Masters Programs in Business and Economics

Compare 44 Masters Programs in Business and Economics

Business and Economics

Every company is unique, but they all rely on the same basic principles to function. The theory of supply and demand describes the market forces that every business must face. Firms need talented individuals with a Master in Business and Economics to provide critical analysis and insight.

What is a Master in Business and Economics? It is an advanced degree that requires two years of post graduate studies to complete. Students develop the strategic thinking capabilities needed to plan and execute profitable operations. These students are prepared with the latest theories about how the economy works and are called upon to present explanations and options to top level management. They create strategies for managing a company’s scarce resources in the most productive way possible.

Economics is a broad field of study, but the focus is specifically on how business firms function. Students further enhance their critical thinking abilities as they study how the market environment affects the actions of private businesses. Students learn how to work with common software tools, and they develop techniques for gathering and analyzing data. By the completion of their program, graduates are able to present their findings and make recommendations on courses of action that will impact the profitability of their organizations.

The cost of these programs can vary depending on the institutions. Students should contact the admissions department of their school of choice for more information about specific fees and tuition rates. It is also important to consider the cost of housing, meals and other expenses during the time of study.

With an advanced degree, students are prepared for leadership roles in many large companies. These professionals are often called upon to provide perspective and direction. Their skills are applicable across many fields and business functions. They find work in operations, logistics and marketing. They are particularly well suited for careers in planning and can find work organizing production processes in manufacturing firms.

It is important to start researching options right away. For many students, the traditional college classroom environment is not practical. For those with geographic or scheduling difficulties, online universities offer many excellent learning opportunities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master's in Economics

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years The programme will give you the skills to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and the development in countries and regions. It will provide you with important perspectives for understanding an increasingly globalised economy. Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy and this master’s programme offers a thorough and comprehensive education in economic theory and econometrics. You will be equipped to analyse core economic questions such as:

What are the effects of the financial crisis? Why are some mergers not profitable? Is taxing wealth a good idea? How fast should oil resources be exploited? ... [-]


Master of Economics Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Shenzhen

The Master of Economics program focuses on a core curriculum in economic theory and applications. [+]

Peking University HSBC Business School, one of the newest and most promising business schools in China, is proud of its accomplishments in the area of graduate education. The Master of Economics program focuses on a core curriculum in economic theory and applications. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world.  *The Masters of Economics program curriculum is very quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills.  It is recommended that students who apply for this program have an undergraduate degree in a related or quantitative field such as economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, etc. Program Objectives This program aims to educate a group of graduate students by equipping them with a solid theoretical foundation in economics, teaching them to carry out research and analysis independently, and instructing them on the most pressing economic issues of today. Degree Requirements   To obtain the Master of Economics degree from Peking University HSBC School of Business, students are required to fulfill 54 credits (including 7 required courses, 8 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a Master’s thesis and thesis defense. Students will earn the credits only if they successfully pass course examinations. For required courses and elective courses, students need to pass by earning a score of 70 (D) or above. Those who fail a required course will retake the course. Those who have failed the same required course two times or fail any 3 courses within one semester will be removed from the program and not receive their master's degree. This is two year postgraduate program. Students will be able to fulfill all course requirements in the first one and a half years if they successfully pass all of their coursework. Those who have difficulty completing the required coursework can apply to extend their studies by half a year to one year at the beginning of the second academic year. The tuition cost of the extended period will be significantly lower than traditional tuition fees, but will be covered entirely by the student himself/herself. Research Fields   Concentrations: Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, Financial Economics, International Economics, Development Economics, Institutional Economics, Industrial Economics, Public Economics, Human Resource Economics. Advisors: Wen Hai, Haifeng Huang, Zhiyong Tu, Yan Feng, Juan Yang, Ying Kong,David Ong, Christopher Balding, Chunyang Wang,Qian Chen,Yu Zhou,Lan Ju,Young Joon Park,Jiao Shi, Daeyong Lee, Insook Lee, Qing Wang [-]

