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Bachelor of Science

Short description

Short description

Your degree – freedom of choice guaranteed


Our course is characterised by three core elements. In addition to a broad overview of the most important fundamentals of economics, the course includes a number of options and projects so that you can adapt your studies flexibly to your interests. It is possible, for example, to set different priorities during your studies. The programme includes business topics such as "Finance" or "Corporate Management" as well as economic topics such as "Competition Economics" or "European Economic Policy".

Semester abroad and language courses
To reflect the increasingly international nature of the economy, some electives are also taught in English. The university also offers a range of language courses – from beginner's courses through to professional level. For anyone interested in spending one or several semesters abroad, there are numerous exchange programmes with partner universities across the world.

Young team, great research
There use to only be a few proven experts for competition research at German universities. This has changed since the founding of the Düsseldorf Institute for Competition Economics (DICE). The HHU has succeeded in attracting a team of renowned young competition researchers to Düsseldorf. With the help of a private donation, six new professorships were set up here at the university. With the Oeconomicum, we have a great new building with an ultra-modern infrastructure. We have also set up an experimental laboratory specifically for economics where we carry out exciting experiments to establish whether people in everyday business situations really do behave in the way that economic theory suggests that they would.

Make contacts while you are still a student
We regularly work together with your potential future employers – business associations, authorities, research institutes, newspapers, multinational concerns, and regional start-ups. Especially in our specialist field, competition research, practically all important institutions are no more than two hours away from Düsseldorf – the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission in Brussels, who monitor competition and issue penalties for violations, as do the Federal Cartel Office and the Federal Network Agency in Bonn; also the Monopoly Commission – the most important advisory body of the federal government when it comes to competition. In addition, many multinational companies from the energy, telecommunications and financial sectors are based in the Rhine and Ruhr regions. On top of this, there are retail groups and consultancy firms, and various ministries and public institutions in the state capital. Studying in Düsseldorf opens up a wide range of possibilities to help you get started in your career, and offers you the opportunity to make valuable contacts – both in Germany and abroad – while you are still a student.

Programme content

The Heinrich Heine University offers the Bachelor's degree course in Economics with a standard period of study of six semesters, during which you can choose between two focal themes – competition and regulation, or international financial markets. The "Bachelor of Science" degree provides you with the economic expertise and key qualifications necessary for a successful transition into professional life or admission to a Master's programme. In close exchange with the professors you will learn the basic economic models and methods, work independently on projects and discuss the big and small questions of economics with us. Our events are more than just lectures: we want to discuss with you and explore important economic issues - in the sense of a teaching and learning community.

Teaching language
German, individual events in English.

No compulsory internships.

Programme structure

During the Bachelor's programme, elective modules can be taken in various areas. Below you will find a short list - a complete and up-to-date overview can be found in the module handbook .

e.g. the market and the state, money and currency, international business relations, European competition policy, competition theory and policy, game theory and experimental business research, institutional economics, media economics, consumer policy, the job market and social policy, health economics

Business Administration
e.g. marketing, management, organisation and personnel management, bank and insurance management, start-up management and the financing of start-ups

e.g. modern-day Japan, economic history, tax legislation, data analysis

To reflect the increasingly international nature of the economy, lectures are also held in English and we offer a wide range of business language courses. In addition, the faculty has a close-knit international network of partner universities with which it maintains exchange programmes.

Programme objectives/Career prospects

The Bachelor of Science-degree provides you with the economic expertise and key qualifications necessary for a successful transition into professional life or admission to a Master's programme.

Programme start:
Winter semester
Summer semester
Programme duration:
6 semesters
Language of instruction:
Application procedure:
Local admission restrictions - DoSV
Closing date for applications:
15.11.2021 - 15.01.2022
Closing date for enrolment:
As stated in letter of acceptance
Closing date for re-registration:
01/07/2022 - 15/08/2022
Relevant documents:

Examination regulations

Module guide

Both available in German only.

Study programme contact:

Academic Advisors - Economics

Muriel Bednarczyk, Marina Schmidt and Anil Mengüs

oeconomicum, 01.28

Phone: +49 211 81-10241


Study programme/Department
SSC contact:

Student Services Center (SSC)
Building: 21.02 / SSC
Phone +49 211 81‐12345


For questions regarding the course of studies and for examination issues:

Student and Examination Administration
Contact Examination Administration

Student Services Center (SSC)

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