Master of Science Degrees in Economics

Compare 178 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 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 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 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 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 International Economics

University Of Tuebingen
Campus October 2018 Germany Tübingen

The M.Sc. in International Economics program builds upon the strength of our faculty in international economics. If you are intrigued by the claims often made about the benefits and threats from economic globalization, then this is your program. [+]

Studying International Economics at Tübingen

The M.Sc. in International Economics program builds upon the strength of our faculty in international economics. If you are intrigued by the claims often made about the benefits and threats from economic globalization, then this is your program.

Struggling to take advantage of economic globalization, governments, and firms. They are in need of experts in international economics. You will become such an expert through specialized courses, international trade, and migration. Further courses will help you understand the intricacies of monetary and fiscal policy under different exchange rate regimes.

Graduating from this program, you will understand the driving forces behind major trends in global markets and what these trends mean for firms and workers. Moreover, you will be able to evaluate the costs and benefits of policies of economic integration.... [-]


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:... [-]


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 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. The Programme leads to an in-depth understanding in the following core fields:

Advanced Microeconomics Advanced Macroeconomics Open Economy Macroeconomics Economics of Globalisation Economics of European Integration International Trade: Theory and Policy

As a master degree in economics should also include a strong quantitative component, Applied Econometrics is taught as an additional core discipline. The Programme consists of 60 ECTS credits, the taught part of the programme consisting of 45 credits and the dissertation having a weight of 15 credits. One credit is roughly equivalent to 25 working hours (lectures, assignments and study time).... [-]


MSc in Economics and Management

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

The two-year MSc programme in Economics and Management gives students an in-depth knowledge of a range of economics and management disciplines. The programme is flexible, giving the students the opportunity to specialise in a specific field or in a combination of economics and management topics. [+]

STUDYING IN AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED ENVIRONMENT WITH YOUR OWN PERSONAL PROFILE AN INTERNATIONALLY RENOWNED RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT

The two-year MSc programme in Economics and Management gives students an in-depth knowledge of a range of economics and management disciplines. The programme is flexible, giving the students the opportunity to specialise in a specific field or in a combination of economics and management topics.

Researchers in the programme work in the fields of accounting, finance, macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics, and economics of the business. The MSc programme allows students to create a personal academic profile within one or across several of these fields. Progress in the chosen courses is closely followed and monitored to ensure the students’ academic development. Each semester, the department offers about thirty elective courses. The broad range of courses allows you to specialise in a particular field of interest and to compose an individual course programme.... [-]


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 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 In Economics And International Politics

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

The Master of Science in Economics and International Politics is a master offering a vast store of scientific instruments and expertise which are indispensable for the understanding of the economic and political phenomena of globalization. [+]

Objectives and content

The Faculty of Economics of the University of Italian Switzerland is organizing a joint Master with the High School of Economics and International Relations (ASERI) of the Catholic University of Milan, involving students Swiss, Italians and foreigners interested in a curriculum that allows them to get a double degree: a Bachelor and a Master Italian Swiss Master (MSc). The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) offers a vast store of scientific instruments and expertise which are indispensable for the understanding of the economic and political phenomena linked to the globalization of markets. The basis on which develops the whole program are related to the study of economics, law and institutions, international policies. It will also feature a multi-disciplinary knowledge needed to address issues such as sustainable development, market globalization, an aging population, migration and, more generally, the forms of cooperation between public and private economic operators aimed at achieving a common goal, such as the provision of a service or the creation and management of a project. The partnership between the public and the private are now increasingly frequent in various sectors (health, public utilities, infrastructure, social services and environmental resources) and at all levels (local, national and supranational). In many international organizations, public-private partnership is a privileged mode for the realization of public interest programs related to fundamental issues such as energy, transport or development cooperation projects. The study of the areas of intersection between public and private, from the local to the global level,... [-]