Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft

M.Sc. European Economics with Aix-Marseille

The Program

In the spirit of a long and succesful history of cooperations with Aix-Marseille Université (AMU) that already exist within other faculties at the University of Tübingen, the School of Business and Economics is launching a brand new double degree program with AMU starting in 2021.

The program offers participants an extraordinary opportunity to obtain a degree from AMU and the University of Tübingen through studying at both insitutions over the course of just two years. Depending on the interests and abilities of the students the program will offer the possibility to study European Economics with either a focus on Economics or Finance.

Just recently created in the year 2012, Aix-Marseille University has been merged from the three largest universities in the region of Aix-en Provence and Marseille. The university follows a modern approach with a focus on interdisciplinary research and a large share of international students with the ambition to develop to a large world-class university.

Key Facts

4 Semester Program

Courses start in October at the University of Tübingen

120 ECTS Credits

incl. Master Thesis (24 ECTS credits)


The course language in Tübingen and Marseille will be English


The Master of Science program in European Economics is completed at the University of Tübingen and Aix-Marseille University.

Students can choose between two programs: An Economics Track and a Finance Track. In both programs the students will spend their first year at the University of Tübingen. And in the second year they will write their Master thesis while studying at AMU. Depending on their chosen track, students have the possibility to study subjects from the economics field or focus more on the financial and econometric methods used in economic analysis.

Economics Track

Course of Studies in Tübingen

Modules / Areas ECTS credits
Core Studies


Core Studies Focus Economics


Core Studies Focus Econometrics

or International Economics


Specialization Studies


Elective Studies

Second Year in Marseille   60

Finance Track

Course of Studies in Tübingen

Modules / Areas



Core Studies


Core Studies Focus Econometrics 9

Core Studies Focus Finance


Specialization Studies 33-42
Elective Studies 0-9
Second Year in Marseille 60

Areas of Specialization in Tübingen

During their first year in Tübingen students in the Economics Track will specialize in

  • Economics and one of the two possible focuses:
  • Econometrics or International Economics

In the specialization Economics students choose courses from a limited set of modules and after consulting with the Academic Advisory Service of the School of Business and Economics.

In the specialization Economics they can choose a special seminar in "European Economics Integration" (9 ECTS):
French and German students travel together to Marseille for this seminar which is taught by professors from Marseille and Tübingen.

Areas of Specialization in Tübingen

During their first year in Tübingen students in the Finance Track will specialize in the two following focuses:

  • Econometrics
  • Finance





Course of Studies in Marseille

During their year in Marseille students in the Economics Track will follow the 2nd year program of one of the four pathways:

Please see the pathway websites for the semester 3+4 program structures.


Thesis in Fourth Semester  
Empirical and Theoretical Economics (ETE)

Research Thesis

+ Research methodology

Internship + Internship report/Thesis

+ Research methodology

Economic Policy Analysis (EPA)

Internship + Internship report/Thesis

+ Research methodology

Econometrics, Big data, Statistics (EBDS)

Internship + Internship report/Thesis

+ Research methodology

Quantitative Finance and Insurance (QFI)

Internship + Internship report/Thesis

+ Research methodology

Course of Studies in Aix-en-Provence

During their year in Marseille students in the Finance Track will follow the 2nd year program of the

Master Finance - Financial Risk Management (MRF)

The program is structured as follows:

Modules - Third Semester ECTS credits
Numerical Technics in Finance



Valuation and Asset Management 12
Financial Risk Management 10
Modules - Fourth Semester ECTS credits
Advanced Corporate Finance



Research Thesis

+ Research methodology

Internship + Internship report

+ Minor Thesis

+ Research methodology



Ph.D. Track

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

Module Handbook

For more detailed information about the modules, please see the Module Handbook.



Application for all Master Programs is possible from March 1st until May 15th
(M.Sc. Economics: Until July 15h for international / September 15th for EU applicants)

Application Portal

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).

  • 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.
  • Degree should preferably amount to 180 ECTS.

Complete Transcript of Records with a final grade or calculated grade average. Transcripts of Records containing generic module titles (such as Business Administration I, II and III) should be accompanied by detailed module descriptions.

The transcript should prove the applicant has solid intermediate knowledge in

  • Business Administration,
  • Economics and
  • Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics
  • if available, please provide proof of region-specific knowledge or relevant language skills




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, their choice of partner university and their intended program of study.

Language Requirements

  Proof of English Language Qualification

  • TOEFL ibt: 80 or
  • TOEFL pbt: 550 or
  • IELTS: 6.5 (overall band) or
  • Cambridge: CAE, CPE or BEC Higher or
  • TOEIC: 700 or
  • UniCert III Certificate or
  • University degree obtained in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Australia or New Zealand.

Proof of French language skills (not an official requirement as all courses are taught in English)

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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Incoming applications will be reviewed by the admission committee to determine whether they meet the entry requirements and then ranked according to the grades the applicants obtained in ther undergraduate studies and other criteria.

Timeline Admission Process

February 4

application portal opens

May 15

application deadline

June 21-25



offer letters are sent out by the end of June

September/ October

start of the M.Sc. program in Pavia (September) or Tübingen (October)

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. Interviews are conducted via Zoom. 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

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Program Coordinator
Prof. Dr. Jörg Baten

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