Masters Programs in Economic Policy

Compare 33 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 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 Economic Policy. 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’s... [-]

Master in Public Policy and Public Administration (Dual Degree with Columbia University SIPA)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. [+]

Master in Public Policy (Dual Degree with Columbia University) Dual Degree with Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (New York, USA) This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. It is designed for young professionals who want to gain an expertise in the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context and at the heart of two major international cities. Programme Students follow first-year courses at the Master in Public Policy at Sciences Po and second-year courses at the Master in Public Administration at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). Upon successful completion of the two years, students receive two degrees: the Master of Public Policy from Sciences Po and the Master of Public Administration from SIPA. Careers Our dual degree graduates hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Examples of graduate careers: Consultant at UNEP Research, Associate at The Urban Institute, Contract Manager, Customer Affairs at Airbus, Project Manager at the British Embassy Admissions The dual degree program with SIPA is open to all candidates worldwide. Admission is competitive, based largely on academic excellence and professional focus. Application materials: CV Personal statement Transcripts (with official translation) Proof of proficiency in English Two academic recommendations and one professional recommendation GMAT or GRE scores Tuition and Fees Students must pay the tuition fees applicable in their host institution :... [-]

BIO-ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Danubius University
Campus Full time Romania Galați

This master degree within the Faculty of Economical Science aims at achieving the following objectives: - Forming qualified specialists in conformity with the present requirements of the job markets from Romania and the European Union countries, promoting a set of values based on solidarity, non-discrimination, ethics, scientific objectivity, creativity and dynamism; [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. This master degree within the Faculty of Economical Science aims at achieving the following objectives: - Forming qualified specialists in conformity with the present requirements of the job markets from Romania and the European Union countries, promoting a set of values based on solidarity, non-discrimination, ethics, scientific objectivity, creativity and dynamism; - Engaging students in scientific research through getting involved in national and international scientific projects; - Ensuring a body of specialists in the economic field, in accordance with the national and international standards. Master students may gain the following specialized skills after obtaining their degree: - Knowledge of the elements that are specific to bio-economy, those regarding the ethics of the activity and the way in which these are organized and pursued; - The capacity to analyse and interpret some problems that are specific to bio-economy and to back up decisions based on the provided information; - Developing a deep understanding at an operational level of bio-economy in the context of applying European and world strategies; - Developing skills in the field of entrepreneurial, industrial and agro-alimentary bio-economy; - The capacity to cognitively and professionally apply concepts, theories and investigation methods within the field of bio-economy. Some of the subjects studied within this program are: the basis of bio economy, European Union’s bio-economic strategy, World strategy for bio-economy, bio-business, Bio-economic law, Industry and service bio-economy. The study curriculum includes stages of specializing practice during the first year of study, 3 weeks, and summing 90 hours... [-]

Master in Public Economics and Administration

Masaryk University Faculty of Economics and Administration
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The Public Economics and Administration programme is for everyone who wants to understand the relationship between the private and public sectors. The programme encourages critical thinking; students analyse problems, look for potential solutions, and discuss the impact of these solutions. [+]

The Public Economics and Administration programme is for everyone who wants to understand the relationship between the private and public sectors. The programme encourages critical thinking; students analyse problems, look for potential solutions, and discuss the impact of these solutions. They acquire a profound knowledge of the public finance and administration systems and learn to efficiently manage public funds both in public revenue and in public spending. The programme also includes non-profit studies. It is currently the only program in the Czech Republic with the international EAPAA accreditation. Learning Outcomes The graduates will: master specialist terminology and language both in its written and oral form be able to apply suitable tools of quantitative analysis when tackling tasks related to various areas of public economics and finance and to interpret the results correctly be able to explain advanced theoretical and methodological findings of general economic theory understand theoretical findings related to public finance, public administration and non-profit studies and apply these findings when handling model and practical situations be equipped for positions requiring independent decision-making, initiative, and the ability to analyze and solve problems, formulate concepts, and plan, create and realize projects Graduate Employment Graduates assume management positions in regional and municipal administrative bodies, government agencies, municipal companies, and European institutions. Many pursue careers in the private sector as well as non-profit management, where they work as directors, fundraisers, PR and communications experts, project managers, and economists. [-]

Master of Applied Economics and Policy

University of Windsor
Campus Full time 16 months September 2017 Canada Windsor

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

Masters in Economic Policy. 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 Program in Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Degree Awarded: Official Degree in Specialized Economics Analysis. [+]

Master Program - Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets

 

Policymakers are often forced to make decisions under conditions of uncertainty that have a direct impact on a country’s overall performance. A thorough understanding of the dynamics of the aggregate economy is necessary, but not entirely sufficient, for success. Private firms must also be knowledgeable of the many sources of aggregate risk and uncertainty, and the analytical tools available to study the aggregate economy can be of much help.

