Masters Degree in Economic Policy in Europe

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Economic Policy

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Economic policy comes from the idea that government should have a hand in managing the economy. Examples of the government managing the economy include interest rates, taxation, and government expenses. Individuals who study and train in economic policy may learn how to develop effective economic policies that lead to strong economies.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

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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 in Europe 2017. 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 are scarce and your career perspectives will be excellent. When graduating from this master you will be able to work as an applied policy economist at ministries, applied research institutes, bureaus for policy analysis, and international institutions. The places where our Policy Economics specialisation alumni will be working are the Dutch Ministries, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Research, the Dutch Central Bank, the OECD, and universities. The curriculum of the Master in Policy Economics provides students with basic economic theory and empirical tools that are essential to become an outstanding policy economist. Core courses of this Master are Advanced Public Economics and Applied Econometrics. Furthermore, students can choose three elective courses in the master Policy Economics, as for example Advanced Macroeconomics, Policy Issues in Public Spending on Labor, Education and Health and Economics of Organisations. The Master also provides two large seminars. In the first seminar students become familiar with a wide array of applied research techniques (e.g. qualitative research, econometrics of policy evaluation, cost-benefit analysis, field experiments) while discussing recent cases in policy evaluation. The second seminar is devoted to analysing one or two highly relevant policy issues. This seminar changes every year to adjust to the policy issues that are most pressing at that time. The last part is devoted to writing the Master’s thesis. Courses/seminars Seminar Cases in Policy Evaluation Seminar Economic Policy Applied Econometrics Economics of Organisations Seminar Quantitative Macroeconomics Applied Econometrics Advanced Public Economics Advanced Macroeconomics Industrial Organisation Advanced Money Credit and Banking The Practice of Economic Policy Making Financial Development Policy issues in Education, Health and Labor Advanced Behavioral Economics Ilja Surikovs Student Policy Economics 'Policy Economics is a specialisation for open-minded critical thinkers who want to perform sound economic analysis and give sound economic advice based on facts' Jonathan Frisch Student Policy Economics ‘I strongly recommend the specialisation in Policy Economics. It strengthens your foundation in economics and provides you with excellent skills to analyse economic policy issues’ Falk Laser Job Title: Research and Teaching Assistant Employer: Technische Universität Darmstadt Graduated: 2014 'Policy Economics is a great programme helping you to disentangle the complexity of big policy questions and develop sound economic analyses to real world problems' Matthijs Oosterveen Job Title: PhD-candidate Employer: Erasmus University Rotterdam Graduated: 2013 'This master equips you with the set of tools to tackle the most urgent economic policy questions that society faces today' [-]

Master in International Economic Law

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

This interdisciplinary double-degree programme, in collaboration with the University of Reading (UK), provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a legal profession as it relates to international economic relations. [+]

This double-degree programme, in collaboration with the University of Reading (UK), provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in a legal profession as it relates to international economic relations. Students can receive both Russian and British degrees.

By taking an interdisciplinary approach, the programme addresses the full set of knowledge and skills that will be necessary for graduates to be successful in their legal careers. Courses are taught by professors and instructors from HSE’s Faculty of Law and other faculties and from the University of Reading, as well as by guest scholars and practitioners from Russia and abroad. Students choose one of two tracks:... [-]


Master in International Economic Policy

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The unique Master in International Economic Policy focuses on the issues that challenge the economic diplomat or international policy-maker, the business and financial sectors, the specialised journalist or indeed society at large. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy in Europe 2017. Master in International Economic Policy The Master in International Economic Policy is led in collaboration with the Department of Economics of Sciences Po. General objectives The unique Master in International Economic Policy focuses on the issues that challenge the economic diplomat or international policy-maker, the business and financial sectors, the specialised journalist or indeed society at large: currency wars, optimal trade levels, labour standards, transfer of technologies, financing development… The program is intended for students who wish to specialise in questions related to applied economics at the international and regional - including Europe - levels, and that structure market economies. Special attention will be paid to the economies of emerging and developing countries. The Master in International Economic Policy gives students an extremely solid foundation in international economics through a well-balanced curriculum. For students with a prior specialised course of study in economics, the IEP curriculum will give them a policy-oriented perspective and flesh out the global economic context. Please note that although there is no mathematics admissions prerequisite, candidates for the IEP Master are expected to have completed successfully at least introductory courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics at the undergraduate level. Scientific Advisor Quoc-Anh Do is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Sciences Po's Department of Economics and at the LIEPP. Pr. Do's research interests are in political economics, development economics, applied microeconomic topics and corporate governance. Main orientations and specific features The core curriculum is as focused on economic theory and analysis (economic integration, international trade), finance (international finance, European monetary policy, firms in a global economy) as on policy (economics and competition policy, trade policies, intellectual property rights, labour standards,…) in the field of international trade and investment. The economic dimension is underscored by the offering of praxis oriented courses that help differentiate the economist from other social science specialists. Careers opportunities Graduates of the programme may envisage careers in both the private sector (consulting firms, think tanks, banks, corporate sector) and the public sector (international organisations, national public administrations, development agencies). [-]

