During the first two weeks of the lecture period students will go through an orientation phase. After that students have to choose between the two module combinations “Economics” and “Economic Research Preparatory Courses”.
Module combination "Economics"
Your first semester will start with the following core modules of the module combination “Economics”:
For the complete schedule of core-courses, please click here.
If you intend to apply for the field of study “Economic Research” at the end of the first semester, you will have to attend the core module “E700 Mathematics for Economists”. This is a crash course (lecture and exercise) that will take place throughout September. After a two-week orientation phase master students can either continue with the module combination “Economics” or the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses”. If you choose the module combination “Economics” after two weeks, it is not necessary to continue the core module “E700 Mathematics for Economists”.
Module combination "Economic Research Preparatory Courses"
If you choose the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses” after two weeks, it is not necessary to continue the core modules of the module combination “Economics”. You will then continue the “E700 Mathematics for Economists” course. After finishing this module (exam at the beginning of October), your first semester will continue with the core modules of the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses” starting in October (courses on PhD level):
Depending on your track of study you have to take either three or four modules in the introductory phase of your program.
Usually, exams are taken during the examination period at the end of the semester (see our Academic Calendar for more details). Core Modules may also include mid-term exams. Exception: If you are taking the module combination “Economic Research Preparatory Courses”, the completion of the module “E700 Mathematics for Economists” is mandatory in order to take the other modules of the introductory phase. The module “E700 Mathematics for Economists” is scheduled for the first four weeks of the semester and the exam takes place at the beginning of October. The other modules of the “Economic Research Preparatory Courses” combination will start after this exam.
You will be automatically registered for the exams of all modules of the introductory phase. You cannot withdraw from exams of modules of the introductory phase.
If you fail an exam of a module of the introductory phase, you will automatically be registered for the next possible examination date (= second attempt). In case of a failed re-sit exam you can only take a second re-sit exam (= third attempt) in one single module of the introductory phase. If you fail a third attempt or more than one second attempt of exams of a module of the introductory phase, you will be disenrolled from the Master’s Program in Economics. If you are unhappy with the grade of a passed exam, you have the possibility to re-sit one exam of a module (of your choice) of the introductory phase and you need to re-sit it at the next possible date. In this case you register for the exam by contacting the Student Services. The higher grade will count towards your grade average.
Study and examination regulation
As a student it will be very important for you to know the details of the curriculum and the examination regulations. You can find the full version of these regulations (including the curriculum) here.
Benjamin Kretzer is the program manager and exchange coordinator. He is responsible for all organizational issues concerning the Master's program and our exchange programs. Please feel free to contact him anytime (contact details below) if you have any organizational questions, want to know more about exchange opportunities or would like to give us some feedback. You are also welcome to drop by his office during office hours.
Department of Economics
University of Mannheim
Phone: +49-621-181 1763
Fax: +49-621-181 2042
Dean of Graduate Studies
Prof. Dr. Henrik Orzen
Phone: +49-621-181 1890