Short profile

Master of Science
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Restrictions on admission
none | individual acceptance
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Standard period of study
4 semester
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Start of studies
April 1 or October 1
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Requirement for admission
Bachelor's degree in a similar field
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Credit points
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Teaching language
possible throughout the year


This program is a - in comparison with other universities- unique combination of an inter-branch study of economics with a study of media-specific contents teaching economic, technical and social-scientific perspectives. This program focuses on a research-oriented specialisation in contents initially acquired in the Bachelor study.

Optional media profiles are Media Law, Media Economics and Media Management, Science of Media and Communications, Media Technology and media-related Computer Science and Economics.

In addition to subjects included in the profiles, subjects from accompanying modules in Political Economics, Economics and Law, Quantitative Methods and from the whole program of Technische Universität Ilmenau can be taken.

The guiding idea of the master program Media Economics is to offer a further specialization and subsequent qualifications in comparison to the bachelor program. The program deepens knowledge and enables to work inependent scientific, which makes him also prepare graduates for a doctorate.


Interview with a graduate (PDF for download)

Content of study

Cross-sector Economics, Political Economics and Law (Profils at choice: Management of finances, corporate accounting, taxation | Strategic Management | General Business Administration)

24 %

Compulsory courses Economics/Political Economics (e. g. finance, environmental or resource economics)

18 %

Additional modules Economics/Political Economics/Law (e.g. Empirical research, quantitative business planning, european law, international economics, employment law)

17 %

Compulsory courses economic-juridical media specialisation (e.g. media law, media economics)

8 %

Optional courses media specialisation (Moduls at choice: media technology | media related information systems engineering | media studies and communication science)

8 %

Master thesis

25 %
Detailed subject overview: Media Economics (Master)

Great, individual attention and small, nice learning groups.

Luca-Marie Kladen


Fields of work

  • Finance and controlling
  • Purchasing, Sales and Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Advertising and media agencies
  • TV and Broadcasting
  • newspaper and magazine publishers, book and music publishers
  • Multimedia enterprises and motion picture production

Caro studies media economics at the TU Ilmenau

Further information


Student advisory service

Dr. rer. pol. Alexander Fox

+49 3677 69-4016

Study organisation

Heide Röseler

+49 3677 69-4054