Master in Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in Economics is designed to provide advanced training in Economics to holders of a 1st cycle in Economics or Managament. It aims at endowing professionals with advanced knowledge in Economic Analysis and Economic Policies, without neglecting the possibility of deepening knowledge in some Management related areas. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. The Master Programme in Economics is designed to provide advanced training in Economics to holders of a 1st cycle in Economics or Management. It aims at endowing professionals with advanced knowledge in Economic Analysis and Economic Policies, without neglecting the possibility of deepening knowledge in some Management related areas. It ensures the development of theoretical and soft skills deemed important to enhance the prospects of a successful professional career in a diverse range of institutions: large companies, solid SMEs, public companies and organisations, consulting companies, banking sector, Bank of Portugal, regulators and various agencies and international organisations. It is a three-semester-long programme which corresponds to 100 ECTS. It culminates with the elaboration of a dissertation project or an internship + report, in the students' area of expertise, respectively. The Master Programme in Economics envisages to: Provide a broadband solid training in Economics to facilitate integration into the labour market and to promote the professional career of future competent professionals; Promote autonomous skills to conduct applied research in the fields of Economics, whether oriented by theoretical goals or aiming at practical problem-solving solutions; Prepare students for a professional successful career as economists in the public, private or non-profit sectors. Holders of our Master Degree in Economics should be competent and highly qualified professionals because they have been endowed with a solid range of scientific, technical and professional skills which enable them to: Apply advanced knowledge of economic analysis to solve real economic and business issues in innovative, complex environments and in global competition; Elaborate analysis and reports with methodological and empirical coherence and consistency. Evaluate critically alternative economic arguments about contemporary economic problems; Be able to read and understand research papers and articles published in academic journals, to build simple theoretical models, to initiate empirical research and to evaluate its findings; Transfer, use and create original knowledge in Economics. Are you looking for advanced training in Economics, or Management, and enhance your employability and career prospects in the near future? Our Master Degree in Economics is the answer to launch your future career. You may find further information in the Pedagogical Guide of the Master Programme in Economics. [-]

Master in Economics and Management

National Research University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” provides Master Degree in Economics and Management according to Russian State [+]

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” provides Master Degree in Economics and Management according to Russian State Educational Standard. WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE MPEI MPEI students have a chance to study at one of the most prestigious universities of Russia according to numerous rankings and surveys. For more than eighty years of history MPEI have trained a huge number of the qualified engineers, prominent scientists who were standing at the origins of many technical achievements, in particular, of laser creation. At MPEI the Nobel Prize winners A.D. Sakharov and P.A. Cherenkov worked in different periods. In the 20th century in the Special Design Bureau of MPEI, which possesses its own Center of Deep Space Communication, radio images of the Venus surface and a reverse side of the Moon were obtained for the first time. Among the most famous graduates of MPEI there are the ex-Chairman of the State Council of China Li Peng and the ex-President of Romania Ion Iliescu, Ministers of Engineering and heads of the engineering companies of many countries of the world. MPEI partners in science and education include about 140 foreign universities, and such well-known companies like ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, EPRI, Skoda, Samsung and others. Getting the unique training in any chosen field, MPEI graduates never have problems with subsequent employment and realize themselves in any chosen spheres. LANGUAGE OF EDUCATION Training is organized in Russian language. Those students who need to learn Russian are invited to MPEI Preliminary course which provides training of Russian language during 1 academic year. ACCOMMODATION CONDITIONS MPEI foreign students are provided with accommodation in MPEI hostel. The hostel under security surveillance has two-room blocks with a bathroom and a toilet in each block. Rooms are for two or three persons. There are also hostels of corridor type with double rooms. Rooms are equipped with furniture, bed linen is also included. On each floor of a hostel there is a common kitchen and a restroom. Internet connection can be provided for additional fee. In MPEI campus there are additional services like laundry, shops, repair offices, post-office, cultural centers, cafes and restaurants, etc. Accommodation fee is about 100 USD per month. INSURANCE All foreign students must have medical insurance for the whole period of education. MPEI works with insurance company which provides the most comprehensive insurance at a rate of 200 USD per year. [-]

