The B.Sc. in International Economics offers you a fully-fledged degree in economics with a distinct international orientation. You will acquire the specialist knowledge and methodological skills to understand markets, assess the role of state regulation, evaluate economic policy on a sound basis and classify unemployment and inflation.
The program consists of two parts. The main part is a full economic education on theories, concepts and the terminology of economics.Students can set their own priorities, in particular the focus on "International Economic Relations".
In addition, however, and this is what distinguishes the Tübingen programme from other degree programmes, we offer the possibility of interdisciplinary study. On the one hand, students can study foreign languages at linguistic institutes. Depending on the language, this philological study component requires considerable prior knowledge. In some cases, such as Chinese and Japanese, it is also possible to acquire new languages. On the other hand, the programme offers the opportunity to supplement the economic perspective with other scientific disciplines, such as political science or geography.
During the seven semesters, students collect 180 ECTS credits. Thus, 30 ECTS credits are earned per semester. These are to be acquired through four to five modules of 6 or 9 ECTS credits each.
The curriculum includes the following basics:
- basics of Business Administration
- basics of the economics
- methodological basics in mathematics, statistics
- language and culture
- key qualification
The addition of interdisciplinary elements and foreign languages to the training programme offers a high degree of choice, which is defined in the form of specialisation in individual regions of the world. The following regions and languages are available, depending on the courses offered by other departments of our university:
- America with two of the following languages: English, Spanish, Brazilian, French
- Europe with two of the following languages: Danish, English, French, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Serbo-Croatian, Spanish
- East Asia with Chinese, Japanese or Korean
- South Asia with Hindi
- Middle East with Arabic, Turkish or Persian
The interdisciplinary part of the programme is devoted to philological education and to political or historical studies. The selected region is mentioned in the bachelor's degree as a focus, provided that courses in politics or history of the region in question are also chosen during the course of study. The main part of the programme, economics, is independent of the chosen region and remains completely unaffected by it. Thus, one does not study economics geared to the chosen region, but complements the economic education with a more interdisciplinary perspective, such as language studies.
- Applied Economics
- International Economics
- Elective Studies
The focus area Elective Studies allows you to choose from a great variety of courses: Banking & Finance, Financial Accounting and Business Taxation, Managerial Accounting & Organisation, Marketing, International Business, Political Science, Geography, History, Culture of China / Japan / Corea / India, Civil Law, Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Computational Science
A one-semester stay abroad at one of Tübingen's numerous partner universities must be completed (usually in the fifth semester). Whether in Europe (e.g. Aix-en-Provence, Pavia, Gothenburg, Budapest, Granada) or other parts of the world (USA, Canada, Australia, Latin America, China, South Africa), there are many possibilities. The semester abroad can be replaced by proof of an internship of at least three months abroad.
Application deadline: July 15 (2020: August 20!)
Program starts at the beginning of octobre.