Economic Policy Consulting

... looks into questions such as ...

• What should an economically viable adaptation to climate change look like? • What kind of incentives for maximising electromobility should be implemented? • What are the macroeconomic consequences of decarbonisation? • Which measures should a municipality take to combat long-term unemployment? • How could development aid be rendered more efficient?

Degree programmes


Economic Policy Consulting, Master 1 subject

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

it combines theoretical understanding of economic and financial policy with real-life scenarios. Another element of the course is acquiring and optimising transdisciplinary competencies.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Regional, International and Development Economics
  • Environmental, Resource and Energy Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory and Application

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

• qualifications in economics, basic mathematical and statistical know-how, German and English language skills, good communication skills
• economic policy issues
struggles through:
• data analyses, different negotiation and presentation situations

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
• Management and Economics
• Economics
• East Asian Economics and Politics
• Geography
• Political Science
• Social Sciences
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
• in consulting enterprises
• in governmental institutions
• in private research organisations
• in associations and economic departments of enterprises
• in financial institutions

And else?

An internship ...

is mandatory. It is done in the 3rd semester.
Duration: one semester

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Michèle Lorraine Teufel
Building, Room: GC 2/151
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22687
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft WiWi
Building, Room: GC 03/41
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27854
Website Fachschaft


Degree programmes' website


Degree: Master of Science
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German, English

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