This study program is aimed at professionals and young professionals from trade unions and non-profit organizations as well as employees from sciences and business practice, who would like to deepen their knowledge of labour market theories and policies.
The program offers a unique practice-based training opportunity and is particularly suitable for
The program consists of four modules developed by leading labour market policy and economic scholars plus a thesis. After finishing their thesis, students receive a university certificate with 31 credit points. We also offer the opportunity to take part in single modules.
Module 1: The labour market as part of the whole economy
Qualification objective: Being able to answer questions on the tension between collective and individual action in the labour market on the basis of the "standard model"
Modul 2: Structure and dynamik of the labour market
Qualification objective: Being able to assess both the informative character of data and the causes of certain developments in the labour market through data collection and analysis
Modul 3: Wage policy and collective bargaining systems in Europe
Qualification objective: Being able to assess past and present collective agreement systems taking into account country-specific characteristics
Modul 4: Occupational retirement systems
Qualification objective: Understanding the role of the retirement system for labour market policy and providing the basis to act as an employee representative
Modul 5: Seminar paper
Qualification objective: Profound reasoning in a scientific paper
University certificate with 31 credit points, certificate of attendance
Duration of study:
5 modules over a period of 12 months, a 3-day attendance seminar in each module
Education investment: ---
Examinations, presentations, seminar paper