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.... [-]


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 in Europe 2017. 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 at the end of the second semester. Possible carrier paths: - Business consultant in agriculture - Consultant/expert/economist in environment economy - Economist researcher in environment economy - Economist researcher in agro-alimentary economy - Consultant in ecology and environment - Research assistant economist in agro-alimentary economy. Admission is based on the documents sent in by the candidates, taking into account the undergraduate grade average. [-]

Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Mons

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

This program is taught in FRENCH. The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. Profile of the programme The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions. The curriculum includes: A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. The curricula offered by the Warocqué School of Business and Economics have been ISO-certified since 2003. This certification, which is identical to that used in the professional world, involves the various stakeholders in a process leading to continuous improvement in the quality of the education that is provided. This quality approach, with the student at its heart, incorporates support tools such as tutoring, mentoring and remediation, which allow for easier integration into the academic world and improve students’ success rates. Fully involved in the system, the students are regularly consulted in the quest for still higher levels of quality (satisfaction surveys, consultation on exam schedules, academic support, etc.). This approach, unique in higher education in the French Community, has been rewarded more than once with the “Walloon Quality Prize” (2007 and 2009). Key learning outcomes After completing this curriculum, students will be able to: develop research within the research departments of public institutions lead a department in a public company (La Poste, Electrabel, Belgacom, etc.) work in a federal, regional or local authority (province, town, municipality, public social assistance centre, police district, etc.) teach (higher secondary school certification, non-university higher education certification) apply interdisciplinary skills: independence, rigour, group work, oral presentations, research, etc. Various possibilities for employment also exist in the private sector. Occupational profiles of graduates The master’s degree in economic and social policy is a professional qualification, and enables direct entry into the world of work. Access to further studies The master’s degree in economic and social policy gives full access to the doctorate (including one year of doctoral training in a graduate school). Various advanced master’s degrees are also accessible, such as the advanced master’s in microfinance (run jointly with Paris-Sorbonne, ULB Brussels and Wageningen-UR). Mode of study Full time [-]

Master in Economics

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in Economics is designed to provide advanced training in Economics to holders of a 1st cycle in Economics or Managament. It aims at endowing professionals with advanced knowledge in Economic Analysis and Economic Policies, without neglecting the possibility of deepening knowledge in some Management related areas. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy in Europe 2017. The Master Programme in Economics is designed to provide advanced training in Economics to holders of a 1st cycle in Economics or Management. It aims at endowing professionals with advanced knowledge in Economic Analysis and Economic Policies, without neglecting the possibility of deepening knowledge in some Management related areas. It ensures the development of theoretical and soft skills deemed important to enhance the prospects of a successful professional career in a diverse range of institutions: large companies, solid SMEs, public companies and organisations, consulting companies, banking sector, Bank of Portugal, regulators and various agencies and international organisations. It is a three-semester-long programme which corresponds to 100 ECTS. It culminates with the elaboration of a dissertation project or an internship + report, in the students' area of expertise, respectively. The Master Programme in Economics envisages to: Provide a broadband solid training in Economics to facilitate integration into the labour market and to promote the professional career of future competent professionals; Promote autonomous skills to conduct applied research in the fields of Economics, whether oriented by theoretical goals or aiming at practical problem-solving solutions; Prepare students for a professional successful career as economists in the public, private or non-profit sectors. Holders of our Master Degree in Economics should be competent and highly qualified professionals because they have been endowed with a solid range of scientific, technical and professional skills which enable them to: Apply advanced knowledge of economic analysis to solve real economic and business issues in innovative, complex environments and in global competition; Elaborate analysis and reports with methodological and empirical coherence and consistency. Evaluate critically alternative economic arguments about contemporary economic problems; Be able to read and understand research papers and articles published in academic journals, to build simple theoretical models, to initiate empirical research and to evaluate its findings; Transfer, use and create original knowledge in Economics. Are you looking for advanced training in Economics, or Management, and enhance your employability and career prospects in the near future? Our Master Degree in Economics is the answer to launch your future career. You may find further information in the Pedagogical Guide of the Master Programme in Economics. [-]

