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Applied Economics, B.Sc.

Faculty of Applied Economics








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Deggendorf, DIT



B. Eng.


Additional admission requirements:

Skills in maths and science are required


















become a problem solver

This course provides problem-solving skills. You develop social skills that allow you to act responsibly even in ethically challenging decision-making situations. The core of the programme is not the derivation and deepening of theoretical knowledge, but its application to contemporary problems. The focus is on developing proposals for action for concrete problems in national and international politics.

fact sheet Applied Economics

Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Duration : 7 semesters

Start: Winter semester

Location : Deggendorf

Course language: German

Admission requirements :

  • General university entrance qualification

Prerequisites :

  • sufficient knowledge of basic scientific subjects is necessary

Key aspects:

  • national leadership
  • financial markets
  • globalisation
  • environment
  • healthcare sector

Post-graduate oportunities:

Fees : No tuition fees, only €52 student service fee per semester

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Career prospects

Seldom has the European public discussed economic issues so intensively and with so much passion as it does today in the wake of the European debt crisis. Unfortunately, when it comes to complex issues, expertise cannot always keep pace with the verve and passion of the discussants.

On the one hand, this makes it clear that economics has arrived at the centre of society. On the other hand, it also reveals a vacuum that the traditional, theory-based teaching of economics obviously cannot or will not close. Too often the applicability of the strongly formalized model economy is limited to problems that do not exist outside one's own guild. The development of proposals for action for concrete problems of national and international politics is quickly dismissed as profane by academics and is rather rare outside the expert councils.

This is precisely where the Applied Economics course of studies should start. The core of the programme is not the derivation and deepening of theoretical knowledge, but its application to contemporary problems.

Target group

The Bachelor's programme is aimed at students who wish to work later in ministries, associations, parafisci, in the banking and insurance sectors, in international organisations or in scientifically based policy advice. It differs from the university education in economics in that it clearly combines theory and practice, concentrates on analysis and problem-solving competence, has the task of strictly fixing the model, firmly anchors events on the market and state failure in the curriculum, and constantly reflects on ethics and justice in business.

Subject Overview

Übersicht über die Lehrveranstaltungen, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden) und ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) im Studiengang Bachelor Angewandte Volkswirtschaftslehre.


1. Semester SWS ECTS
Mikroökonomik 2 5
Makroökonomik 2  
Mathematik I 2 6
Statistik I 2  
EDV I 1  
Allgemeine Betriebswirtschaftslehre und Rechnungswesen 4  5
Grundlagen der Ethik 2 5
Theorien von Gerechtigkeit 2  
Öffentliches Recht 2 5
Wirtschaftsgeschichte 2  
Grundzüge der Wirtschaftspolitik 2  
Wirtschaftsordnungspolitik 2 5
2. Semester SWS ECTS
Grundzüge der Finanzwissenschaften 2 5
Volkswirtschaftliche Gesamtrechnung und Finanzstatistik 2  
Finanzen 2  5
Investition 2  
Außenwirtschaftstheorie 2 5
Entwicklungs- und Außenwirtschaftspolitik 2  
Verhaltensökonomik 2 5
Industrieökonomik 2  
Mathematik II 2 6
Statistik II 2  
EDV II 1  
Englisch / Französisch / Spanisch 4 4
3. Semester SWS ECTS
Anwendungsbereich Staatsführung (obligatorisch)    
Spieltheorie  2 5
Ökonometrie 2  
Öffentliche Einnahmen 2  5
Fiskalischer Föderalismus 2  
Anwendungsbereich Finanzmärkte (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Finanzindustrie, Risikomanagement und Versicherungen  4  5
Grundzüge der Konjunktur- und Wachstumspolitik 2 5
Konjunkturprognose 2  
Anwendungsbereich Globalisierung (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Internationale Wirtschaftspolitik 2 5
Internationale Organisationen und Nongovernmental Organizations 2  
Entwicklungsökonomik 4 5
Anwendungsbereich Umwelt (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Umweltökonomik und Umweltpolitik 4 5
Megatrends in Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft 4 5
Anwendungsbereich Gesundheitswesen (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Gesundheitsökonomik 4 5
Gerontologie und Demographischer Wandel 4 5
4. Semester SWS ECTS
Anwendungsbereich Staatsführung (obligatorisch)    
Arbeitsmarktpolitik  2  5
Sozialpolitik 2  
Regionalökonomik  2 5
Bildungsökonomik 2  
Anwendungsbereich Finanzmärkte (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Corporate Finance und Finanzprodukte  4 5
Internationale Rechnungslegung 4 5
Anwendungsbereich Globalisierung (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Monetäre Ökonomik und Währungstheorie 4 5
Steuern und Steuerwettbewerb im internationalen Kontext 4 5
Anwendungsbereich Umwelt (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Nachhaltigkeit und Energieeffizienz 4 5
Ressourcenökonomik 2 5
Energiepolitik 2  
Anwendungsbereich Gesundheitswesen (Wahlpflichtfach)    
Cross-Border-Healthcare und Medizintourismus 4 5
Gesundheitsregionen und Versorgungssicherheit 4 5
5. Semester SWS ECTS
Auslandsstudium (Volkswirtschaftliche Kurse 15 ECTS + Weitere Kurse 15 ECTS) - 30
6. Semester SWS ECTS
Praxissemester (Praktikum 18 Wochen und Praxisbegleitende Lehrveranstaltung) 4 30
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Wirtschaftsförderung 2 5
Methoden der empirischen Projektevaluierung  2  
Empirisches Forschungsprojekt 4 7
Fallstudien in aktueller Wirtschaftspolitik 4 5
Bachelorarbeit  -  12



