Master of Science Degrees in Economics

Compare 179 Master of Science Programs in Economics

Economics

A Master of Science or MSc is the next step in a post-secondary education in a discipline that typically focuses on science and mathematics. It generally takes around two years of full-time study to complete such a program.

What is an MSc in Economics? This program of study encompasses markets and the forces that affect them. It includes supply and demand as well as taxes, trade policies, and trends. The study of those facets of production and consumption may help people understand the transfer of wealth and debt and how to positively impact it. Economics can also be termed the study of decision-making, since the goal of many programs is to properly regulate markets in order to achieve the best results.

The benefits of an MSc in Economics are far-reaching. Not only will you likely learn skills such as how to apply historical trends to the present day in order to accurately predict market conditions, but you may learn personal finance skills and time management as well. These skills can help you in your personal life as well as your professional one.

The cost of a degree program varies by location and school. Contact your school of choice to determine an estimate of expenses specific to your program.

Careers in economics range the full spectrum. You could choose to work in the private sector, perhaps as a stockbroker or personal wealth advisor. Government positions are also available with a master’s degree; financial advisors often have a large influence over tax and trade policies. Alternatively, you might choose to go into business for yourself as a consultant or advisor. The field of education offers options as well, as you might choose to work on staff at a university as a professor or perhaps publish your thoughts in a trade publication or online.

Schools around the world offer degree programs including MSc in Economics, both in a traditional classroom setting and online. 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 Maritime Economics & Logistics (MEL)

MEL Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics & Logistics
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders in business and government. The programme prepares experts with modern economic and management tools for efficient decision-making, providing them at the same time with methods, concepts, and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, the complexities of global maritime supply chains. [+]

The programme reflects MEL’s holistic and integrated approach to addressing the complex interconnectedness of global maritime supply chains. In addition to the MEL courses, the programme places substantial emphasis on methodology and analytical skill development. Also the MEL thesis plays a large part in the curriculum.

Distinguishing characteristics of the programme – bridging theory to practice – are the MEL Events (social/cultural integration); Company Visits (in situ experience); Professional Development Courses (practical applications of theory); and the Distinguished Lecture Series.

Learning Objectives

The MSc in Maritime Economics and Logistics (MEL) aims at fast-tracking promising young professionals into tomorrow’s leaders in business and government. The programme prepares experts with modern economic and management tools for efficient decision-making, providing them at the same time with methods, concepts, and theories to enable them to understand and analyse, in a holistic and multidisciplinary way, the complexities of global maritime supply chains. In this way, MEL graduates are expected to be able to act and make decisions, with managerial style and determination, under complex and uncertain conditions, in a global economic and social environment.... [-]


MSc in Economics

School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Sweden Gothenburg

The Master of Science in Economics is a practice-oriented degree program that combines analytical tools with policy applications. The program is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with top quality skills in the private sector as well as in international organizations and the public sector, in Sweden and all over the world. [+]

Language of instruction: English

The Master of Science in Economics is a practice-oriented degree program that combines analytical tools with policy applications. The program is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with top quality skills in the private sector as well as in international organizations and the public sector, in Sweden and all over the world. A recent study showed that the employment rate among students with an advanced undergraduate degree in Economics from Gothenburg was close to a 100 percent. The largest share works in the private sector, and many of them work abroad. Most of the graduates have advanced positions where they make use of the skills they achieved during their studies.... [-]


MSc Applied Economics

University of Bath
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Claverton Down

Our MSc Applied Economics is a suite of taught courses that provides rigorous training in all the main aspects of economics. [+]

Gain a strong grounding in advanced economics, and take your knowledge an important step further by applying it to the field that most interests you.

Our MSc Applied Economics is a suite of taught courses that provides rigorous training in all the main aspects of economics.

Starting with a comprehensive refresher course in essential maths and economics skills, you will go on to receive advanced training in the analysis of problems in applied microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and strategic decision-making.

