Economics (BSc/MSc)

Faculty: Economics and Social Sciences
Degree: Bachelor of Science / Master of Science
Standard period of study: 7 trimesters for Bachelor + 5 trimester Master
Admission requirements:

  • The general higher education entrance qualification (Abitur),
  • The passed exam,
  • The obligation to serve as a temporary soldier for 13 years in the career of the officer of the troop service.

Study Language: German
Start of studies: beginning of October


Economics deals with the study of microeconomic and macroeconomic (individual and macroeconomic) contexts and the possibilities of influencing economic activity through legislation, central bank and state activity. This involves an intensive embedding of the economy, politics and society.

Microeconomics: At the individual level, people’s behavior and the role of motives and incentives are analyzed. This includes dependencies on cooperation and conflict as well as group dynamics. The basic findings are applied, for example, in consumer theory, the labor market or social policy and in the design of institutions (administrations, legal regulations, European deposit insurance, etc.).

Macroeconomics: The macroeconomic correlations are considered, for example the economic, growth, fiscal and monetary policy as well as foreign activities (export / import). It examines developments, undesirable developments and possible solutions to economic problems. Action alternatives of the actors (companies, individuals, state, central bank, foreign countries) are analyzed and evaluated in order to achieve economic goals.

The aim of the study is to cover the central contents of economics in theory and politics. The European and, more generally, the international dimension is given wide scope. Through a broad methodological foundation, the students gain competences that they can apply to very different topics and problems. This ensures their study skills even after their time in the troupe for their further professional career.

Program structure

Compulsory modules in the bachelor’s program include the modules Fundamentals of Economics, Microeconomics and Macroeconomics as well as Economic Policy. Also mathematics and statistics are important and by the combination with exercises quite to be mastered contents of the basic study. Other essential components are game theory and experimental economics (that is, the analysis of strategies, conflicts and cooperation potentials), the foundations of empirical economic research and econometrics. In the BA specialization phase, students can choose freely from a canon of business events and thus follow a focus:

Political Economics
Economics of the public sector
competition Economics
(International) economic policy
Growth theory and -empirie
Rules Economics
Fundamentals of monetary policy
behavioral Economics
Foundations of Development Economics

In addition to the discipline, additional complementary socio-scientific and interdisciplinary parts, in particular from business administration, law, sociology, psychology and public management are offered. An economic seminar teaches students how to use the methods of scientific work to prepare students for the bachelor’s thesis.

In addition to a few compulsory modules in the methodological field, the master’s program also offers a high degree of freedom of choice. In the elective area Economics MA, a range of specific advanced economics modules are offered. These include events on topics such as public finance, international macroeconomics and world economic order, financial crises, international financial markets, international trade, the economics of digital markets, environmental economics and environmental policy, the economics of climate change, economic integration, the political economy of development , empirical competition analysis and the control of technical progress.

In the general elective MA there are options in further subjects: business administration, mathematics / statistics, econometrics, law, sociology, psychology and public management. A special specialization will be given in an economic seminar. The master’s thesis concludes the study with a twelve-week independent scientific preparation.


Application documents can be obtained from the Career Office responsible for your place of residence. As a soldier or soldier you bear great responsibility. That is why there is a detailed consultation at the beginning of the application process. You can find contact details for career counselors on the Internet at Free telephone hotline: 0800 9800880.

Student Advisory / Contact

Academic guidance is provided under the responsibility of faculties by members of the academic community.

Dean of Studies VWL
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dirk Meyer
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-2705
E-Mail: [email protected]

Students who wish to study at HSU as part of a cooperation with a company, foundation, authority or other institutional partner, as well as soldiers who wish to study at HSU within the framework of the BFD, should contact the university’s marketing department :

Astrid Strüßmann
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3855
E-Mail: [email protected]

Susanne Killus
Phone: +49 (0)40 6541-3652
E-Mail: [email protected]


Letzte Änderung: 29. April 2024