Master of Science Degrees in Economics

Compare 189 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.

Read More

MSc in Maritime Economics & Logistics (MEL)

MEL Erasmus Center for Maritime Economics & Logistics
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 24 months October 2019 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 2019 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 in in Economics

Norwegian University of Life Sciences NMBU
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Norway As

You study at one of Norway’s leading schools in economics, with an international reputation in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics, and development economics. [+]

You study at one of Norway’s leading schools in economics, with an international reputation in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics, and development economics.

What can you use this qualification for? Economists have specialized knowledge on how the economy influences societies and the well-being of inhabitants. This makes economists well suited to work on issues in environmental policy, energy systems, development aid, enterprise development, trade policy and general economic policy. Economists are therefore in high demand in the private and public sectors as well as by many non-governmental organizations. What will you learn?

NMBU School of Economics and Business will give you skills in economic analysis and broad insights on how economies work. You get extensive training in economic theory and analysis, in accordance with national and international standards.... [-]


MSc Applied Economics

University of Bath
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 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 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.... [-]


Master of Science in Data Science and Economics

University of Milan
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Italy Milan

The Master of Science in “Data Science and Economics” (DSE) responds to the training needs of data scientists in the economic field. The course provides skills to analyze and understand the nature of data through modern data management techniques, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing. Students will learn to extract meaningful relationships and recurring patterns, build predictive and nowcasting models that integrate company, market, administrative and social media data, perform analysis of policy effects (economic, social) or actions (investments, marketing campaigns) and any other activity related to the sectors of economy, marketing, business and finance. [+]

Course Objectives and Structure

The Master of Science in “Data Science and Economics” (DSE) responds to the training needs of data scientists in the economic field. The course provides skills to analyze and understand the nature of data through modern data management techniques, machine learning, data mining and cloud computing. Students will learn to extract meaningful relationships and recurring patterns, build predictive and nowcasting models that integrate company, market, administrative and social media data, perform analysis of policy effects (economic, social) or actions (investments, marketing campaigns) and any other activity related to the sectors of economy, marketing, business and finance.... [-]


Master of Science in International Economics and Finance at Valparaiso University

American Consortium of Universities (INTERLINK)
Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 USA Valparaiso

The Master of Science in International Economics and Finance (IEF) provides students with theoretical and analytical training in the economic, financial, cultural, and managerial aspects of global business and commerce. This 37-credit program is designed for international and US students seeking to develop skills to effectively recommend strategies and policies to upper management operating in a complex global business environment. [+]

The Master of Science in International Economics and Finance (IEF) provides students with theoretical and analytical training in the economic, financial, cultural, and managerial aspects of global business and commerce. This 37-credit program is designed for international and US students seeking to develop skills to effectively recommend strategies and policies to upper management operating in a complex global business environment. The program, which can be completed in 18 months of full-time coursework, requires study in the areas of finance, statistics, and global economics issues. Graduates of this degree program will be well-positioned to work in the profit, non-profit, and government sectors.... [-]


Economics and Business Strategy

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 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 Economics and Management

Czech University of Life Sciences - Faculty of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Czech Republic Praha-Suchdol

The study branch is aimed at students who are interested in the area of economics and management. It is being conceived inter-disciplinarily using the integrated economic and managerial basis, quantitative methods, ICT and the social-science disciplines connected. [+]

The form of Study: Full-time Study

Length of Study: 2 years (4 semesters)

Entrance Exams: an online interview from Economics and Management and Quantitative Methods.

The master´s degree study branch Economics and Management that is being taught in English is in correspondence with the traditional and successful Czech study branch Provoz a ekonomika, the graduates of which always have found excellent chances of employment both within CR and on foreign labour markets (rate of unemployment of the graduates of this study branch belongs to those lowest ones among the CR economic study branches (1.4 % as in the HN on February 19, 2016).

The study branch is aimed at students who are interested in the area of economics and management. It is being conceived inter-disciplinarily using the integrated economic and managerial basis, quantitative methods, ICT and the social-science disciplines connected.... [-]


MSc Economics

Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2019 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. [+]

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. By studying economics here, the emphasis is on the application of versatile tools, techniques and methods of thought which are distinctively associated with professional economists.

You’ll have the opportunity to work hands-on with economic tools and techniques, including the use of our state-of-the-art Trading Room. You will learn how to access economic phenomena, using theory and evidence to draw insights into the underlying causes and importantly their impact on people, businesses and the wider society.... [-]


Master of Economics (Leuven)

KU Leuven: Faculty of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Economics (ME) is a one year Master program, oriented towards students with broad interests in social and scientific matters who are capable of critical and creative thinking. [+]

The Master of Science in Economics (ME) is a one year Master program, oriented towards students with broad interests in social and scientific matters who are capable of critical and creative thinking.

What is the 'Master of Economics' all about?

The Master of Economics program offers students with a bachelor's degree a theoretical framework, allowing them to provide well-grounded answers to socio-economic questions. As an economist, you will observe the various players (individuals, companies, domestic and foreign governments) and their interactions within the global economy. You will be able to interpret the general economic situation in a wider social and legal context.

The program consists of a common core of two program units and a master's thesis.... [-]


MSc Finance & Economics

Warwick Business School
Campus Full time 12 months August 2019 United Kingdom Coventry

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. [+]

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

City University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Gain the thorough background in theoretical, applied and empirical economics that you need to prepare for a range of career options in the industry, government and academia. [+]

Who is it for?

This course enables you to immerse yourself in rigorous modern economics training – either immediately after an undergraduate degree or as a mid-career professional. You can choose to study full time over the course of one year or part-time over the course of two.

Objectives

This course will give you a solid foundation in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics while exploring modules on finance, regulation, health economics, behavioural economics and development economics.

The Economics MSc helps you:

Develop your critical and analytical abilities in economics Understand modern economic theory, at both a micro and a macro level Analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the relevant empirical and theoretical research methodology Develop your knowledge of econometric theory and techniques Critically interpret current research in fields such as behavioural and experimental economics, financial economics, health economics, macroeconomics, regulation and competition, and development Prepare academically for a career as a professional economist. ... [-]

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.... [-]


MSc in Economics and Business - Specialisation in Health Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Rotterdam

The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to face the sector’s challenges in the 21st century. [+]

Does reading about the rapidly rising costs of health care make you want to do something about it? Would you like to apply economic and quantitative skills to achieve this? The Health Economics programme provides you with the concepts and techniques needed to face the sector’s challenges in the 21st century.

You will gain insight in the peculiarities of a sector where the supply side (doctors) is not driven by maximising profits and the value of the demanded good, health, is subject of debate. Get ready to discuss issues such as:

How can we address problems caused by rising medical costs and population aging? How can we benefit optimally from advances in medical technology? How far should solidarity go and where does personal responsibility start? Is this the right choice for you? ... [-]