Masters Programs in Business and Economics

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Business and Economics

Every company is unique, but they all rely on the same basic principles to function. The theory of supply and demand describes the market forces that every business must face. Firms need talented individuals with a Master in Business and Economics to provide critical analysis and insight.

What is a Master in Business and Economics? It is an advanced degree that requires two years of post graduate studies to complete. Students develop the strategic thinking capabilities needed to plan and execute profitable operations. These students are prepared with the latest theories about how the economy works and are called upon to present explanations and options to top level management. They create strategies for managing a company’s scarce resources in the most productive way possible.

Economics is a broad field of study, but the focus is specifically on how business firms function. Students further enhance their critical thinking abilities as they study how the market environment affects the actions of private businesses. Students learn how to work with common software tools, and they develop techniques for gathering and analyzing data. By the completion of their program, graduates are able to present their findings and make recommendations on courses of action that will impact the profitability of their organizations.

The cost of these programs can vary depending on the institutions. Students should contact the admissions department of their school of choice for more information about specific fees and tuition rates. It is also important to consider the cost of housing, meals and other expenses during the time of study.

With an advanced degree, students are prepared for leadership roles in many large companies. These professionals are often called upon to provide perspective and direction. Their skills are applicable across many fields and business functions. They find work in operations, logistics and marketing. They are particularly well suited for careers in planning and can find work organizing production processes in manufacturing firms.

It is important to start researching options right away. For many students, the traditional college classroom environment is not practical. For those with geographic or scheduling difficulties, online universities offer many excellent learning opportunities. 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 Economics

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Part time August 2017 USA San Francisco

The private, public and nonprofit sectors throughout the world demand economists and analysts who are equipped with strong quantitative economics skills. [+]

Master in EconomicsThe private, public and nonprofit sectors throughout the world demand economists and analysts who are equipped with strong quantitative economics skills. The Master's Degree in Economics program at the University of San Francisco provides graduate students with rigorous training in the analytical knowledge and abilities essential to the challenges of changing economies, the investment industry, banking, and corporate financial management.The M.A in Economics graduate program offers opportunities for internships, directed research, a master's thesis, study/research abroad or a combination of these options. Graduates are also well  prepared to pursue Ph.D. studies in economics, and have done so at such universities as Georgetown University, the University of California at Berkeley, thlibrarye University of Washington, the University of California at Davis, Cornell University and the University of California at Santa Cruz, among others.The M.A. in Economics graduate program starts in the fall only (late August). All of the graduate-level courses are offered after 4:30 pm, and most are held in the evenings.... [-]


Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you. [+]

Research Master's Programme Economics and Business

Are you interested in high end research in the field of Economics and Business? Are you ready for an intellectual challenge? Then this is the programme for you.

The Research Master's degree in Economics and Business is a two-year programme and is open to bright and ambitious students.

This programme provides you with a thorough basis in academic research in the fields of Economics and Business. The aim of the programme is to qualify you for a career in research. Therefore, there is a strong focus on scientific and academic skills. You can choose from six different profiles:

1) Economics, Econometrics & Finance2) Marketing3) Global Economics & Management4) Operations Management and Operations Research5) Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour6) Innovation & Organization... [-]


Master of Economics Program

Peking University HSBC Business School (PHBS)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Shenzhen

The Master of Economics program focuses on a core curriculum in economic theory and applications. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Peking University HSBC Business School, one of the newest and most promising business schools in China, is proud of its accomplishments in the area of graduate education. The Master of Economics program focuses on a core curriculum in economic theory and applications. This is a two year, full-time program in which international students learn alongside Chinese peers in an environment of cross-cultural dialogue. All courses are instructed exclusively in English, as is all academic support provided by faculty, TAs, and staff members. The faculty members of this program have earned their PhD degrees from top-ranked universities over the world.  *The Masters of Economics program curriculum is very quantitative based and therefore requires students to have a very high level of mathematical skills.  It is recommended that students who apply for this program have an undergraduate degree in a related or quantitative field such as economics, finance, mathematics, engineering, etc. Program Objectives This program aims to educate a group of graduate students by equipping them with a solid theoretical foundation in economics, teaching them to carry out research and analysis independently, and instructing them on the most pressing economic issues of today. Degree Requirements   To obtain the Master of Economics degree from Peking University HSBC School of Business, students are required to fulfill 54 credits (including 7 required courses, 8 major elective courses and 2 general elective courses), complete 2 required courses that do not count credits (Mathematics and a Graduate Thesis Seminar) and complete a... [-]

