Masters Programs in Economic Policy

Compare 10 Masters Programs in Economic Policy

Economic Policy

The largest actors in an economy make the biggest impact on overall market conditions. Governments, banks and private corporations need to create strategies that allocate limited resources in the most efficient way possible. Those with a Master in Economic Policy have the skills these organizations depend on to analyze information and create effective programs.

What is a Master in Economic Policy? This is an advanced degree that enhances the education of students beyond the graduate level. It focuses on the major theories of economics as they relate to policy decisions. Students explore topics important to both micro and macroeconomic perspectives. Areas of focus include tax policy, trade agreements and public programs. Graduates are able to identify inefficiencies and make suggestions to streamline the function of large scale organizations.

A graduate will have developed advanced critical thinking and communication skills. In addition to being able to analyze the potential results of policy changes, these students are taught to create detailed reports and presentations that synthesize complex ideas into an easily comprehensible format. These programs also give students the opportunity to begin working with the latest software tools for data collection and analysis.

The cost for a Master in Economic Policy will depend on the institution the student chooses to attend. It is recommended that students contact the admissions departments of schools being considered for more detailed information regarding fees and tuition.

Graduates are employable in many fields. After completing their program, many are able to advance in their existing careers. Governments, banks and private corporations all require the services of these graduates. They find work as analysts and consultants. Some are successful in managerial roles for public programs. Others choose to continue their studies and complete a doctoral program. These students are qualified for careers in academics.

It is important to consider as many options as possible before deciding on a program. For international students and working professionals, online coursework provides quality educational opportunities that fit within geographical and scheduling limitations. 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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Master in Public Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals. [+]

1-year Master for mid-career professionals

The Master in Public Affairs (MPA) is Sciences Po's flagship full-time one-year programme for mid-career professionals interested in public policy and the interaction of public and private sectors. It prepares students for today's policy environment which is co-developed, co-produced and co-managed by empowered individuals.

Objectives

The programme focuses on policy design and implementation as well as on the management of public affairs, and introduces participants to real-world policy problems. Graduates will be equipped with new skills to navigate between local and global perspectives, and from public-private partnerships to international organisations and civil society. In particular, the MPA will:... [-]


Master in International Development Policy

Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Washington DC

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world. [+]

A Master in International Development Policy gives the next generation of international development leaders the skills they need to change the world.

The Master in International Development Policy (MIDP) degree equips students with essential technical and analytical skills necessary to make a positive difference in the world, while delivering expertise in the politics, management, and ethics of development.

Our students recognize that well-designed government policies and development programs can be powerful instruments for improving public welfare, but that without a proper understanding of the economic and institutional context, efforts can be misdirected and even counterproductive.... [-]


Master in Economic Analysis and European Policy

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The goals of this programme are to strengthen the knowledge of the students in economics. At the same time, they will get the chance to specialise in a particular field . [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. Wide range of courses covering all economic fields Advanced training Development of analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills The Master in Economics – Analysis, Policy and Research proposes a rigorous and advanced training in all key economics disciplines, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The training is completed by two seminars (one quantitative, one thematic) and the writing of a master thesis which develops the students’ autonomy and capacity to lead important projects and communicate with others. The possibility to choose a field of specialization (Financial Economics, Innovation and Markets, International Economics, and Socio-economic policy) provides students with solid expertise to analyse complex economic problems and become skilled decision-makers who can generate innovative solutions in a changing economic world. This master also offers the possibility to opt for a research-oriented specialization in the second year, which leads to a Ph.D. in economics. Fact Sheet: English (80% to 90%) - French (10% to 20%) depending on the choice of the optional courses International exchange programme opportunities Double degree optional (LUISS Guido Carli) Requirements: TOEFL > 95 GMAT > 650 ECTS grade of B Strong economic and management background [-]

MPhil in Industrial Policy

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. [+]

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the acquisition, analysis, interpretation and application of appropriate industrial policies to support the structural transformation of the economies of the continent. The programme consists of core modules offering an in-depth coverage of a broad range of issues pertaining to industrial development policies, strategies and management in Africa, and allowing students to test the practical application of the knowledge imparted, participate in analysing case studies, conducting field visits, and prepare individual technical reports on the various themes covered. Mastering of the curriculum will provide students with the ability to be able to reflect critically on theory of industrial policy and its application. They will be able to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, design and critically appraise research, make sound judgments using data and information using the econometric techniques learned and communicate their conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours qualification or a postgraduate diploma in Accounting or a Tax related honours degree on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on New NQF level 8/Old NQF level 7 and related taxation experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Accountancy. Preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the Department of Accountancy. A selection process will be followed. Contact details: Prof Danie Coetsee... [-]

MCom in Local Economic Development

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time Part time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg + 1 more

The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. The purpose of the Professional MCom (Local Economic Development) is to develop an advanced level of knowledge, skills and applied competence in the field of Local Economic Development (LED). The programme is specifically designed to meet the requirements of the LED profession and is aimed at students who plan to qualify as Certified LED professionals. This professional Master’s degree will prepare students to reflect on the practice of LED professionals. Through the research component, students will contribute towards the development of knowledge at an advanced level and prepare them for specialised professional employment. Admission requirements: The minimum admission requirement is a cognate Bachelor Honours Degree or a Postgraduate Diploma. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with Honours status on New NQF level 8 / Old NQF level 7 and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and or related experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. A preparatory study and an entrance examination may be required by the UJ Department of Economics and Econometrics. Students whose previous degrees did not include Local Economic Development (LED) will have to complete a bridging module in the form of a short learning programme (SLP) entitled “Introduction to LED”. Contact details: Prof Lorraine Greyling / 011 559 2057 / lgreyling@uj.ac.za [-]

