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English translation: Master or bachelor of economics

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German term or phrase:Volkswirt
English translation:Master or bachelor of economics
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12:13 May 30, 2001
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German term or phrase: Diplom-Volkswirt
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Yngve
Diploma in Economics
Explanation:
I agree with Dr Schmidt. Diplom-... is usually not the same as an MA (either UK or US). More often than not, it is closer to a BA, if at all.

Going by the designations, etc. used by the University of London (and the prestigious London School of Economics LSE), I should go with either "Diploma in Economics" or "BSc. in Economics". The latter is a 3-year programme and is in all likelihood the most similar to any German Diplom-Volkswirt course.
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I elected Master of Science in Economics. It is less material whether I use Bachelor or Master as a qualifying word, since the final evaluation or "Einstufung" is done by an appropriate service in the US who will have the term Volkswirt on file, I am sure. M.Sc. was chosen in part because the diploma was issued and the degree conferred by the Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet in Frankfurt, which ought to be a venerable institution.
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Summary of answers provided
naMaster of Science in Economics
Yngve Roennike
naDiploma in Economicsprofile removed
naDiplom-Volkswirt
DPS
nagraduate economistAdalbert Kowal
naMaster of Economics
Vesna Zivcic


  

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7 mins
Master of Economics


Explanation:
1. R. Heinrich
... Curriculum vitae. Academic Education, 1991, Diplom-Volkswirt
(Master of Economics), Saarland University, Germany. ...

www.uni-kiel.de:8080/IfW/staff/heinrich.htm -


2. PROFILE
... Science both at the University of Konstanz, 1972. Diplom-Volkswirt (Master of Economics), University of Konstanz, 1973. Dr.rer.soc. (Ph.D. in Economics ...
www.ef.cuc.ac.jp/PublicChoice/13.html



    Reference: http://www.google.com
Vesna Zivcic
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Adalbert Kowal

profile removed: it all depends - cum grano salis
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2 hrs
graduate economist


Explanation:
Relation by Ray@Berndtson consulting ltd. - "graduate economist" is what they are writing when looking for a Diplomvolkswirt - corresponding to master grade.

Adalbert Kowal
Local time: 01:38
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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3 hrs
Diplom-Volkswirt


Explanation:
Although you often find "MA in Economics" as a translation in English CVs of German holders of a Diplom-Volkswirt degree, strictly speaking, these degrees are not identical. It could just as well be a "graduate certificate" or maybe a "graduate diploma" in economics. Since however, the programmes and degrees are not really comparable, you will often find that the term "Diplom-VOlkswirt" is not translated at all. The same normally applies to other degrees, e.g. Habilitation etc. Vice versa, noone would translate a BA into German anymore! If you do prefer to translate than I think that "graduate economist", as suggested by the second reply, is preferable. Alternatively, a, albeit somewhat clumsy, explanation such as "holder of a (graduate) diploma in economics" might do.


    see e.g. Dietl/Lorenz, Dictionary of Legal, Commercial and Political Terms
DPS
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Local time: 11:38
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman

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profile removed: Thank you; finally someone has nailed it
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4 hrs
Diploma in Economics


Explanation:
I agree with Dr Schmidt. Diplom-... is usually not the same as an MA (either UK or US). More often than not, it is closer to a BA, if at all.

Going by the designations, etc. used by the University of London (and the prestigious London School of Economics LSE), I should go with either "Diploma in Economics" or "BSc. in Economics". The latter is a 3-year programme and is in all likelihood the most similar to any German Diplom-Volkswirt course.


    Reference: http://www.lon.ac.uk.
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Grading comment
I elected Master of Science in Economics. It is less material whether I use Bachelor or Master as a qualifying word, since the final evaluation or "Einstufung" is done by an appropriate service in the US who will have the term Volkswirt on file, I am sure. M.Sc. was chosen in part because the diploma was issued and the degree conferred by the Wolfgang Goethe Universitaet in Frankfurt, which ought to be a venerable institution.
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6 hrs
Master of Science in Economics


Explanation:
I mistyped above in the suggested translation. This interface is pretty rigid, actually, what with multiple layers of passwords, and such.


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Yngve Roennike
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