MSc Programs in Economic Policy

Compare 22 Master of Science Degrees in Economic Policy

Economic Policy

Governments affect the economic field in various ways. They set government budgets, influence the money supply, and determine tax levels. With an MSc in Economic Policy, students learn how to recognize the impact of governmental actions and analyze various aspects of the economic field.

What is an MSc in Economic Policy? The primary objective of the program is to teach students how to apply economic theories to the analysis, formulation, and evaluation of public policies. Through their courses, students receive training in quantitative and economic analysis. Some of the topics covered in the program include macroeconomic theory, microeconomic theory, economic statistics, and applied econometrics. Upon completing the program, students are expected to have gained an in-depth understanding of current economic problems and issues throughout the world.

Most of the problems that pervade today’s world have an economic component. Economists use various tools to study a wide range of public policy issues. By enrolling in a program, students develop their problem-solving skills and gain insight into numerous aspects of the global economic system.

Depending on the school, programs take approximately one to two years to complete. The cost of tuition varies from school to school, and students should contact their college for more information about the cost of enrollment.

After completing an economic policy program, students are equipped with a wide range of skills, and they have a range of career options open to them. Many students choose to work in government, business, or education. Some of the most common careers for graduates include economic analysis, financial management, and policy analysis. The skills you gain from the program can be applied to a wide variety of careers, and there are many employers who value an educational background in economics.

Many schools throughout the world offer degrees in economic policy, and online courses are available as well. 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 International Economic Policy & Analysis

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom London

The course aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in economics, with a focus on practical skills and development of the skills needed by a working economist. It is specifically aimed at those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations. [+]

This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. Although there is a strong theoretical core, the course focus of the course is very much on the practical application of economic techniques to problems, and on developing the ability to communicate the insights that economic analysis can provide. The course has been created in conjunction with the Government Economic Service (GES) – a major employer of economics graduates in the UK. The University of Westminster is the only English university to have secured GES recommended status for a postgraduate course in economics. The course aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in economics, with a focus on practical skills and development of the skills needed by a working economist. It is specifically aimed at those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations. As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic principles in the support of policy and strategy development, the course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues to wide audiences, your awareness of significant sources of economic and financial data, the problems faced when carrying out policy evaluation and your capability for self-awareness and group working.... [-]


Masters in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy

WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time October 2019 Austria Vienna

The master program “Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy" is a four-semester program and requires 120 ECTS points to obtain a degree. Graduates are awarded a Master of Science (WU) degree, which is abbreviated as MSc (WU). [+]

SEEP (Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy) is an innovative, internationally unique program that equips participants with the necessary theoretical background and factual information about the interconnected dynamics of economic and social systems and the physical environment. The program also enables participants to understand different problem situations and use appropriate analytical tools to engage in decision processes and longer-term policy on multiple spatial levels. The strong interdisciplinary background acquired in SEEP equips graduates with the skills to play a leading role in resolving the critical economic, environmental and social problems of the 21st century.

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MSc in Economic Policy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2019 Switzerland Lugano

The MSc in Economic Policy (MEP) is an advanced program offered by the Faculty of Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana. The goal of the Master is to teach students how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments. In a cordial environment and in close interaction with the Faculty, the students will be equipped with the quantitative methods and the analytical tools necessary for a successful career as a professional economist with a strong policy orientation. The master will also drive interested students into a Ph.D. program. [+]

The MSc in Economic Policy (MEP) is an advanced program offered by the Faculty of Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

The goal of the Master is to teach students how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments. In a cordial environment and in close interaction with the Faculty, the students will be equipped with the quantitative methods and the analytical tools necessary for a successful career as a professional economist with a strong policy orientation. The master will also drive interested students into a Ph.D. program.

Why MEP? Program entirely taught in English, with a strong international orientation. International Faculty from USI and abroad. Guest lectures from leading practitioners. Opportunities for short-term research assistant positions for selected students. Excellent professor-to-student ratio. Goals and Contents ... [-]

Master of Science in International Policy Management

Kennesaw State University
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Kennesaw + 1 more

The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. [+]

The Master of Science in International Policy Management

The Master of Science in International Policy Management (MSIPM) is a cohort-based online degree program that builds on Kennesaw State University’s strong tradition and long-standing commitment to international education. The program prepares future leaders in the private and public sectors to understand the interaction between political and economic dynamics in the global context.