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 in Analysis and Policy in Economics (APE)

Paris School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The APE Masters programme offers research training in theoretical and applied economics. This Masters is offered jointly by the EHESS, the ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy in Europe 2017. Master in Analysis and Policy in Economics Applications are now open for APE-Analysis and Policy in Economics! Students interested in joining PSE in M1 or M2 in September 2017 have to apply online before February 26, 2017. An important detail: please note that for both APE and PPD there is just one admission session. Taught entirely in English, this Master programme is proposed by the Paris School of Economics in close partnership with a number of top French academic institutions. The APE Programme offers high-level, research oriented courses in theoretical and applied economics. This Master is offered jointly by the EHESS, the ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. Apply online before February 26 via www.pse-application.eu Contact: master-ape psemail.eu Overview The APE programme is offered jointly by the EHESS, the ENS, the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech and the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, and is certified by the Paris School of Economics. It offers training in economics research taught entirely in English, and is recognised for: Its international openness: nearly 70% of APE candidates are foreign students ; in September 2016, one in two students (in M1 and M2) came from courses undertaken overseas. In addition, 30% of APE graduates who enter the labour market and 40% of those who go on to further study, leave for another country. The quality and diversity of teaching: more than 80 teacher-researchers are involved in the programme, chiefly members of PSE, with strong international experience. The excellent employment record of the Masters graduates: more than 95% of graduates who enter the labour market are employed within three months of receiving their degrees – and a majority of these are hired even before the end of the academic year (See “PSE Graduate Placement 2015”) Curriculum Masters 1 The M1 year aims to reinforce fundamental knowledge and basic methodological tools in microeconomics (a sequence of two courses, plus a course in games theory), econometrics (a sequence of three courses), macroeconomics (two courses, plus a course in international economics), and in economic history. This year involves taking and passing ten obligatory courses, one of six elective courses in a specific field of economics, and a seminar in the social sciences, taken in another department of one of the partner establishments. Masters 2 The aim of the second year (M2) is to lead students to their first experience of a successful research project. It is centred around a wide choice of advanced courses designed to allow students to acquire specialised knowledge in different domains of current economics research. In first semester, they choose four core courses from among 21 courses of 36 hours, and in second semester, they select six from a range of 30 18-hour courses. At the same time, training in research processes takes place throughout the year. This consists in participation in a work-in-progress seminar, where students present their first steps in the development of their research projects. This is followed by the conduct of the research itself under the direction of a thesis supervisor, and the writing of a thesis of original work. Awarding of the degrees At the end of the second year of the Masters, students receive both a degree awarded by one of the four partner institutions (EHESS, ENS, Ecole des Ponts Paris-Tech, University of Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne) and a certificate from PSE. Tips about the French Education System, Funding, Housing... “International English Masters programmes… within the French system!” (pdf document in English about the French and European systems) Funding opportunities for Foreign Students Housing tips for the Paris Region (Cité Universitaire, Crous, flats...) [-]

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... [-]


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 Economics, Law and Political Sciences, we welcome students with other degrees, as noted in the admission regulations. Admission is restricted and class sizes will be small (25-30 students). Please note: This is a trilingual study programme (Italian, German and English). Students have to prove knowledge in at least 2 out of the 3 tuition languages at a B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in order to be admitted. Scholarships & support programs All eu citizens can apply for a study grant by the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol. It is income based and might amount up to 5900 €. If you are eligible, you will also be exempted from the tuition fees. Non-EU students can apply for a study grant of the Autonomous Province of South Tyrol when they have a long-time permit to stay or if they have their residence in South Tyrol for at least one year without interruption. [-]

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 in Europe 2017. 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 science and analytics for business, society and public policy. Along with specific design the MEP is tailored to meet all the requirements of the state educational standard in the field “Economics”. General Eligibility The MEP “Quantitative Economics” is open both for foreign students and graduates of the Russian higher education institutions (including bachelor graduates of NRU NSU). The entrant to the MEP should have an educational diploma (certificate or some analogous document) on program of level of a bachelor degree or of a specialist qualification. There is no formal limit of the field of specialization. However there are prerequisites for entrants to match the program. Tuition Fee The cost for full-time studies for the MEP Quantitative Economics at the Department of Economics of NSU in 2017-2018 is $ 5 200 per year. Accommodation Fee Accommodation fee in students’ hostel is about $ 20 per month. [-]

