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International Economics with a Focus on Central and Eastern Europe B.Sc.


Bachelor of Science

Program structure

In the first study phase (semesters 1-3), students take foundational courses in economics, business administration, and quantitative foundations; and, in addition, students take courses in a language of Central or Eastern Europe.

Alongside the obligatory specialization "International Economics", the second study phase (semesters 4-6) consists primarily of the specialization "Central and Eastern Europe", containing courses which are regionally oriented and come from one of the following three disciplines: History and Cultural Studies, Political Science, Law.

Special features

Semesters abroad during the second study phase are recommended.
With appropriate qualifications, honors study is possible.


Economics is the science of examining and solving economic problems systematically and on a sound methodological basis. While business administration focuses on the individual company, economics is about understanding the interaction of individuals and companies, explaining macroeconomic processes and analyzing the scope for economic policy action.

International Economics (IVWL) is especially directed at students who are specifically interested in the economic relations of Germany with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe. In addition to economic competence, language skills in Central or Eastern European languages will also be taught. The regionally specific perspective beyond economics into either history and cultural studies or political science or law also prepare students for a truly international work assignment.

Professional prospects / competencies

With an analytically well-grounded education as an economist, students are qualified for entering many economic professions in the private and public sectors. Economists work for companies, associations, economic research institutes, ministries and public authorities, universities, in economic journalism or in international organizations.

The focus of the study program "International Economics (IVWL)" is especially directed towards job opportunities related to Central and Eastern European countries.

Internships, lab courses, practical courses

Internships are recommended

Disciplines involved

Economics, business administration, political science, law, history and cultural studies, language training

Program duration / standard period of study

The length of the program depends on the progress of an individual's studies. The standard period of study, the time in which the intended program can be finished ideally is 6 semesters. The actual time taken to complete the program may vary. It is limited by the examination deadlines set out in the examination regulations.

Program scope

180 ECTS

Language of instruction

German (individual lectures may be held in English)

Program can be started

In the winter semester

What qualities do I need to have?

Interest in economic issues. Openness for mathematics (which is used for theoretical and empirical analyses). Willingness to (further) learn a Central or Eastern European language. Interest in the economy, politics and culture of Central and Eastern Europe.

Restricted admittance

No, this program does not have restricted admission based on grades.

Legal requirements for admission

General qualification for university entrance, subject-related qualification for university entrance or professional qualification

Application deadline(s)

Information for international applicants

Registration dates and deadlines

Information on the dates for enrollment can be found on the homepage of the Registrar's Office.

Language skills needed

No language certificates are required.
International applicants must provide appropriate German certificates.

Information on German language certificates for international applicants

Documents needed (to apply / register)

Application for enrollment, university entrance qualification, valid identity card, new passport photo, student health insurance, proof of payment of semester fees, approval document

Contact within the faculty

Academic Counseling of the Faculty of Business, economics and management information systems

Markus Lang (Degree Program Coordinator)
University of Regensburg - Faculty of Economics
Phone: +49-941-943-3209

Email: studien.info@wiwi.uni-regensburg.de

Homepage of the Student Advisory Service of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems


  • Homepage of the Faculty (there you will find more helpful information, the examination regulations, the course descriptions and much more)
  • Introductory Meetings (German only)
  • Registrar's Office (enrollment / assessment of semester count when transfering from other universities) (German only)
  • Examination Office (credit transfer/assessment of semester count when transfering from other universities) (German only)

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