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Curriculum

All module descriptions for the individual courses can be found in the Module Handbook.

Semester Module title Hours/week ECTS Form of assessment
1 International Economics I
Lecture and tutorial
2+1 5 Written exam (60 minutes)
1 Development Economics I
Lecture and tutorial
2+1 5 Written exam (60 minutes)
1 Research Methods I
Lecture and tutorial
2 5 Written exam (60 minutes)
1 Elective module I
Master Seminar or lecture and tutorial
2/2+1 5 For Master Seminars: Presentation and term paper (15 pages); for lectures: written exam (60 minutes)
1 Elective Complementary Module I
varying course type
4-5 10 Course achievement without grade
2 International Economics II
Master Seminar
2 5 Presentation and term paper (15 pages)
2 Development Economics II
Master Seminar
2 5 Presentation and term paper (15 pages)
2 Research Methods II
Master Seminar
2 5 Presentation and term paper (15 pages)
2 International Business Ethics I
Lecture and tutorial
2+1 5 Written exam (60 minutes)
2 Regional Module I
Master Seminar or lecture and tutorial
2/2+1 5 For Master Seminars: Presentation and term paper (15 pages); for lectures: written exam (60 minutes)
2 Elective module II
Master Seminar or lecture and tutorial
2/2+1 5 For Master Seminars: Presentation and term paper (15 pages); for lectures: written exam (60 minutes)
3 International Business Ethics II
Master Seminar
2 5 Presentation and term paper (15 pages)
3 Regional module II
Master Seminar or lecture and tutorial
2/2+1 5 For Master Seminars: Presentation and term paper (15 pages); for lectures: written exam (60 minutes)
3 Elective module III
Master Seminar or lecture and tutorial
2/2+1 5 For Master Seminars: Presentation and term paper (15 pages); for lectures: written exam (60 minutes)
3 Elective module IV
Master Seminar or lecture and tutorial
2/2+1 5 For Master Seminars: Presentation and term paper (15 pages); for lectures: written exam (60 minutes)
3 Elective Complementary Module II
Varying course type
4-5 10 course achievement without grade
4 Master thesis 30 Master thesis (50-70 pages)

Regional modules

Within the regional modules, students broaden their economic knowledge in view of a specific region.

Current regional modules

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the classes listed below will be offered in all upcoming semesters. Due to changes in our team, shifts of teaching load or focuses, the offered classes might change.

  • The Economy of the United States (summer semester)
  • Developmental Issues in China’s Transition (winter semester)
  • Business Legitimacy in Latin America (winter semester)
  • Political Economy of the Middle East (winter semester)
  • Economic History and Development of Europe and the Middle East (summer semester)
  • Behavioral development economics – Evidence from sub-Saharan Africa (winter semester)
  • Latin American Business Development (winter semester)

Elective modules

Students are advised to take elective modules offered by the Institute of Economics covering special fields of the theory and policy of economic development.

Current elective modules

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the classes listed below will be offered in all upcoming semesters. Due to changes in our team, shifts of teaching load or focuses, the offered classes might change.

  • Development Economics and Policy  (winter semester)
  • Political Economy of Growth and Development (winter semester)
  • Sustainable Development and National Strategies (winter semester)
  • Trade and Development. A Global Value Chain Analysis (winter semester)

The regional modules listed above are normally eligible as elective modules, too.

Elective complementary modules

For the elective complementary modules, students enrol in graduate-level courses on diverse topics of International Studies, including language studies, offered by the Faculty of Humanity and Social Sciences, as well as by the Faculty of Law, Business and Economics.

Recurring elective complementary modules from the Institute of Economics

  • Academic Research and Writing (MA DEIS)
  • Statistics: Refresher Course

Please note that we cannot guarantee that the classes listed below will be offered in all upcoming semesters. Due to changes in our team, shifts of teaching load or focuses, the offered classes might change.

The regional and elective modules listed above are normally eligible as elective complementary modules, too.