Economics BSc

Leuphana Bachelor

Even if one does not meet an economist every day, there is not a single day when the daily newspaper or television does not report on an economic topic. How do we get out of a financial or economic crisis? Should Germany help indebted EU states? Should a social welfare state have a universal minimum wage? These are just a tiny selection of the questions and problems with which economists concern themselves.

Economics Bachelor

Who is affected if the European Central Bank raises its base rate, if members states of the European Union become overindebted, if the post office is privatised or if banks are nationalised? The answer is simple: all of us.

One of the objectives of economics is to use and distribute scarce resources – clean air, oil, and also time and money – as efficiently as possible to achieve the highest possible economic output of a state, a community of states or indeed the world. Economics is ultimately about how to maximise people's welfare, in other words happiness, benefits and wellbeing.

If you are interested in these and other similar questions, the Bachelor in Economics is the right choice for you. Leuphana University of Lüneburg College offers a modern and tailored economics course that gives you the skills and the tools to work as an analyst and consultant.

Prospects with an Economics Bachelor

Economists are employed as analysts and consultants. Analysts seek to understand processes and transactions on various different markets and in the economy as a whole. For example, they investigate the mechanisms that result in businesses raising their prices and people staying at home and not working. Analysts also explore questions such as the impact of monopolies on the supply of postal services and of increases in the ECB base rate on unemployment in Germany.

As consultants, economists draw on their analytical expertise to provide practical recommendations. You might conclude that a market needs to be opened up to competition because it has not previously been efficient, or recommend greater investment in education because this significantly improves Germany's attractiveness as a centre of business.

Leuphana Bachelor: Studying at College

In the Leuphana Bachelor with Economics major, you combine specialist knowledge with solution-oriented thinking and responsible action. The Leuphana Semester and Complementary Studies provide the framework for dealing with socially relevant topics outside your chosen major/minor combination. They are an integral part of the Leuphana Bachelor and give you the freedom to immerse yourself in different fields of knowledge and to develop viable solutions for the challenges of the future together with other college students.

Possible minor combinations

Business Administration (GER)
Business Psychology (GER)
Comparative Economic Law (ENG)
Corporate and Business Law (GER)
Digital Business (GER)
Digital Media / Information Technology & Culture (GER)
Educational Sciences (GER)
Engineering (Fundamentals) (GER)
Philosophy (GER / ENG)
Political Science (GER / ENG)
Popular Music Studies (ENG)
Psychology and Society (ENG)
Social Media and Information Systems (GER)
Spatial Sciences (GER / ENG)
Sustainability Science (GER / ENG)

The Leuphana Bachelor enables the combination of different interests through major and minor. With the minor choice you can move within traditional disciplines or give your Bachelor an individual profile. You can also choose a minor that is not listed in the overview.

Language of instruction

ENG Eng­lish-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: no Ger­man re­qui­red
GER Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject: Ger­man re­qui­red
GER / ENG Ger­man-lan­gua­ge sub­ject can also be ta­ken in Eng­lish

Course Structure

The Economics major is embedded in the interdisciplinary College study model with Leuphana Semester, Minor and Complementary Studies. You start your Bachelor studies with the Leuphana Semester. The first semester at Leuphana College gives you the opportunity to deal fundamentally with science. The Minor deepens or supplements your Major with another subject area. In Complementary Studies you have the freedom to pursue your thirst for knowledge individually by immersing yourself in a different field of knowledge each semester.

Possible combinations of minors (subsidiary subjects)

The Economics major can be studied in combination with one of the following minor:

Language of instruction

ENG English-language minor: no German required
GER German-language minor: German required
GER / ENG Ger­man-lan­gua­ge minor can also be ta­ken in Eng­lish

Language of instruction

ENG English-language minor: no German required
GER German-language minor: German required
GER / ENG Ger­man-lan­gua­ge minor can also be ta­ken in Eng­lish

At a glance

  • Degree awarded: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Extent: 180 ECTS
  • Study places: 55
  • Language: English
  • Fees: no tuition fees
  • Semester contribution: approx. EUR 353
  • Semester abroad: possible
  • Start date: Beginning of October
  • Application period: from mid may to 15 July
  • Requirements: university entrance qualification and language skills in English
  • Admission restricted: yes
  • Admission: own procedere at Leuphana College

Major Economics


Initial Information

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Programme Director

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Pfeifer

Programme Coordinator

  • Miguel Abellán-Ossenbach, M.Sc.