Understanding international correlations – interdisciplinary Economics studies

The globalisation of markets and economies requires an understanding of international economic structures, foreign cultures and foreign language skills. In the 2000/01 winter semester, "European Economic Studies (EES)" became Bavaria’s first consecutive bachelor’s/master’s programme in economics (and one of the first in Germany) that addresses precisely these topics and is based on a 3 + 2 model (3-year bachelor’s degree + 2-year master’s). In addition to a variety of electives, practical relevance and an internationally oriented curriculum, this programme places special emphasis on interdisciplinarity with regard to relevant subject matter from the social sciences and economics.

The primary prerequisite for successfully completing an economics degree is an interest in economic issues and related phenomena in broader society. Additionally, the ability to think analytically is particularly pertinent for comprehending and structuring complex interrelationships. Economics examines macroeconomic structures (economic and industrial policy, globalisation and financial markets, economics of education and labour markets, etc.). The theoretical approach to economics largely employs mathematical and statistical methods. However, this in no way means that only true 'maths buffs' can successfully complete this degree. Nevertheless, a willingness to explore and apply mathematical methods is required.

The master's programme focuses on the development of an individual academic profile. This is ensured, among other things, by a high degree of academic flexibility, and internationality and interdisciplinarity, with a distinct behavioural economics profile, are paramount. The programme curriculum is rounded out with training in one or two foreign business languages and numerous specialisation options. Possible elective fields include related disciplines like business administration, political science, sociology or law.

Programme Profile

The degree programme at a glance

Final Examination

Master’s Examination (accompanying the programme)


Master of Scinece (M. Sc.)

ECTS Points


Standard Programme Duration

4 Semesters

Programme Start

Possible in both the winter and summer semesters

Type of Studies

Full-time and part-time studies possible

Admission and Enrolment

Application required

Languages of Instruction

German, English

Language Training

One required foreign business language, a second is optional

Studies Abroad

Possible but not required


Optional foreign internship possible

Accreditation and system accreditation

The system accreditation of the University of Bamberg was successfully completed in June 2019 when the ACQUIN Accreditation Commission determined that all requirements had been met. Since then, the University of Bamberg has been responsible for quality assurance of its degree programmes.

The EES master's program was last accredited in 2019. For students, this means that the program, with its structures and content, meets the required quality criteria of the Accreditation Council.