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The Competition and Regulation Economics Track in a Nutshell

  • Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Full-time program lasting four semesters (two years)
  • All courses taught in English, international student body
  • Top staff members in the fields of competition policy and regulation economics
  • High-quality, structured program with an annual intake of around 25 students; includes core modules in Industrial Organization Theory and Empirics, Competition Law, and an interdisciplinary seminar on Competition Economics and Law; large number of elective modules; total number of ECTS credits: 120 - 126
  • Close collaboration with lawyers as well as with regulation economists and competition policy specialists
  • Various opportunities for internships, field trips, and other forms of collaboration with our partners, including the Bundesnetzagentur, the German Monopolies Commission, the Competition Commission of Singapore, Deutsche Bahn, Deutsche Telekom, CompassLexecon, and CRA, among others.
  • Participation in the Mannheim Competition Policy Forum (MCPF) at the Mannheim Centre For Competition and Innovation (MaCCI)
  • Excellent career opportunities, especially in organizations, governmental institutions, and companies where specialized knowledge in the field of competition and regulation economics is required or desirable (e.g. competition and regulatory authorities, companies in regulated sectors such as the energy and telecommunications sectors, and consultancies)
  • Located in the industrial heartland of Europe with major international companies on the doorstep
  • Teaching and research assistant positions available on a competitive basis


Introductory Phase Examination (min) ECTS credits
Advanced Microeconomics
Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Econometrics
Specialization Phase - Compulsory Courses    
Industrial Organization - Markets and Strategies
Empirical Industrial Organization
Competition Law
Interdisciplinary Competition and Regulation Seminar
Specialization Phase - Elective Courses    
Specialized courses including 1-3 seminars   29 - 35
Research Phase    
Master’s thesis (4 months)
possibly including a thesis colloquium
Total   120-126