the fields of economics, mathematics and statistics.

Download document [pdf 68KB]

Additional application documents for international students

translation of foreign/external application documents Show content

Every mandatory application document from foreign/external countries must also be available in either English OR German translation. Such a translation has to be conducted by officially acknowledged/ sworn translators or translation offices.

Proof of grading system Show content

External/foreign degree certificates/ transcripts of records must contain information on the grading system used at the respective University.

Certificate APS Show content

Applicants with degrees from Mongolia, Vietnam or China must submit the original APS-certificate issued by the German Embassy.

University entrance exam Show content

Applicants from the following countries must submit a certificate of their university entrance examination/college entrance examination:

  • Iran (College entrance examination certificate or certificate of  pre-University course/year)
  • Republic of Korea/South Korea: SAT (Scholastic Ability Test)
  • People's Republic of China: College entrance examination certificate ("Gaokao")
Subject Advisor - PD Dr. Markus Pasche
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-43214
Fax
+49 3641 9-43212
Opening hours:
by arrangement

Contact

Master Service Centre
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-411555
Fax
+49 3641 9-411552
Opening hours:
Tuesday + Wednesday 2 PM - 3 PM
Thursday + Friday 10 AM - 11 AM
Individual appointments outside the consultation hours may be arranged.

Consultation hours by PHONE:
Monday to Friday 9 AM - 10 AM and 1 PM - 2 PM

*** The Master Service Centre will remain closed at the turn of the year from 23 December 2019 through 3 January 2020. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!***
Postal address:
Friedrich Schiller University Jena
Master Service Centre
07737 Jena
Exams Office of the Faculty for Economics and Business Administration
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-43010
Student Representatives Economics and Business Administration
Room 4.128
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-43093
Central Academic Advisory Service
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Phone
+49 3641 9-31111
Fax
+49 3641 9-31122
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