Master in Economics

Stockholm School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Stockholm

Equips you to address challenging economic problems and excellent tools to pursue careers in public and private sector. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. The two-year MSc program in Economics (120 ECTS credits) will equip you to address challenging economic problems and provide you with excellent tools to pursue careers in both the public and private sector. The program puts an emphasis on problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings and offers an invaluable start to your career. By using modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods the program give you the tools to analyze complex real world problems in public policy making, as well as in private business and international organizations. Two specializations are offered: - Applied Economic Analysis - International Economics The specializations in Applied Economic Analysis and International Economics have a joint intake. Once accepted to the M.Sc. in Economics, you choose your specialization after completing a common first semester. The program is best suited for students with a strong undergraduate background in economics. It demands an excellent analytical ability and the ambition to put your work to the test with the very best people in the field. All courses are given in English by internationally renowned faculty. You will be equipped to address challenging economic problems. By means of modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods it will give you the tools to analyze complex real world problems in public policy making as well as in private business and in international organizations. If you are looking to start your career with a deep understanding of economics, this is where to begin. Specific program requirements - Applied Economic Analysis 1) A Bachelor degree with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Economics, Business Administration and Political Science), with a minimum of 30 ECTS specifically in Economics. 2) GMAT or GRE test - GMAT score of 600 or more. - GRE score (Quantitative) of 155 or more. For both formats the recommended score for Analytical Writing part - in the range of 4.5-5.0 or higher.​ 3) Proficiency in English, which must be demonstrated in one of the following ways: - IELTS score (Academic) of 7 or more. - TOEFL total score of 100 or more (internet based). - TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477).​ IELTS scores should be reported by the test center to University Admissions in Sweden. English language test exemptions (ONLY THESE CASES): a) English as their native language, or b) a Bachelor’s degree from a program conducted completely in English, or c) qualifications “English B” from Swedish upper secondary school (ONLY Swedish schools). 4) CV and a letter of motivation. Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be taken into account. Specific program requirements - Specialization in International Economics 1) A Bachelor degree with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Economics, Business Administration and Political Science), with a minimum of 30 ECTS specifically in Economics. 2) GMAT or GRE test - GMAT score of 600 or more. - GRE score (Quantitative) of 155 or more. For both formats the recommended score for Analytical Writing part - in the range of 4.5-5.0 or higher.​ 3) Proficiency in English, which must be demonstrated in one of the following ways: - IELTS score (Academic) of 7 or more. - TOEFL total score of 100 or more (internet based). - TOEFL test scores must be sent directly from Educational Testing Service (ETS), to University Admissions in Sweden (institution code: SWEDEN 3477).​ IELTS scores should be reported by the test center to University Admissions in Sweden. English language test exemptions (ONLY THESE CASES): a) English as their native language, or b) a Bachelor’s degree from a program conducted completely in English, or c) qualifications “English B” from Swedish upper secondary school (ONLY Swedish schools). 4) CV and a letter of motivation. Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be taken into account. [-]

MA in Economics

International School Of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Georgia Tbilisi

ISET's MA program in Economics was launched in fall 2006 as a graduate program at Tbilisi State University. The program takes students through a challenging two year curriculum, comparable in content and quality to the first two years of study in reputable Ph.D. programs in North America and Western Europe. All courses are taught in English by highly-qualified international faculty... [+]

