Masters in Economics in Switzerland

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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

Aside from the distinguishing between microeconomics and macroeconomics, students who are studying economics must also learn the difference between positive economics and normative economics. The former deals with that which is, while the later deals with that which ought to be. Other distinguishing characteristics include economic theory and applied economics.

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a federal parliamentary republic consisting of 26 cantons, with Bern as the seat of the federal authorities. Switzerland's independence and neutrality have long been honored by the major European powers. Switzerland is a peaceful, prosperous, and stable modern market economy with low unemployment.

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Master's Programme in Economics

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Economics (MEcon) will provide you with an all-encompassing education in economics. You will acquire extensive theoretical and empirical knowledge that will enable you to understand the great social and economic challenges of our time in depth. The focus will be on the analysis of economic problems and on solving strategies for politics, business and society. Well-founded knowledge in core subjects and in attractive specialisations, as well as a thorough mastery of demanding empirical methods, will ensure a successful career start. [+]

Best Masters in Economics in Switzerland 2018. In the MEcon, you will acquire an indepth methodological knowledge of modern theory and empiricism and a clear understanding of the central economic and societal contiguities. You will learn to make use of this knowledge for the solution of great economic and social problems. The MEcon is emphatically application-oriented and, besides imparting methodological know-how, will also train your communication and leadership competencies. The programme will prepare you for a wide range of demanding professional activities in practice, as well as for Ph.D. studies at the start of an academic career. Curriculum In the MEcon, you will earn 90 credits in three to four semesters. The programme is provided in accordance with leading universities’ strict international standards. In the compulsory subjects, you will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the core areas of economics and of methodological skills. In electives, you will develop your personal degree course profile and focus on the specialisation of your choice:• International Economy• Government and Economy• Work, Population and Health• Finance and Capital Markets• Corporations and Markets Languages of instruction The MEcon is taught both in English and in German. The core courses are offered in English jointly with the MiQE/F (Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance). Fast-track PhD. If you attain the necessary grade average and fulfil the requirements, the programme will provide you with access to the PhD Programme in Economics and Finance (PEF). You will already be able to earn credits for the PEF during the... [-]

Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs
Campus Full time 18 months September 2019 Switzerland St. Gallen

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education combining theory and quantitative methods. Building on a set of core courses, students choose from numerous electives to specialise in economics, finance or econometrics. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers requiring a deep understanding of economics and finance, combined with a rigorous competence in quantitative methods. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and offers access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance, and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, you select from a larger menu of optional courses to specialise in economics, finance or a combination of both. Your head start The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education combining theory and quantitative methods. Building on a set of core courses, students choose from numerous electives to specialise in economics, finance or econometrics. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers requiring a deep understanding of economics and finance, combined with a rigorous competence in quantitative methods. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and offers access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes worldwide. Curriculum In the MiQE/F programme, the compulsory courses mainly focus on economic theory and quantitative methods: Advanced Mathematics and Statistics, Mathematics, Statistics, Advanced Macroeconomics, Advanced Microeconomics, Theory of Finance, Econometrics. You can choose the core electives according to your interests and talents and shape your own profile. They involve advanced application-oriented work and problem-solving and allow for various specialisations. The different areas of specialisation include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics, which are important to prepare for quantitative applications. The three specialisation areas can be flexibly combined: • Quantitative economics • Quantitative finance • Corporate finance, banking and insurance During your studies, you will also have to write a Master’s thesis and attend courses in... [-]

MIM – Master in International Management – Global Economics

United International Business Schools
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 9 - 36 months September 2018 Switzerland Zürich Lausanne Geneva + 5 more

Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload. [+]

Starting dates

Our academic calendar is based on a quarter system (1 quarter = 10 weeks). Because of the program's flexible structure and modular design, multiple starting dates are available at the start of every Quarter and of every Term, in October, November, January, February, April, May, July, and August. All campuses follow the same academic calendar.

Program duration

Full-time students can earn a Master degree in 1 academic year of 9 months, for a total of 3 quarters of 20 credits each, or within 12 months when spreading the workload.

Part-time students can earn a Master degree in 2 to 3 academic years, depending on the number of courses attempted per quarter, the course selection and the course planning; earning half the typical number of courses equals twice the duration of the full-time program. The more flexible the working hours, the more courses will be available to finish faster. Students are considered part-time while attempting 6 or fewer courses per quarter. Part-time studies are available only for students with a national passport or residence permit.... [-]