MSc in Economics and Business Administration – International Economic Consulting
SOUND ECONOMIC ANALYSES AND FEASIBILITY STUDIES
What are the total costs and benefits of building a new airport in Berlin? Should farmers in Bangladesh receive direct financial support, or just price guarantees? How many cars will need a parking space in Copenhagen in 2025?
These and other increasingly complex problems in international contexts have spurred a growing demand for international economic consulting services. These problems are situated on the borderline between economics and management, and these are the types of issues that students in the International Economic Consulting programme will attempt to solve.
VERSATILE, PRACTICAL SKILL SETS
Rather than a linear academic programme, this course of study is designed to give students a versatile set of skills they can use to tackle real-world economic problems. Students will learn hard skills including cost–benefit analysis, development economic, and trade and investment theory that they can apply directly to their future careers.
Former students have reported back to us that nothing can surprise them once they’re employed. They might not be experts at a specific hard skill they need to employ, but whatever it is, it never comes as a surprise.
AN INTERNATIONAL STUDY ENVIRONMENT
This international programme prepares students for a real job environment in a globalised world. Students will learn hands-on how to work with people from different cultures and backgrounds, and in such a diverse group, each student brings different skills and ideas to solve a problem.
The programme also boasts some highly attractive features to enhance the student experience, including close contact with professors, regular invitations to IEC-related research seminars, and a strong alumni network.
Graduates of this programme are not limited to a career in finance – they are equipped with a broad set of skills that gives them access to many different careers. Alumni have made careers for themselves at organisations such as the German central bank, consulting firms around the world, NGOs, ministries, and local municipalities. Many students choose to do an internship during their third semester, which often leads to a full- or part-time job after graduation. Some go on to earn PhDs. Even the professors are sometimes surprised at the different career options their students choose.
“I was attracted by the solid theoretical background of the IEC programme. The fact that major economic consulting companies took a hand in developing it was another advantage. The programme was very practical and applied to real life – we actually practised real-life business cases and participated in role plays, thus obtaining hands-on experience. The programme is not just for those who want to work as consultants – it’s also for those who want jobs in international organisations, banks, government institutions or multinational firms. There are plenty of opportunities opening up for you!”
MSc in International Economic Consulting
Senior Economist, Swedbank Macro Research, Latvia
PLACE OF STUDY
ANNUAL TUITION FEE
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: FREE
Others: EUR 10,000
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Last updated January 13, 2016