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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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12 Results in Economic Policy

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Euromasters is a unique, international masters program that prepares graduates for careers in business, administration, diplomacy, policy formulation and research. The fu ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IRIS Sup'

The Geoeconomy and Risk Management course, level 5, has two objectives:. Train professionals able to understand the international environment of international economic re ... [+]

The title "International Strategy Analyst" aims to develop its analytical, action and decision support capabilities in international environments.

To validate this title 3 courses are possible, corresponding to different specialties and universes:

Defense, Security and Crisis ManagementGeoconomy and risk managementGeopolitics and prospective

The course "Geoeconomics and Risk Management" is delivered in partnership with Grenoble Ecole de Management and ADIT, the European leader in strategic intelligence. Training also awarded with a certificate in Geoeconomy and Common Strategic Intelligence IRIS / ESC Grenoble.

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The Geoeconomy and Risk Management course, level 5, has two objectives:... [-]

France Paris
October 2019
French
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

The Economics of Public Policy Program provides students with the theoretical and empirical fundamentals to answer questions that impact entire populations. ... [+]

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How and why do particular public policies get implemented? How are they designed? How do we know if they work? Why are some policies more successful than others?

National-level finance and planning involve big numbers: pensions, health systems, income support, social programs, and so forth. Successful public policies can make all the difference for the lives of millions of individuals, with numbers and effects become much larger for developed countries and faster growth in developing ones.

Students will be drilled in commanding advanced empirical public policy evaluation tools and will be ready to use these tools in practice.

Students will be exposed to the views of experts from fields other than Economics in order to build an appreciation for the multidisciplinary nature of public policy design and evaluation. A master's advisor will guide each student in completing an independent master's project by the end of the program, allowing specialization in a policy topic of the student's choice.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
9 months
Campus
Barcelona Graduate School of Economics

Students in the Barcelona GSE Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in Macroeconomic and Financial Ec ... [+]

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While a thorough understanding of aggregate economy dynamics is necessary for success, it is not entirely sufficient. Organizations must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty and must rely on the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy.

Students in the Barcelona GSE Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets Program will obtain relevant knowledge about the central issues in Macroeconomic and Financial Economics analysis, as well as the key tools, data, models, and techniques now being used by public and private institutions.

Financial and consulting firms increasingly utilize complex economic theories. Students will not only learn how to use these modeling and statistical techniques but will conduct an independent master's project to learn how to apply these new skills to real empirical work.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Full-time
9 months
Campus
University of 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 priva ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Belgium Mons
September 2019
French
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy

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.... [-]

USA Washington
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

The purpose of the Master of Philosophy in Industrial Policy is to develop the students’ intellectual competencies, intellectual independence and practical skills in the ... [+]

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.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Johannesburg

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 Econom ... [+]

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”.... [-]

South Africa Johannesburg
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The relevance to society of health care far exceeds the increasing economic prominence of this sector in the economy. Such a relevance calls for staff and executives in h ... [+]

The relevance to society of health care far exceeds the increasing economic prominence of this sector in the economy. Such a relevance calls for staff and executives in health care organizations to be aware of fundamental economic trade-offs, legal and regulatory restraints, ethical concerns affecting the organizational logic in this sector.

HEALTH ECONOMICS & MANAGEMENT (HEM) is a 2-year Master Level curriculum of the Laurea Magistralis in Economia e Politica Economica that uniquely combines economics, management and law to form such a far-sighted and socially responsible top executive of private and public organizations operating in the health care sector.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme Acquire a solid knowledge of health economics and policy, health care management, health law and regulation. Gain experience on the field through workshops, internships and active learning A multidisciplinary environment with international students and professors Dedicated international mobility exchange opportunities Find your career path in the health care sector Admission requirements ... [-]
Italy Bologna
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles

The Master in Economics trains students to become applied economists, policymakers, consultants, and business professionals in sectors and activities that require technic ... [+]

The Master in Economics trains students to become applied economists, policymakers, consultants, and business professionals in sectors and activities that require technical and analytical skills. It provides them with up-to-date quantitative and conceptual tools for economic, statistical, and financial analysis, and prepares them for policy and business practice. This master programme has a strong European orientation that manifests itself through EU-specific courses (e.g. on competition policy) or through emphasis placed in general courses on the specificities of the European dimension.

The Master in ‘Economic Analysis and European Policy’ covers the full range of economic issues (employment, competition, growth, development, redistribution, etc.) and policy-making challenges, from the sector- or industry-level to the national or even global economy.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
EAE Business School

The Master in Economic Analysis of Law and Public Management brings you closer to the legal world with a different method from the traditional analysis applied by lawyers ... [+]

The Master in Economic Analysis of Law and Public Management brings you closer to the legal world with a different method from the traditional analysis applied by lawyers. Through this methodology, economic reasoning is applied to analyze laws and other regulatory systems, such as contracts, jurisprudence and any type of social regulation related to the company. The main objective of the AED is the search for efficiency in legal systems and other mechanisms of social organization, such as institutions and public policies, whose objective is to train the student as an expert in legal advice.

From the perspective of the Economic Analysis of Law, legal norms and public policies are understood as a source of incentives and reflect on their legal, economic and social consequences. This approach constitutes the most important innovation within the field of Law in recent decades and has a growing influence in the Law Schools of the best universities in the world. The 21st century advocacy faces the enormous challenge of mastering the tools provided by the social sciences, in order to enhance their professional development in a world that demands multidisciplinarity on a daily basis. Thus, the Master in Economic Analysis of Law and Public Management, offers a unique opportunity to carry out interdisciplinary and official postgraduate studies strengthening legal knowledge through interaction with the Economy and other social sciences, in order to offer an adequate legal and economic advice.... [-]

Spain Madrid
October 2019
Spanish
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Tampere University

Public policy analysis requires an approach that combines insights and techniques from economics and political science. This programme teaches students to use economic to ... [+]

Economic approaches to political questions

Public policy analysis requires an approach that combines insights and techniques from economics and political science.

This programme teaches students to use economic tools to address broad societal problems. The programme extends economic analysis beyond the traditional focus on market interactions to examine the intended and unintended consequences of policies and to explore how and when individual self-interest among politicians, interest groups etc. help or hinder public interest.

Public policy analysis involves understanding institutional design, policy evaluation and implementation, and decision-making. The methods include microeconomics, game theory, experimental economics, spatial econometrics, social choice theory and econometrics.... [-]

Finland Tampere
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus