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Curriculum (start of studies in winter term 2019/20 or later)

The attribution of modules to a semester is no more than a recommendation. If you respect the prerequisites for some modules, you can absolve the curriculum in your own order.

The links open the respective module description (in German).

Semester Course hours/week Credits Assessment
1 Business Administration I 4 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
1 Introduction to Economics 3 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
2 Business Administration II 4 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
2 Microeconomics 3 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
3 Macroeconomics 3 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
3 Business Accounting I 3 5,0 Written assignment of 60 minutes
3 Principles of Didactics in Economics 4 5,0 Written assignment (90 min.) or Seminar paper (12-15 pages) with presentation (30-45 min.) or portfolio (workbook based on self-regulated learning, 10-20 pages)
4 Elective module in Economics (1st Course)
Elective modules: see Section „Elective Modules“
5,0 dependent on the selected course
4 Business Accounting II 3 5,0 Written assignment of 60 minutes
4 Statistics 3 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
5 Seminar in Economics (may as well be attended in the 4th or 6th semester) 2 5,0 Seminar paper (approx. 12 pages) with presentation (45-60 min.)
5 Law for economists I 3 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
5 Business Administration III (Accounting) 3 5,0 Written assignment of 60 minutes
6 Law for economists II 3 5,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes
6 Elective module in Economics (2nd Course)
Elective modules: see Section „Elective Modules“
5,0 dependent on the selected course
6 Praxis of Didactics in Economics: Using Media to teach economics 2 2,5 see below
7 Advanced seminar in Economics 2 5,0 Seminar paper (approx. 20 pages) and presentation (45-60 min.)
7 Praxis of Didactics in Economics: Planning, performing and reflection of teaching Economics 2 2,5 Written assignment of 90 minutes (about the whole module “Praxis of Didactics in Economics”)
8 Business Informatics* 4 5,0 dependent on the selected course
8 Advanced seminar in Business Administration 2 5,0 Seminar paper (approx. 20 pages) and presentation (45-60 min.)
8 Law for economists III 3
9 Law for economists IV 3 10,0 Written assignment of 90 minutes (for Law III and Law IV)

* Students who study Economics in combination with Informatics choose an additional elective module with 5 ECTS credits instead of attending Business Informatics.

Requirements for specific modules

  • For participating in the Seminar in Economics, the modules Microeconomics and Macroeconomics must be passed.
  • For participating in the advanced seminar in Economics, the module Seminar in Economics must be passed.
  • For participating in the advanced seminar in Business Administration, the passed module Business Administration II is required.

Elective modules

For the elective modules, students can choose among courses in Economics which are mentioned within the qualitative requirements of the LPO I (topics not thought otherwise are particularly Government activity and Social Security, International Trade, Money, Credit and Currency, Employment and Labor markets). Offered classes are:

All mentioned modules may be used for every of the three elective modules, but they can of course only be used once.

Required courses alongside the subjects

In addition to the classes within the chosen subjects, students must meet the follow requirements:

  • 35 ECTS credits from education science/psychology
  • 10 ECTS credits from practical experiences
  • 5 ECTS credits from free elective modules (all other classes at the Institute of Economics with examination)