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Brief description

Curriculum (in English)

Degree programe code: 066 913
Degree programme: Master's programme
Degree programme duration: 4 semesters
Workload: 120 ECTS credits
Degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Language of instructions: English
Admission requirements: Click here
Application procedure:

Programme outcomes

Students of the Master's programme Applied Economics receive a deepening and complementing of the professional training for economists on the basis of either Bachelor's studies or extension curricula. Accordingly, the programme includes in-depth training in the core subjects as well as broadening training in the application areas of economics in various fields of specialisation.

Fields of activity

Graduates are trained for a relevant professional activity as qualified economists in business and administration


Compulsory Module
ECTS required: 30
Applied Microeconomics10
Applied Macroeconomics10
Introductory Econometrics10
Alternative Compulsory Modules
ECTS required: 40
Students choose one of the two alternative compulsory modules
Specialisation in Applied Economics
Students choose two elective modules from the following group of elective modules totalling 40 ECTS according to the availability:
Module Banking and Financial Markets20
Module Behavioural and Experimental Economics20
Module Competition and Regulation20
Module Macroeconomic Policy20
Module Policy Evaluation20
Module General Economics20
General Applied Economics40
Compulsory Module Electives
ECTS required: 24
Students choose courses offered by the University of Vienna to the extent of 24 ECTS, whereby at least 8 ECTS must be completed at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics.
Master's Thesis
ECTS credits required: 26
Discussion course (Masterarbeitskonversatorium)4
Master's Thesis
Master examiniation2

 Curriculum/Study plan

For all legal regulations and a detailed description of the structure of this degree programme, please refer to the curriculum.

Personal requirements

Anyone interested in scientific economic analysis in an English-speaking environment in one of the leading European universities, will take great pleasure in this study programme. A prerequisite is surely a certain openness to and fascination of combining theoretical and formal concepts with practical economic realities.   


Information about the admission are available on the website of the Admissions Office

Contact and help

Please address questions and concerns regarding the admission procedure to "Studienservice und Lehrwesen" via their contact form.

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