Economics and Finance, M.Sc.

Economics and Finance M.Sc. is a consecutive degree programme that expands upon your undergraduate foundation in economics and business studies. It is designed to consolidate your existing expertise while also enhancing it with advanced specialist qualifications in the areas of finance and economics.

In particular, the programme will impart to you cutting-edge methods, applications and models found in economics, corporate finance and the analysis of international financial markets. Through experiments in game theory, behavioural economics analysis and empirical market analysis, you will develop and learn to employ a sophisticated research methodology. The multidisciplinary curriculum investigates not only law and economic issues, but also incorporates important macroeconomic and social issues as well. Among other things, you will examine how conflicting viewpoints and actions can negatively affect competition as well as the financial and goods markets, illustrating both the importance and usefulness of value-orientated, ethical behaviour in business. This multifaceted approach will enable you to effectively examine and evaluate economic issues in financial and competitive markets in both national and international contexts.

The degree programme is taught in English. Over the course of your studies, you will hone your proficiency to near-native levels while becoming fluent in the advanced terminology and nomenclature of the highest economic and fiscal circles at the international level. This adds a further dimension to your profile that helps you stand out as an internationally-oriented expert of economics and finance.

Course Structure

The standard period of study comprises a total of three semesters.

The first two semesters are dedicated to absorbing methods, applications and models in the areas of economics, finance and international financial market analysis. Through your choice of elective subjects in the second semester, you are also able to define a concentration for your degree during this time.

The final semester is dedicated to your thesis, which will begin after completing a preparative topics course on competition policy. We encourage you to do your thesis in cooperation with stakeholders from financial institutions, industry, or public institutions.

Course Objectives

As a graduate of Economics and Finance M.Sc., you will possess a well-founded expertise in the methodology, analysis, applications and models in the fields of economics, corporate finance and international financial markets. Your interdisciplinary experience will allow you to effortlessly and effectively transfer your technical and methodological knowledge to related fields. This opens the door to a wide range of career paths across a number of fields and sectors. Potential areas of employment for graduates include:

  • Financial and business development departments
  • Regulatory bodies or departments
  • Business consultancy firms
  • Expert commissions
  • Think tanks for policy or research
  • Investment and commercial banks
  • Public institutions on the national or international level

Graduates are also qualified for applied research positions and eligible for PhD programmes in economics and related fields in Germany and abroad.


Language Requirements
English language skills at level B2 are required.

Academic Requirements
German entrance qualification for universities of applied sciences or equivalent (refer to the Anabin Database) and a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in economics and finance with a grade of 2.5 or higher on the German grading scale, equivalent to an ECTS grade of A or B.

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Current information about the application process can be found at: Application and Admission.

For general questions related to the application process, programme requirements and enrolment:

For specific questions related to this degree programme or its curriculum:

Head of Degree Programme:

Professor Dr Jörn Sickmann
Professor for Economics with a focus on Industrial Organisation and Business Financing

Programme Coordinator:

Huynh Bich Ngan Le, M.Sc.
Research Staff

Office: 09 02 015

Office hours (during the lecture period):
Wednesday, 12:00 to 2:00 pm, by appointment only:


Place of study

Campus Kleve

Start date

Winter or summer semester



Duration of study

3 semesters of full-time studies

Study model

Full-time studies

Degree awarded

Master of Science

Restricted admission


When to Apply

For details on the application process: Application and Admission.

Our postgraduate programmes start in both the winter and summer semesters. For the winter semester, applications are accepted between May and July of each year; for the summer semester between October and November.

To submit an application during the above-mentioned periods: uni-assist


Regulations for the study programme

Examination Regulation Economics and Finanace, M.Sc. (for students starting at WS 2019/20) not yet availbale in english, see german version

Examination Regulation Economics and Fianance, M.Sc. (for students starting studies until SS 2019)


Team Economics and Finance, M.Sc.

Head of Degree Programme
Professor Dr Jörn Sickmann
Professor for Economics with a focus on Industrial Organisation and Business Financing

Huynh Bich Ngan Le
M.Sc. Economics and Finance
Research Assistant