Self-As­sess­ment: Do I qua­li­fy for the Master pro­gram Eco­no­mic Be­ha­vi­or & Go­ver­nan­ce

In line with the contents taught, we require students to have an in-depth background in economics and its methods in order to be successful in the program “Economic Behavior & Governance”. When assessing your application, we count the credits you acquired in courses that relate to our understanding of economics.

Courses of the following two categories below help you to get qualified:

Ca­te­go­ry ECON: Cour­ses in Eco­no­mics (as we un­der­stand it)

  • Microeconomics (introductory, intermediate and applied)
  • Macroeconomics (such as (introductory, intermediate and applied)
  • Public economics, Public Finance, Economic Policy
  • Empirical economics, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis
  • Behavioral economics, Evolutionary Economics, Experimental Economics
  • Industrial economics, Economics of Regulation, Economics of Innovation
  • International Economics, Regional Economics, Urban Economics
  • Environmental Economics, Energy Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Institutional Economics, Economic Systems, Economic Transition Studies
  • Trade theory, Monetary Economics and Banking, Labor Economics, Population Economics
  • Game Theory, Mathematical Economics
  • Economics of the Household

Ca­te­go­ry ME­THODS: Cour­ses in Eco­no­mic Me­thods

  • Statistics
  • Mathematics
  • Empirical economics, Econometrics, Time Series Analysis
  • Game Theory, Mathematical Economics

Step 1: Ma­ke two lists of cour­ses you pas­sed du­ring your pre­vious stu­dies.

  • Courses of category ECON
  • Courses of category METHODS

If your Bachelor thesis deals with a topic belonging to category ECON, treat it like an additional ECON course and add it to the list. DO NOT add categories related to the following fields of studies.

 

  • Business administration (such as human resources, logistics, marketing, commerce, etc.)
  • Management (such as public or corporate management, hotel management, process management, etc.)
  • Finance and accounting (such as public accounting, taxation, etc.)
  • Engineering (such as mechanical engineering, civil engineering, etc.)
  • Agricultural management (such as crop management, soil management, etc.)

Step 2: Cal­cu­la­te the sum of credits achie­ved for both lists. If ne­cessa­ry, trans­la­te them in­to ECTS credits

a) If the credits you acquired so far are expressed in ETCS, your chance of getting admitted is good if the following three conditions hold:

 

ECTS in courses of category ECON ≥ 42

                        AND

ECTS in courses of category METHODS ≥ 6

                        AND

Sum of ECTS in courses of the above categories ≥ 60.

 

b) If the credits you acquired so far are expressed in US-Credits or equivalent (with 15 Credits being the workload of a term of full-time studies), your chance of getting admitted is good if the following three conditions hold:

 

US-Credits in courses of category ECON ≥ 21

                        AND

US-Credits in courses of category METHODS ≥ 3

                        AND

Sum of US-Credits in courses of the above categories ≥ 30.

 

c) If your transcript of records states neither ECTS nor US-credits (or equivalent), your chance of getting admitted is good if the following three conditions hold:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a very crude approximation. Passing this test is a good indication that you qualify for the Master Program Economic Behavior & Governance. However, it does not by any means guarantee admission.