The curriculum offered by the program will enhance understanding of international policy in an interactive collaborative learning environment, whether students are recent college graduates or have experience working in public, private, or nongovernmental organizations. Students will learn how to assess political risk, better understand the regulatory environment in which corporations function, and deal with the cultural nuances inherent to the global negotiation process. The online nature of the program offers flexibility for students to complete an academically solid degree program while continuing current employment, whether working in-state, nationwide or abroad. Additionally, the cohort model builds a learning community for mutual support.... [-]


MSc Economics: European Economic Policy

Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Maastricht

The EU faces many challenges in today’s global economic climate: taxation and monetary policies for the European Economic Area, labour market reforms, globalisation, sustainable growth, [+]

MSc Economics / European Economic Policy

The EU faces many challenges in today’s global economic climate: taxation and monetary policies for the European Economic Area, labour market reforms, globalisation, sustainable growth, competition regulations and the relationship between the EU and emerging market economies are just a few. You will study all this and more in the European Economic Policy track.

What will you learn?

The European Economic Policy track requires you not only to assess existing European policies and identify existing challenges, but also to absorb different arguments and form your own opinions about them. You will develop skills in interpreting different models and communicating your opinions about them to others in a persuasive manner.... [-]


M.Sc. of Economic Policy

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Antwerp

Study Economic Policy in an international context, with young academics from different countries and cultures. [+]

This graduate programme in Economic Policy will help you to analyse the wide range of problems economic policymakers are facing and to understand the background to political decision-making. You will acquire an advanced knowledge of macroeconomics, econometrics and philosophy of economics.

This master programme is a pre-experience M.Sc. of Business and Economics and focuses on Economic Policy. No prior working experience is required. The average age of our students is between 21-25 years old

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Master in Law and Economics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s program Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance, and mergers. [+]

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In the Master’s program in Law and Economics, you will focus on the economic and legal aspects of market regulation (in banking, energy, telecom, transport, health care, etc.), private equity, hedge funds, competition and competition policy, corporate governance, and mergers. You will learn from an interdisciplinary team of legal experts and economists who enhance the challenging course content with both theory and real-world knowledge. The interdependence of economics and law is the prime focus of the program. As a graduate of this program, you will be uniquely prepared to bridge what is a common gap between these disciplines. You combine the joint goal of this program with one of the two distinctive tracks of Law and Economics. Find out more about the following tracks:... [-]


MSc in Welfare Policies and Management

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services. [+]

Programme overview

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services. The courses are based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective. Inaddition to being active researchers in their own field of expertise, our teachers have undergone educational training and make use of modern teaching and assessment techniques. We also bring practitioners into our courses and make visits to different types of agencies involved in the production of welfare services.... [-]


MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham

This course is taught by economists with substantial experience working with central banks, regulators and other financial institutions. [+]

Overview

This course is taught by economists with substantial experience working with central banks, regulators and other financial institutions.

It is designed for those intending to prepare for an active career in a central bank or a regulatory authority overseeing financial markets and institutions, or who wish to gain experience of these institutions before working in the financial sector. It provides relevant preparation for work as an economist, supervisor or regulator in commercial and investment banks, credit rating agencies, pension companies and insurers, as well as in the public sector.

Unlike a typical economics MSc, this course includes core modules in consumer and firm behaviour, and the macroeconomic context for policymaking. It provides an introduction to monetary and financial policymaking, and hands-on data analysis modules with applications relevant to monetary and financial institutions.... [-]


MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy is the most recent addition to the Department of Economics’ portfolio of masters programme. The programme builds on the department’s unique combination of expertise – in policy analysis, regional economics, and critical theoretical perspectives – to provide students with an in-depth understanding of core policy debates in the area of global economic governance. [+]

MSc Global Economic Governance and Policy

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper Second Honours degree in a relevant subject or discipline (UK), CGPA 3.3 for universities with a selective entry policy and CGPA 3.5 for universities with a non-selective entry policy, equivalent undergraduate degree classification from other countries. Relevant professional experience will be taken into consideration.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-time

Who is this programme for? professionals with a strong interest and need in gaining a thorough academic foundation in, and understanding of, current developments in the area of global economic governance. graduate students from other disciplinary backgrounds wishing to further their understanding of global economic policy issues and debates through systematic academic study. economics graduate students wishing to specialize in global economic policy and governance. Prior knowledge of economics is not a requirement. ... [-]

Master of Science in Economics: Markets and Regulation

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This one-year research-based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of markets and their regulation. [+]

This one-year research-based Master programme has a strong international focus on the functioning of markets and their regulation.

