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Economics, Master 1 subject


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

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What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

Students have the opportunity to take part in the English language programme "PHBS-RUB Double Master in Economics and Finance" offered by the Faculty of Management and Economics at RUB and the Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS) in Shenzhen (China). This programme includes two semesters abroad:  RUB Double Master students spend their first year at RUB and their second year at PHBS. After the regular study period of four semesters, successful Double Master students are awarded two degrees: Master of Science in Economics (RUB) and Master of Finance (PHBS).

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
  • International Economics and Finance
  • Economic Policy

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,

... have:
Bachelor’s degree in an economics-related subject and good command of the English language
... enjoy:
studying economic issues, from the regulation of financial markets to environmental economics
... struggle through:
complex methods of empirical economic research

This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
  • Management and Economics, B.Sc.
  • 2-subjects B. A. with one subject in Economics
  • equivalent degree courses
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
  • in ministries
  • in public administration
  • in international business organisations
  • as political consultants

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

can be done voluntarily.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Kim K. Docter, M.A.
Building, Room: GD 03/229
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-22762
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft WiWi
Building, Room: GD 03/165
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-27854
Website Fachschaft


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