Master of Science Degrees in Economics

Compare 185 Master of Science Programs in Economics

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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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M.S. in International and Development Economics

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The rapid pace of globalization has increased the demand for professionals with training in international economics and economic development. Our one of a kind Master of Science in International and Development Economics (IDEC) provides students with the knowledge and skills to understand how market forces can be harnessed to empower developing countries to break from cycles of poverty. [+]

Program Details

The Master of Science in International and Development Economics is a two-year program in which students take three to four classes each semester, including an overseas field research project over the summer. Students desiring to go part-time can complete the program by taking two classes per semester for three years, undertaking their summer field research between the second and third years of the program.

Program Learning Outcomes Understand the application of modern micro and macroeconomic theory to the key problems of economic development, trade and finance, including the analysis of market failures, poverty traps, the structure of incentives, the use of game theory to model institutional behavior, and open economy models of trade, migration, foreign direct investment, financial markets, and exchange rate determination. Design and carry out a fieldwork-based research project, including the formation of an original research question, planning of an effective methodology, development of field protocols/survey instruments, and data collection in a developing or transition country. Conduct original quantitative empirical analysis of an international or development economics problem. Specifically, students should be able to express an economic theory in terms of an observable model; determine the appropriate estimation method for the empirical model; utilize statistical software to conduct such estimation, and meaningfully interpret the results. Effectively communicate research finding both in writing and orally, including the compilation of a professional literature review, clear presentation of theoretical and empirical models, econometric analysis, and the relevance of the study's principal findings and implications for international and/or economic development... [-]

MSc in Economic and Financial Analysis

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester

This course is aimed at graduates who may have studied economics, finance or business-related degrees at undergraduate level. It is also suitable for those not holding a degree but who possess relevant professional qualifications or experience. [+]

This course is aimed at graduates who may have studied economics, finance or business-related degrees at undergraduate level. It is also suitable for those not holding a degree but who possess relevant professional qualifications or experience.

The course aims to provide industry-ready professionals equipped with the skills needed for success in a variety of banking, finance, analysis, local government and regional development careers.

You will be taught critical knowledge for Economic and Financial Analyst careers, and have extended opportunities to develop highly valued skills using industry-standard software (Bloomberg and Stata) in your analysis of real data to answer your own research questions.... [-]


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

Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom Edgbaston

Reflecting our strengths in both theoretical and applied policy areas, this MSc will give you a clear understanding of the economics in emerging and developing countries. You will be supported by academic experts in areas such as econometrics, development theory and policy and experimental economics. [+]

A deep understanding of economics is key to our continuing function as a global economy, helping to establish successful trade, monetary and welfare policies across our nations. Specialised courses in economic theory and econometrics will give you a sophisticated understanding of policy issues as you prepare for your career in the industry. Studying on one of the Department’s MSc programmes will provide you with an excellent set of specialist and transferable skills.

You will be given an advanced training in core areas of economics that are widely used in economics-based professions and, depending on which degree programme you are studying, you will also receive specialist training in areas relevant to your programme and take options in other areas that interest you.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Finance

University Of Tuebingen
Campus October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The M.Sc. in Economics and Finance combines the strengths of our faculty in economics, finance, and econometrics. Graduating from our program, you will be able to analyze financial and economic data in a scientific manner and know how prices of assets should be determined. Moreover, you will understand why financial instruments like options and futures can increase social welfare, even though they may involve potential risks for individual investors and financial stability [+]

Studying Economics and Finance at Tübingen

The M.Sc. in Economics and Finance combines the strengths of our faculty in economics, finance, and econometrics.

The 2008 crisis originating in the financial sector has proved to have severe consequences for economies and societies worldwide. It is therefore of utmost importance that decision-makers in financial institutions, regulatory offices, and central banks have a sound understanding of economic theory, the financial instruments designed for risk management, and the tools of modern econometric analysis.

Graduating from our program, you will be able to analyze financial and economic data in a scientific manner and know how prices of assets should be determined. Moreover, you will understand why financial instruments like options and futures can increase social welfare, even though they may involve potential risks for individual investors and financial stability.... [-]


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 Economics

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham

Our MSc Economics degree has been designed to give you an in-depth understanding of economic concepts, principles and techniques by focusing on the application of economics to contemporary real-world issues. You will be encouraged to ‘think like an economist’ through the application of economic ideas and methods drawn from a range of alternative perspectives. [+]

Our MSc Economics degree has been designed to give you an in-depth understanding of economic concepts, principles and techniques by focusing on the application of economics to contemporary real-world issues. You will be encouraged to ‘think like an economist’ through the application of economic ideas and methods drawn from a range of alternative perspectives.