Master in Economics

Across the Pond
Campus Full time 1 year August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 29 more

Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for economics. In fact, UK universities comprise over 10% of the QS World University Rankings for Economics list. [+]

STUDY ECONOMICS IN THE UK Across The Pond partners with some of the top UK universities for economics. In fact, UK universities comprise over 10% of the QS World University Rankings for Economics list. As an academic discipline, economics marries the analytical, the mathematical, and human impact; therefore; it is a truly inter-disciplinary subject with multiple perspectives and outcomes. With an ever-changing economic landscape both within and outside of the UK, now is an excellent time to obtain a degree in economy to make a contribution to understanding these shifts. With the UK’s diversity and its ever-changing economy, it is an ideal and exciting locale for the academic pursuit of economy. BENEFITS OF STUDYING ECONOMICS IN THE UK Shorter courses: Most Master’s programs are only one year long, and most undergraduate programs are only three years long Networking opportunities: Many unis in the UK focus on having staff that are active in their fields, helping to provide an employability perspective and to generate learning opportunities outside of the classroom. UK as classroom: For those interested in the financial and/or business side of economics, the UK is a significant site of the finance world. While London is of course a major financial center, students can also study in cities like Leeds, which is the second largest financial and business center in the UK, and can also explore the economies of smaller parts of the UK. Students can also use the UK to examine how economics impacts other sectors, such as the... [-]

Master's in Economics

NHH Norwegian School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Norway Bergen

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration [+]

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration ECTS credits: 120 Duration: two years The programme will give you the skills to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and the development in countries and regions. It will provide you with important perspectives for understanding an increasingly globalised economy. Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy and this master’s programme offers a thorough and comprehensive education in economic theory and econometrics. You will be equipped to analyse core economic questions such as:

What are the effects of the financial crisis? Why are some mergers not profitable? Is taxing wealth a good idea? How fast should oil resources be exploited? ... [-]


Management & Finance & Accounting

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters October 2017 Germany Lüneburg + 1 more

In the Fi­nan­ce & Ac­coun­ting ma­jor you will ac­qui­re busi­ness com­pe­tence for va­ried and de­man­ding ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions. [+]

In the Fi­nan­ce & Ac­coun­ting ma­jor you will ac­qui­re busi­ness com­pe­tence for va­ried and de­man­ding ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions, not only in fi­nan­cing and ac­coun­ting, but also in con­sul­ting firms and au­dit­ing com­pa­nies. Degree awarded: Mas­ter of Sci­ence (M.Sc.) Application period: April 1 - June 1 Type of programme: The­ma­tic re­le­van­ce Study places: 35 Start date: Oc­to­ber 1 Duration: 4 se­mes­ters (120 CP ac­cor­ding to ECTS) Language: Ger­man and Eng­lish Semester contribution: 347,81€ (Win­ter Term 2016/​2017) CONTENS AND CONCEPT High­ly qua­li­fied mem­bers of the pro­gram­me’s teaching staff as well as pres­ti­gious as­so­cia­te lec­tu­rers who are ac­tive in the field of fi­nan­ce and ac­coun­ting pro­vi­de a perfect com­bi­na­ti­on of re­se­arch and ap­p­li­ca­ti­on ori­en­ta­ti­on. In ad­di­ti­on to the ne­cessa­ry pro­fes­sio­nal com­pe­tence, es­sen­ti­al ma­na­ge­ri­al and so­ci­al com­pe­ten­cies will be con­vey­ed in or­der to pre­pa­re stu­dents for ma­na­ge­ri­al ac­tivi­ties. The fo­cus in this con­nec­tion is working in small groups with se­mi­nar cha­rac­ter. The de­gree pro­gram­me is cha­rac­te­ri­sed by an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry and trans­di­sci­pli­na­ry ma­nage­ment ap­proach. The nu­merous con­tent-re­la­ted syn­er­gies bet­ween the fiel­ds of fi­nan­ce and ac­coun­ting as well as the con­ti­guous di­sci­pli­nes such as ban­king, au­dit­ing & tax are con­sis­tent­ly ta­ken into con­side­ra­ti­on in the stu­dy mo­del. PERSPECTIVES The cour­se of stu­dies pre­pa­res stu­dents for ta­king over ma­na­ge­ri­al func­tions re­qui­ring ana­ly­ti­cal and con­cep­tu­al as well as con­sul­ting and stra­te­gic skills in cor­po­ra­te fi­nan­cing and ac­coun­ting de­part­ments as well as cer­tain in­sti­tu­ti­ons (fi­nan­ci­al in­sti­tu­ti­ons as well as au­dit­ing and con­sul­ting com­pa­nies). In ad­di­ti­on to prac­tical ap­p­li­ca­ti­on, fur­ther aca­de­mic qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on by me­ans of a doctorate is also open to... [-]

