MSc Programs in Business and Economics

Compare 14 MSc Programs in Business and Economics

Business and Economics

The worlds of business and economics often overlap, with economic theories being applicable to a wide variety of industries. An MSc in Business and Economics provides students with the tools needed to understand economic principles and apply them to various business endeavors.

What is an MSc in Business and Economics? The program teaches students about a range of economic theories, principles, and concepts and how to apply analytical techniques to facilitate business decisions. Some of the courses that may be offered as part of the program include international financial management, industrial organization, public sector economics, and international trade theory. Through their studies, students gain an understanding of the domestic and global developments that are occurring in the world today.

There are various opportunities associated with the program. Students are able to work with professionals in the fields of business and economics and hone their management and analytical skills. The program also offers students the chance to build their networks with professional contacts.

Obtaining an MSc in Business and Economics takes approximately one to two years to complete, depending on the school. The cost of enrollment varies from school to school as well, and students should contact their preferred college if they are unsure about the cost of enrollment.

As business and economics are such diverse fields, students who graduate from a program have a variety of professional opportunities available to them. Many people find work in government, business, and education. Some of the most common careers for graduates include financial planner, analyst, security sales, and insurance. If students wish to further their education, they have the option to obtain degrees in law, finance, public policy, international relations, and medicine.

There are many international universities that offer degrees in business and economics, and online courses are available as well. If you are ready to pursue your degree, 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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MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Behavioural Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The skills-based specialisation addresses the psychology of decision making. In both mainstream and behavioural economics courses you will acquire both a deep understanding of economics and the skills to adapt strategies and policies to deviations from rational behaviour. [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Behavioural Economics

The human side of economics: the impact of psychology on decision making

Why do people not always act as rational economic decision makers? How can we apply mathematics and psychology to improve our economic models? Contrary to assumptions in traditional economics, people do not automatically choose the optimal course of action, even if given proper incentives. Intrigued? Our Behavioural Economics programme brings you the skills to optimise strategies and policies by including the framing and context that affect people’s choices.

The skills-based specialisation addresses the psychology of decision making. In both mainstream and behavioural economics courses you will acquire both a deep understanding of economics and the skills to adapt strategies and policies to deviations from rational behaviour.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Urban, Port & Transport Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on the challenges in better organising and managing transport, logistics and cities, boosting further economic growth. Through interactive lectures, challenging assignments and lively debates you learn to apply the appropriate methods for a wide range of real-life issues. Thanks to lecturers actively involved in international economic research, consultancy and advice, you are sure to address all the latest developments and insights. [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Urban, Port & Transport Economics

The dynamics of economic activity and transport intensity unravelled

Are you fascinated by transport and its driving role in economic development? Do you enjoy the hustle and bustle of the city, where economic growth manifests itself?

The Urban, Port and Transport Economics programme focuses on the challenges in better organising and managing transport, logistics and cities, boosting further economic growth. Through interactive lectures, challenging assignments and lively debates you learn to apply the appropriate methods for a wide range of real-life issues. Thanks to lecturers actively involved in international economic research, consultancy and advice, you are sure to address all the latest developments and insights.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Data Science and Marketing Analytics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Modern businesses and organizations are increasingly involved in collecting and processing vast amounts of customer and operations data. The resulting (big) data are more and more seen as an important resource for businesses. In the Data Science and Marketing Analytics programme, students focus on the tools and skills that are needed to analyze such (big) data in modern businesses and turn it into meaningful insights. [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Data Science and Marketing Analytics

Theory and practice from computer science, marketing, economics, and statistics

Modern businesses and organizations are increasingly involved in collecting and processing vast amounts of customer and operations data. The resulting (big) data are more and more seen as an important resource for businesses. In the Data Science and Marketing Analytics program, students focus on the tools and skills that are needed to analyze such (big) data in modern businesses and turn it into meaningful insights.

In particular, Data Science and Marketing Analytics combines theory and practice from computer science, marketing, economics, and statistics, in such a way that the potential of big data can be exploited successfully to create greater value for the consumers and firms.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Economics of Markets and Organisations

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

This specialisation uses the latest research insights and teaches you to determine how recruitment, rewards, job design and decision-making procedures drive human behaviour at work and, by extension, organisational performance. With the skills and tools to perform theoretical and empirical analysis, you are able to recognise core drivers for managerial problems and provide and present relevant input to solve them. And not just those of today, but also 20 years from now. [+]

Study programme

Learn how to gain crucial insights to support effective management with the Economics of Markets and Organisations programme.