The Markets & Regulation track of the Master’s programme in Economics at the University of Amsterdam focusses on understanding competitive markets, under what conditions they can work, and when they need protection. In this field, economics is used to regulate big business through government intervention. Develop a thorough understanding of modern oligopoly theory and become proficient in the current issues of market regulation and competition policy.

Based upon a common core in micro, macro and econometrics, students take specialisation courses including Advanced Industrial Organisation, Regulation, Empirical Market Analysis and Competition Policy. Original research in the second semester culminates in a master’s thesis that combines applied theory and econometrics to cutting-edge market matters.... [-]


MSc Economics for Business and Policy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom Stirling

This new Masters course is different to others: it places great emphasis on applying economic thinking to real-world business and policy challenges. Our course is suitable for anyone with a drive to succeed in economics, even if you’ve had no previous training in this area. [+]

Overview

This new Masters course is different to others: it places great emphasis on applying economic thinking to real-world business and policy challenges. Our course is suitable for anyone with a drive to succeed in economics, even if you’ve had no previous training in this area.

You'll explore interactions between international institutions, governments and households, and develop an appreciation of the insights that economic analysis can bring to business and policy. Our course also cultivates your skills in decision making and analysis, while enhancing your critical thinking abilities in evaluating business performance, management styles and statistics, as well as the public, social and macroeconomic policies and their effect on businesses and households.... [-]


Master in Applied Economics and International Economic Policy

Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years April 2019 Germany Wuppertal

The master program at hand builds upon the former program “Internationalization and Economic Policy” which has been excellently evaluated in the CHE-ranking. [+]

The master program at hand builds upon the former program “Internationalization and Economic Policy” which has been excellently evaluated in the CHE-ranking.

The academic focus is on scientific research: theoretical and methodological knowledge form the basis of an internationally aligned and application-oriented approach. In the course of the program, different specializations can be chosen, e.g. in the field of international economic relations, the economics of the labor market, health economics and financial economics. Also, it is possible for students to gain practical experience through a research-oriented internship. The internationally-oriented knowledge transfer is complemented by study visits at international institutions (e.g. the ECB, the European Commission, OECD, WTO, the ITU, the IZA).... [-]


Master of Science in International Economics and Economic Policy

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

This study programme, which is taught in English, focuses on process structures of economic policy in the international integration of markets. The programme prepares students for challenging careers in administration and politics, as well as in national and international organisations. [+]

This study programme, which is taught in English, focuses on process structures of economic policy in the international integration of markets. The programme prepares students for challenging careers in administration and politics, as well as in national and international organisations. In addition to applied econometrics and micro and macroeconomics, the programme provides in-depth knowledge of international economic policy and globalisation.The focus is on economic, micro and macroeconomic topics with a strong international correlation (international relations in trade and development, monetary and fiscal policy).The aim of the programme is to provide students with analytical, economic and quantitative skills and knowledge for challenging careers in the field of economic analysis, e.g. as is required for leading positions in ministries, associations, international organisations and enterprises, but also in development co-operation.... [-]


MSc Economics and Institutions (MSc EconInst)

Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Germany Marburg

The Master of Science Program in Economics and Institutions at Philipps University Marburg provides students with a comprehensive training for a career as a professional economist in government or business and an excellent basis for an academic career. [+]

The Master’s Program in Economics and Institutions at the Philipps-University of Marburg provides students with a comprehensive training for a career as a professional economist in government or business and a solid basis for an academic career.

Course Content & Distinctive Features

The MSc Economics and Institutions offers rigorous training in all major fields of economic theory and policy (including research methods) and is fully taught in English. It is designed as a general M.Sc. economics program with a distinctive focus on the economic analysis of institutions. This unique focus is based on the fundamental insight that the performance of an economy crucially depends on its institutions. These may be formal institutions, e.g. business laws and regulations, organization of the social security system, design of central banks, and institutional structures of the state and its political process; they can also be of an informal nature, e.g., norms and habits or specific institutions such as cooperatives and micro-credit markets in developing countries.... [-]