Economics (B.Sc.)

The most important facts at a glance:


Bachelor of Science (Single-subject Bachelor)

Standard period of studies:

6 semesters


Winter and summer semester
Applicants with foreign certificates: Language of instruction: German
Required language certificate: DSH-2
Required course for the Assessment Test (Feststellungsprüfung):
W-/WW- or W-Course. To find out if you are required to take the Assessment Test, check your Certificate of Recognition.

Admission restrictions:

Restricted in all semesters


You find information on the application procedure for international students here.


Please keep in mind that you need a certification of recognition for all foreign certificates. The recognition process takes up to six weeks and the certificate must be included in your application.

Winter semester: June 1 - September 1

Summer semester: December 1 - March 1

If you combine a Two-subject Bachelor whose admission is open with one whose is restricted, the deadlines are:

Winter semester: June 1 - July 15

Summer semester: December 1 - January 15


Accounting and Finance (M.Sc.) (starting winter semester 18/19, subject to the approval of all relevant committees)

International Economics and Public Policy (M.Sc.)

Management (M.Sc.)

Media Management (M.A.)

European Studies (M.A.)


Gutenberg School of Management & Economics


Faculty 03: Law, Management and Economics


The accreditation of study programmes for Bachelor and Master Degrees constitutes as a precondition for the granting of state approval.

Subject Matter

Students taking the single-subject Bachelor's degree in Economics receive a solid academic education in the area of economics, which qualifies them for relevant careers. It has an integrative character that combines a two-year general education in the basics and fundamental methods of economics with a one-year specialization phase in selected areas of business administration and economics.

In addition to basic theory, this application- and practice-oriented program offers comprehensive empirical content. Besides analytical and methodical skills, students receive practice-oriented and career-related skills that qualify them for immediate entry into a profession, among other things. Moreover, an integrated part of the program is the teaching of specific key skills and foreign language proficiency, by means of elements such as compulsory courses on presentation and working techniques, case study processing, the participation of advanced students in teaching, the transfer of foreign student credits, and lectures in English and foreign languages as recognized elective courses.

The Bachelor of Science in Economics is designed to develop the aforementioned skills, which enable graduates to perform challenging management and specialist tasks in which the ability to solve specific problems on an abstract level is decisive. Besides qualifying its students for a direct career start, the program is aimed at preparing them for participation on the planned Master's programs Master of Science Management and Master of Science International Economics and Public Policy.


The International Office offers counselling for international students about the application process and general information.

The Academic Advisory Office offers specific information on the subject (List available in German only).

The Student representatives give information from a student perspective (List available in German only).