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Economic Sciences

Economic Sciences deal with economic aspects and processes, either with regard to a company or with regard to entire countries, continents, and societies. As an economist, you are an "all-rounder". Since every company has to do business and therefore needs managers, you can work in small, medium-sized, and large companies as well as in banks, insurance companies, public authorities, and other institutions. Economic subjects can concentrate on Business Administration (BWL) and Economics (VWL), but they can also combine content from other subjects, such as Engineering Sciences, and thus broaden the focus to other subject areas. One example of this would be Industrial Engineering. While a Bachelor's degree in Economics (usually a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) allows you to begin your career in a middle management position, a Master's degree usually allows you to enter higher management or even leadership positions directly.

Typical duties

Typical tasks of an economist are, for example:
– monitoring costs
– managing a company
– analysing markets
– optimise processes
– keeping an overview of value chains

Interest and characteristics

If you have some of the following interests and characteristics, this field of study could be of particular interest to you:
– good general education
– good knowledge of mathematics and foreign languages
– interest in economic, social, political, and historical contexts
– analytical thinking
– methodical and independent work
– social competence and ability to work in a team