Combine Economics with Comparative Economic Law

Are you interested in economics and don't want to limit yourself to one point of view on this topic? Then you've come to the right place! With Economics as your major and Comparative Economic Law as your minor, you can combine economic and legal content and perspectives to rethink theory and practice with an interdisciplinary understanding.

Economics as major

The major in Economics is the thematic focus of your studies. Economics deals with the distribution and efficient use of limited goods, such as fossil fuels, financial resources or skilled labour, with the aim of generating holistic economic growth and prosperity in the population. Taking into account complex interrelationships between the economy, entrepreneurial actions, politics and human behaviour, you examine concrete challenges of our time:

  •  How do we manage an economic crisis?
  •  What influence does artificial intelligence have on the labour market?
  •  Are globalisation and free trade related to the prosperity of countries?
  •  Should welfare states introduce a minimum wage?
  •  How do individuals, households and companies make decisions in different contexts?

In order to be able to investigate these and other questions independently in the future, you will learn the necessary mathematical and communication skills, statistical methods and the use of appropriate computer programmes during your studies.

Comparative Economic Law as minor

With Comparative Economic Law as a minor, you strengthen the international orientation of your studies. The minor is not only taught in English, but also examines business and economic law from both a national and supranational perspective, thus placing the two sides in relation to each other. In addition, you will sharpen your profile with basics in European business law, international law, law of obligations, capital market law, intellectual property law and European company law.

Three students talk with each other in a group on campus. ©Martin Klindtworth
Study the minor Comparative Economic Law at Leuphana College.

International studies

Economics is a subject that transcends borders and countries. In the 5th semester, you therefore have the opportunity to gain your own international experience by spending a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions.

In addition to your professional development, you will also expand your language skills and your social and intercultural competences, which will open up a wide range of career and further education opportunities for you.

Experience reports

„For me, this is an exciting combination that complements each other well. In Economics, we dealt with the major economic theories. Comparative Economic Law gives insights into legal practice and the capital market. “
[Translate to Englisch:] Alternativer text ©Leuphana/Anastasia Adasheva

Course of Studies

In addition to your major and minor, you will examine interdisciplinary issues during the Leuphana Semester and the complementary studies.

Leuphana Semester

  •  Transforming knowledge: Responsible action (interdisciplinary)
  •  Problematising knowledge: Critical thinking (interdisciplinary)
  •  Producing knowledge: Methodologies (interdisciplinary)
  •  Producing knowledge: Research methods for Economics (Major Economics)
  •  Economics: Introduction to the discipline (Major Economics)
  •  Methods II: Disciplinary Methods (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  Introduction to the discipline (Minor Comparative Economic Law)

2nd Semester

  •  Mathematics II for economics
  •  Statistics II for economics and business economics
  •  Microeconomic theory I
  •  Macroeconomic theory I
  •  The Common Law and Legal English (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  1 Complementary Studies module

3rd Semester

  •  Microeconomic theory II
  •  Macroeconomic theory II
  •  Economics: Education, labor market, research 
  •  Introduction to econometrics
  •  Economic Law of the European Union (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  1 Complementary Studies module

4th Semester

  •  Applied microeconomics I: Market and competition
  •  Applied microeconomics II: Labor economics
  •  Elective*
  •  Comparative Private Law (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  Public International Law (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  1 Complementary Studies module

5th Semester

  •  Applied macroeconomics
  •  Elective*
  •  Elective*
  •  Elective** (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  Elective** (Minor Comparative Economic Law)
  •  1 Complementary Studies module

6th Semester

  •  Bachelor thesis
  •  Current topics in economics
  •  2 Complementary Studies modules

* The electives in the major Economics cover various topics, such as market and state, growth and distribution or teaching research projects.

** Topics of the elective modules in the minor subject Comparative Economic Law: Corporate Law, Capital Markets, Intellectual Property Law, Selected Topics of European and International Law

Leuphana Semester

Your Leuphana Bachelor begins with the Leuphana Semester, in which you learn the basics of academic work and present your first academic topics in a professional context. On the one hand, the modules deal with interdisciplinary issues and, on the other hand, prepare you for your major in terms of content and methodology. With this prior knowledge, you lay a good foundation for the coming semesters.

Complementary studies

The complementary studies consist of 6 modules that run parallel to your major and minor from the second semester onwards. It is another facet of your interdisciplinary and individually designed study programme at Leuphana, in which you get to know new perspectives and approaches. You can choose a combination of one perspective and one approach, which then form your complementary studies.

The following perspectives can be chosen:

  •  Social science perspective
  •  Humanities perspective
  •  Natural science perspective
  •  Inter- and transdisciplinary perspective

And the following approaches:

  •  Method-oriented events
  •  Practice-oriented events
  •  Mediality-oriented events

Your Studies at a glance

  •  Programme: Leuphana Bachelor with Major Economics and Minor Comparative Economic Law
  •  Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
  •  Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
  •  Scope: 180 ECTS (90 ECTS Economics, 30 ECTS Comparative Economic Law, 30 ECTS Leuphana Semester, 30 ECTS complementary studies)
  •  Study places: 55
  •  Teaching and examination language: English
  •  Semester abroad: Possible
  •  Start: Beginning of October (winter semester)
  •  Online application: Mid-May to 15 July
  •  Admission requirements: University entrance qualification and English language skills
  •  Admission restriction: Yes
  •  Admission: Own admission and selection procedure at the college

Career Prospects

Your unique combination of subjects sets you apart from the competition, not only through additional subject knowledge, but above all through a free way of thinking that transcends the boundaries of a discipline. The thematic affinity of the two subjects opens up job opportunities for you that merge seamlessly. It is up to you whether you choose a subject-specific focus or a multidisciplinary field of activity. Possible career fields are, for example, in:

  •  Public service/ research & teaching
  •  Consulting/ Auditing
  •  Banks/ Insurances/ Reinsurances
  •  Associations and political parties

Further details can be found on the pages of our Career Service.

Admission & Application

The application phase for a Bachelor's degree programme starting in the winter semester (from October) begins in mid-May and ends on 15 July. The available study places are allocated according to an own admission and selection procedure. In addition to the final grade, extracurricular achievements, special skills or experience are decisive for being accepted. Please inform yourself about the admission requirements and the procedure.

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