Master of Applied Economics and Policy

University of Windsor, Graduate
Campus Full time 16 months September 2018 Canada Windsor

The challenging global economy requires highly trained individuals who possess the knowledge and the skills in economic policy making. [+]

The challenging global economy requires highly trained individuals who possess the knowledge and the skills in economic policy making and, participate effectively in helping decision-makers choose sound economic policies that strike a good balance between cyclical economic recovery and long-run economic growth. This exciting course-based program provides students with graduate-level knowledge and skills related to applications of economic theory in policy-making, bridging the gap between theory and practice. The program is comprised of four distinct parts delivered over 16 consecutive months: six core courses; series of specialized electives; courses in both management and business communications; and, policy project. Key Learning outcomes: Describe, critically appraise, and apply advanced concepts in economics Choose the appropriate models and mathematical techniques to propose solutions to economic problems Formulate and conduct empirical tests of theoretical economic models using standard data Model and analyze the impacts of economic policies on consumers and society Career Opportunities: Alumni are able to find positions in industry, government, think tanks, and international organizations. There is a dramatic technological change within this industry. This program specifically equip graduates with the skills and knowledge that successfully enable them to be highly competitive in the current labour market. Intake: September [-]

Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Mons

he master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. This program is taught in FRENCH. The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. Profile of the programme The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions. The curriculum includes: A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. The curricula offered by the Warocqué School of Business and Economics have been ISO-certified since 2003. This certification, which is identical to that used in the professional world, involves the various stakeholders in a process leading to continuous improvement in the... [-]

Euromasters

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Germany Berlin

Euromasters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: [+]

Euromasters Euromasters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The full-time program consists of four semesters, during which students study at up to three of the program's partner universities: University of Bath | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin | Freie Universität Berlin | Univerzita Karlova v Praze | Sciences Po, Paris | Università degli Studi di Siena |University of Washington Seattle The Department of Social Sciences of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and the Freie Universität zu Berlin's Otto Suhr Institut für Politikwissenschaft operate the Berlin modules of the program. Program Overview Euromasters prepares students for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The program focuses on the comparative analysis of European polity, politics and policy. It is operated by the European American University Consortium (EAUC). This vast network of renowned universities gives students the unique opportunity to complete the program at a minimum of two and up to three different universities in Europe. Therefore, students do not simply pursue a European Studies degree, but experience Europe from the perspective of multiple countries, their (academic) cultures and languages. After the successful completion of all study requirements students are awarded a Joint Degree (MA in Contemporary European Studies) by the University of Bath on behalf of the EAUC. The Berlin Modules cover: Module I Comparative European Government Systematic comparison of liberal Western democracies concerning typologies of institutional settings, decisionmaking structures and the processes and various types of actors involved in... [-]

Master in Economics - Economic Analysis and European Policy

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Belgium Brussels

The Master in Economics – Analysis, Policy and Research proposes a rigorous and advanced training in all key economics disciplines, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. [+]

Organised by the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management with the label of the Institut d'Etudes européennes.

Curriculum

The Master in Economics – Analysis, Policy and Research proposes a rigorous and advanced training in all key economics disciplines, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The training is completed by two seminars (one quantitative, one thematic) and the writing of a master thesis which develops the students’ autonomy and capacity to lead important projects and communicate with others.

The possibility to choose a field of specialization (Financial Economics, Innovation and Markets, International Economics, and Socio-economic policy) provides students with solid expertise to analyse complex economic problems and become skilled decision-makers who can generate innovative solutions in a changing economic world.... [-]


Master in Geoeconomics and Regional Studies

John Naisbitt University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Serbia Belgrade

The master studies curriculum at Faculty of Geo-economics has a clearly recognizable, specific aim, which is gaining competences for professional and scientific work in the fields of national and international and regional economies and international institutions. [+]

The master studies curriculum at Faculty of Geo-economics has a clearly recognizable, specific aim, which is gaining competences for professional and scientific work in the fields of national and international and regional economies and international institutions. The purpose of this curriculum, as well as its whole concept, focus the programme on macroeconomic aspects of international relations, underlining geopolitical, economic, geographical and social specifics of particular regions as well. Special attention is paid to the fundamentals of general economic knowledge, without which these economic processes could be understood. Faculty of Geo-economics enrolls students at the master curriculum: Geoeconomic and regional studies The aims of the curriculum are: - Educating and enabling students for gaining knowledge and skills for the overall understanding of general economic theories and strategies of economic and social development in the modern world; - Systematic studying of the specific elements of geography, history, culture, civilization of particular world regions and the influence of these factors on differences and similarities in theories and strategies of economic and technological development; - Becoming acquainted with the content and phenomenal forms of interrelatedness and dependence on the global and regional economic and social processes; Banking and finance (this is realized as a join curriculum together with Faculty of Business Studies and Pantheon University from Athens) The aims of the curriculum are educating and enabling students in the field of finance and banking with the aim of: - Gaining knowledge and skills of the overall understanding of general contemporary theories and models in... [-]