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Economic Science

Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program - Major field (with secondary-school teaching degree option)

Is it the fault of the economy or politics? Current thinking is dominated by the idea that society is far more productive if the government regulates the economy as little as possible. If this is true, then how far should politics intervene in economic processes? Many concepts have developed out of this question, such as the social market economy or the “Freiburg School”. The social market economy in Germany has two objectives: a free market, but also social balance. Is it possible to achieve both goals at once, or does a free market rule out social balance? At the University of Freiburg in the mid-20th century, academics developed the concept of “Ordoliberalism”: the state creates a framework of order that guarantees economic competition and the freedom of citizens on the market.


Do you tend to ponder such economic concepts? Then you should check out the content of this degree program closely!

Maybe you are not yet sure whether you want to teach economics in school, or work in a company, advise the government on economic matters or try your luck in a bank? The polyvalent dual-major Bachelor in Economics can open up opportunities for you in all these careers, making it the Economics degree program with the most wide-ranging prospects. It covers not only the principles of management studies, but also economics, and thus offers diverse possibilities for specialization.

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Academic calendar:

Winter Semester

Standard Period of Study:

6 semesters required for the full degree programme

Scope of services:

180 ECTS-Points for the full degree programme

Admission: First semester:

restrictive admissions (University): Selection procedure (50 places)
(Average grade in the German higher education entrance qualification and, where applicable, extracurricular activities)

Germans and EU citizens: 90% of study spaces are granted in a selection procedure and 10% after a waiting period. Non-EU citizens (without German school-leaving certificate): do not take part in this selection procedure. Study spaces are granted according to a quota of 8% of the available spaces.

Remark: Please check again at the beginning of the application period to make sure that the admission requirements for this degree program have not changed in the meantime.

Further information on the selection process for German nationals, non-German nationals educated in Germany and EU nationals can be found on the faculty web pages

Higher semesters:

free admission

Application period: First semester: 1 June – 15 July
Higher semesters: Winter Semester: until 30.09., Summer Semester: until 31.03.
Important information regarding required application materials for higher semesters.


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Faculty affiliation: Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences
An overview of all the subjects that can be taken in combination with subject Economic Science by students who started their Polyvalent dual-major bachelor's degree program in the winter semester 2015/16 or later:

Biology | Chemistry | German | English | French | Geography | History | Greek | Computer Science | Italian | Catholic Theology | Latin | Mathematics | Philosophy/Ethics | Physics | Political Science | Russian | Spanish | Physical Education | Chinese

It is possible to study music at the Freiburg University of Music. Make sure to inquire about the admission requirements Please inform yourself in advance about the admission modalities there. You can combine any teaching subject at the University of Freiburg with the artistic subject of music.
Please also note that it is not possible to be admitted as a student teacher with a combination of any of the following fields: Catholic theology, Protestant theology, Jewish theology, Islamic religious studies. It is not possible to combine one of these fields with philosophy/ethics either.

Please note:
From the summer semester 2020 on there may be deviations from individual regulations of the admission regulations, selection and entrance examination regulations as well as the study and examination regulations from the Corona Statutes [de].

The versions of statutes with relevance to teaching and learning provided on this page by the Department of Legal Affairs (in particular admission and selection regulations as well as subject and examination regulations) are primarily for information purposes. This means that all amendments subsequently agreed upon by the University Senate have been integrated into the respective text of the original statutes; in the case of the examination regulations for bachelor's and master's degree programmes, this generally relates to extracts of the respective examination regulations (framework examination regulations, subject-specific provisions, and appendices).
The greatest care has been taken in writing these versions. Nevertheless, it cannot be entirely ruled out that errors may have occurred. Consequently, it is solely the officially announced statutes and statute amendments that are legally binding, i.e. as published in the Amtlichen Bekanntmachungen der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau [de] or, up to the year 2000, in the official gazette of the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts.

Central Academic Advising Office

The University's Service Centre Studies - Central Student Advisory Service (ZSB) provides information and advice on all questions that may arise before, at the beginning and during your studies. The School of Education "Freiburg Advanced Centre of Education" (FACE) offers advice specifically for those interested in studying to become a teacher. If you have any further subject-specific questions, you can also contact the relevant student advisory service.

Departmental Academic Advising

Program Coordination and Academic Advising Economic Sciences
Dipl. Wirt.-Ang. Melanie Dunst
Wirtschafts- und Verhaltenswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Dekanat
Raum 00 013
Rempartstr. 16
79085 Freiburg
Tel.: +49 761 203-2331

Montag und Dienstag von 10 - 12 Uhr 

(bitte geben Sie bei jeder E-Mail Ihre Matrikelnummer und Studiengang an)

Examination Office (bitte geben Sie bei jeder E-Mail Ihre Matrikelnummer an!)

Antje Grünholz, Telefon: 0761 203-9460
Rempartstraße 16, 79098 Freiburg, Raum 0-23
Zuständigkeitsbereich: Hochschulwechsler (In- und Ausland), Studiengangwechsler / Doppelstudiengang Master of Science, Anerkennungen von Studien- und Prüfungsleistungen aller wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Studiengänge, Polyvalenter 2-Fächer-Bachelor (WiWi) Lehramt, Master of Education
Sprechstunden: dienstags: 9.30 –11.30 Uhr

Linda Unger, Telefon: 0761 203-2310
Rempartstraße 16, 79098 Freiburg, Raum 0-16
Zuständigkeitsbereich: B.Sc. VWL
Sprechstunden: dienstags: 9.30 – 11.30 Uhr, donnerstags: 9.30 – 11.30 Uhr und nach Vereinbarung

Andrea Göpfert, Telefon: 0761 203-2312
Rempartstraße 16, 79098 Freiburg, Raum 0-17
Zuständigkeitsbereich: Hauptstudium/Diplomprüfung, M. Sc. VWL, B. Sc. BWL- Public and Non-Profit Management, Abschlussarbeiten im Diplom VWL, M.Sc. VWL/BWL, B.Sc. VWL/BWL
Sprechstunden: montags: 13.30 – 15.30 Uhr, mittwochs: 10.00 – 12.00 Uhr, dienstags und donnerstags nach vorheriger Vereinbarung, freitags keine Sprechstunde

The tables with the results of the last selection processes allow you to see the assigned grade/number of points in the selection process which would have sufficed and what the waiting period would have been to secure admission. The assigned grade/number of points is based by subject on the average grade or weighted grades achieved in the German higher education entrance qualification, on test results and/or outcome of the selection interview, and also on professional or practical experience in the respective subject.

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» List of results [de]

Applicants who are not nationals of EU member states or of signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or who are not equivalent to Germans pursuant to Section 1 (2) No. 2-3 HZVO (Baden-Württemberg University Admission Regulations) and/or do not hold a German higher education entrance qualification may not take part in the lottery procedure.

Lottery procedures are conducted in subjects with restricted admission where places are still available. Should places still be available after the final waiting list procedure, these are allocated in a lottery procedure. Application for participation in the lottery procedure must be made online and separately for each degree programme to which admission is sought. The application period for the winter semester is from 1 September to 30 September and for the summer semester from 1 March to 31 March. Applications received earlier or later than stipulated will not be considered.

The online application portal for the lottery procedure is only open during the application period.