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Master's degree programme in Quantitative Economics (M.Sc.)

The (Research) Master’s degree programme in Quantitative Economics (QE) is organized jointly by the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics and the Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW). Its quantitative analytical approach to economics provides the relevant skills to model and solve economic problems on an abstract level and to transfer the analytic solutions to real world applications. This encourages a flexible and creative approach to complex economic issues like those found typically in the real world.

Programme

Students can choose between two different tracks of the Master’s degree programme: The regular programme QE and the international track of QE. Both offer the same contents but the international track includes usually student exchanges at partner universities, because one of the two examiners of the Master's thesis needs to be a member of the partner university.

The Master’s degree programme in Quantitative Economics teaches students quantitative mathematical methods in economics and prepares them to carry out their own independent work at the cutting edge of research. In their first year, students attend obligatory courses delivering the main scientific and technological skills to carry out their own research. The University offers courses in economics that focus on different methods. Students will need to carry out research in their own specific field.

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Probability Theory and Statistics
  • Optimization

In their second year, students specialize in their chosen research field by attending in-depth lectures and seminars that will familiarize them with scientific issues and enable them to develop their own ideas on what to specialize in for the research project that will form their Master’s thesis in the fourth semester.

In each semester, students also attend supplement courses. Here, they are free to choose any courses. However, we recommend attending language courses and courses on intercultural competence when planning an exchange visit abroad. For incoming students, taking German language courses is crucial for being fully integrated.

For more information please check the curriculum.

International Exchange

Students who are interested in spending a semester (or longer) at a European partner university can apply for a regular Erasmus Socrates scholarship. Erasmus agreements have been made with various European partners. A successful application for an Erasmus grant can provide financial support for a student to spend up to 10 months in a foreign country. We advise students to spend their semester abroad during their first year of study.

Further Links

Course information (Formalities, List of modules, etc.)

Electronic course catalogue (eKVV), including Syllabi

Center for Mathematical Economics (IMW)

The international track of QE offers the same contents but the it includes usually student exchanges at partner universities, because one of the two examiners of the Master's thesis needs to be a member of the partner university.

For more information please check the curriculum.

Students can study at the following partner universities:

  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, France

Student Counselling Service

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International student information and counselling
International Office: io@uni-bielefeld.de.

Questions on applications and admissions
Students’ Office: application@uni-bielefeld.de