How do economic crises arise and what are the responses to them? How do policies influence economic growth? How can pension provision be reformed? What are the effects of a minimum wage? Which technologies should companies use? At what price should a product be offered? The economics major gives you the tools to answer such questions in a scientifically sound manner. At the same time, you will have the opportunity to develop data-based and well-founded solutions based on facts using the latest methods of data analysis.
The study of economics (Major VWL) helps you to understand the global social and economic challenges: Globalisation, financial crisis, unemployment or old-age provision.
The flexible study programme offers you the opportunity to set your own focal points according to your personal interests. We attach great importance to your personal development and with the major in economics you will acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills that you can optimally use as an economic generalist in demanding positions in practice. You will also be optimally prepared for further Master's studies. Small group sizes in the courses not only promote an active exchange among students but also enable direct contact with our lecturers.