Uni-Tübingen

Management and Economics - 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
3 semester

Is a combination subject required?
No

Application deadline
Overview of application deadlines

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: 15 May.
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 Management and Economics requires a Bachelor’s degree in Economics or Business Administration with excellent grades. Applicants are expected to have solid intermediate level knowledge in quantitative methods of economics and microeconomic theory. In addition, applicants must be fluent in English. Students entering with a 3-year Bachelor’s degree (amounting to 180 ECTS credits) are required to earn 30 additional ECTS credits (adding a fourth semester) in order to obtain a Master’s degree.

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

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.

Applicants must be fluent in English.

Foreign and German applicants need to demonstrate their knowlegde of the English language with one of the following certificates:

  • 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 faculty.

Program details

Managers operating in today’s global environment must be prepared to quickly react to changing business and market conditions, competitors’ actions, and internal governance problems. This calls for a systematic analysis of strategic interaction, comprehensive decision-making processes, and flexible adaptation strategies. The M.Sc. Management & Economics offers a unique education by combining state-of-the-art management tools with game-theoretic concepts.

The courses offered in the program deal with the strategic behavior of competing firms and focus on implementing management tools within the firms to provide an informational basis for successful business strategies. Moreover, the program gives students extensive insights in the fields of managerial economics, personnel economics, and industrial organization.

Students of this program develop a unique set of analytical and professional skills grounded in advanced methods of game theory and principal-agent-theory. Graduating from this program, you will be able to select appropriate performance measures, design efficient incentive systems, and develop strategies to build up and maintain the human capital needed in the firm.

Specializations:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Game Theory
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Personnel Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Economics of Taxation

For more information check the webpage of our faculty.

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.

Help with choosing a study program

The program offers the unique opportunity to study microeconomics combined with latest management tools. The strong focus on research prepared me perfectly for my empirical master thesis and my upcoming doctoral studies.

Raphael Moritz, B.Sc. Universität Köln

After your studies

Graduates from our M.Sc. in Management and Economics have excellent career prospects, both in the private sector and in governmental and international institutions. They will be attractive candidates in particular for strategic management and leadership positions in international companies, consulting firms, banks, and insurance companies.

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.

Due to its strong methodological focus, the M.Sc. in Management and Economics serves as an excellent foundation for pursuing an academic career. Students may study the program on a Ph.D. track, putting themselves on a fast track to a doctoral degree. Completing this track requires you to obtain 18 ECTS credits from Ph.D. track courses that take students to the frontier of academic research. Moreover, you will need to fulfill the Master thesis requirement by writing an academic paper that may serve as the starting point of your Ph.D. thesis.

See also our Graduate Programs.

Alumni

Here you will find information about the Alumni Association Tübingen.

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