The focus on regional opportunities and challenges are highly relevant to both developed and developing countries. This programme provides a deepening education in the field of economics and, especially, regional economics, and will allow you to develop your analytical skills and abilities
The programme aims to build students’ core competencies to work with economic issues at various spatial levels; international, inter-regional, and local. During the first year, students learn theoretical and quantitative analytical skills. In the second year the programme aims to further deepen the students’ competencies in the area of spatial econo¬mics. Strengthening econometric competencies is at the core of first-year’s courses. The last term is devoted to writing a comprehensive thesis, which is conducted in close collaboration with faculty. This gives you the opportunity to establish links with the research faculty and also gain insight into the academic milieu and knowledge about how to conduct research. In addition, many researchers within the economics faculty specialize within the field of regional economics, creating an excellent match.
The programme includes several method courses which give the students the tools and skills to analyse and process data and draw conclusions. Thus, this programme combines theoretical knowledge with useful practical skills.
The programme attracts students and instructors from around the world, This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.
Students have the opportunity to spend the third semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The alternative to international exchange is to study elective courses at JIBS. Both alternatives allow you to create your own individualized profile.
Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship.
The education prepares students for positions demanding specialised analytical and methodological skills in economics. As a result, you will have the skills to work closely with decision making within companies/ organizations. You will be able to process and analyse data and pass on these results to your colleagues and managers. These skills are important both in the private and public sector. After completing the programme you will be well prepared for positions requiring practical and scientific knowledge and will have the ability to utilise this knowledge in new models and methods.
Due to the international diversity of the participants in this programme you will gain knowledge and experience in working with individuals from different cultures giving you important skills to take with you into the workplace. A graduate in economics is an internationally recognized qualification, which opens the door to an international career.
Future work for graduates of this programme may include performing analyses and investigations for various Swedish and international multinational companies or for public organisations such as government departments, municipal agencies, aid organizations and UN agencies.
NB Preliminary list of courses
- Mathematical Methods for Economics and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
- Microeconomic Foundations of Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
- Advanced Macroeconomics and Growth 7.5 Credits
- Economics of Cities and spatial methods 7.5 Credits
- Analytical Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
- Advanced Economic Geography 7.5 Credits
- Globalization of Economic Activity 7.5 Credits
- Critical analysis and Academic writing 7.5 Credits
- Advanced Econometric Analysis 7.5 Credits
- Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth 7.5 Credits
- Applied Econometrics 7.5 Credits
- International Trade Analysis 7.5 Credits
- Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 Credits
(elective requirement: 15 credits in economics at A1N and 7.5 credits in statistics/econometrics)
- Master Thesis in Economics 30 Credits
- Credits: 120,0 ECTS
- Level: Master's
- Rate of study: Full-time
- Place of study: Campus-based
- Language: English
- Start date: Autumn 2016
The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in economics, or equivalent. Furthermore, a minimum of 15 credits in statistics/econometrics is required.
Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.
The number of places is limited. Selection is made based on:
- Academic results from bachelor level studies
- Letter of motivation
- GRE (not required, but a good score may strengthen your application)
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Last updated March 2, 2017