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The Program

The Program (as of September 2018)

Applied Economics


Principles in Applied Economics (12 ECTS)

  • Empirische Wirtschaftsforschung KS + IK (6 ECTS)
  • Microeconomic Theory KS + IK (6 ECTS)

If these courses have already been taken in the Bachelor, select 12 ECTS from the following courses:

  • KS + IK Macroeconomics I (4 + 2 ECTS) Non-German-speaking students may select this course instead of Microeconomic Theory.
  • KS Labour Markets (4 ECTS)
  • KS Gesundheitsökonomie (3 ECTS)
  • KS Internationale Finanzmarktpolitik (4 ECTS)
  • KS New Economy (4 ECTS)
  • KS Personnel Economics (3 ECTS)
  • KS Struktur und Wachstum der Wirtschaft (4 ECTS)


Aspects in Applied Economics (8 ECTS)

Select 2 of the following 8 courses, which have not been taken in the Bachelor:

  • KS Labour Markets (in English)
  • KS Managerial Economics 2 (in English)
  • KS Finanzmarkttheorie
  • KS Industrial Organization
  • KS Internationale Finanzmarktpolitik
  • KS International Economic Integration (in English)
  • KS New Economy
  • KS Struktur und Wachstum der Wirtschaft (in English)


Business and Economics (12 ECTS)

Select 3 of the following 4, including at least one Seminar Advanced Topics:

  • Financial Economics and Risk
  • Regulation and Antitrust
  • Seminar Advanced Topics I
  • Seminar Advanced Topics II
  • The Multinational Firm in the Global Economy


Gender Aspects in Economics (4 ECTS)

  • Feminist Economics



Principles in General Management (18 ECTS)

Select 3 of the following 6 courses:


Management Dimensions (8 ECTS)

Select 2 of the following 7 courses from the 3 Leadership Challenges Globalization, Innovation and Substainability (check for entry requirements):


Corporate Finance (6 ECTS)

Applied Economics or Management


Research Methods (6 ECTS)

Select 1 of the following 2:

  • Methods in Applied Economics (6 ECTS) for a Thesis in Applied Economics (Students who have already taken this course in the Bachelor should select courses from the list Game Theory, Mathematics or Economcetrics II)
  • Methods in Management Research (6 ECTS) for a Thesis General Management (Entry requirement: Master Courses in Marketing and Organization)


Electives (8 ECTS)

Select courses from the following modules (not necessarily all from the same module):  

  • Economic Theory
  • Methods in Economics
  • Advanced Topics in Applied Economics
  • Leadership Challenge: Innovation
  • Leadership Challenge: Sustainability
  • Leadership Challenge: Globalization


Free Courses (14 ECTS)

You can select any course from JKU or even another university according to your personal interests.


Master Thesis (24 ECTS)

  • Master Thesis (23 ECTS)

Before starting your Master Thesis, you should have successfully completed the modules Principles in Applied Economics and Aspects in Applied Economics.

In finding a topic and a supervisor for their Master Thesis, students can talk to the teachers of the various courses in the Master program. Students who want to write a thesis in Business should take into account that, in order to write a Master Thesis with them, professors of the  Business faculty typically require successful completion of the course(s) they offer in the Master program.

  • Master Thesis Seminar (1 ECTS)

Depending on the topic of your Master Thesis, choose 1 of the following 2 seminars:

  • Master Thesis Seminar in Economics (1 ECTS) if you write your thesis with a professor of the Economics faculty.
  • Master Thesis Seminar General Management (1 ECTS) if you write your thesis with a professor of the Business faculty. In planning your studies, you should take into account the following pre-requisites
  1. successful completion of (Qualitative and Quantitative) Methods in Management Research (6 ECTS)
  2. 8 ECTS from the same Leadership Challenge (Globalization, Innovation or Sustainability).