The curriculum of the master consists of tool courses, core courses and seminars. The tool courses, Applied Econometrics and Game Theory provide a foundation for the empirical and theoretical analysis of all kinds of problems that firms face. Game Theory trains students to quickly reduce a situation to its essence, and provides the tools needed to analyse situations of strategic interaction. Applied Econometrics provides students with the tools to extract reliable information from available data as well as teaches them how to assess the credibility of empirical results.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Policy Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Euro crisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalisation and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems, governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you are able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Policy Economics

Solving policy questions with advanced economic analysis and empirical research

Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Euro crisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalisation and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems g, governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you are able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Health Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Health Economics [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Health Economics

Your path to contribute to effective solutions in healthcare

Are you intrigued by topics like health insurance, costs, benefits and reforms and health disparities? Does contributing to economic solutions in this atypical sector sound like the challenge to you? The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and quantitative skills needed to face the health sector challenges of the 21st century.

This programme teaches you to apply economic knowledge and econometric analysis to pressing issues in health care. You will address problems caused by rising costs, population ageing and rapid advances in medical technology. All this, in a sector with atypical agents (after all, doctors do not maximise profits) where even the value of its main asset, health, is subject to debate.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Financial Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Does the world of finance attract you like no other? Do you aim for a career in which you address challenges, such as private equity, corporate governance and asset management? The Financial Economics specialisation covers it all. In one of the three tracks - Corporate Finance, Investments or International Finance - you will acquire deep and systematic knowledge of the driving force behind companies, markets and economies. You learn to analyse and explain complex financial and business problems, including setting up and executing a scientifically sound research project based on a financial problem of your own choice. In the process, you learn how to effectively communicate and be critical, self-directed and original in your approach. [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Financial Economics

Challenge yourself and all of your preconceptions while navigating the complex world of finance

Does the world of finance attract you like no other? Do you aim for a career in which you address challenges, such as private equity, corporate governance and asset management? The Financial Economics specialisation covers it all.

In one of the three tracks - Corporate Finance, Investments or International Finance - you will acquire deep and systematic knowledge of the driving force behind companies, markets and economies. You learn to analyse and explain complex financial and business problems, including setting up and executing a scientifically sound research project based on a financial problem of your own choice. In the process, you learn how to effectively communicate and be critical, self-directed and original in your approach.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Industrial Dynamics and Strategy

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam

Are you fascinated by the dynamics of modern economies where entire new industries are being created and existing ones constantly require renewal or are made obsolete? Do you want to understand the role of such industry dynamics of companies such as Google, Tesla and Uber? Do you want to research and stimulate these dynamic processes and contribute to policy formulation? Do you want to be part of business start-ups or help companies anticipate, thrive, and innovate? The Industrial Dynamics and Strategy programme provides you with a powerful set of skills, tools and models to make smart strategic decisions and become a true change maker. [+]

MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Industrial Dynamics and Strategy

Learn to effectively make strategic decisions in an ever-changing economy

Are you fascinated by the dynamics of modern economies where entire new industries are being created and existing ones constantly require renewal or are made obsolete? Do you want to understand the role of such industry dynamics of companies such as Google, Tesla and Uber? Do you want to research and stimulate these dynamic processes and contribute to policy formulation? Do you want to be part of business start-ups or help companies anticipate, thrive, and innovate? The Industrial Dynamics and Strategy programme provides you with a powerful set of skills, tools and models to make smart strategic decisions and become a true change maker.... [-]


MSc in Marketing and Transformative Economy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The MSc in Marketing and Transformative Economy is offered jointly by the Faculties of Communication Sciences and of Economics of the Università Della Svizzera Italiana, USI, situated in Lugano - Switzerland. This full-time study programme comprises 120 ECTS spread over 4 semesters (usual duration 2 years) and is entirely offered in English. [+]

Goals and Contents

One out of three business school graduates ends up in a marketing-related job. Almost half of the price we pay for products on a daily basis covers marketing-related costs. Due to its impressive relevance, marketing invites unprecedented considerations about its cultural effects, societal impact, and implications for individual and collective well-being.