Most importantly, you will then have the opportunity to tailor the course to the area of business or policy you are most interested in, giving you additional expertise and a head start when seeking work in that field.... [-]


Master of Science in Economics and Political Science (EPS)

University of Milan
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Milan

EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences, and Quantitative methods. [+]

Course Objectives and Structure

EPS is an international course entirely taught in English with a highly qualified interdisciplinary learning track, integrating advanced analytical tools in Economics, Political sciences, and Quantitative methods.

The EPS degree is a multidisciplinary program, presenting a balanced offer of courses in economics and political science and quantitative methods.

During the first year, students will be trained in advanced general tools of the three disciplines, whereas in the II year teaching focuses on advanced topics in the domains of international economics and politics.

Training also includes internships in international organizations, or businesses, in-house laboratories and the writing of a final dissertation.... [-]


Economics and Business Strategy

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Loughborough

Our MSc Economics and Business Strategy programme will enable you to apply the tools of economics and strategy to influence business performance and to develop strategic thinking and decision-making in a competitive business environment. [+]

Our MSc Economics and Business Strategy programme will enable you to apply the tools of economics and strategy to influence business performance and to develop strategic thinking and decision-making in a competitive business environment.

The programme will equip you with the skills of a professional business economist, for careers in business, government, regulation, international organisations and for higher awards by research.

Taught by experienced researchers and practitioners, students will use the insights of economic theory to address real-world problems. The strong emphasis on applying theoretical and quantitative skills to real-world situations – as well as a focus on developing critical thinking skills – will enable you to work effectively both in industry and government.... [-]


MSc in Economics & Strategy for Business

Imperial College Business School
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

An interdisciplinary programme that equips business graduates with the advanced skills to apply strategic economic thinking to the modern organisation. [+]

MSc Economics & Strategy for Business is a challenging one-year, full-time programme that teaches students how to combine the rigour of analytical thinking with a strategic focus. The programme’s approach emphasises application of theory to recognise the realities facing practising managers.

The focus of the programme is interdisciplinary, combining advanced modules in both economics and strategy. Leading scholars will lead modules which focus on the most pressing and relevant issues in innovation, globalisation, digital and energy economics.

Practical course components, such as the Business Simulation and Consulting Project, undertaken for a real client, will teach you the application of theories in the real world enabling you to hit the ground running in your career.... [-]


MSc Finance & Economics

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2018 United Kingdom Coventry

Explore the most advanced tools in finance and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options [+]

Explore the most advanced tools in finance and use your economics background as a springboard to increase your career options.

This course is ideal for you if you already have a strong grounding in economics, are highly numerate, and want to learn to apply your knowledge to finance. You will be considering jobs in the City or in the capital markets of your own country, in areas such as asset management, corporate finance, trading, financial regulation, and economic and financial consulting and central banking.

WBS benefits from excellent links to key financial institutions and employers and this course has benefited from recommendations following consultation with the Bank of England, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, and many of our alumni.... [-]


MSc in Economics

Hanken School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Finland Helsinki

Economics is the basis of a general and systematic understanding of economic transactions in society. Learn more about majoring in Economics and the unique opportunity to select courses from three universities. Our specialisation offers you a balanced mix of a broad perspective and a deep insight into economic theory. The curriculum is designed to match the demand for professional economists in business and government. [+]

Master's studies in Economics

Economics is the basis of a general and systematic understanding of economic transactions in society. Learn more about majoring in Economics and the unique opportunity to select courses from three universities.

Our specialisation offers you a balanced mix of a broad perspective and a deep insight into economic theory. The curriculum is designed to match the demand for professional economists in business and government.

Upon graduation, you will be

ready to take on challenges in rapidly changing contexts trained to use economic data an expert at communicating your findings able to visualise the larger context of economics and influence policy ... [-]

MSc in Economics

Lazarski University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw

Economics is a fascinating discipline, but it is also quite demanding. Knowledge of economics is essential for understanding today's ever-changing world. [+]

Economics is a fascinating discipline, but it is also quite demanding. Knowledge of economics is essential for understanding today's ever-changing world.

