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International Economic Studies (BSc)

Please note that this degree program is only offered in English.
What is the degree program about?

Are you interested in economics and considering a professional career in firms and institutions with an international perspective? Today’s globalized world needs people in key positions with a comprehensive understanding of economic issues related to international economics and international economic integration. This is true irrespective of the type of organization in which you aspire to work, whether it be in business, government or academia.

The bachelor program in International Economic Studies provides you with essential knowledge to understand and analyze the economy in general, as well as economic policy in particular. You will spend three years learning about various topics in international economics, international business and international politics, with all courses conducted in English. To complement the coursework, you will gain intercultural skills and learn foreign languages. The degree program includes a compulsory stay abroad during which you will obtain first-hand experience and insights on how economic issues are viewed and discussed in other countries and other universities.

Admission requirements

Apply now to kick-start your career in international economics!

  • The requirements for application are a higher education entrance certificate equivalent to the German Abitur and sufficient knowledge of the English language (B2, CEFR).
  • Please use the DoSV for registration and the Online Application Portal CAMPO to submit your application. Kindly note that applicants are required to hand in paper copies of several documents. Please inform yourself in a timely manner which documents are required and whether you need to provide a certified copy. Please find more detailed information upon entering your application into CAMPO.
  • Kindly note that applications are only possible within a specific time frame. You can find the exact dates of each year on the Website of the program. The admission committee does not offer pre-screening of application documents and does not accept applications via e-mail or applications outside of the given time frame. We ask you to please respect the admission process.
  • Tuition fee per semester: Approx. 125 € (subject to change every semester) for administration and a basic ticket for public transport

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Structure of the program

During the first two semesters, the assessment phase, the students predominantly take courses from the compulsory area. In the following four semesters of the Bachelor’s degree the teaching content of the first two semesters is expanded and consolidated. From the fourth semester onwards, students increasingly choose elective modules comprising a variety of topics in economics.

Students can acquire up to 60 ECTS as part of the compulsory study abroad. There are over 140 partnership agreements with universities in more than 40 countries on all five continents.

The final Bachelor’s thesis verifies the acquired technical and academic skills of the students.

An overview of the course of study in the Bachelor IBS is provided by the exemplary study plan.

Specialisations and career prospects

The curriculum provides graduates with the required skills to enter a professional position in a variety of institutions that are concerned with economic decisions and economic policy. Potential employers encompass private corporations, the public sector, but also supranational institutions and non-profit organizations, which are increasingly seeking graduates with a background in international economics and international experience. The program prepares graduates for the possibility of an interesting employment with banks and consultancy companies.

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Degree program start date and application deadlines

The FAU website provides an overview of the current application deadlines as well as information on the selection process and how to apply.

Start date of degree program: Winter Term

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Degree type: Bachelor of Science (BSc)
Type of study: One subject Bachelor's degree programme
Location: Nuremberg
Standard duration of study: 6 Semester
Start date of degree program: Winter Term
Language: Entirely in English
Size: (currently 1-50 Students)
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law
Admission: Numerus clausus