New bachelor programme "Law, Politics & Economics" at EBS University starts in 2023
Starting in the winter semester 2023/24, EBS University (EBS) will offer the new bachelor programme "Law Politics and Economics".
Starting in the winter semester 2023/24, EBS University (EBS) will offer the new bachelor programme "Law Politics and Economics". The English-language programme combines content from the three disciplines of law, politics and economics and links them with the international orientation of EBS to solve complex societal challenges facing the world in the 21st century.
"The world needs more people who are willing to take responsibility and proactively master the challenges of the future," said former EU Commissioner Günther H. Oettinger in his inaugural speech as President of EBS in September 2021.
One year later, EBS is establishing a new, more interdisciplinary degree programme that aims to produce versatile and excellently trained generalists. The bachelor programme "Law, Politics & Economics" combines three highly relevant subjects that are key to human challenges, such as climate change and digitalization. It is precisely through the combination of these subjects that graduates develop holistic perspectives essential for assuming leadership roles and social responsibility. The programme provides the knowledge and analytical skills to better understand complex challenges and to design forward-looking solutions.
The future belongs to generalists and multi-talents
"Our goal is to prepare students for the world of tomorrow. This includes excellence in a core subject, but also the ability to approach the tasks of the future as generalists," explains University President Günther H. Oettinger. "Integrating principles from different disciplines helps students take a normative approach to problem-solving that focuses not only on what is happening but also on what should happen to build better societies," he further explains. The result should be critically thinking and analytical graduates who take on various roles in management, political or social institutions, associations, non-profit organizations, or founding a start-up.
The new degree programme comprises three years of study and is divided into law, political science and economics. Each subject is not taught separately but also on an interdisciplinary basis. Right from the start, the teaching of law takes a comparative perspective and focuses on European and international law. The programme starts with an intensive introduction to the three disciplines. Students devote special attention to expanding their personal and professional skills in the second year. They spend a semester at one of the 200 partner universities in the third year abroad. Internships are scheduled during the summer months, optionally abroad. The programme concludes with the bachelor's thesis. Students will meet leading experts from all three disciplines and participate in numerous events, case studies and field trips.