Master of Science Degree in Economics in Switzerland

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The MSc, or Master of Science, is a popular Master’s degree designation. Internationally recognized, the MSc is typically awarded after about five to six years of rigorous study in what is usually a science-based field.

Aside from the distinguishing between microeconomics and macroeconomics, students who are studying economics must also learn the difference between positive economics and normative economics. The former deals with that which is, while the later deals with that which ought to be. Other distinguishing characteristics include economic theory and applied economics.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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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 Economics And International Policies

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

The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) offers a wide range of scientific tools and specific skills, essential for the understanding of economic-political phenomena related to globalization and the functioning of public and international institutions. [+]

Objectives and contents

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 Swiss, Italian and foreign students interested in a curriculum of studies that allows they get a double title: an Italian Master's degree and a Swiss Master's (master's degree). The Master in Economics and International Policies (MEPIN) offers a wide range of scientific tools and specific skills, essential for the understanding of economic-political phenomena related to the globalization of markets. The bases on which the entire program is developed are linked to the study of economics, law and institutions, and international policies. In addition, multidisciplinary knowledge will be provided to address issues such as sustainable development, market globalization, population aging, migratory phenomena and, more generally, forms of cooperation between public authorities 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 partnerships between the public and private sectors are increasingly common in various sectors (health, public utilities, infrastructures, social services and environmental resources) and at all levels (local, national and supranational). In many international organizations, the public-private partnership is a privileged way 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, requires skills... [-]


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 ... [-]