Students in the 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 and models.... [-]


MSc in Economic Development and Growth

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The joint Master's programme in Economic Development and Growth (MEDEG) is a full-time Master's programme organised by a consortium including three top-class European universities in Spain, the UK and Sweden. [+]

Programme overview – MSc in Economic Development and Growth

The Master's in Economic Development and Growth trains the next generation of analysts, researchers and professionals in the field of development and growth with a high capability of independence. The programme combines the expertise of three highly ranked European universities into a common platform with leading scholars in economics, economic history and demography.

The combined expertise of three highly ranked European universities

In this double degree programme you spend the first year studying development and international economics, statistics and long run development at either Universidad Carlos III de Madrid or University of Groningen. The second year you specialise in development and growth, related to issues such as comprehensiveness and equality, sustainability and energy, innovation and human capital, at Lund University.... [-]


Master in Economics and Management of the Public Sector

Free University of Bozen - Bolzano
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Bolzano

This two-year programme, belonging to the class ‘Public Administration Sciences’ (LM-63), aims to create professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. [+]

Serving the Public, Serving the Future! Trilingual! This two-year programme aims to train professionals who will be able to react to the new demands for efficiency, efficacy and economy in complex administrative structures. It is based on a multidisciplinary approach and provides students with transversal analytical skills. The subjects in the organisational-management area are complemented by economic, statistical and legal subjects. The course concentrates on improving students’ problem-solving skills through seminars and case studies and also develops interpersonal and communication skills. Subjects taught are: Economics, Management, Strategies, Leadership, Institutional and Social Communication, Project Management, Statistics for the Public Sector, Accounting for the Public Sector, Theory of and Workshops in Public Law and Sources of Law, Law of the European Union and its Member States, Theory of and Workshops in Administrative Law, Information Systems and Communications in the Public Sector. Students are required to undertake an internship. Career opportunities are: The course allows students to decide upon their own educational path by choosing related and integrative activities based on the specific work objectives they may have. There is therefore a distinction between a European or international pathway and a pathway to internal careers. The former focuses on a career inside international or European organisations or firms working with them, in NGOs and in the diplomatic service; the latter concentrates on employment in public administration and firms working with them. The Masters is open to students holding a 3-year or 4-year Bachelor Degree, and while catering especially to candidates holding degrees in... [-]

Master in Quantitative Economics

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Novosibirsk

The MEP is based on academic science and aimed to research perspective. The main tendency of scientific knowledge in XX-XXI centuries is the drift to complex systems and stochastic processes research. It affected research methods, results, and understanding [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. The MEP is based on academic science and aimed to research perspective. The main tendency of scientific knowledge in XX-XXI centuries is the drift to complex systems and stochastic processes research. It affected research methods, results, and understanding of science destination per se. Economics as a social science reflects this tendency to the full extend. As a famous economist W. Baumol said, the most impressing results since early 1900th were achieved rather in empirical and applied researches than in theoretical novelty. However general scientific trends take specific dimensions for economic science in accordance to its subject and methods. Another famous economist – A. Marshall – has defined economics as dealing with ordinary operation of human society; it‘s studying individual and collective actions about making and using material basis of wealth. It means study of wealth from the one hand and study of a human – from the other. Nowadays the economists got into social phenomena deep enough to investigate such a complicated effects Marshall could not imagine. They study not only ordinary but nonordinary social phenomena; not only material but immaterial basis of wealth. The main purpose of economic research today is to find quantitative relationships for economic variables. Economics has very as powerful and diverse math toolset as to be a matter of research per se. Aim of the MEP “Quantitative Economics” is to train highly qualified analysts and researchers, who are ready to use advanced tools for theoretic and applied research both for economic... [-]

Master Of Public Management And Public Policy Expert

Corvinus University of Budapest, Faculty of Economics
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

The charter of the description of qualifications: Degree in economics and public policy, public management course (Economist in Public Policy and Management). who are trained in economics ... [+]

The charter of the description of qualifications: Degree in economics and public policy, public management course (Economist in Public Policy and Management)

Who is waiting for the Public Management and Public Policy MA program?

