MSc in Economics and Business Administration - International Economic Consulting


Program Description

Solving the global challenges of today and tomorrow

What are the costs and benefits of building a new airport in Berlin? Do Bangladeshi farmers benefit more from direct financial support or price guarantees? How many cars will need parking space in Copenhagen in 2020? How can CO2 quotas be priced and distributed efficiently? What pipelines need to be built in order to secure the EU’s future gas supply?

These and many other challenges situated at the intersection of economics and management form the basis of the MSc in International Economic Consulting. The increasing complexity of international relations has led to a steadily growing demand for international economic consulting services. Large multinational corporations, regional and national policy-makers, international organizations like the World Bank, the EU and the OECD, as well as a growing number of non-profit interest groups, require sound economic analyses and feasibility studies for a wide range of issues.

Using theory to solve real problems

The International Economic Consulting program will provide you with the up-to-date theoretical knowledge required for applied economic analyses. Topics ranging from relevant quantitative and empirical methods suitable for sectoral studies to policy-impact analyses and forecasting, as well as training and concepts required for implementing national and international project consulting will introduce you to the exciting field of international economic consulting. In the third semester, you can choose elective courses at Aarhus University, AU Summer University or (as an exchange student) at one of 300 partner universities abroad. You also have the possibility to combine electives with an internship to strengthen your practical skill-set. Finally, the fourth semester is devoted to the master’s thesis.

Quality teaching in an informal setting

The MSc in International Economic Consulting is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, and they are expected to participate actively in the classroom. Collaborating in small groups on projects gives students the chance to make the most of the international student environment.


The MSc in International Economic Consulting was developed in close cooperation with major players in the industry. As a consequence of this, its graduates are prepared for a range of job functions within this context. Past graduates have found jobs as consultants in international consulting companies, as economists with non-profit organizations, or as analysts in regional or national governments.

“I was attracted by the solid theoretical background of the IEC program. The fact that major economic consulting companies took a hand in developing it was another advantage. The program was very practical and applied to real-life – we actually practiced real-life business cases and participated in role plays, thus obtaining hands-on experience. The program is not just for those who want to work as consultants – it’s also for those who want jobs in international organizations, banks, government institutions or multinational firms. There are plenty of opportunities opening up for you!”
Lija Strasuna
MSc in International Economic Consulting
Investor Relations Officer, Swedbank, Sweden

Place of study


Annual tuition fee

EU/EEA/Swiss citizens: Free

Others: EUR 10,000

Aarhus BSS

Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of Aarhus University’s four faculties. With approximately 13,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, more than 230 Ph.D. students, and more than 590 faculty members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe and is Denmark’s biggest business and social sciences unit at the university level. Building on its broad academic base, it encompasses both traditional business and social science disciplines.

Learning in an international context

At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teach­ing at the highest academic level. We are dedicated to imparting to our students exactly the knowledge, skills, and experience that are in demand – the skills that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.

Our broad scope enables us to attract researchers, lecturers, and stu­dents from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment in which academic and cultural views are exchanged, expe­riences gathered, and friendships formed.

Our students are encouraged to take a semester abroad at one of Aarhus BSS’s approximately 300 partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your horizon academically, culturally and personally, and for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organizations everywhere.

Last updated Sep 2019

About the School

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge. The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class resea ... Read More

Aarhus University is an academically diverse and strongly research-oriented institution that creates and shares knowledge. The university was founded in 1928 and today it has several world class research fields. Read less
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