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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Aside from the distinguishing between microeconomics and macroeconomics, students who are studying economics must also learn the difference between positive economics and normative economics. The former deals with that which is, while the later deals with that which ought to be. Other distinguishing characteristics include economic theory and applied economics.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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Master in International Business

The Department of European Studies “Jean Monnet“
Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years December 2016 Switzerland Locarno

Through analytical tools in economics, business and law, students are enabled to manage the complexity of international relations of the companies, to evaluate investments on foreign markets and to organize production processes at the international level, including the import-export. International Business aims to enhance the understanding of the decision-making processes, structures and coordination mechanisms as well as' to know operational roles, functions and tasks present in international business contexts. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Switzerland 2017. Basic characteristics of the University Graduate Study of Nursing - Compliance of the study program and proposed study organisation with determinants of the Bologna Declaration; University Graduate Study of Nursing is a continuation of education carried out in two cycles: undergraduate studies lasting for 3 years, i.e. 6 semesters, and graduate studies lasting for 2 years, i.e. 4 semesters. - The objective of the University Graduate Study of Nursing is to educate professionals for independent work in clinical hospitals, health institutes and institutions, as well as for work as associates in health and clinical research (projects, communication, presentation) at higher education institutions offering education in health. - Specific strategic goal is to enable scientific training in the scientific field of nursing, to train teaching personnel who shall, upon completion of graduate studies, be competent for independent teaching in the field of healthcare, for participation in research and for continuation of scientific training in the Postgraduate Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health. - According to the structure of the proposed study program, it is obvious that teaching is carried out in classes organized based on the field of study, in the form of lectures, seminars, clinical rotations and methodical exercises, individual students' work with participation of mentors and other extracurricular and curricular activities. - Participation of guest teachers form foreign universities based on signed cooperation agreements, and of esteemed domicile and foreign experts in the field of healthcare and in the scientific field of nursing, but also in other scientific fields, because the study program includes significant elements of interdisciplinarity. - Correlation of scientific observations, specialist knowledge and expert skills through emphasis on practical teaching – clinical exercises in the field of healthcare performed at the teaching sites of the Faculty of Medicine: Clinical Hospital Centre Osijek, Medical School Osijek and Health Centre Osijek. Competencies students acquire upon completion of the proposed study Upon completion of two years, i.e. 4 semesters (120 ECTS credits) of the University Graduate Study of Nursing, the students acquire competencies (depending on optional courses they choose) to teach classes in the field of healthcare, to organise, analyse and research models of patient healthcare with a holistic approach to patients, to participate in clinical research or to continue with their education towards a doctoral degree. Thereby, students are trained to independently work in the system of education of healthcare workers, not only at the Faculty of Medicine and its teaching sites, but also at other education institutions that train healthcare workers at basic or bachelor's level. Along with teaching competencies, upon their completion of the study program the students will be capable of taking the most responsible tasks in the organisation of healthcare in clinical departments and in the community, if they choose to do so. Upon completion of the studies, it is also possible to continue one's education in the University Doctoral Study of Biomedicine and Health, which is offered at the Faculty of Medicine in Osijek. Outcomes of the study Outcomes of the study program can be divided in several groups according to knowledge and skills: Factual and theoretical knowledge: - Evaluation of facts in the field of theory, philosophy and expert practise in the field of healthcare, - Evaluation of theoretical knowledge, philosophy and expert practise in the field of healthcare as well as (correlating) knowledge in other fields (medicine, pedagogy, psychology, management...) which may serve as basis for scientific research in the field of healthcare. Cognitive skills: - Using (based on critical review) of literature and other information and making of one's own conclusions through deduction, - Making plans and conducting research; gathering, analysing and interpreting of the obtained results and their practical application, - Evidence-based research of healthcare, - Assessing outcomes of medical care and their impact on satisfying of human needs, - Applying ethical principles in research and healthcare practice, - Teaching healthcare classes in secondary schools for nurses, and in the undergraduate studies of nursing, - Teaching health education classes in education institutions, - Planning and organizing of training, education and improvement in the field of health at schools and health institutions, - Making of curriculum, - Planning and organising of teaching (lectures, seminars, exercises), - Didactic preparation and organisation of the teaching process, - Cooperation and/or independent research of general and specific pedagogical issues in the field of healthcare – nursing, - Postgraduate/doctoral studies and life-long learning. Psychomotor skills: - Performing of complex healthcare procedures in accordance with quality standards. Independence and responsibility: - Decision-making and change management, - Taking personal and team responsibility which contributes to professional development, - Taking social and ethical responsibility during task performance and for resulting consequences of those tasks. [-]

