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Economics Core

BBE - Specialization

Duration: 3 semesters

Access to Specialization: grade point average, letter of motivation

Spots per semester: 10-15 students

Language: English

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Description and course content

In the Economics Core, students learn about advanced micro- and macroeconomic concepts and experience in-depth training with modern empirical methods of economic research. The Economics Core consists of five courses, which should be completed in the recommended sequence.


Access to Specialization

Admission is based on the completion and grade point average (including grades available at the time of registration) of the following four courses. You should have completed at least two of these: (i) Contemporary Challenges in Business and Economics, (ii) Foundations in Microeconomics, (iii) Foundations in Macroeconomics, (iv) Quantitative Methods I.

In addition, we read all your letters of motivation. For one, we want to learn what you expect from an economics education. Second, due to capacity constraints, we may not be able to accommodate all students who meet the above criteria. In this case, we prioritize students who express a special interest in economics in their letters.


Structure and courses

  • 4th semester: Advanced Microeconomics, Econometrics I
  • 5th semester: Advanced Macroeconomics, Econometrics II
  • 6th semester: Applied Econometrics


Bachelor thesis

  1. You contact a course instructor of a course you are attending
  2. You apply for a topic from the Department's list of topics
  3. If you are interested in a specific topic, you can propose it to a scientist researching in that area

Preference for those who completed both the specializations Economics Core and Economics Fields



A specialization in economics will help you to better understand how the world works. Economics has an extremely broad set of applications, and our speciali­zations prepare you well for a range of Master‘s studies and most occupational fields for economists, both in Austria and internationally. Economics training provides you with valuable transferable skills, such as presentation and com­munication, as well as teaching you how to deal with data and complex decis­ion problems. Particular career areas include governments, international orga­nizations, academia, civil service, banking, media, statistics and actuary work.

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