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Economics as a second subject in a combined bachelor’s course

 

This site does not claim to be exhaustive. These notes on studying are strictly for informative purposes and are not legally binding. All students must observe the course and examination regulations and the module descriptions.

The bachelor’s course with a subject combination (combined bachelor) consists of a core subject and a second subject. The degree programme can be taken only with the complete set of two subjects.

Economics as a second subject covers a total of 60 credit points.

 

Structure of Economics as a second subject in a combined bachelor's course 
 
according to Course and examination regulations from 17 August 2016 (Amtliches Mitteilungsblatt Nr. 47/2016):

 

Compulsory courses (24 LP): 

  • Economics I: Introduction to Economics and Economic History (6 LP)
  • Economics II: Microeconomics I (6 LP)
  • Economics III: Macroeconomics I (6 LP)
  • Mathematics I (6 LP)

If students have already learned the content of the Mathematics I compulsory modules as part of the core subject, they have to take the course "Introduction to Econometrics". 

12 credit points from the highest graded courses of the 24 credit points from the compulsory courses are relevant for the final grade.

 

Compulsory Elective Field (36 LP):

6 credit points from:

  • Mathematics II (6 LP)
  • Statistics I (6 LP)
  • Statistics II (6 LP)
  • Introduction to Econometrics (6 LP)

If students have already learned the content of Mathematics II, Statistic I or Statistic II as part of the core subject, they have to take the course that is not part of the core subject.

 

6 credit points from:

  • Economics IV: Microeconomics II (6 LP)
  • Economics V: Macroeconomics II (6 LP)

 

12 credit points from:

  • Applied Microeconomics (6 LP)
  • Labour Economics (6 LP)
  • Introduction to Game Theory (6 LP)
  • Monetary Economics (6 LP)
  • Foundations of Public Finance (6 LP)
  • Business Cycle and Employment Theory (6 LP)

If students take more than two courses in this field the following Elective Field decreases accordingly.

 

Elective Field (12 LP):

Students have to take 12 credit points (or the difference to 36 credit points) from Elective Modules in Economics or Elective Modules in Quantitative Methods. These 12 credit points may be acquired in a semester abroad if they are graded courses from the field of Economics or Quantitative Methods.

 

 

Retaking examinations:

 

Students who fail partial examinations may retake them twice. Students who pass partial examinations may not retake them.

You can find detailed information on registering for examinations and the examination schedule (with registration and withdrawal deadlines) on the Examination Office's web pages.

 

 

according to the Course and examination regulations from 29 April 2010 (Amtliches Mitteilungsblatt Nr. 24/2010) including changes (Amtliche Mitteilungsblätter Nr. 10/2012, 60/2014, 33/2015, 118/2015):

 

Compulsory courses (24 LP):

 

  • VWL I: Introduction to Economics and Economic History (6 LP)
  • VWL II: Microeconomics I (6 LP)
  • VWL III: Macroeconomics I (6 LP)
  • Mathematics I (6 LP)

 

Compulsory Elective Field (24 or 27 LP):

 

Quantitative Methods (6 LP or 9 LP):

  • Mathematics II (6 LP)* or
  • Statistics I and Statistics II (9 LP)*

 

Economics (18 LP):

  • Microeconomics II (6 LP) or
  • Macroeconomics II (6 LP)

and 2 of the following:

  • Foreign Trade (6 LP)
  • Labour Economics (6 LP)
  • Introduction to Game Theory (6 LP)
  • Monetary Economics (6 LP)
  • Introduction to Public Economics I (6 LP, final course WS 2013/14)
  • Introduction to Public Economics II (6 LP, final course SS 2014)

 

Elective Field (9 or 12 LP):

Other elective or free elective modules from economic or quantitative subjects - you can also choose the modules Law I (Civil Law, Commercial and Company Law) and Law II (Employment Law and Public Law) as well as Information Systems from basic studies. You may not choose Business Administration courses!

 

* If students have already learned the content of the compulsory module Mathematics I or of both elective modules (Mathematics II, Statistics) as part of the core subject, they will choose modules with the same number of credit points from the quantitative programmes offered by the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Information Systems, Econometrics or quantitative in-depth modules).

Students taking the core subject of Computer Science may not complete any Information Systems courses (basic or in-depth studies). 

 

Retaking examinations:

Students who fail partial examinations may retake them twice.

If a module examination consists of many partial examinations, failing students are only required to retake the partial examinations they did not pass.

Students who pass partial examinations may not retake them (except as free attempts).

The second subject examination is ultimately deemed failed if all retakes for a compulsory module have been exhausted and the student has failed to pass the relevant module examination with a mark of at least ‘sufficient’ (4.0).

Free attempts: if the total number of credit points attained by the end of the third semester is more than 90 (from core subject + second subject), students may retake or substitute examinations they have already passed up to the amount of the difference between their total and 90 credit points (any free attempts will be taken into account from the core subject). Credit points acquired during a vacation semester or recognised from other study periods and credit points acquired by completing an internship are not included in this. You must communicate which examination(s) you wish to retake or substitute to the examinations office before registering for examinations in the fourth semester at the latest. If you pass an examination taken as a free attempt, the higher of the two marks is counted. If you are awarded the mark of ‘insufficient’ (5.0) for an examination taken as a free attempt, the previously passed examination will be counted. These regulations do not apply for part-time courses.

 

You can find detailed information regarding examination registration and the examination schedule (with registration and withdrawal deadlines) on the Examinations office web pages.