Mathematics is a very old and fascinating science. The field is still developing dynamically, permeating wide areas of modern industrial society. Mathematics offers diverse methods for analysis and understanding, modelling and simulation, prediction and controlling processes in technology, biological sciences, medicine, economics, and society. The strengths of mathematics like in structural and conceptual clarity, transparency achieved through abstraction, as well as a broad field of application. It is no coincidence that mathematicians work in a wide variety of career areas and institutions. This bachelor's programme is normally followed by the master's programme in Oldenburg. The master's degree is equivalent to the earlier Diplom. Good prerequisites for successfully completing this programme include in interest in problem solving, logical and structural thinking, and geometric imagination. Other qualities that may be beneficial in this programme include a readiness to overcome problems through one's own effort, as well as interest in communicating with others, especially students and later technicians of other disciplines and nationalities.
On the basis of their broad foundation and capacity for structural analysis and abstract thinking, mathematicians are active in a broad variety of areas. For this reason, they can thrive in a number of different careers, especially insurance and banking, consulting, research and development in industry, scientific institutes, public service, software firms, and in data processing. At this time, a bachelor's degree followed by a master's offers the best career opportunities, as this combination qualifies graduates for challenging mathematical tasks in all areas of business and research. Graduates with only a bachelor's degree also have good opportunities, especially in businesses, which place value on the internal training of young graduates.