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Program Details.

Detailed information about the Master's degree program in Economic and Business Analytics is available here.

In order to successfully complete the Master's degree program in Economics and Business Analytics, students are required to take the following courses.

 

Mandatory Subjects (48 ECTS)

Principles in Applied Economics (12 ECTS)
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Empirical Economics WS 3
KS (Course) Intermediate Microeconomics WS 3

 

In addition, you must complete 6 ECTS credits from the following course list:

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Feminist Economics SS 4
IK (Intensive Course) Empirical Economics WS 3
IK (Intensive Course) Intermediate Microeconomics WS 3
KS (Course) New Economy WS + SS 3
KS (Course) Health economics SS 3
KS (Course) Managerial Economics WS + SS 3


Principles in Management, Digital Transformation and Technologies (12 ECTS)
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KV (Combined Course) Introduction to Digital Transformation and Technologies WS + SS 6


In addition, you must complete 6 ECTS credits from the following course list:

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Managerial Accounting WS + SS 6
KS (Course) Financial Accounting WS + SS 6
KS (Course) Creating Strategic Advantages WS + SS 6


Principles in Analytic Methods (24 ECTS)
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Decisions in Firms WS 6
IK (Intensive Course) Operations Research WS 2
KS (Course) Operations Research WS 4
VL (Lecture with laboratory exercise) Data Mining SS 3
UE (Exercise) Data Mining SS 3
KS (Course) Intermediate Econometrics SS 3
IK (Intensive Course) Intermediate Econometrics SS 3

Restricted Electives (36 ECTS)

Complete three of the following electives. Each of the three electives must be at least 10 ECTS credits and all three electives must total a minimum of 36 ECTS credits.

 

(New:) Industrial Organization and Supply Chain Management

 

Course Type

Courses

Winter/Summer semester

ECTS Credits

IK (Intensive Course) Operations and Supply Chain Management WS 3
KS (Course) Operations and Supply Chain Management WS 3
KS (Course) Managerial Economics 2 WS 4
KS (Course) Regulation and Antitrust SS 4
SE (Seminar) Seminar Organization and Supply Chain Management WS 4
IK (Intensive Course) Advanced Production, Logistics and Supply Chain Management WS 3
SE (Seminar) Decision Support in Production, Logistics and Supply Chain Management WS 3

Organization and Markets
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Managerial Economics 2 WS 4
KS (Course) Regulation and Antitrust SS 4
KS (Course) Marketing Management WS + SS 6
KS (Course) Organization WS + SS 6
SE (Seminar) Seminar Organization and Markets   4


Financial Economics
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Monetary Economics: Theory and Policy WS 21/22 4
KS (Course) Investment-Management (Advanced) WS + SS 3
KS (Course) Corporate Finance WS + SS 6
KS (Course) Banking SS 4
KS (Course) Financial Economics and Risk WS 4
SE (Seminar) Seminar Financial Economics   4


Digital Economy
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Economics of Digital Markets SS 4
VU (Lecture and Exercise) Online Marketplace SS 6
KV (Combined Course) Software Business WS 6
VU (Lecture and Exercise) E-Business I SS 3
VU (Lecture and Exercise) E-Business II SS 3
SE (Seminar) Seminar Digital Economy   4

 

Health
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
KS (Course) Change Management in Healthcare   6
KS (Course) Epidemiology and Empirical Health Economics SS 4
KS (Course) Health Economics II WS 4
KS (Course) Human Resources and Leadership in Healthcare   6
KS (Course) Strategic Management Accounting in Healthcare Institutions WS 4
SE (Seminar) Seminar Health   4


Analytic Methods I
 

Course Type Courses Winter/Summer semester ECTS Credits
IK (Intensive Course) Game Theory WS 2
KS (Course) Game Theory WS 4
KS (Course) Programming, Data Management and Visualization WS 4
KS (Course) Financial and Macroeconometrics SS 4
KS (Course) Microeconometrics SS 4
VL (Lecutre with laboratory exercise) Visual Analytics WS 3
IK (Intensive Course) Programming for Business Tasks SS 21 6
KS (Lecuture with laboratory exercise) Qualitative and behavioral research methods   6
KV (Combined Course) Statistical Principles of Data Science WS + SS 6
KS (Course) Treatment Evaluation WS 4
IK (Intensive Course) Treatment Evaluation WS 2
VL (Lecuture with laboratory exercise) Data Warehousing WS 3
UE (Tutorial) Data Warehousing WS 3
VL (Lecuture with laboratory exercise) Data modeling WS 3
UE (Tuturial) Data modeling WS 3
SE (Seminar) Computational Logistics: Optimization WS 6
SE (Seminar) Computational Logistics: Metaheuristics SS 6
SE (Seminar) Seminar Analytic Methods   4

 

Analytic Methods II

Identical list with modules/courses from the elective subject area Analytic Methods I, whereby you may only complete one of the modules/courses that have not yet been taken in Analytic Methods I.

Master's Thesis Seminar (1 ECTS Credit)

Course Type Courses ECTS Credits
SE (Seminar) Master's Thesis Seminar 1

What should I write my thesis about?

In the optimal case, the topic of your thesis should be based and measured on your own interests. Therefore, it is advisable that you consult supervisors of the courses in which you find most interest to get a better view over what is possible. Your thesis topic should be of interdisciplinary nature spanning the field of economic and business analytics. 

If the main focus is economics, we encourage you to take a look at the research areas of the Department of Economics. If the main focus is business analytics, we encourage you to take a look a the research projects of the JKU Business School

Besides the data available at the institutes and departments, there are uncountable publicly accessible database. A few examples are:

Theses that have been completed in recent years can be found in the JKU library (see lisss.jku.at and search, e.g., for ‘masterarbeit volkswirtschaft’). Some examples to show the heterogeneity of topics are:

  • Changing rules: How do increased costs of risk affect the risk taking of men and women in a competitive setting?
  • The Impact of Oil Demand and Supply Shocks on Consumer Sentiment: Its Nature and Transmission Channels
  • Intergenerational mobility across Austria: Patterns and drivers
  • The Split Health Care System of Austria - Econometric Insights into Health Care Funds
  • The Piketty-Saez Model of Optimal Inheritance Taxation: A Critical Appraisal and Some Extensions

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