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Qualification: Diploma in economics (un) (no legal status)

Diploma in economics (un) (no legal status)

Qualification Information

Students will be able to:
(general competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of the global economic environment and the functioning of modern society,
  • use specialised terminology from the economics field,
  • apply knowledge of economic theory and analysis in practice in wider social contexts,
  • gather and interpret data on phenomena in modern society,
  • demonstrate familiarity with and proficiency in the use of the basics of research methods in order to study the consequences that economic phenomena have on modern society,
  • offer solutions or responses to developments in modern society,
  • demonstrate understanding of the wider ethical and moral framework of the economic and social environment and successfully offer responses to challenges or questions through cooperation and teamwork that remains within the context of economic and business ethics,
  • take responsibility for their own work or the work of groups in which they participate or which they lead,

(subject-specific competences)

  • demonstrate understanding of the development of economic science and its role as a motor of modern society,
  • demonstrate understanding of the development of economic science and its role and characteristics in global conditions,
  • demonstrate understanding of the functioning and consequences of the principles of economic policies,
  • gather and interpret data on the economic environment in modern society,
  • offer economic solutions to the problems of modern society,
  • address technical problems by applying the methods of economic analysis,
  • demonstrate substantive understanding of the changes of current economic movements and anticipate their consequences,
  • apply and combine knowledge from the fields of organisation, law, communication and ethics and use knowledge of economic science to understand social and political events,
  • apply methodological and technical solutions to economic analysis.

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one of the matura subjects (the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; recommended subject: economics); or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.

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Students' knowledge is assessed by means of practical exercises and seminar papers, and also via products, projects, performances, services, etc. and by examinations. Examination performance is graded as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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Independent higher education institute, International Faculty of Social and Business Studies

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura in any secondary school programme and an examination in one of the matura subjects (the selected subject may not be a subject which the candidate has already taken in the vocational matura; recommended subject: economics); or
  • school-leaving examination (prior to 1 June 1995) under any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

In order to complete the programme, students must complete all course units prescribed by the study programme.