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 2018 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 2018 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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Master of Science in International Policy Management

Kennesaw State University
Online Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 2018 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.... [-]


MSc in Economic Policy

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 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 in Law and Economics

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. [+]

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. 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.

Growing Demand For Multidisciplinary Experts

Utrecht University’s Master of Law and Economics was established in response to growing demands from international employers for multidisciplinary experts in competition, regulatory issues, and governance. In the program, you will examine legal and managerial issues as well as the underlying economic theories behind such cases as:... [-]


M.Sc. in Applied Economic Sciences: Economic Policy

University of Antwerp
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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. in Applied Economic Sciences 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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MSc Economics of Monetary and Financial Policy

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 students 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 in Welfare Policies and Management

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Lund

With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this Master's programme provides you with the knowledge and skills required 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. In addition 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 Global Corporations and Policy

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MSc Global Corporations and Policy programme is designed for those engaged in or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations. [+]

MSc Global Corporations and Policy

Duration: One calendar year (full time). Two or three years (part-time).

Entry Requirements: A minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent). We welcome applications from academically strong individuals from a wide variety of fields and backgrounds. Candidates with a lower class degree but with degree-relevant work experience may be considered.

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time

The MSc Global Corporations and Policy programme is designed for those engaged in or aspiring to, professional careers in the public, corporate or not-for-profit sectors related to the political and economic management and regulation of multinational corporations.... [-]


MSc 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.

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics is a one-year programme of 60 ECTS credits (1 ECTS credit = 0,5 US credit). The course schedule is listed below. The academic year runs from September to the beginning of July and is divided into two semesters, each with three periods. Please refer to the academic calendar for the exact dates.

First semester

In the first period, you will acquire an advanced level of understanding of the core of economics: Microeconomics & Game Theory, Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics. During this first part, you will choose your specialisation track. In the second part of the first semester, you will enrol in the first three specialisation courses, Advanced Industrial Organization and Regulation, followed by the intensive course Empirical Market Analysis.... [-]


MSc Economics for Business and Policy

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 12 months September 2018 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 of Science in Economics, Major in Economic Policy (MScECON)

University of Neuchatel, Faculty of Economics and Business
Campus Full time 3 - 6 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Neuchâtel

The Master of Science in Economics, major in Economic Policy program provides students with the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge in economics at the advanced level while specializing in economic policy analysis. The emphasis is put on core competencies directly applicable to the workplace. The program content is based on solid theoretical underpinnings and cutting-edge technical skills while covering a wide range of policy applications. The teaching language is English. [+]

Program objectives

The MScECON program provides students with the opportunity to acquire an extensive knowledge in economics at the advanced level while specializing in economic policy analysis. The emphasis is put on core competencies which are directly applicable to the workplace. The program content is based on solid theoretical underpinnings and cutting-edge skills while covering a wide range of policy applications.

Acquired skills

The Master of Science in Economics, Major in Economic Policy, provides students with a unique opportunity to follow a challenging graduate program in a first-class Swiss institution with a focus on applied economics, and develop the skills required for a well-grounded economic policy analysis using appropriate theoretical and empirical tools. The originality of the program is its focus on the economic role of the State, with an appropriate mix of lecturers combining both academic rigor and real-world expertise. Economic and financial problems are heavily debated in modern media, but even if crucial, the role of State interventions in market-based economies is often difficult to identify and evaluate.... [-]


MSc in Health Economics, Policy and Management (DERPM)

Catholic University Of Cameroon
Campus 2 years September 2018 Cameroon Bamenda

The department offers, at the graduate level, training that produces competent professionals and researchers in Health Economics with strong analytical and practical entrepreneurial skills for research, economic analysis, and policy and health system management. Students are open to a large spectrum of scientific and technical skills associated with a profound understanding of the working environment with solid Christian professional ethics. [+]

Vision

To be a world-class academic institution for the advancement of knowledge in the light of the Christian faith.

The mission of the Department

The department offers, at the graduate level, training that produces competent professionals and researchers in Health Economics with strong analytical and practical entrepreneurial skills for research, economic analysis, and policy and health system management. Students are open to a large spectrum of scientific and technical skills associated with a profound understanding of the working environment with solid Christian professional ethics.

Objectives of DHEPM

The department offers a two year Master course program. The overall objective of the program is to build local capacity in Health Economics, Policy and Management in the Central African Region.... [-]


Master in Applied Economics and International Economic Policy

Bergische Universität Wuppertal - Schumpeter School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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).... [-]