ISET's MA program in Economics was launched in fall 2006 as a graduate program at Tbilisi State University. The program takes students through a challenging two year curriculum, comparable in content and quality to the first two years of study in reputable Ph.D. programs in North America and Western Europe. All courses are taught in English by highly-qualified international faculty. Our faculty is diverse, comprising resident professors with PhDs from universities such as Columbia University, Hebrew University and the University of Pennsylvania, and regular visitors who are world leaders in their fields, including several Fellows of the Econometric Society. The entire faculty is committed to helping students design individual study plans, supervising their thesis research, and supporting their applications for both professional jobs and PhD studies abroad. The quality of research and teaching at ISET is guaranteed by the International Faculty Committee, which brings together the ISET faculty and prominent academics from around the world. How is the program structured? In the first year, all students take the same four economics courses (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics/Econometrics, and Mathematics for Economists), plus supplementary English/Academic Writing courses taught at three different levels for the whole duration of first year. In the second year, students are given the possibility to draw up an individual plan of elective courses. These electives are taught by highly-qualified and internationally-recognized resident and visiting faculty. They cover a wide spectrum of fields like energy economics, environmental economics, labor economics, resource economics, experimental economics, industrial organization, mechanism design, game theory, finance, health economics, education economics, advanced macro, advanced econometrics, development economics, cost-benefit analysis, program evaluation, advanced mathematics, time series, agricultural economics, open economy macro, economic growth, financial econometrics, topics in macroeconomics, among other fields. A star-studded list of visiting professors teaching some of the elective and core courses at ISET included professors from Bonn University, Chicago University, City University of New York, Stanford University, Hebrew University, Warwick University, Western Ontario University, University of Pennsylvania, to name just a few. Students are required to demonstrate mastery of technical research skills by writing and defending a master's thesis or literature critique, applying the tools they acquired in their studies. The master's thesis represents a significant piece of independent economic research while the literature critique critically reviews and interprets current economic research. Both types of writing projects are on a topic chosen by the student with guidance from faculty. In the second-year, students can choose to enroll in one of the concentrations offered at ISET (and thus tailor their study plan, with the help of their faculty advisor, to suit their needs and meet the concentration requirements). The currently-offered concentrations at ISET include "Agricultural Economics", "Energy Economics and Natural Resources Management", "Macroeconomic Policy", "Private Sector Development", "Human Resources Economics" and "Economic Theory". The subject of the students’ writing project (thesis or critique) has to be related to their concentration. The curriculum is supplemented by internships, faculty-led research projects, and frequent opportunities to interact with policymakers and practitioners. [-]

MPhil in Economics

Lingnan University
Campus Full time September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

With 12 regular academic staff, the Economics Department is large by Lingnan’s standards. Its members all hold PhDs from top universities internationally, and now counts with world-renowned Professor Avinash Dixit from Princeton University as its Distinguished Adjunct Professor (spending periods of 6 to 8 weeks with us annually). [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. MPhil in Economics Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong With 12 regular academic staff, the Economics Department is large by Lingnan’s standards. Its members all hold PhDs from top universities internationally, and now counts with world-renowned Professor Avinash Dixit from Princeton University as its Distinguished Adjunct Professor (spending periods of 6 to 8 weeks with us annually). The Economics Department has been punching above its weight on research since being rated among the top 2 highest Economics Departments in Hong Kong in the latest Research Assessment Exercise (2006) conducted by the Hong Kong Government, with a huge 94.13% score against an average 76.72% in Business and Economics in Hong Kong’s universities generally. Equally important for our research students, the Department hosts a constant string of top scholars from around the world for short visits and seminars. With funding from the largest-ever policy research grant from Hong Kong’s RGC, our Economics Department was first in Hong Kong to launch an in-depth research effort on the determinants of International Financial Centres and financial activity in Hong Kong and the region, and has considerable research, industry and policy depth across all areas of finance. In partnership with its sister Department of Finance and Insurance, this effort has now led to the creation of an International Finance Research Institute, based at Lingnan but bringing together the expertise of associates in industry and in academia locally and internationally. The Economics Department’s research and expertise span broad areas of economic theory and empirical and policy work ― in international economics, finance and trade, competition policy, labour markets, housing and health policy, ageing problems and population economics. The publications by the staff members of the Economics Department have appeared in the leading journals in economics and finance such as Econometrica, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, International Economic Review, Economic Journal, European Economic Review, Journal of Public Economics, Journal of Development Economics, and Journal of International Economics. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

MA East Asian Economy and Society

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. [+]