Through this programme, students will develop their skills and professional interest in economics to become key players in business, irrespective of the geographical location of their future job, by specialising in International Business Economics.

Graduates of Lazarski's economics programs learn innovative approaches to business and financial analysis, which ensures that they will meet the demands of the modern and dynamically competitive market.

With excellent academics, derived from the best Polish and foreign universities, who have experience working in senior positions in business and public administration, students of this program will gain practical analytical skills, knowledge of the international market, they will learn about economic processes, financial operations, as well as learn how to apply their knowledge in business and international settings.... [-]


Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced English-taught program which takes a student with an initial graduate economics degree further into the research frontier in economics. [+]

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics (MASE) is an advanced English-taught program which takes a student with an initial graduate economics degree further into the research frontier in economics.

What is the 'Master of Advanced Studies in Economics' all about?

The Master of Advanced Studies in Economics offers students a deeper knowledge in specific areas of application, provides them with advanced theoretical and empirical tools to analyze concrete economic problems and acquaints them with current research practices in economics.

The MASE features a choice of graduate-level courses from different fields within economics. The goal of the program is to enable you to find a promising research topic and to stimulate you to develop your own research on this topic. This research leads to the MASE thesis, which for many students eventually becomes the first chapter of a doctoral dissertation.... [-]


Master of Science in Quantitative Economics

California Lutheran University
Online Campus Full time Part time 36 hours USA Thousand Oaks Westlake Village + 2 more

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) degree emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economics faculty and forecasting team. [+]

Overview

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) degree emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economics faculty and forecasting team.

Quick Facts

*Students can start in August or January of each year.

Our program features an intense quantitative element, including more econometrics, financial economics, and theory than most master’s programs. The econometrics curriculum contains unique forecasting and modeling components that provide valuable hands-on application of theory.

Highly Ranked

The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics has been ranked 3rd in the nation for quantitive economics programs by The Financial Engineer.... [-]


International Economy and Business (MSc)

University of Szeged
Campus 4 semesters September 2018 Hungary Szeged

The goal of the programme in International Economy & Business is to provide the sound theoretical base and practical skills necessary for professional success. [+]

About the programme

The goal of the programme in International Economy & Business is to provide the sound theoretical base and practical skills necessary for professional success. A strong emphasis is put on the international aspects of the field by teaching the subjects of International Economics, Finance, Accounting, Strategic Management, Human Resource Management, Negotiating Techniques and Intercultural Communication. During the course of the programme, there is a focus on developing skills to synthesize and organize information, to analyze and evaluate data and to persuasively present information and findings. Graduates are expected to find or even create jobs in the world of international economy and business.... [-]


MSc Economics

University of Sussex - School of Business, Management and Economics
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Brighton + 1 more

Gain the skills and knowledge in applied economics to become a successful, policy-oriented economist in government or international organizations, or at universities. [+]

Key information Duration: 1-year full time, 2 years part-time Start date: September 2018 Apply by: 1 August (International), 1 September (UK/EU)

Gain the skills and knowledge in applied economics to become a successful, policy-oriented economist in government or international organizations, or at universities.

Much of what you’ll study is at the forefront of the economics discipline in terms of theory, empirical methods and policy applications.

You have the opportunity to go on a three-month internship at an international organization or as a research assistant at a university.

Full-time and part-time study

Choose to study this course full time or part time, to fit around your work and family life. Modules for the full-time course are listed below.... [-]


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.... [-]


MSc Economics

Birkbeck, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques and goes on to discuss the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems. [+]

This programme is designed to equip you with tools and techniques for investigating important economic issues. It provides a grounding in mathematical and econometric techniques and goes on to discuss the foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics and their application to new economic problems.

You will learn to express original ideas in academic papers and to test them with the use of econometrics. The study of econometrics covers linear and dynamic linear regression models, a wide variety of hypothesis tests and techniques for estimating systems of equations. Techniques are illustrated with economic examples, such as models with rational expectations, as well as consumption, production and money demand functions.... [-]