Master in Quantitative Economics

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The Curriculum of the MQE comprises several modules.

  • The first semester is focused on providing advanced methods training in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics.
  • The second semester completes this methods training in microeconomics and macroeconomics. Students get targeted training in soft skills (written and verbal communication), and add a first specialization in a field of their choice.
  • In the third semester students add a second field specialization and work on a research project in a dedicated module. 
  • In the fourth semester students complete their studies by writing a Master thesis.

The curriculum consists of compulsory modules (CM) and elective modules (EM). Together, they cover 120 ECTS over four semesters. The modules consists of:

Year 1: Winter Term (30 ECTS)
CM: Mathematics for Economists (6 ECTS)
CM: Microeconomics: Consumer and Decision Theory (6 ECTS)
CM: Macroeconomics: Growth Theory (6 ECTS)
CM: Econometrics: Regression Analysis (6 ECTS)
CM: Econometrics: Identification (6 ECTS)

Year 1: Summer Term (33 ECTS)
CM: Microeconomics: Game Theory and Information Economics (6 ECTS)
CM: Macroeconomics: Business Cycles and Policy (6 ECTS)
EM: Advanced Topics in <Field I> (15 ECTS)
CM: Soft Skills (6 ECTS)

Year 2: Winter Term (27 ECTS)
EM: Advanced Topics in <Field II> (15 ECTS)
EM: Research Project (12 ECTS)

Year 2: Summer Term (30 ECTS)
CM: Master Thesis (30 ECTS)

See also the overview of the structure.

Please note: The program starts with an intensive two-week, full-day pre-teaching course called "Mathematics for Economists" starting at the end of Sept./beginning of October. Please make visa arrangements accordingly.