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Economics, B.Sc.

Program overview

The Economics bachelor’s program offers its students a breadth of economic knowledge that enables them to understand complex, economic relationships. In our globalized and highly interconnected world these scientific basic principles help you identify direct and indirect effects of economic measures. Techniques for analyzing economic relationships will be introduced to you step by step.

At the beginning of your studies, you will encounter with a variety of methodological content, for example, statistics, mathematics, and computer science. Later in your studies, you will acquire the skill to transform this basic knowledge into a comprehensive understanding of interdisciplinary relationships and processes - with an emphasis on competitive analysis, organization and regulation of infrastructure markets, or the analysis of environmental economic problems.

A distinguishing characteristic of the Economics study program at Technische Universität Berlin is its close link to engineering. This allows you to acquire knowledge from economic fields as well as from subareas of engineering.

DegreeBachelor of Science
Standard period of study 6 semesters
Credit points180
Program start Winter semester
Admission Restricted admission
Language of instruction German

Admission requirements

Like every other bachelor’s degree program at TU Berlin, applicants must possess a university entrance qualification certificate to apply to the Economics program. Generally, the Abitur serves as the university entrance qualification certificate. If you do not have a formal university entrance qualification, you may still be able to study at TU Berlin if you can provide proof of certain professional qualifications.

The Economics bachelor’s degree program is taught in German. If you are applying with a foreign school-leaving certificate, you must provide proof of German skills at a specific level.

As some courses/modules are offered in English, it is useful to have some English skills. However, it is not a condition to being admitted for studies.

As this study program is significantly composed of content from math and statistics, you should have a basic knowledge of these areas. If you have taken these subjects as part of your Abitur, you will have an easier transition to this degree program, but they are not a formal requirement for admission.

Program structure

The Economics bachelor’s degree program is divided into three primary sections: basic principles, advanced modules, and a specialization. The curriculum also includes a section on sectors and technology and an elective section. 

During the first semesters, you acquire a broad economic foundation, all the necessary methodological skills in mathematics, computer science, and statistics, as well as knowledge of operating principles. In the advanced modules and specialization, you are able to expand and improve your skills. The compulsory elective section on sectors and technology allows you to take a look at engineering or learn more about a specific sector. In the elective section, you are free to choose modules from the offerings of any university.

You complete the study program with a bachelor’s thesis, in which you demonstrate your knowledge using a concrete example of application.

There is a proposed course schedule for the Economics bachelor’s degree program. This is a recommendation for how to complete the degree program within the standard period of study of six semesters. It provides an example of which modules to take in which semesters. While this proposed course schedule is ideal on paper, it is not mandatory. It’s simply an example of how to successfully schedule and shape your studies.

You can find the proposed course schedule in the study and examination regulations. The most current version of the regulations applies to applicants.

Content and modules

The bachelor’s degree program in Economics consists of various modules. A module combines curriculum content relating to a certain topic. A module includes various study and teaching formats such as lectures, practical tutorials, seminars, and practical projects. Students are required to earn a specific number of credit points and complete certain coursework and assessments in each module.

You can find a module list which offers a current overview of all the modules in TU Berlin’s module transfer system (MTS). In this module database you have an overview of which modules are mandatory for your degree program and which are elective. Detailed module descriptions provide information about the content, learning objectives, participation requirements, workload, type of assessment, and much more.

The module list is based on the study and exam regulations.

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An internship is not required in the Economics bachelor’s degree course.

Stays abroad

Some parts of the curriculum can be completed through semesters and/or internships abroad. You can find further information on the faculty website website, the TU Berlin International Office (study abroad) and Career Service (internships abroad) webpages.

Acquired skills

In the Economics study program, you acquire theoretical and practical knowledge and skills. You learn to think logically, analytically, and critically and are able to analyze technical economics issues using your power of judgment and other learned techniques. The program has a particular focus on the analysis of industrial structures and networks. You will also acquire an awareness of an individual’s responsibility in society.

After your studies

As a graduate of the Economics bachelor’s program, you will be sought after in nearly all areas of the economy, particularly in industry, trade, and the service sector, as well as in public service, associations, international institutions, and science. Typical fields of employment with a management, planning, analytical, or advising role are:

  • Companies (analysis of markets and sectors, strategic management)
  • Consulting agencies
  • Regulation and competition authorities 
  • Regional planning and environmental authorities
  • Economic management and economic policy (federal and state governments, regional administration)
  • Social, economic, and political organizations in a national or international context
  • Economic research institutes

With a bachelor’s degree in economics, you can also pursue a master's in industrial and network economics to further advance and specialize your skills and knowledge

Further information & downloads

Guidance and choosing the right degree program: Academic Advising Service

Questions about the degree program: Course Guidance

General questions: Student Info Services

Application and enrollment: Office of Student Affairs - Undergraduate Admissions

Recognition of previously acquired credits: Examination Board

Subject-specific Counseling and Services

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