A PLENITUDE OF CAREER OPTIONS
In case you are willing to study Economics or Social Sciences, you require a sound knowledge of Mathematics and Statistics. In the field of Economics internationality is greatly important. As an economist, It can play a crucial role at the time of applying for a job. As a social scientist, You should possess a satisfactory quantity of methodical proficiency.
DIVERSE RANGE OF DEGREE PROGRAMMES
In recent years, the scope of degree courses in Economics has firmly widened. Moreover the traditional subjects of Macroeconomics, Economics and Business Administration, universities are proposing advance subjects, for example, International Sales and Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Trade and Service Management. Other similar programmes focus on specific branches, such as healthcare, tourism, media and sport. Combined degree programmes, such as Economic Psychology and Economic Law, focus on the interaction within several disciplines.
In an Economics degree programme, internationality is a must. It will be expected from you to address international issues, learn international languages and finish international internships and study tours.
The following abilities are a must for studying Economics and Social Sciences:
- Good knowledge of German language
- Good knowledge of English language
- Personal Interest in describing and shaping economic and social processes
- Good Analytical abilities
- Workable IT knowledge
- Very good knowledge of mathematics and statistics
Usually, in the starting semesters, most students find the Mathematics courses and examinations very difficult.
CAREER PROBABILITIES AND PAYROLLS
Economics and Social Science graduates have a number of career possibilities opened to them. Generally, all medium-scale companies hire business administrators. The German Federal Employment Agency says that study in these fields makes you eligible for both operative and strategic jobs. As a specialist, you may work in sales, marketing, logistics, controlling, financing and accounting, bookkeeping and human resources etc. There are also very good chances for you to be selected as an executive, departmental or project manager, as well as assistant to the manager or board of directors.
Your international experience often plays a firm role when you are working as an economist. Gradually, more small to medium-scale companies are growing networked globally and depend upon their workers’ foreign language proficiency. Soft skills are also very significant, e.g. rhetoric, presentation techniques, negotiation administration and organizational methods. These additional skills can be obtained during studies, for instance, as non-curricular activities, such as volunteer work.
As a matter of fact, like it is true with all the humanities, for social scientists there is no one popular profession. It makes to get jobs little bit tricky. But with self-initiative, you can get your foot in the door in a wide range of branches and corporate areas. As a social scientist, you should have strong methodical competence. This applies to quantitative methods which have gained increasing significance in recent years. There are good possibilities of finding jobs in marketing and public opinion research field with acquired proficiencies.