The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. For more information, see the EcoS Website. We regard East Asia as more than just the sum of countries in that region. Rather than offering "light-versions" of Chinese, Japanese or Korean Studies, we focus on current transnational and regional issues as well as on comparative approaches. Reflecting the common traditions as well as the growing interrelation between Northeast Asia (China, Japan and the two Koreas) and Southeast Asia, we expanded our regular activities in research and teaching to include the ASEAN countries. We believe that it is impossible to achieve a proper understanding of regional and country-specific issues without a solid foundation in established theories and methods of social science. Acquiring and utilising such methodology is therefore a core characteristic of our programme. However, even the best methodological skills are unlikely to produce optimal results if they are applied out of context. Historical and cultural tradition, customs, and values limit the number of actually available options and influence choices in East Asian societies just as anywhere else. It is therefore no coincidence that our programme is based at an area studies department. EcoS was first offered in the winter term 2008. The objective of the programme is to train experts in social science methods who apply their methodological skills to the East Asian region using a multidisciplinary approach. Accordingly, emphasis is put on transnational and regional issues and on comparative analyses. Students are equipped with academic research skills as well as the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. Graduates have comprehensive knowledge of the economic, political and cultural characteristics of East Asian countries as well as their development. They are able to apply this knowledge to practically relevant issues. The study programme consists of five independent modules, totalling 120 ECTS. In module 1, the fundamentals of one East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) are taught. Students who already hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in one of these languages are required to take courses in a language in which they do not hold such degree or qualification. In modules 2 and 3, students examine economic and political aspects of the East Asian regions within four core mandatory seminars on East Asia’s economic systems, economic development, political systems and international relations. In module 4, students are given a certain degree of flexibility when they study East Asian societies from a cultural-historical perspective, including history, religions and intercultural negotiation. In module 5, previously acquired skills are refreshed and applied to a research theme which leads to the MA thesis. Students conclude their studies with an MA examination in form of a defensio of their MA thesis. Course contents of courses in modules 2 and 3 as well as especially module 4 correspond with our key areas of research of our EcoS staff (http://ecos.univie.ac.at/about-us/staff/). EcoS courses are characterised by an international spirit, as more than half of our students come from various countries within Europe or overseas. Students share their knowledge attained from previous studies, creating an inspiring and creative atmosphere. Three student representatives provide counselling for students, organize tutorials and student round tables and serve as mediators between students and EcoS staff. For more information, click here. Contact: ecos@univie.ac.at [-]

Masters in Economics and Finance

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

This graduate degree programme produces experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial markets. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities. - Double Degree in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (MEEF) with Aix-Marseille University (France) At the end of this study programme, students will be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille. - Joint Degree in Models and Methods in Economics and Management - Erasmus Mundus (QEM) in collaboration with Université Pantheon-Sorbonne - Paris 1 (France), Universität Bielefeld (Germany) and Universitat Autònoma - Barcelona (Spain). - Double Degree with Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière with Université Paris-Dauphine (France) At the end of this study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière of Université Paris-Dauphine. Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree programme, students must possess a proper individual educational background, as well as the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Learning outcomes This graduate degree programme produces experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial and investment markets. Graduates will be able to seek employment at financial institutions (trade banks, savings management companies, insurance companies) as managers, controllers, analysts and consultants. Curricula Economics curriculum - QEM (fully taught in English): focus on advanced economics, econometrics, optimization, probability theory, competitive analysis, behavioral economics, advanced public economics, empirical economics, competition law. Economics and finance curriculum (taught in Italian): focus on strategic finance, bank management and analysis of credit merit, corporate finance policies, non-bank financial intermediaries, bank organisation and strategy, market economics and financial investments, banking legislation, financial and insurance products, econometrics, risk measurement. Finance curriculum (fully taught in English): focus on advanced corporate finance, corporate banking, financial markets, accounting & management, financial economics, international financial regulation, derivatives and insurance, statistical methods for risk analysis, stochastic calculus for finance, econometrics, risk measurement, stochastic models for finance. Occupational profiles Second cycle graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge to access financial institutions and professionally operate as managers, analysts, consultants and brokers. Possible career opportunities include: - Economic systems specialist - Business economics specialist - Corporate Finance - Market regulation - International agencies - Banking - Insurance companies - Business analyst - Financial analyst - Economic and financial consulting - Research and education [-]

