The bachelor's degree program in Sustainable Economics focuses on the economic causes and approaches to solving the most pressing issues in in the transformation to a sustainable and economically responsible society.
Excessive consumption of important natural resources, uncertainties in energy supply, growing economic inequality worldwide, and dependencies due to globalization are existential challenges for today's societies. Many of these problems either have direct economic causes or result indirectly from economic developments. Therefore, mainly economic instruments are used to cope with these global problems.
Our students will be enabled to use economic methods to analyze the topics mentioned above and develop possible solutions for stakeholders in business and politics. The thoroughly mathematical, statistical, and empirical education of the students is a focus of the program.
In addition, the program allows students to develop their individual profile by offering a wide range of electives.
Furthermore, a mobility window also enables students to expand their intercultural skills during a semester abroad.
The degree program offers first-class prerequisites for starting a career in large enterprises, ministries, and international organizations. Additionally, it prepares students for in-depth academic study in advanced degree programs.
In the course of the six semester bachelor's programme Sustainability Economics, students have to complete 180 credit points (cp): 132 cp in the general field of economics and sustainability economics, 18 cp for further specialisation according to personal interests, 15 cp for a training module and 15 cp for the final bachelor thesis.
The core curriculum covers mainstream economics, management and mathematics. The consecutive methods modules cover scientific methods such as statistics, econometrics and empirical research methods. The category of in-depth modules in sustainability provides insights into specific sustainability issues, e. g. resource and energy economics and environmental economics. The elective modules allow additional insights into management plus optional modules in sociology, politics or business informatics. Within the area of specialisation (18 cp), students can deepen their understanding by choosing specialised or interdisciplinary modules
Should you be interested in developing a deeper understanding of this field, (for example if you aim for an academic career), you also have the opportunity to build upon your bachelor's degree with a corresponding master's programme. You can do this at a number of universities in Germany and abroad. At the University of Oldenburg, you can choose from several master's programmes in economics, including the (M.Sc.) Applied Economics and Data Science, (M.A.) Business Administration, Economics and Law, (M. A.) Management Consulting and (M. A.) Sustainability Economics and Management.