Curriculum MiQE/F The MiQE/F offers a high-quality graduate education in economics, theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise either in Econometrics or Finance or a combination. The MiQE/F requires 90 ECTS in the areas of: Core Studies (compulsory subjects, core electives, independent electives) Master's thesis Contextual Studies (leadership skills, critical thinking and cultural awareness) The following graphics show this basic structure, spread over the 3 semesters of the Master's programme: Compulsory courses The compulsory courses include eight subjects. You will acquire basic methods and a theoretical knowledge of economics, finance and econometrics, as well as of mathematics and statistics. These courses establish a common basis for all the students with different backgrounds. Core electives The core electives involve advanced application-oriented work and problem solving and allow various specialisations. You have to choose 2 out of 5 field courses in Finance/Econometrics and 1 out of 3 field courses in Economics. In the pillar Other Core Electives, courses to the amount of 4 ECTS must be chosen. They can be derived from additional courses from the two Field courses pillars or from a list of courses that are offered as Other Core Electives. Independent electives Independent electives can be an additional field course, open courses from other Master's programmes, or even courses from the University of Konstanz. Contextual studies Contextual Studies situate the more specialised study in the core disciplines within the relevant social, political, historical, philosophical and aesthetic context. Master's thesis Your Master's thesis is graded and weighted with 18 ECTS. You have a maximum of one year to complete your thesis. We require a topic from the MiQE/F core studies. The thesis must be written in English.