Master Degree in Business Economics and Management

Faculty of Business and Economics, Mendel University in Brno
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

Students of this programme are prepared for work in companies of all legal forms of enterprises. [+]

Students of this programme are prepared for work in companies of all legal forms of enterprises. Our graduates are qualified to work on any management level in both manufacturing and non-manufacturing sectors where they can hold line and staff leading offices, positions as company economists and financial management specialists, or they can participate in the analysis and design of business activities, information technology and secure marketing and trade activities. They can also work in counselling organizations, interest groups and associations, financial and other bodies of public administration, financial institutions and insurance companies. Competences: determination of future development of a concrete company in accordance with development trends, leading companies on higher management levels. Admission procedure The general requirements for admission are as follows: Submitting an application form Passing an entrance exam: Master applicants - consisting of Business Economics test (the test contains 20 items) Obtaining the recognition of previous education Payment of the tuition fee (for all programmes in English the tuition fee is approximately 1 500 EUR per academic year) Recognition of previous foreign education Recognition of previous study is an obligatory condition required by the Ministry of Education of the Czech Republic for students who apply for degree programmes. The recognition is provided by the official authorities. Applicants for master level Applicants for the master level study must prove the recognition of their bachelor education which is arranged by public universities in the Czech Republic according to the study field. To apply for the recognition the master applicants must submit the following documents: Application for recognition Bachelor diploma – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication) Transcript of records – officially authenticated copy (please, see below the type of authentication) All required documents must be translated into English or Czech. For the successful recognition the regular duration of the bachelor study must be at least 6 semesters! We provide assistance with submitting your documents for recognition at Mendel University in Brno if your previous education was carried out in the same field of study which our university offers. [-]

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. The programme aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. The programme aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. Emphasis is put on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which allows the graduates to solve complex economic problems in various settings. The applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by members of the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) and external professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and business analysts. Graduates typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds and public administration. Compulsory core courses introduce the students to the advanced topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics as well as to two major fields in finance, namely financial markets and banking. Elective courses cover a wide range of specific areas in economics and finance, which allows the students to specialize in the field of their interest. The topics include advanced economic theory (e.g. business cycles theory, economic dynamics, game theory), applied economics and economic policy (e.g. monetary economics, international macroeconomics, antitrust economics, health economics, environmental economics, development economics), theoretical finance (e.g. quantitative finance), and applied finance and investment (corporate finance, portfolio analysis and risk management, international finance, insurance, company valuation, real estate investment). The open day will take place at the Institute of Economic Studies (IES, Opletalova 26, Prague 1) on 6. 1. 2017 at 9 a.m. and 9. 6. 2017 at 9 a.m. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application form, the applicant must provide the following documents: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be completed 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies 3. CV 4. Document showing level achieved in English language 5. Document showing level achieved in mathematics 6. Motivation letter 7. Letter of recommendation Knowledge of English : Applicants who do not need to provide evidence of their level of English: native speakers of English; those whose secondary or previous higher education studies were conducted in English; those who worked for at least one year in a firm where English was the main language of communication. Other applicants should provide results either from IELTS, TOEFL or an equivalent test (e.g. FCE, CAE). Knowledge of mathematics: Applicants will ideally provide results from GRE or GMAT. Exceptions to this requirement are applicants who 1) have confirmation that they gained a high place in a recognised mathematics competition; 2) worked for at least one year in the field of statistics or econometrics and routinely used quantitative methods; 3) in previous higher education studies, achieved the equivalent of 30 ECTS credits in mathematics, statistics or econometrics. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. Conditions for admission The admissions commission will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1-10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education. Information on the exercise of graduates Masters graduates are qualified to undertake advanced-level quantitative analysis and modeling in economics and finance. The courses in the program are constructed in line with the graduate programs in Economics and Finance in the top universities in the EU, including a significant part of econometrics. Masters graduates are familiar with the advanced economics knowledge and quantitative skills, as well as detailed knowledge about particular topics in financial markets, banking, corporate finance, international trade and finance, public economics and economic policy-making. The graduates are typically financial analysts, economists in corporations, consultants, economists in central banks and international organizations, or pursue doctoral degrees in economics or finance. [-]