The Master in Marketing and Transformative Economy is a two year, 120 ECTS programme enabling participants to acquire critical analytical and practical skills grounded in solid and fresh marketing knowledge. Participants should expect to become conscious decision-makers familiar with a variety of market situations and systems (b2b, b2c, b2b2c, c2b, c2c, access-based, gift, and sharing economy). They should also expect to sharpen their ability in interpreting markets, executing effective solutions, forecasting and measuring the effects of their work in terms of competitive, financial, and socio-environmental performances.... [-]


MSc Economics: Behavioural Economics & Game Theory

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track in the Economics Master's programme focuses on the psychology of economic behaviour. In reality, most decisions are not based on calculated optimal behaviour but on psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors that frame the problem before arriving at a decision. [+]

The Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track in the Economics Master's programme focuses on the psychology of economic behaviour. In reality, most decisions are not based on calculated optimal behaviour but on psychological, social, cognitive and emotional factors that frame the problem before arriving at a decision. Delve into these hidden motives in this single-year Master’s track.

Distinguished professors at the Amsterdam School of Economics combine eminent teaching skills with an active research agenda, resulting in a programme that is both knowledge-intensive and research-based. You won't regret following the Behavioural Economics & Game Theory track of the Economics Master's programme in Amsterdam.... [-]


MSc (Econ) Economics and Business

Hull University Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 United Kingdom Hull

On this MSc (Econ) Economics and Business programme, you will develop an understanding of how economic tools can be invaluable in the modern business environment and how they can be employed to analyse a wide range of business issues. [+]

MSc (Econ) Economics and Business

On this programme, you will develop an understanding of how economic tools can be invaluable in the modern business environment and how they can be employed to analyse a wide range of business issues.

You will acquire economic training relevant to business, including the study of quantitative methods and the economic analysis of business data, providing you with expertise highly sought-after in today’s competitive business arena. Economic theory will be introduced and related to a range of topical business issues, with the opportunity to put this knowledge into practice through a focused dissertation or project.

Target Audience

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Master of Science in Business and Economic Education

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time October 2018 Germany Frankfurt

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main has been offering the Master of Science degree in Business and Economic Education since the winter semester 2008/09. The programme is flexible and polyvalent. The Master of Science is the second-level professional and academic degree. [+]

The Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main has been offering the Master of Science degree in Business and Economic Education since the winter semester 2008/09. The programme is flexible and polyvalent.

The Master of Science is the second-level professional and academic degree. The Business Education programme is structured as consecutive Master’s programme.

One of two fields of study can be selected in the programme:Business Education Field I, which expands knowledge of business administration and its content is close to the MBA;Business Education Field II, which includes business administration studies plus the content of a “general” subject.... [-]


M.Sc. in Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Antwerp

Business studies in an international context, with young academics from different countries and cultures. [+]

As the Master in Applied Economic Sciences: Business Economics is an academic master program, the acquisition of scientific competences is one of the core objectives. You will receive a sound scientific training in chosen specialist areas in the field of business administration: Accountancy and Auditing, Finance, International Trade, Marketing or Strategy and Organization.

The program aims to improve your insights and ability to recognize and resolve business administration issues in a methodologically sound and effective manner. The program also encourages ethical reflection on the position of the manager in society, evolutions in the corporate world and sustainability issues in today’s globalizing economy.... [-]


Double Degree - MSc in International Business Economics

Lazarski University
Campus Full time October 2018 Poland Warsaw

This program is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of economics in an international context and to broaden their skills and competencies in this very interesting and profitable field. [+]

Two Degrees - one from Lazarski University and one from the Coventry University!

This program is designed for students who wish to deepen their knowledge of economics in an international context and to broaden their skills and competencies in this very interesting and profitable field.

Thanks to an excellent faculty derived from the best Polish and foreign universities, with lecturers who have experience working in senior positions in business and public administration, students of this program gain practical knowledge and skills necessary for succeeding in the international job market. Students will also acquire an understanding of international economic processes, financial operations, and will learn how to apply their knowledge in business and international settings. Graduates of the MSc in IBE program have been sought-after in both the Polish and international job market, and possess the skills necessary to succeed in different work environments, and in specialist fields like marketing and financial management.... [-]