Competition Policy Executive Program

Strathmore Business School (SBS)
Campus Full time 5 days January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. A nation’s competition policy (sometimes called its antitrust policy) is a set of laws and institutions that promote economic efficiency through the protection and encouragement of competitive markets. Kenya has recently entered a new, modern, era in its competition policy history through the passage of the Competition Act (2010) and the establishment of key new institutions for its implementation: the Competition Authority of Kenya and the Competition Tribunal. This new law and its associated enforcement authorities will surely change the landscape for competition in Kenya and advance the nation’s progress toward a modern middle-income economy. For the new competition policy regime to succeed however requires the development of a considerable amount of human capital – people knowledgeable about the law and economics of competition policy who can participate it its implementation, evaluate its effectiveness and contribute to its evolution through the inevitable learning process. To this end, this course is designed as a graduate level course in competition economics. The intended audience are policy practitioners, university faculty members and graduate students, with training in micro economic theory and industrial organization, who are interested in learning about competition economics and becoming themselves part of the “training team” developing courses and curricula to prepare individuals for work in public and private sector organizations focused on competition policy. It is also hoped that exposure to this training will encourage research and advising on competition policy in Kenya as well – as a further part of the development of... [-]

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. The programme aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. [+]

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. The programme aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. Emphasis is put on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which allows the graduates to solve complex economic problems in various settings. The applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by members of the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) and external professionals from the central bank, commercial banks and business analysts. Graduates typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds and public administration. Compulsory core courses introduce the students to the advanced topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics as well as to two major fields in finance, namely financial markets and banking. Elective courses cover a wide range of specific areas in economics and finance, which allows the students to specialize in the field of their interest. The topics include advanced economic theory (e.g. business cycles theory, economic dynamics, game theory), applied economics and economic policy (e.g. monetary economics, international macroeconomics, antitrust economics, health economics, environmental economics, development economics), theoretical finance (e.g. quantitative finance), and applied finance and investment (corporate finance, portfolio analysis and risk management, international finance, insurance, company valuation, real estate investment). The open day will take place at the Institute of Economic Studies (IES, Opletalova 26, Prague 1) on 6. 1. 2017 at 9 a.m.... [-]

MA In Economics

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master course in Economics aims to provide essentially a set of knowledge of the Economics field to allow complete formation of the first cycle, thereby enhancing the prospects of employability and future career of your students. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. PRESENTATION The Master course in Economics aims to provide essentially a set of knowledge of the Economics field to allow complete formation of the first cycle, thereby enhancing the prospects of employability and future career of your students. The course is structured into three branches: Economic Analysis, Regional Economy and Local Development and Internationalization and Competitiveness. The Economic Analysis Branch aims at providing general skills of Economics, encouraging more direct research activity and progression to graduate through a strong collaboration with the PhD study plan in Economics. It also highlights the flexibility of the curriculum of this branch, where three of the eight courses of letiva component are optional nature. The branches of Regional Economy and Local Development and Internationalization and Competitiveness are intended to confer powers that focus mainly on these areas of the economy by way of transmitting knowledge eminently applied together with a solid theoretical component. These branches are directed mainly to graduates who perform or intending to perform professional duties in these areas, aim to deepen their theoretical and / or update their knowledge in academic and technical training. In the three branches intended to mainly: - to contribute to the development of skills that help the identification, analysis and resolution of problems of economic nature; - to stimulate and develop an interest in research economic issues and, consequently, engage the candidates in research projects developed under the EU-CEFAGE study center and promote their progression to doctoral programs. Careers The Master's... [-]

Master in International Economics

Erasmus School of Economics - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Rotterdam

Do you see yourself in an international economic and business environment? Do you seek the challenge of a high-level practice-oriented education to realise your ambitions? The International Economics programme presents you with a wide range of topical global economic issues. [+]

Master in International Economics Are you ready to conquer the world of International Economics? Do you see yourself in an international economic and business environment? Do you seek the challenge of a high-level practice-oriented education to realise your ambitions? The International Economics programme presents you with a wide range of topical global economic issues. In this wide–ranging programme you will explore and analyse the progressive integration of national goods, labour and capital markets and the decline in the national barriers that separated them in the past. You will address the effects the increased interdependence of economies has on governments, firms, their managers and employees. In short, you will be guided to the frontiers of International Economics research in both theory and practice. Rotterdam: where great minds of all nationalities meet Rotterdam, port of Europe, is the city to acquire knowledge regarding international economics par excellence. Here at Erasmus School of Economics (ESE), you surround yourself with students from all nationalities who are as ambitious and inquisitive as you are. Here, you are taught by renowned researchers and leaders in business. A perfect combination for a successful global career. Careers Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) has long been involved in leading developments in teaching, policy and research in international economics and business. This specialisation is designed to continue this tradition. It equips you with the practical and analytical tools to work and excel in the field of international economics, for instance as a: manager consultant policy advisor banker researcher government or... [-]

Master in Economics

University of Oulu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Oulu

Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Master in Economics Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect their behavior through economic policy. Economics provides answers to questions like; what are the sources of economic growth as well as what is the connection between inflation and interest rates. Economics is also widely employed in investigating different field specific issues covering topics from environmental applications to industrial organization. Economics is one of the few areas of science where the annual Nobel Prize is awarded. Economics provides knowledge and skills which are required when working in demanding specialist and executive positions in corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations. A student who receives the master degree in economics is allowed to use the title economist. Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. The quantitative nature of the ME ideally suits those who have studied economics, finance, accounting, natural sciences (e.g. mathematics) or engineering. The ME program also gives a good basis for further academic studies at the postgraduate level. Occupational Profiles of... [-]

Master in Economics

Nova School of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Lisbon

The Nova SBE Masters in Economics provides a unique learning experience that combines state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical techniques with a hands-on approach to real-life policy issues. The program is focused on the development and acquisition of the tools required for applied policy analysis, including econometric and numerical software, as well as modern econometric techniques for the evaluation of policy interventions. [+]

The Nova SBE Masters in Economics provides a unique learning experience that combines state-of-the-art theoretical and empirical techniques with a hands-on approach to real-life policy issues. The program is focused on the development and acquisition of the tools required for applied policy analysis, including econometric and numerical software, as well as modern econometric techniques for the evaluation of policy interventions. The program is notable for the close interaction students have with teachers, participation in research projects and field work in Portugal and abroad, as well as the possibility to take part in exciting consulting projects. Through a careful balance of mandatory courses, electives, specializations, skill modules and international tracks, the program has been carefully designed to ensure that students learn by doing, whilst also providing them with the essential concepts and skills required to succeed in the field, both during their studies and in the working world after graduation. Mandatory Courses Microeconomic Analysis Macroeconomic Analysis Econometrics Microeconometrics or Macroeconometrics STATA Module Electives Advanced Industrial Organization Behavioral Economics and Finance Competition Policy Development Economics Economic Regulation Economics of Agriculture and Environment Economics of Education Economics of Health and Healthcare Empirical Macroeconomics Environmental Policy European Economy Financial Crisis in History Fiscal Policy and Stabilization Game Theory Global Energy Markets Globalization and Governance History of Economic Analysis International Trade Labor Economics Macroeconomic Theory Macrofinance Numerical Methods and MatLab Policy Evaluation Political Economy Poverty: Concepts and Challenges Public Finance Seminar on Current Economic and Financial Issues Sustainable Growth Tools for Applied Policy Analysis Language... [-]

Master in Business and Economic

Castelldefels School of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona

This course aims to introduce the basic mathematical concept and to develop arguments presented in the introductory section in order to provide students with operational tools to be applied both during this course and in other courses where quantitative methods are used, namely in Financial Mathematics or Statistics. At the end of this course, students will have mastered the appropriate tools to better understand both mathematical and quantitative aspects of economic models. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Why study in CSSS? CSSS is in the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region and one of the most culturally rich city Barcelona. It is enchanting seaside city with boundless dynamic and friendly atmosphere. We are an innovative and forward-looking college, focused on developing and adding value to the students careers globally. The College, has its lecturers who are leading thinkers and successful professional in their fields, offering a wide range of degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and provides supervision for students undertaking doctoral research. We offer students with excellent academic, libraries, accommodation, careers, support services and social facilities. Our essence mission is to provide the highest standard of education. Master in Business and Economic Program Master in Business and Economic Credits 120 Location Carrer de balmes 7, 1st Floor, 08007, Barcelona Language English Duration 24 months Intakes June, September & February Total Tuition fees 11,600 Euro (1st Year: - 5800 Euros, 2nd Year: - 5800 Euros) Awarding Body Ecampus University, Italy Overview OBJECTIVES This course aims to introduce the basic mathematical concept and to develop arguments presented in the introductory section in order to provide students with operational tools to be applied both during this course and in other courses where quantitative methods are used, namely in Financial Mathematics or Statistics. At the end of this course, students will have mastered the appropriate tools to better understand both mathematical and quantitative aspects of economic models. Our master degree course aimed at enabling... [-]

Master in Economic Analysis, Valuation of Assets and Business

Aurel Vlaicu University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Romania Arad

A graduate of the Master in Economic Analysis, Valuation of Assets and Business, except of broad knowledge regarding the economic analysis and valuation of assets and businesses, gains theoretical and methodological knowing from the core of valuation discipline, cognition and practical skills in enterprise diagnose. [+]

A graduate of the Master in Economic Analysis, Valuation of Assets and Business, except of broad knowledge regarding the economic analysis and valuation of assets and businesses, gains theoretical and methodological knowing from the core of valuation discipline, cognition and practical skills in enterprise diagnose. The specific targets comprise the developing of student’s capacity to apply modern diagnose and valuation methods, recognized by the national and international valuation standards, focused on their utility in company analysis and the value based management. Selecting from different optional courses, along with appropriate case studies, the student has a possibility to focus upon a narrower topic of interest and to make use of methods and means in various fields of application. Lecture period: Academic activity begins October first and runs over two semester per year for two years. Examination of the students is done in winter, summer and autumn sessions. Students receive one week holidays between first and second semesters and a summer vacation. Students in the second year of study have specialized practice (training) and two weeks for the elaboration of the dissertation thesis. [-]

MA in Economics

International School Of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Georgia Tbilisi

ISET's MA program in Economics was launched in fall 2006 as a graduate program at Tbilisi State University. The program takes students through a challenging two year curriculum, comparable in content and quality to the first two years of study in reputable Ph.D. programs in North America and Western Europe. All courses are taught in English by highly-qualified international faculty... [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. ISET's MA program in Economics was launched in fall 2006 as a graduate program at Tbilisi State University. The program takes students through a challenging two year curriculum, comparable in content and quality to the first two years of study in reputable Ph.D. programs in North America and Western Europe. All courses are taught in English by highly-qualified international faculty. Our faculty is diverse, comprising resident professors with PhDs from universities such as Columbia University, Hebrew University and the University of Pennsylvania, and regular visitors who are world leaders in their fields, including several Fellows of the Econometric Society. The entire faculty is committed to helping students design individual study plans, supervising their thesis research, and supporting their applications for both professional jobs and PhD studies abroad. The quality of research and teaching at ISET is guaranteed by the International Faculty Committee, which brings together the ISET faculty and prominent academics from around the world. How is the program structured? In the first year, all students take the same four economics courses (Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Statistics/Econometrics, and Mathematics for Economists), plus supplementary English/Academic Writing courses taught at three different levels for the whole duration of first year. In the second year, students are given the possibility to draw up an individual plan of elective courses. These electives are taught by highly-qualified and internationally-recognized resident and visiting faculty. They cover a wide spectrum of fields like energy economics, environmental economics, labor economics, resource economics, experimental economics, industrial... [-]