In your first semester, you will work with the latest economic theories and the methods of analysis based on them, including the use of quantitative data. You’ll use these methods to contribute to resolving challenging issues in today’s global business and management environment.

During your second semester, you will have the opportunity to specialise in your subject area, creating a tailored degree path. We currently work with over 100 academic institutions worldwide giving you the chance to spend a few weeks abroad giving you a truly international perspective.... [-]


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.... [-]


Master in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Programme offers a scientifically well-founded training in the field of economics of globalisation, international trade and European economic integration. It provides a profound insight into the current scientific knowledge in this field and is supported by scientific research at the partner universities, both at these universities individually and in a network context. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

The curriculum of the Joint Master Degree in Economics of Globalisation and European Integration is designed for outstanding international students seeking to improve their personal competence portfolio in the broad field of international economics, including themes related to globalisation (migration, governance, international relations or trade), using both the theoretical and empirical insights in recent developments in these areas.

There is a close link to policy practice thanks to the cooperation with partnering institutions such as the European Commission, the United Nations, think tanks (CEPS) or business companies (KBC, KPMG). ... [-]


Master in Applied Economics and International Economic Policy

Bergische Universität Wuppertal
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).... [-]


MSc Economics (MSE)

Singapore Management University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 Singapore

Acquire the tools for understanding the micro- and macroeconomic consequences of human motives, incentives, policy, and institutions. Learn how to collect and analyze economic, social and financial data, while developing a comprehensive understanding of global economic issues for strategic decision making. [+]

MSc Economics (MSE) Master the world of economics and economic data.

Acquire the tools for understanding the micro- and macroeconomic consequences of human motives, incentives, policy, and institutions. Learn how to collect and analyze economic, social and financial data, while developing a comprehensive understanding of global economic issues for strategic decision making.

The MSE equips you with a strong core of economic theory and data-analytic skills, and our 3 tracks offer you the flexibility to adapt the program to your needs and interests. The MSE is accessible without prior training in economics.

APPLICATION CLOSES

Apr (for Aug intake)

MODE/DURATION

Full-time 1 Year Part-time 2 Years ... [-]

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 ... [-]

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.... [-]


Master of Science in Economics (MSc. Economics)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months September 2018 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

The Masters of Science in Economics (MSc Econ) is offered by the Open University of Tanzania through its newly established Centre of Economics and Community Economic Development. The postgraduate study in economics is extremely imperative for individuals who make top strategic economic decisions and those involved in economic policy design, analysis, appraisal, and implementation. [+]

The Masters of Science in Economics (MSc Econ) is offered by the Open University of Tanzania through its newly established Centre of Economics and Community Economic Development. The postgraduate study in economics is extremely imperative for individuals who make top strategic economic decisions and those involved in economic policy design, analysis, appraisal, and implementation. The right dose of postgraduate study in economics is, therefore, essential in order to elevate and strengthen the analytical competencies and best practices that are increasingly required to solve complex issues in this modern era of globalization.

The objectives of Master of Science in Economics (MSc Econ) are to:... [-]


Master in Economics

HEC Management School - University of Liège
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Belgium Liege

The Master’s degree in economics, available in two specializations, Economics and Finance and Economics and Society, offers you tools that are essential in order to analyze and understand the issues of local and global economics. [+]

The Master’s degree in economics, available in two specializations, Economics and Finance and Economics and Society, offers you:

tools that are essential in order to analyze and understand the issues of local and global economics. scientific knowledge and quantitative techniques in order to analyze economic, financial and social problems on the basis of observed facts and data. Large-scale digitalization and the appearance of massive data require increasingly quantitative management from companies, public administrations, and non-governmental organizations. This training program for economists is one of the best adapted to this technological development. a training program that is directed toward analysis and interpretation of data in order to make better decisions and forecasts. a program based on the expertise of HEC in the following areas: regional economic development, competition, and innovation, public economics, and finance. varied and attractive career opportunities. ... [-]