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Bachelor of Arts – Economics


Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

(2-subject bachelor)

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Further study programmes


With the 2-subject Bachelor’s programme in Economics, the faculty pursues an application and policy-oriented approach in research and teaching. With the help of quantitative, econometric methods, a broad spectrum of politically relevant questions is dealt with in a theoretically well-founded manner, especially in the fields of: regional economics and international economics as well as environmental, resource and energy economics in close cooperation with practical partners. In terms of content, students benefit in particular from the expertise of the economic fields of competence CURE and CISE as well as CEIT, which is located at the interface between business administration and economics. The programme is based on the current state of international research and also includes interdisciplinary skills for conducting and presenting scientific analyses and personal development. A wide range of practical contacts and a high level of practical relevance in teaching provide optimal preparation for a quick career start. 

You study economics in combination with another subject.

The Bachelor’s programme in Economics, specialisation VWL, deals with questions such as …

  • What are the advantages and dangers of globalisation?
  • How can successful economic activity and environmental protection be reconciled?
  • How can pensions really be made secure?
  • Should solar power, wind power or other energy sources be promoted by the state?
  • How can we best help poorer countries in their economic development? 

This degree programme is unique because it allows for diverse combinations of economics with other subjects.

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Start of study

Possible for the winter and summer semester

Online application

Via the Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Application deadlines

  • Summer semester: 15 January
  • Winter semester: 15 July

Application deadlines for a higher study semester

  • Summer semester: 15 March
  • Winter semester: 15 September

Admission requirements

There is a local NC

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Language of instruction

… is German and English

This is what we have to offer:

  • Great freedom in the choice of modules
  • More than 20 chairs
  • International Summer & Spring School
  • Semester abroad possible worldwide
  • Voluntary internship  

The 2-subject Bachelor

… must be studied with a second subject

The start of studies

START programme & introductory week at the beginning of the lecture period


If you have general questions about this degree programme, please contact the Student Advisory Service:

Dipl.-Ök. Michèle Lorraine Teufel
Beauftragte für Studienangelegenheiten
Phone: 0234 3222687

Kim Docter, M.A.
Phone: 0234 3222762

E-Mail: wiwi-studium@rub.de
Room: GD 03/229

Here you will find the office hours of the Student Advisory Service; office hours are currently by appointment only (by phone or email).


Any questions left?

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Detailed study program information
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Those who would like to study this degree programme,

… bring with them:

  • good analytical skills
  • basic knowledge of the English language

… enjoy:

  • economic issues from financial market regulation to environmental economics

… struggle through:

  • the mathematical and statistical basics of modern economics.

Those who graduate with a degree in this field often work …

  • in ministries
  • in public administration
  • in international economic organisations
  • in political consulting

Bachelor of Arts – Economics (Two-subject degree program)


Dipl.-Ök. Michèle Lorraine Teufel
Beauftragte für Studienangelegenheiten
Phone: 0234 3222687

Kim Docter, M.A.
Phone: 0234 3222762

Room: GD 03/229
E-Mail: wiwi-studium@rub.de