Overview of the application areas:

State leadership is obligatory for all students as an area of study. It addresses the structural failure of markets and the resulting need for state intervention in key areas such as the labour market, the education sector and social policy. The courses also focus on the typical opportunities and risks resulting from a federal state structure for the welfare of society as a whole. The module Behavioural and Industrial Economics explicitly addresses the limits of economic modelling that focuses on individuals acting rationally without limits and ignores game theory backgrounds of entrepreneurial action.

The financial markets area of application is not only recommended for students who have a future career in the banking and insurance sector in mind and who are particularly interested in financial market products and risk management. The inherent risks of uncontrolled capital markets and the need to regulate them at international level are also addressed in detail. Only by knowing the performance of capital markets on the one hand and the limits of this performance on the other hand can sensitivity to emerging financial market crises be achieved. In this area of application, too, the mathematical foundations laid in the first two semesters are used in several subjects. The business cycle forecast is rather unknown in conventional courses of study as part of the module Business cycle and growth theory. Surely every economist must know where economic growth comes from without neither increasing prosperity nor opening up further redistribution latitudes. In an application-oriented study programme, however, it seems superfluous to try to mathematically derive long-term growth trends spanning several decades in a variety of models. Rather, practice dominates the question of where the economy will move over the next five or ten years. For this prognosis, students are given various calculation methods in case-study-related classes.

The area of globalisation is not entirely independent of the scope of financial markets. Here, knowledge of monetary and real foreign trade theory and its political application is imparted. The student develops a feeling for the interdependence of political and economic action in view of the increasingly intertwined sales markets. In addition, this area aims to draw attention to the global prosperity gap between northern and southern countries and to sharpen the sense of responsibility for poverty reduction. What can contemporary development policy look like? What role do multinational institutions such as the World Bank and the Monetary Fund play, and what tasks can non-governmental organisations assume?

It is hard to imagine a modern economic degree course without the application area environment. As in the other fields of application, an arc is drawn from the economic analysis of market failure in the environmental sector to the political design of the boundaries of entrepreneurial action. The fact that the limits are also set on political design becomes clear when one compares the international environmental impacts with the national decision-making authority of the states. Against the background of the energy system transformation, a deliberate focus was placed on national and European energy policy. In this context, the overall societal efficiency of various energy sources, capacity problems in networks and problems with the storage capacity of energy as well as the resulting challenges for policymakers are dealt with.

The healthcare sector has become one of the most important economic sectors in Germany. The increasing demand for medical services and wellness offers at the local level is often the driving force behind regional development. At the same time, however, demographic change and the expected further increase in demand will pose considerable financial problems for the health care system. In addition, in a common European market that guarantees the free movement of goods and services, national efforts to limit the demand for insurance-financed health services are often limited. The application focus on health addresses all these questions and attempts to show structural lines of development.