Germany: International Master Programme
1. Aims and Scope
Our two years' integrated master program imparts broad analytical competence as well as specific techniques necessary to solve problems specific to the area of the chosen master program: Master of Economics and Politics (M.A.), Master of Finance (M.A.), and Master of Internet Economics (M.A.)
The integrated master program focuses on building up analytical capacities rather than trying to cover all aspects of the field, because we believe that in a rapidly changing economic and business environment it is the ability to identify, structure, analyze, and solve changing problems that matters. Flexibility demands the ability to collect, assess, and process information in an analytical and systematical way rather than to maximize the storage of information that will typically be short-lived and may be very specific to the situation decision-makers are confronted with or the industry they are operating in.
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The program Master on Economics and Politics (MEP) focuses on understanding the economic system of modern as well as developing societies.
This includes, but is not limited to, the understanding of the role of institutions on the process of economic policy formation, the interaction between market structure and economic policy, the role of international markets on domestic economic policy, economic and political institution building on the constitutional level as well as sophisticated core economic concepts in the traditional sense. The MEP combines a high level master of economics program with constitutional political economy and public choice theory. It is this interaction between standard economic analysis and political-economic considerations that enhances our understanding of observable outcomes and provides the appropriate tools necessary for their assessment.
The Master of Finance (MF) program imparts intimate knowledge of the functioning of modern financial markets and financial institutions.
Core topics of the program include the analysis of global asset allocation and international fund management, investment banking and venture financing, the analysis of trading systems and the ensuing market microstructure, as well as the design and opera-tion of insurance and pension systems. The specific emphasis includes both the analysis of the existing international financial infrastructure, and the optimal design of financial institutions. Hence, this program confers indepth knowledge about ongoing political debates, about the optimal financial architecture of the global capital markets, the function and design of supervisory agencies and the general regulatory proc-ess surrounding "Basle II", and last not least about the optimal design of pension systems.
The Master of Internet Economics (MIE) program focuses both on the economic and technical challenges of the internet.
It covers a wide range of topics such as principles of network economies, product, pricing and distribution decisions in e-commerce, internet trust and security, information technology and telematics integration, as well as strategic management. The goal is to provide a broad and solid knowledge about the relevant mechanisms linked to the emergence of the 'new economy', adaptive requirements for the 'old economy', and impacts on organization, human resources, strategy and corporate governance.
1 Please note: The academic grade to be conferred is the "Master of Arts (M.A.)". For simplicity and clarity, the notations MEP, MF, and MIE for the respective specializations are used within this brochure.
Each program teaches up-to-date theoretical economic concepts as well as modern quantitative and management tools necessary to solve concrete as well as abstract problems in the field of study. These techniques are then applied to the analysis of economic policy formation in an international context, the analysis of globalized financial markets and to the most globalized market of all, the internet. Since most problems analyzed are interdisciplinary by their very nature, economics and business administration courses are complemented by political science courses (MEP), courses offered by the department of mathematics (MF, MEP) and by computer science and telematics courses (MIE). This interdisciplinary approach will put students in a position to evaluate the problems at hand from different angles and find solutions that satisfy not only economics needs, but also political, management, and technological constraints.
3. Career Opportunities and Targeted Job Markets
The program is targeted at post graduates of high potential to be recruited for high and top positions in industry, national administrations, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, and academia. Decisionmaking and management positions demand increasingly broad analytical skills and interdisciplinary knowledge; pure technical or business related skills and experiences will not be sufficient in the near future. Our program reflects these new demands:
We provide students with state-of-the-art economic expertise and management know-how linked with complementary courses from other disciplines.
Thus, our masters programs focus on people and/or positions that require a broad ranging knowledge and an excellent command of up-to-date analytical and management tools in order to solve complex, multi-level problems in the international market place, the political arena, or in academia.
In particular, targeted jobs include leading positions in:
For the MEP:
Sub-national governments and administrations
Academia and relevant research institutes
Industry and trade associations and NGOs
International organizations, such as
International Monetary Fund
Regional Development Banks
United Nations and sub-organizations such as United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Management in the business community
For the MF:
Insurance and pension companies
Consulting and related companies
The relevant line ministries such as ministry of economics and finance
National central banks and the European Central Bank
International organizations such as the World Bank, re-gional development banks, the Bank for International Set-tlements, and the IMF
Relevant research institutes and in academia
For the MIE:
E-commerce and IT management in large enterprises and public administrations
Management of trust centers and electronic payment
Research (economic research institutes and academia)