School of Business and Economics

M. Sc. International Economics

In today’s highly globalized world, governments and firms need experts trained in international economics. If you are intrigued by debates about the costs and benefits of economic globalization, the M.Sc. International Economics will provide with you with the necessary skills to analyze these questions in a scientific manner.

In addition to the advanced command of economic techniques, the program consists of specialized courses in globalization, international trade, and migration. Further courses will help you understand the intricacies of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes.

Graduating from this program, you will understand the driving forces behind major trends on global markets and what these trends mean for workers, firms, and governments. Moreover, you will be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of international economic policies.

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Key Facts

4 Semester Program

(Courses start in October)
 

120 ECTS Credits

incl. Master Thesis (30 ECTS credits)

English

Course Language


Areas of Specialization

  • Global Production and Sourcing
  • International Trade Theory
  • Monetary Economics
  • Fiscal Federalism and Competition
  • Empirical Studies on Migration, Trade and Growth
  • International Economic History

Double Degree Option

This program can be completed as a double degree with the University of Nottingham.

Curriculum

Modules / Areas ECTS credits  
Core Studies Econometrics 9  
Core Studies Microeconomics 9  
Core Studies Macroeconomics 9  
Specialization Studies International Trade 9-18

 

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Specialization Studies International Macroeconomics 9-18
Elective Studies 27  
Advanced Topics 9  
Master Thesis 30  

Ph.D. Track

Graduates will also find themselves well-positioned to pursue a Ph.D. subsequent to this M.Sc. program. Towards this end, students may study this M.Sc. program on a Ph.D. track, putting themselves on a fast track to a doctoral degree in International Economics.

Module Handbook

For more detailed information about the modules, please see the

Module Handbook


Application

Deadline:

Applications will be accepted between March 4 and May 15, 2019 via our application portal.

Application Portal

The printed copy of the application forms must reach the University of Tübingen via regular mail until May 15th.

Bachelor Degree Requirements

 Bachelor Degree Certificate in Business Administration, Economics or related fields with a final grade of at least 2.5 or better according to the German grading system. (The final grades of international applicants will be converted into the German grading system and therefore also be subject to this rule).

  • Degree should preferably amount to 180 ECTS.
  • A certificate stating that the applicant has successfully completed a first university degree or a certificate (or equivalent documents) providing evidence of the successful completion of at least the year prior to his/her final examination in the equivalent studies.

Complete Transcript of Records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of Records containing generic module titles (such as Economics I, II and III) should be accompanied by detailed module descriptions. The transcript should prove that the applicant has solid intermediate knowledge in

  • Microeconomics,
  • Macroeconomics,
  • Trade Theory and Policy,
  • Quantitative Methods (Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics)

 

CV

  CV in tabular format in English or German

Letter of Motivation

Please provide us with a letter of motivation explaining your reasons for applying for this degree and outlining your qualifications for it. Kindly limit yourself to one page, the letter may be composed either in English or in German.

  • Students should indicate their reasons for applying for the double degree program and their intended program of study.

Language Requirements

  Proof of English Language Qualification

  • TOEFL ibt: 80 or
  • TOEFL pbt: 550 or
  • IELTS: 6.0 (overall band) or
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE or BEC Higher or
  • TOEIC: 700 or
  • UniCert III Certificate or
  • German HZB /z.B. Abiturzeugnis, Fachhochshulreife) listing English as a subject taken or
  • Bachelor degree in English/American Studies or
  • Bachelor degree from an English-speaking country.
  • Please Note! The University of Nottingham requires an IELTS of 6.5 (no less than 6.0 in any element) or an equivalent qualification.
Additional Documents

Further documents proving specific qualifications relevant to the desired course of study may be submitted. Examples of these additional documents are, among others, proof of additional foreign language skills, results of standardized tests specific to the fields of Business and Economics (such as GRE or GMAT) and certificates of participation in summer schools or research projects that are not documented in the applicant's academic transcript. Please note that neither a GMAT nor a GRE are a prerequisite for any of our M.Sc. programs but that they may serve as an indication that the applicant possesses a certain skill set.

Note: It is not compulsory to send reference letters. However, if you wish to hand in reference letters, you can do so voluntarily.

Recognition of International Degrees

Please note that we as the academic advisory team are not in a position to provide accurate information regarding the recognition of international degrees in Germany. These matters are handled by our central Student Affairs Office (Advising and Admission of International Students) who can provide information about the recognition of specific degrees as well as grade conversion.

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Timeline Admission Process

March 4

application portal opens

May 15

application portal closes

June 11 - June 21

Interviews will be held

June and July

offer letters are sent out

October

Start of the MSc programs

Interviews
After the admission committee has reviewed the applications they will invite the best candidates to take part in the next stage of the admission process, the interviews. Invitations will be sent out via email at least three days before the interview and will state the day and the time of the interview. Please make sure that you regularly check your emails. International applicants may request to conduct the interview via Skype at the time assigned to them. Admitted candidates will receive an admission letter 1-3 weeks after the interview. Students who receive an offer have only a limited period of time to accept the offer and matriculate at the University of Tübingen before the offer becomes invalid and the spot will be offered to the next candidate on the list.

Student Fees
The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents, students are only obliged to pay a small administrational fee and a contribution to the student union to matriculate.

The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students in recent years. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to the following link:

Tuition Fees


Further Questions?

For further questions, please contact:

Academic Advisory Service
Office hours: Tuesdays 9-11 am
Nauklerstraße 47 | 72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29-76415
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OR make an  online appointment

Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Frank Stähler

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