A master of public management and public policy specialists are waiting

• who are trained in economics (University College), I would like to deepen their knowledge acquired, the government and the wider public sector to expand knowledge;

• who are the other disciplines (t & aacute; rsadalomtudományi, medical, legal, etc.. ) Earned Bachelor and Master level knowledge of the disciplines associated with wish, master-level public-policy management to gain knowledge; ... [-]


Master Policy Economics

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

By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. Policy Economics Solving policy questions with advanced economic analysis and empirical research Economic policy problems are everywhere. Think of the financial crisis in 2008 and the Eurocrisis that erupted in 2010. Think also of population ageing which causes large increases in spending on healthcare and pensions. Global warming may threaten future life on earth. And income inequality is increasing almost everywhere in the Western world due to globalization and technological changes. In order to be able to solve economic problems governments need excellent policy economists. By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. Besides courses, the core of the Master programme consists of seminars. In the main seminar you will try to solve one of the most pressing policy problems of our time. Moreover, our partners will provide internships for the best students of the program, for example, at one of the Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis, competition and other government authorities. During this internship you will also most likely write your Master’s thesis. Open minded, inquisitive, thorough? Rotterdam! The main values of the Policy Economics programme at Erasmus School of Economics are: open minded, curious, academically thorough, hard-working and politically engaged. If you are a strongly analytical student, if you are highly motivated, and if you are socially engaged, then you should enroll in the Master in Policy Economics! Careers Good policy economists... [-]

Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG)

LUISS School of European Political Economy
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Rome

The Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG) aims to train full-fledged economists and experts in the field of European regulation and policy. Technical and analytical competencies acquired through the program are intended to form professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the European regulatory framework, who are adept at managing relations between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. [+]

The Master in European Economic Governance (MEEG) aims to train full-fledged economists and experts in the field of European regulation and policy. Technical and analytical competencies acquired through the program are intended to form professionals with a comprehensive understanding of the European regulatory framework, who are adept at managing relations between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. Almost all big and medium-sized firms operating within EMU member states entertain stable and continuous interactions with key European institutions. These interactions are often hindered by insufficient knowledge of the regulatory framework on the side of firms. On the flipside, European institutions often fail to factor in technical and country-specific instruments, causing them to inadequately assess the impact of their regulatory framework on the private sector. MEEG aims at training professionals who can see the complete picture and act as a vital link between national institutions, companies, and European institutions. After one year, MEEG students will earn an international master's degree (Master di II livello) in Economics. The master’s program is divided into two terms. The first term focuses on providing essential analytical and macroeconomic tools, as well as an overview of the historical development and legal evolution of the EU and EMU. In the second term, courses concentrate on the internal market of the EU and related key regulatory issues, such as the regulation of banking and capital markets, corporate governance, consumer protection, energy, and the environment. In order to get the most out of these courses, students are expected to already... [-]

Master in Politics. Economics. Philosophy.

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. Programme Overview The mission of our PEP programme is to provide an opportunity for a cohort of bright, ambitious and motivated students to master two basic areas – economics and political science – as well as to broaden their philosophical outlook, develop critical thinking and social communication skills, and enhance their social and academic capital. The PEP programme in designed for those graduates of undergraduate programmes of participating faculties at HSE and other leading universities who aspire to strengthen their intellectual capacity and acquire additional skills, or to master new professional and career tracks. It is intended to provide new opportunities for the most talented young people motivated to absorb new ideas, tools, and techniques developed in the social sciences. It is open either to the graduates with a solid background in quantitative methods (mathematics, econometrics, computer modelling, etc.) striving to apply them to the most pressing social and economic problems, as well as to young philosophers and social theorists concerned with gaps and controversies in contemporary social sciences. The programme offers two professional career tracks for its students: Experts and consultants in the field of strategic decision-making in either public bodies or non-governmental organizations (government, ministries, political parties, PR agencies, business analytical centres, NGOs, etc.) Analysts, researchers and teachers in academia who are motivated to continue their studies in PhD programmes at leading universities in Russia and abroad. What is the target group of the programme? The PEP programme is designed for people who are... [-]

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 Economics

Brawijaya University
Campus Full time Part time July 2017 Indonesia Malang

One of the most renowned schools of Brawijaya University is the Faculty of Economics and Business. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy. Master in Economics History One of the most renowned schools of Brawijaya University is the Faculty of Economics and Business. Initially, the Faculty started with two courses: Public Economics and Business Economics. Now we also have the General Economics Studies program, today the forerunner of the Department of Economics. The Department of Economics and Development Studies (IESP) established the post-graduate programs on the 4th of July of 2001, and the Master Program in Economics was inaugurated as one of the courses in the Graduate School of Economics of University of Brawijaya. Vision and mission Vision: Become a master of superior educational institutions in a global level in the development of applied ethics-based Economy. Mission: Delivering education that is able to follow the development of applied economics. Conducting comprehensive researches and development of applied economics. Inspire, enlighten, and empower the community based on the results of the education and research in applied economics. Aim Educate graduates with the ability to apply economics. Educate graduates to be able to think across disciplines. Educate graduates to be able to communicate their own thoughts and ideas. [-]