Meet our students

... and read about their experience of studying here, in their own words.

Nicholas Wilson

To me, the biggest positives of studying the Economics MSc at LMU are academic flexibility, research opportunities, and life in Munich. First, the Department of Economics faculty specialize in many fields of economics, and the course structure allows for a high degree of individual choice. Second, the various research institutes around Munich offer many opportunities to attend talks and take specialized courses, and also offer part-time research assistant jobs. Third, Munich is green, quite walkable, and feels like a “student city” – and the mountains are nearby for weekend trips!

Hoda Aboushanab

Currently, in my third semester of graduate studies, I can confidently say that the Master Program in Economics (MEC) at the LMU has made me grow both academically and personally. The two-year program allowed me to gain a solid academic foundation through the first semester courses, to specialize in my field of interest in the second semester, and to experience studying abroad in the US in my third semester. Moreover, I utilized the opportunity to develop my skills in economic research by working part-time with faculty chairs. This made it possible to extend my social and academic network from aspiring student colleagues to esteemed faculty members across all ranks. In summary, it has been an exceptional educational and fun journey that I embarked on.

Samuel Rahman

My name is Samuel Rahman and I am an economics master's student at LMU. I grew up near Chicago, USA, and completed my bachelor's at UIUC. I considered many universities to continue my studies but ECONM at LMU stood out due to the caliber of professors and research opportunities. Some professors within the Econ department are within the top percentiles of most cited economists worldwide. The curriculum is rigorous, challenging, and incredibly diverse to encompass all sub-fields and concentrations within economics. Outside of courses, there are numerous opportunities for extracurricular work through the university: research assistant and student worker positions open up often. My schedule usually includes 4 hours of lectures and tutorials per day. The rest of my time is divided up between studying, working, and exploring the beautiful city that is Munich. Anyone wanting to earn a first-class economics education should seriously consider calling LMU home for several years.