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Field of Study: Competition and Regulation Economics

Competition and Regulation Economics track in a nutshell:

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Four semesters (two years) full-time program
  • All courses in English, international student body
  • World-leading faculty members in the areas of competition and regulation economics
  • High-quality structured program with an annual intake of around 25 students; includes core courses in industrial organization theory and empirics, competition law, interdisciplinary seminar on competition economics and law; large number of electives; total amount of ECTS points: 120 - 126
  • close interaction with lawyers as well as competition and regulation practitioners
  • Various opportunities for internships, excursions, and other interactions with our partners Bundesnetzagentur, German Monopolies Commission, Competition Commission of Singapore, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, CompassLexecon, CRA, etc.
  • Participation in the Mannheim Competition Policy Forum (MCPF) at the Mannheim Centre For Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)
  • Excellent career opportunities, especially in organizations, governmental institutions, and companies where specialized knowledge in the field of competition and regulation economics is required or desirable (e.g. competition and regulatory authorities, companies in regulated sectors such as energy and telecommunications, and consultancies)
  • Located in the industrial heartland of Europe with leading enterprises at the footstep
  • Teaching and research assistant positions available on a competitive basis
  • Program flyer available here




Introductory phase Examination (min) ECTS points
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Econometrics
Specialization phase - Compulsory courses
Industrial Organization - Markets and Strategies
Empirical Industrial Organization
Competition Law
Interdisciplinary Competition and Regulation Seminar
Specialization phase - Elective courses
Specialized master courses including 1-3 seminars 29 - 35
Research Phase
Master thesis (4 months)
possibly including a thesis colloquium
Total 120-126