Economics (Bachelor)

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The bachelor’s programme in Economics imparts basic knowledge of the most important theories, methods and quantitative procedures of economics, as well as their development and application. In addition, it aims at preparing students for a future employment in the field of economics. Moreover, students acquire interdisciplinary competences in dealing with new media. Classes are held in German and English.

Bachelor of Science

Degree Programme Code: 033 513

6 semesters / 180 ECTS credits

Language: German

Entrance exam procedure



Instruction Language German

Please note that the instruction language of this programme is German. To start the degree programme, you need to hold a certificate of German proficiency on C1 level.

The Registartion Period for the Entrance Exam Procedure to this Degree Programme has ended on 3 June 2019.

Study programme

The bachelor’s programme in Economics consists of an Introductory and Orientation Period (STEOP) and compulsory modules on microeconomics, macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics, econometrics, finance as well as business administration. Furthermore, students have the opportunity to specialise in a certain field or supplement their knowledge by completing compulsory elective modules and electives in the area of economics, but also in a wide range of other disciplines (such as sociology, law, psychology, geography). To successfully complete the programme, students have to write a bachelor’s thesis.

Five concepts

which you will deal with during your studies (examples):

  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Finance
  • Game theory
  • Microeconomics

 Overview of the programme structure & topics

Here you find the current offer of courses for this programme to gain better insight into the topics and structure. For more information please click on the respective level.

After Graduation

Graduates can pursue a career in the following occupational fields:

  • special units of financial institutions and large corporations
  • public administration
  • interest groups
  • political consulting
  • business journalism
  • economic research institutions.

Graduates' Perspective on the Degree Programme

Graduate Survey

The University of Vienna regularly surveys graduates after the completion of their degree programmes about their experience with their degree programme and the university itself. The survey gives you insight into graduates perspectives of their studies from a subject and organizational related point of view.

Information about the Graduate Survey

Career Tracking of Graduates

The alumni tracking provides information on the career progression of the graduates of the University of Vienna and provides orientation for entry into the profession after graduation (e.g. search duration of first job, salary development and sectors in which graduates are active).

Information about the Career Tracking of Graduates