Master in Economics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Economics has been developed for the prospective professional economist with an interest in social issues. It teaches you the essentials of modern economic theory and how to apply them to everyday problems in a number of core policy fields. [+]

Master in Economics

 

The Master’s in Economics has been developed for the prospective professional economist with an interest in social issues. It teaches you the essentials of modern economic theory and how to apply them to everyday problems in a number of core policy fields. Using behavioural economic models and statistical techniques, economists seek to answer macroeconomic and microeconomic questions. Areas of focus include poverty and inequality, social security, growth and inflation, and environmental policy. You will learn how to take a structured approach to practical problems when applying the economic techniques learned at the Bachelor’s level. As a Master’s student, you will become a versatile, all-round economist with the ability to independently tackle important economic issues.... [-]


Master of Business Economics (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Education The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. By combining this programme with initial specialisations from the bachelor's programme, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields and fine-tune your personal graduation profile. On completing this programme, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. KU Leuven occupies a leading position in management and economic research and is highly ranked by the European Economic Association. Top-level research and education complement and strengthen each other. The Faculty of Economics and Business Alumni Association includes many leaders of industry, ensuring excellent career opportunities for our graduates. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an entrepreneurial personality with broad socio-economic interests. You are fascinated by the business world and would like to pursue a management career in strategy, international business or finance. To start this programme, students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficiently broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates as well as on the human networks within these organisations. Specifically, students need: sufficient analytical skills which will allow them to complete advanced courses in management; background knowledge of other social scientific disciplines related to managerial sciences; sufficient knowledge of economics. Admission Requirements PRIOR EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS Applicants should hold a university Bachelor's degree in Economics or Business Economics comparable to a Bachelor's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven, Campus Leuven (click here to have a look at the Bachelor of Business Economics from KU Leuven) They should have a solid background in macroeconomics, microeconomics, mathematics and statistics. During their prior education, applicants should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficient broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates and on the human networks within these organisations. Comparability is evaluated by the faculty on the basis of the required documents provided by the applicant through the official online application procedure. PROOF OF PROFICIENCY IN ENGLISH All applicants have to submit a satisfactory score on one of the following internationally recognized test of English language proficiency: - TOEFL (minimum score 575 paper-based, 233 computer-based, 90 internet-based) - IELTS (minimum score 7) No other proficiency tests will be accepted. An exemption from TOEFL or IELTS is possible for applicants with a university degree or high school degree earned in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or the USA: the certified degree and transcripts suffice, provided they confirm that the entire study was completed in English. OTHER REQUIRED DOCUMENTS All applicants should provide the following documents: - Certified copies of transcripts, degrees and, if available, a ranking indication - A course description of all relevant courses - A letter of motivation written and signed by the applicant, explaining the choice for Leuven and for this particular programme - Two recommendation forms, filled out and signed, and mailed in a closed envelope signed over the lid by the referee to the Faculty of Economics and Business, Campus Leuven. Forms not provided in a closed envelope signed across the lid by the referee will be regarded as void. The recommendation forms can also be mailed directly by the referee to fbe@econ.kuleuven.be. These documents suffice for applicants with a non-Belgian degree from - universities that have an exchange agreement with the Faculty of Economics and Business of KU Leuven, Campus Leuven click here) - universities that are in the global top 200 in the most recent THE or QS world university rankings Additional information is required for applicants from other universities as it is impossible for us to reliably assess the comparability. In those cases a GMAT- or GRE-result above the 75th percentile on the quantitative part is required. The faculty evaluates all applications and has the final say on the admissibility of the applicant, taking into account the relevant information. Application files will not be processed as long as they are incomplete. Objectives Building on previously acquired general economic knowledge and insights in business, the student is taught to judge complex business structures and propose creative solutions independently or in a team. He develops the skills to take on a management function in a company, he learns to fit decisions in with the whole structure of a company and assess strategic consequences for other departments of the company. He has a lot of specialised knowledge, but is also very versatile. The programme consists of a compulsory part, a major and a minor and a Master's Thesis. - The compulsory programme aims to lend the students insight into the strategic consequences of certain decisions. - The major lends depth in a sufficiently broadly defined functional area, which trains the student for a management position with a wide variety of tasks within this area. - The minor allows the student to choose between a further deepening of the area discussed in the major, or a broadening in other areas/disciplines. After graduation Graduates generally take up managerial and/or research positions in business, national and international institutions, and in managerial functions at universities. Given the variety of skills acquired, you will be highly sought-after by a wide range of companies (from small firms to multinational corporations) in a variety of positions and sectors in Belgium or abroad. You can pursue a career as: auditor entrepreneur consultant financial analyst financial manager project manager sales manager stockbroker This is only a small selection of the many options available to you. (Inter)national The Faculty of Economics and Business has close links with top business schools around the world, such as Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, University of Cardiff in the UK, Hanken in Finland, SKEMA Business School in France, the University of Illinois in the United States, the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide in Australia, Queen's University in Canada, Tsinghua and Fudan University in China, PUC in Brazil, City University of Hong Kong and many more institutions both in Europe and overseas. For students MSc in Business Economics, the faculty offers an additional semester at one of these destinations after completing 2 semesters in Leuven. Make your experience truly international by studying in different parts of the world. Spotlight Our mission is to develop participants' critical, conceptual, problem-solving and decision-making skills. A master's degree from KU Leuven's Faculty of Economics and Business equips students with fundamental and conceptual knowledge and with analytical tools to cope effectively with the problems of the current and constantly changing business and economic environment. Adopting a research-based approach, the school focuses on the disciplines that underlie business operations and economic decisions. This enables its graduates to acquire the necessary skills and tools for coping with current and future challenges. [-]

