An overview of the programmes offered at the Faculty of Business and Economics

Are you interested in studying in the field of economics? Then have a look at the offers of the Faculty of Business and Economics of the University of Göttingen:

With us you can choose from five single-subject (German-language) Bachelor’s degree programmes (you study one subject, e.g. business administration) as well as a (German-language) two-subject Bachelor's degree programme in economics (you study economics and one other subject such as political science). Our Master's programmes build upon these Bachelor’s degree programmes. They are consecutive, that is, students need a related Bachelor’s degree as well as a certain background from the Bachelor’s programmes in order to enrol in the Master's programmes.

Please note

For the majority of our programmes you need a certain level of knowledge of the German language in order to study in Göttingen. We offer two English-language Master's degree programmes: The MSc in Development Economics and the MA in History of Global Markets. The MA in History of Global Markets can be studied either in German or in English or in a combination of both languages.

The programmes of study in detail (for more information - as well as for information about contact persons and informations about application and admission - please click on the blue titles of the degree programmes)

Business Administration
Business Administration deals with all the economic issues and decisions from the perspective of individual companies and other institutions. In the programme, you will learn about the different areas of businesses, such as controlling, marketing, production and logistics. The programme seeks primarily to convey and explain the individual decision-making processes. Economic decisions concern the use of goods that are scarce, i.e. are not present in abundance. Economic behaviour is rational, reasonable action with limited resources to achieve goals. The targets are mainly money related, e.g. oriented towards generating a "profit". With the BSc in Business you can study the following Master's degree programmes:

Please note:
The following study programmes will be closed in the winter semester 2023/2024. It is no longer possible to apply for these programmes. Students who are already enrolled can complete the respective Master's programmes by the end of the winter semester 2025/2026.

Economics deals with the macroeconomic aspects of economic life such as economic growth, inflation, unemployment and public finances. In Göttingen, the study of economics is very internationally oriented, so that areas such as foreign trade, international trade and the economic analysis of developing countries are key areas. Visiting professors from abroad supplement the curriculum with their events and report first-hand on the situation in their country. Additionally, you can combine Economics with about 30 subjects from other faculties of Goettingen University in the so-called "two-subject Bachelor's programme". Recommended combinations are with Sociology, Political Science, Law, Modern Indian Studies or East Asian Studies. With these two Bachelor's degrees in Economics you can study the following Master's degree programmes: