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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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... [-]

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. [+]

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 degree in Economics from the... [-]

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... [-]

Master in Economics

ISEG - Lisbon School of Economics & Management
Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Portugal Lisbon

This Master (MSc) in Economics aims to provide: (i) advanced knowledge in the field of economic theory; (ii) methodologies and techniques needed to the analysis and research in the fields ... [+]

 

This MSc in Economics aims to provide: (i) advanced knowledge in the field of economic theory; (ii) methodologies and techniques needed to the analysis and research in the fields of theoretical and applied economics; (iii) adequate instruments to pursuing the study of economics at the PhD level (this MSc gives direct access to the doctoral programme in Economics at ISEG).

Target Audience

The MSc in Economics is intended to complement and to deepen first-cycle education provided by first cyle degree in Economics. The main objectives are that the students reach advanced knowledge in economic theory and in the methods and empirical techniques useful to analyze economic reality. This MSc prepares the students to pursue their careers as economists, researchers and teachers, high ranking staff in firms, banks, international organizations and public institutions.... [-]


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 of Business Economics (Leuven)

KU Leuven - University of Leuven
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Leuven + 1 more

The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. [+]

Education The Master of Science in Business Economics programme emphasises the acquisition of fundamental knowledge and skills in an area of specialisation related to the corporate world. By combining this programme with initial specialisations from the bachelor's programme, you will develop deeper insight into a broad range of fields and fine-tune your personal graduation profile. On completing this programme, you will be able to apply scientific frameworks independently and critically, allowing you to evolve continuously in a dynamic society. KU Leuven occupies a leading position in management and economic research and is highly ranked by the European Economic Association. Top-level research and education complement and strengthen each other. The Faculty of Economics and Business Alumni Association includes many leaders of industry, ensuring excellent career opportunities for our graduates. This is an initial Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis. Profile You have an entrepreneurial personality with broad socio-economic interests. You are fascinated by the business world and would like to pursue a management career in strategy, international business or finance. To start this programme, students need a solid background in economics or business economics. They should have acquired the basic conceptual frameworks of diverse areas in business economics and have a sufficiently broad view on the general economic and social contexts in which business operates as well as on the human networks within these organisations. Specifically, students need: sufficient analytical skills which will allow them to complete advanced courses in management; background knowledge of other... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. 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... [-]

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. [-]

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.... [-]


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.... [-]

Master in Tourism Economics and Management

University of Bologna School of Economics, Management and Statistics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Rimini

Become a manager or a professional able to tackle the global challenges of contemporary tourism: being, at the same time, engine of economic growth, key-player of sustainable development, and promoter of cultural heritage. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. JOIN OUR TEaM Become a manager or a professional able to tackle the global challenges of contemporary tourism: being, at the same time, engine of economic growth, key-player of sustainable development, and promoter of cultural heritage. You will study in Rimini, one of the most important tourism destinations in Europe. Indeed, the perfect place where to study tourism economics and management. Quality assurance UNWTO.TedQual 2014 Learning Outcomes Given the interdisciplinarity of Tourism, the TEaM graduate will develop: strong and independent skills in economics and management, jointly with knowledge of law and quantitative methods, to analyse the dynamics of tourism markets and firms; advanced study methods and learning abilities to continue the studies with a PhD or to be able to produce independent analysis. Students will be prepared for market analysis, territorial planning, analysis of tourism flows, strategic and destination management, sustainable and ethical tourism and cultural heritage policies. Admission Requirements Candidates shall possess: 1st cycle degree or equivalent bachelor qualification valid for the admission to Italian Universities; knowledge of fundamental elements in business, economics, law and mathematical-statistical disciplines; English language certificate (level B2). Admission is conditional on the assessment by an appointed commission, which will evaluate the applicants on the basis of: academic merit (bachelor qualification and/or transcript of records); curriculum vitae; letter of statement or motivation letter. Career opportunities The TEaM graduate will aim at the position of: Project manager, Marketing or Financial director, Managing director of tourism companies, Destination Manager, Event Manager, Research... [-]

MCom in Development Economics

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. [+]

The aim of the qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation and understanding of economic principles and methods. This programme will prepare students to reflect on their own economic applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of Economics as social science. A qualifying student should show evidence of independent and original work. Admission requirements: A potential student should possess an honours degree in Economics or Econometrics on NQF level 8 (new) / NQF level 7 (old) with an average mark of 65%. Alternatively any other four-year qualification with honours status on NQF level 8 (new) / NQF level 7 (old) with an average mark obtained determined by the Department and related Micro- and Macroeconomics and Applied Econometrics experience which is considered relevant and sufficient by the Department of Economics and Econometrics. Attendance of a compulsory orientation course may be required by the Department of Economic and Econometrics. Contact details: Dr Kotie Viljoen / 011 559 4100 / kotiev@uj.ac.za [-]

Masters in Economics and Finance

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Venice

This graduate degree programme produces experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial markets. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. This degree programme offers the possibility to get a double/joint degree with other European Universities. - Double Degree in Economics, Econometrics and Finance (MEEF) with Aix-Marseille University (France) At the end of this study programme, students will be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Sciences Economiques (Parcours Econométrie Bancaire et Financière) of Université Aix-Marseille. - Joint Degree in Models and Methods in Economics and Management - Erasmus Mundus (QEM) in collaboration with Université Pantheon-Sorbonne - Paris 1 (France), Universität Bielefeld (Germany) and Universitat Autònoma - Barcelona (Spain). - Double Degree with Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière with Université Paris-Dauphine (France) At the end of this study programme students can be awarded with a double degree: Laurea Magistrale in Economia e Finanza of Università Ca’ Foscari and Master Economie et Ingénierie Financière of Université Paris-Dauphine. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree programme, students must possess a proper individual educational background, as well as the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required. Learning outcomes This graduate degree programme produces experts able to proficiently tackle the main financial issues relating to financial and investment markets. Graduates will be able to seek employment at financial institutions (trade banks, savings management companies, insurance... [-]

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 in Business Sociology and Market Research

Mykolas Romeris University
Campus Full time 18 months September 2017 Lithuania Vilnius

Business Sociology and Market Research (BSMR) programme aims to educate highly qualified sociologists - the experts in society and social behaviour, to give insight on how societies develop and organize themselves, to provide wide and systemic theoretical knowledge in sociology, incorporating roles in marketing, statistics, research, public relations, etc. [+]

Masters in Business and Economics. Why this study programme? Business Sociology and Market Research (BSMR) programme aims to educate highly qualified sociologists - the experts in society and social behaviour, to give insight on how societies develop and organize themselves, to provide wide and systemic theoretical knowledge in sociology, incorporating roles in marketing, statistics, research, public relations, etc.; to develop skills to apply theoretical knowledge, analysing, comparing and valuating social phenomenons; to improve and creatively apply research and sociological practical skills; to disclose actual social problems and to foresee the ways of their solving. The graduates of the programme will be prepared to proceed their studies in sociological doctoral studies level or other in Social Sciences. Dr. Vida Česnuitytė, Programme director: Business Sociology and Market Research (BSMR) study programme is different from other Sociology study programmes as it provides an understanding of how to categorize and analyze different subsections within society, knowledge on the creation and targeting of marketing campaigns, gives the statistical and analytical skills providing an excellent background for effective work in this field. It is first programme of such type in Lithuania. Entry requirements Graduates of university bachelor's studies in any study field can apply to this programme; English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates. International mobility possibilities Students can participate in ERASMUS+... [-]