Master's Programme in Economics

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Economics offers an extensive economic education. [+]

The studies focus on the theoretical and empirical analysis of economic relationships, and convey the knowledge required for analysing economic problems and evaluating economic policy strategies. The curriculum offers a great deal of leeway to shape your studies in line with your own interests and goals. A solid knowledge of fundamentals and attracting specialisations provide the basis for a wide range of professional fields and a successful start to your career.

 

Curriculum

Education in economics largely follows international standards. Thus, the compulsory subjects focus on core issues of economics (Advanced Microeconomics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematics) and allow you to select a large part of the core subjects according to your own interests and skills. By choosing courses from other Master’s programmes you can create your own optional specialisations, for example in:... [-]


Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Switzerland St.Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a highquality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Students can choose to specialise in either Economics or Finance, or a combination of both. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both.

 

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The unique feature of the MiQE/F is to combine rigorous economic and finance theory with quantitative empirical methods to analyse and solve challenging practical problems in economics, finance and the private sector. Being equipped with statistical and econometric methods and an expert knowledge of economics and finance, you will be uniquely positioned on the job market.... [-]


Master in Wealth Management

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research. The programme is made up of modules which allow students to develop comprehensive knowledge in risk management, selection and evaluation of financial assets, international finance and banking and financial law. [+]

Master in Wealth Management The Master in Wealth Management combines a professionally-oriented curriculum with sound theoretical and methodological training. This combination is essential to gain in-depth knowledge of both wealth management and the financial sector in general, and to contribute to their evolution, in particular through research. The programme is made up of modules which allow students to develop comprehensive knowledge in risk management, selection and evaluation of financial assets, international finance and banking and financial law. Curriculum Required courses (60Credits) : 5 core modules to choose from Electives (60Credits) Applied course (60Credits) : Wealth Management and Law in Practice Dissertation (60Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Graduates find work in all sectors both in Switzerland and abroad. Given the nature of the Geneva economy, opportunities are usually found in banking, financial institutions, fiduciaries, consulting firms, insurance companies, local and international manufacturing, international trading companies (e.g. commodities trading, product distribution), international or global organisations (e.g. ICRC, UNHCR, WTO) and public administration. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/gemwem Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Economics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity. This programme covers various fields, including international economics, labour economics, public economics, monetary and financial economics, environmental economics and econometrics. A key part of this programme is to learn how to use quantitative tools — such as econometric models, statistical methods and numerical methods — and apply them to economic and social phenomena. This programme touches on a variety of different subjects, including consumerism, economic growth, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, globalization, climate change and the financial markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among six concentrations. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Switzerland 2017. Master in Economics The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity. This programme covers various fields, including international economics, labour economics, public economics, monetary and financial economics, environmental economics and econometrics. A key part of this programme is to learn how to use quantitative tools — such as econometric models, statistical methods and numerical methods — and apply them to economic and social phenomena. This programme touches on a variety of different subjects, including consumerism, economic growth, inequality, poverty, unemployment, migration, globalization, climate change and the financial markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among six concentrations. AVAILABLE CONCENTRATIONS: Econometrics International Economics Monetary and Financial Economics Labour Economics Macroeconomics (joint with the University of Leuven and the University of Namur) "A la carte" courses Curriculum Required courses (30Credits) : Dynamic Methods in Economics; Econometrics; Microeconomics; Time Series; International Macroeconomics, etc. Electives and concentration courses (30Credits) : Electives Concentration courses (18-24 credits) Concentration courses (36-42 credits) Dissertation (30Credits) Mobility Master students at the GSEM may go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester. They may earn up to 30 credits while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Economics leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, in: Private companies Public institutions Monetary, banking and insurance sectors Economic and econometric research institutions International organisations Healthcare, national insurance, etc. Admission Criteria www.unige.ch/gsem/master/economics Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in Socio-Economics