Master in Economic Analysis and European Policy

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

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

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

MSc International Economic Policy and Analysis

University of Westminster, Westminster Business School
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom London

This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. [+]

Masters in Economic Policy in Europe 2017. This innovative course offers both MSc and MA streams. It has been designed to develop your ability to apply economic analysis to policy issues and business problems, which are often ambiguous and multi-faceted. Although there is a strong theoretical core, the course focus of the course is very much on the practical application of economic techniques to problems, and on developing the ability to communicate the insights that economic analysis can provide. The course has been created in conjunction with the Government Economic Service (GES) – a major employer of economics graduates in the UK. The University of Westminster is the only English university to have secured GES recommended status for a postgraduate course in economics. The course aims to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the latest developments in economics, with a focus on practical skills and development of the skills needed by a working economist. It is specifically aimed at those with a genuine interest in the application of economics to real-world situations. As well as enhancing your ability to apply relevant economic principles in the support of policy and strategy development, the course aims to develop your ability to communicate complex issues to wide audiences, your awareness of significant sources of economic and financial data, the problems faced when carrying out policy evaluation and your capability for self-awareness and group working. Course content You will gain an understanding of the key concepts in economics that underpin public sector policy and business decision making. This includes the various scenarios where we explore opportunity cost, equilibrium and disequilibrium, strategic interaction, market failure and the related concept of externalities. You'll develop your analytical skills by applying these concepts to current challenges that face the profession, at both macro and micro levels, and in both private and public sectors. This will provide you with the latest insights drawn from both the academic and practitioner arenas. Around a common core of modules covering key theoretical and practical elements, the MSc stream offers the possibility of pursuing a course of study in economics with a greater quantitative focus, while the MA stream has a stronger international emphasis. Students on this course benefit from free access to part of the material on the course reading list and an online subscription to Financial Times. In addition, you will get exposure to a global network of professional economists through a free student membership to the Society of Business Economists. Core modules Economic Evaluation Project This module provides you with the framework within which to develop your full project (dissertation) from the proposal submitted as part of the Research Methods module. The majority of projects undertaken by MSc students would be expected to involve an empirical component and appropriate quantitative analysis. Projects undertaken by MA students are likely to be of a more applied nature, possibly issue or problem based. Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy This module reviews the historical evolution of macroeconomic policy and, through a review of the theoretical and empirical literature, develops the analytical framework of macroeconomics underpinning contemporary macroeconomic policy. Microeconomic Analysis and Policy You will review theoretical and empirical microeconomic approaches in order to shed light on business decision making and microeconomic policy in mixed economies. Research Methods This module aims to enhance your knowledge and competence of the research process, and the application of research methods in the area of applied economics. Strategy and Appraisal in Economics This module applies the theoretical tools, concepts and methodology of economics to private and public sector scenarios, with an emphasis on communicating and appraising policy and strategy options. International Economics This module offers a critical, theoretically informed, issue-based approach to the study of international trade and investment, finance, economic institutions, globalisation and economic integration. Managing Data The ability to access, manipulate and interpret data from a range of sources, both primary and secondary, is an essential skill for economists and business professionals. This module offers a practical introduction to relevant data sources and to the tools necessary to critically explore these sources. Option modules Development Economics and Policy By exploring the concepts and theories that have been developed and applied by economists to the study of the problems of developing countries, this module explores the implications for the framing of development policy. Global Financial Markets This module provides you with an in-depth understanding of the structure and operation of foreign exchange markets, financial instruments used in global markets and the operation of financial institutions such as banks and insurance companies expanding across a number of financial markets. Students on the MA stream may take another Westminster Business School postgraduate module, with the permission of the Course Leader. Course-specific entry requirements You should normally hold a first degree from a recognised institution (minimum Lower Second Class), or international equivalent. If your first degree is in Economics or a cognate discipline such as Business, Geography, Development Studies or Mathematics, a minimum Lower Second Class (or international equivalent) is acceptable. If you have a more general first degree you would normally require an Upper Second Class (or international equivalent). The University operates a system of awarding credit for accredited prior learning either through formal study (APL) or experience (APEL). If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.5, with a minimum score of 6 in each element. [-]