Quantitative Economics (Master of Science)

Conditions of admission


Course content and focus areas 

The study programme Quantitative Economics (MSQE), which is taught in English, offers analytical and quantitative training that is closely linked to the Ph.D. programmes offered by the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management. Students can choose from four study areas:

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Management
  • Quantitative Marketing

In each of the study areas, students learn how to examine major economic questions and achieve scientifically based results using the concepts and methods they have acquired. Graduates of the MSQE programme can either continue their research with a dissertation in one of the Ph.D. programmes of the Graduate School of Economics, Finance, and Management or start a challenging career in the field of economic policy, or the financial or marketing sector.

The aim of the programme is for students to acquire the necessary analytical and quantitative skills and knowledge for demanding careers in top positions in the field of economics. Students are also prepared to start a Ph.D. with a goal to take up an academic career. The content is taught at the highest academic level using the latest concepts and methods. The teaching concept combines intensive tutoring with independent academic work and possibilities for contact with economic practice.

Detailed information

Information from the department
Study regulations


Master of Science in one of the following study areas:

  • Quantitative Economics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • Quantitative Management
  • Quantitative Marketing

The standard length of study for the Master of Science is 4 semesters.

Languages of instruction


 Start of the programme

The programme starts at the beginning of the winter semester. 

Student advisory service

Office of Academic Records
Selma Ullrich, B.A.
+ 49 (0)69/798-33803

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Conditions of admission

Admission requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics or a quantitative based Bachelor's degree or a German or international degree in the same or related subject that is recognized as equivalent;
  • Proof of mathematical/quantitative knowledge (GRE General Test or GMAT for Finance, Management, and Marketing tracks);
  • a letter of motivation 
  • 2 letters of recommendation by professors or other qualified staff;
  • Proof of English language skills by: TOEFL test (minimum score of 93 or 580 points) or IELTS test (minimum score of 7.0).

Selection is carried out in accordance with a standardised procedure determined by the examination office. This procedure takes into account the final grade, the mathematical/quantitative knowledge, the motivation and recommendation letters.

Provisional admission

No regulations 

Mode of admission

Admission to the programme is restricted.

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Goethe Goes Global Goethe University offers scholarships for this Master programme. Eligible for application are candidates from all over the world who have obtained a degree from a university outside Germany. For details please click here.

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Documents to be submitted
  • if you are not already enrolled at Goethe-University Frankfurt:
    a university entrance qualification (e.g. A-Levels)
  • Bachelor’s degree certificate;
  • if the Bachelor's degree has not yet been completed:
    a transcript of records or equivalent document listing the content of the study programme and average grade;
  • a letter of motivation;
  • two letters of recommendation by professors or other qualified staff;
  • a one to two page statement of objectives describing motivation (in particular research plans);
  • test scores;
  • application form
  • you may need to submit other documents depending on your country of origin and your previous education; please see the general information about applying for a Master's degree
Deadline for applications

31st January (1st deadline) / 31st March (2nd deadline) / 31st May (final deadline) 

Address for applications Please contact the department

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