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in Socio-Economics allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in social and spatial issues, development issues and North-South inequalities, population-based studies, social policies, inequalities in the labour market or gender perspectives. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students’ skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement). [+]

Master in Socio-Economics The Master in Socio-Economics allows students to become well acquainted with concepts and tools enabling them to critically examine interactions between society and the economy, at both the structural and procedural level with a view to optimising these interactions. Students may specialise in social and spatial issues, development issues and North-South inequalities, population-based studies, social policies, inequalities in the labour market or gender perspectives. The programme emphasises the link between theory and practice through research (dissertation) or by putting students’ skills to the test as they move from an academic to professional setting (work placement). AVAILABLE CONCENTRATION: Demographics Curriculum Required courses (33Credits) : Economic challenges of globalisation; demographic analysis, human development, poverty and inequality; research methodology, socio-economics of social policies, etc. Other courses and electives (33Credits) : Social and spatial issues; public finance; history of the corporate world; business ethics; migration and development, etc. Dissertation or work placement (33Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. Neither the thesis nor the internship report can be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities The Master in Socio-Economics leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Local, national or international administration and institutions NGOs and, more generally, associations within the social and solidarity economy The private sector: social and environmental responsibility and intercultural dimensions Secondary schools Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Economics, Social Sciences or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 6-30 credits of supplementary courses. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master in International Economic History

University of Geneva
Campus Full time 3 semesters February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

Master in International Economic History [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Switzerland 2017. Master in International Economic History The Master in International Economic History is the only advanced degree of its kind in Switzerland. Firmly anchored in approaches and methods used in history, the programme nevertheless focuses significantly on other branches of the social sciences. The goal is threefold: to provide advanced and flexible training for careers in the public or private sector; to prepare students for advanced research in economic and social history, possibly even a PhD; and to enable students to teach at the secondary level. It should be noted that the geography stream allows students to include topics in human geography, such as borders, territoriality, land use planning and urban policy, in their curriculum. AVAILABLE ORIENTATION: Geography Curriculum Required courses (18Credits) : Methodology and current trends in historical research Thematic courses and electives (18Credits) Dissertation (18Credits) Mobility Master’s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their second semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities A Master in International Economic History leads to a number of opportunities both in Switzerland and abroad in: Private sector business, especially banking and finance Public administration International and humanitarian organisations Journalism Secondary school education Academic research and teaching. Admission Criteria A Bachelor in Economic and Social History or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of supplementary courses to be determined based on prior studies. Applications Deadline: 28 February 2017 for all graduates of foreign universities (30 April 2017 for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges) www.unige.ch/enrolment admissions.unige.ch [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations (MA-IR)

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations
Online & Campus Combined Full time 12 - 18 months February 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The MA-IR programme is a Double Master’s Degree programme with a focus on International Relations, Diplomacy and Business. The programme will better arm graduates to face some of the world’s changing challenges and newer problems. [+]

The MA-IR programme is a Double Master’s Degree programme with a focus on International Relations, Diplomacy and Business. The programme will better arm graduates to face some of the world’s changing challenges and newer problems. Deemed essential today is an ever-deepening alliance between international organisations, international diplomacy and international business. The joint MA-IR is therefore an increasingly sought-after foundation and platform to better understand, cope with and contribute more humanely and intelligently to the emerging challenges of the 21st century. The programme is internationally accredited by The International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). [-]

Master in International Economics

The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Switzerland Geneva

The Master in International Economics combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis. [+]

The Master in International Economics combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis. The programme prepares students for doctoral studies, research and careers in the public and private sectors. Core classes focus on micro and macroeconomics, trade policy, regional integration, econometrics, development economics and the international monetary and financial system.

 

 

Master in International Economics

 

The 2 years MIS program provides a rigorous training in economics with an emphasis on policy issues. We focus on the international dimension of economics, namely trade, international migrations, international macroeconomics, economic history, and development.... [-]