Uni-Tübingen

Economics and Finance - Master

Key data on study program

Faculty
Economics and Social Sciences Faculty

Academic Degree
Master

Restricted admission
Yes, in first semester

Regular duration of studies
4 semester

Is a combination subject required?
No

Application deadline 1st semester

Application deadline for Germans and EU citizens 
Winter semester: 15.05

Application deadline for non-EU citizens
Winter semester: 15.05

Valid for all applicants with German or EU university entrance qualification.

Program start
Winter semester

Language of instruction
English

Costs
Tuition and other fees

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Requirements and application

Admission is subject to a competitive selection procedure that includes individual interviews with faculty members. Shortlisted candidates from overseas will be interviewed in a video conference via Skype.

Application deadline: May 15.
Interviews with shortlisted applicants are scheduled for mid-June.
Letters of admission will be sent out by late June - early July.
Our programs start at the beginning of October.

Find more information on the admission process on our website.

We publish all news concerning the application process on our website so you can stay in the loop. 

Admission to the M.Sc. in Economics and Finance program requires a Bachelor’s degree in economics, business studies or a related field with excellent grades. Applicants are expected to have sound intermediate level knowledge of microeconomics, macroeconomics, finance and quantitative methods (mathematics / statistics / cconometrics).

For more information check the webpage of our School.

The program is free of tuition fees for all EU residents. The state of Baden-Württemberg has introduced fees for international non-EU students and second-degree students. For background information and for fee exemption options, please refer to this link.

The entire program is taught in English. Applicants should therefore be fluent in English. Knowledge of German is not required to complete this program. However, German classes are available for international students.

We accept the following certificates as proof of English language skills: 

  • 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 Abitur including at least 6 (G8) or 7 (G9) years of English or
  • Bachelor degree in English/America Studies or
  • University degree obtained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

For more information check the webpage of our School.

Program details

The 2008 crisis originating in the financial sector had severe consequences for economies and societies worldwide. It is therefore of the utmost importance that decision makers in financial institutions, regulatory offices, and central banks have a sound understanding of economic theory, the financial instruments designed for risk management, and the tools of modern econometric analysis. Consequently, the M.Sc. in Economics and Finance combines the strenghts of our school in economics, finance and econometrics to endow our graduates with the skills needed to address these issues.

Graduating from our program, you will be able to analyze financial and economic data in a scientific manner. You will know how prices of risky assets should be determined and understand why financial instruments like options and futures can increase social welfare, even though they may involve potential risks for individual investors and financial stability.

Throughout the program, you will acquire methodological skills (theoretical, econometric and programming) and expertise that greatly enhance your career perspectives. A M.Sc. in Economics and Finance is the first step towards an ambitious professional career in private and public (financial) institutions or academia.

Specializations

  • Quantitative Monetary Economics and Finance
  • Econometrics, Statistics and Machine Learning
  • Empirical and Theoretical Finance

For more information check the webpage of our School.

Optional time abroad
You may choose to spend some time abroad as part of any study program. You should start planning it 12 to 18 months before your departure. 
Here you will find general information and advice on studying abroad. In addition, some departments have their own subject-specific services providing information on studying abroad.

The Module Handbook describes the goals and structure of a degree program. In the module handbook, you will find details of the type of modules offered and their respective workloads as well as te classes, requirements and assessment. An ideal course plan is set out in the module handbook to help you plan your studies. The module handbook and the exam regulations help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.

Module Handbook

The exam regulations contain the legally binding regulations for a degree program. They set out, for instance, which modules must be taken and which assessment must be completed in order to successfully complete the degree program. The exam regulations also regulate how often exams may be repeated, which deadlines apply to assessment, and how the final grade is calculated. The exam regulations and the module handbook help you to understand the framework and conditions of your program, and enable you to choose the right modules/ classes.

Exam Regulations

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Enrolling in the program was one of the best decisions I've ever made. It enriched my knowledge, expanded my horzion and helped me discover my potential.

Wenting Xing, B.Sc. Tianjin University

After your studies

We offer a Master's degree that enjoys a high international reputation and gives you a competitive edge on the job market. You will acquire cutting-edge scientific knowledge that is in high demand for a broad range of professional careers. Graduates may aim for a subsequent doctoral degree (Ph.D.) or executive careers in business and finance as well as administrative positions in the public sector and international institutions. Moreover, career paths in economics and finance also include policy advising, publishing, consulting and research.

Advice and internships
The University’s Career Service assists with careers orientation and getting started in your profession. Jobs and internships can be found in the Praxisportal.

You may complete the M.Sc. in Economics and Finance program on a Ph.D. track. This effectively puts you on a fast track to a doctoral degree, according to our doctoral programs in Economics, Finance and Business Studies.

The Ph.D. track requires 27 ECTS credits from courses explicitly marked as Ph.D.-oriented. These courses take students to the frontier of academic research. Moreover, Ph.D. track students need to write a high-quality Master thesis that can serve as a starting point for their Ph.D. thesis.

See also the school's Graduate Program of the School of Economics

Alumni

Here you will find information about the Alumni Association Tübingen.

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