Master in Economics

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Part time August 2017 USA San Francisco

The private, public and nonprofit sectors throughout the world demand economists and analysts who are equipped with strong quantitative economics skills. [+]

Master in EconomicsThe private, public and nonprofit sectors throughout the world demand economists and analysts who are equipped with strong quantitative economics skills. The Master's Degree in Economics program at the University of San Francisco provides graduate students with rigorous training in the analytical knowledge and abilities essential to the challenges of changing economies, the investment industry, banking, and corporate financial management.The M.A in Economics graduate program offers opportunities for internships, directed research, a master's thesis, study/research abroad or a combination of these options. Graduates are also well  prepared to pursue Ph.D. studies in economics, and have done so at such universities as Georgetown University, the University of California at Berkeley, thlibrarye University of Washington, the University of California at Davis, Cornell University and the University of California at Santa Cruz, among others.The M.A. in Economics graduate program starts in the fall only (late August). All of the graduate-level courses are offered after 4:30 pm, and most are held in the evenings.... [-]


Master 2 in Economics of Markets and Organization (EMO)

Toulouse School Of Economics TSE
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Toulouse

The M2 EMO program combines a solid training in industrial organization, regulatory economics, and econometrics that give students a real expertise in the analysis of strategic aspects of a market, the identification of the determinants of the firms’ economic performance in a market, and the evaluation of policies aimed at improving the market efficiency. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Aims and Scope How do markets work? How do firms make strategic choices? What determines demand and cost structure ? The M2 EMO program combines a solid training in industrial organization, regulatory economics, and econometrics that give students a real expertise in the analysis of strategic aspects of a market, the identification of the determinants of the firms’ economic performance in a market, and the evaluation of policies aimed at improving the market efficiency. Admission Admission is based on academic excellence criteria. An undergraduate degree of at least 4 years of college or a Master’s degree is required, within a recognized curriculum considered as consistent with the program and approved by the TSE selection committee. Some brushing-up in Economics or Maths might be advisable in some cases. Working knowledge of English is obviously required. Application deadlines: Applications are considered from November to end February for international students and in April/May for French University graduates. Fees 5500 euros + 256 euros : Master registration fees + 215 euros: Social Security) Scholarships: Some Master scholarships will be awarded to Master students according to academic and individual criteria [-]