Master in Economics - Growth and Fluctuations

University of Southern Denmark

Program Description

Master in Economics - Growth and Fluctuations

University of Southern Denmark

Master in Economics - Macroeconomics, Growth and Fluctuations (MSc)

Acquire insight into the workings of the global macroeconomy, past and present, and be able to navigate and make sound decisions in a rapidly changing global macroeconomic context.

The purpose of this profile is to enable you to ask and answer questions that are characteristic of applications and policy analysis in the area of macroeconomics, which is taken to include economic growth, business cycle fluctuations, and international economic issues such as trade and capital movements. You will obtain knowledge of theories and historical cases related to the above issues, and will be able to apply these theories and this historical knowledge to answer specific questions related to trends and events in the global economy.

Teaching methods

The year is divided into two semesters: The autumn semester begins on September 1st and ends just before Christmas. The spring semester begins on February 1st and ends around May/June.

The teaching takes place primarily as lectures and possibly with practical assignment lessons as supplements. Furthermore, individual supervision can occur.

The student must purchase books and other educational material on his/her own.

Examination types

Each course is completed with an exam. The examination types vary, but can take form as e.g. a written exam, an oral exam, a take-home assignment or a multiple-choice test. The examination type for the individual course will be stated in the course description.

Career opportunities

Students who specialize in “Macroeconomics: Growth & Fluctuations” will be qualified for jobs in international institutions working with global macroeconomic issues such as the OECD, the IMF, the UN, and the World Bank. Students will also be of interest to national organizations working with such issues; these include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Central Bank, as well as consultancy firms. Finally, the financial sector also employs many macroeconomic analysts.

Entry requirements

The admission requirement for the M.Sc. in Economics (cand.oecon.) in Macroeconomics, Growth and Fluctuations is the Danish three-year Bachelor of Science in Economics, Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business Administration (HA) or Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Economy.

Applicants with other relevant backgrounds can also apply. The applications will be evaluated on an individual basis. It may be required of the applicants to take supplementary courses.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
8,500 EUR
Start date Sept. 2017
Denmark Odense
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 2 years
Price 8,500 EUR
Price for non EU/EEA students, per year