Master's Programme in Economics

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

Program Description

Master's Programme in Economics

University of St.Gallen (HSG), School of Management, Economics, Law, Social Sciences and International Affairs

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 and thus complete your doctoral studies in fast-track mode.
Internships with selected partners
The MEcon has agreements with a network of selected partners which regularly offer internship places with economic relevance. We encourage you to gather practical experience and establish contacts for your later career start already during your studies. On application, practice credits will be awarded for qualified internships.
Studying internationally
MEcon students can benefit from the exclusive opportunity to obtain a double degree from the HSG and a leading European partner university: the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE). Within the DM2 agreement of the HSG, students can also apply for a double degree programme with ESADE Barcelona, HEC Paris and RSM Rotterdam. The CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM) is available to them as well. In addition, the HSG offers exchange programmes with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide.
Double degrees and other programmes
  • The MEcon offers exclusively to its students the possibility of participating in attractive double degree programme with SSE Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Other double degree programmes are offered by the HSG with ESADE Barcelona, Spain; HEC Paris, France and RSM Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
  • CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)
  • Exchange programmes with approx. 200 universities worldwide
Career perspectives
The MEcon conveys a fundamental knowledge of economic theory and competence in empirical methods in accordance with internationally leading
universities, trains application orientation and fosters your communication and leadership skills. The excellent reputation of economics at the HSG will ensure that you will have substantial advantages for taking up your career in a wide range of professional areas. MEcon graduates are in demand for positions with a high degree of responsibility, for instance in the public sector, in international organisations, in consultancy firms, in private industry, as well as in banks and insurance companies.
Admission to the MEcon programme:
Please consult our website for the latest detailed admission criteria.
www.admissions.unisg.ch
www.mecon.unisg.ch
This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • German


Last updated July 17, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 16, 2019
Duration
Duration
18 months
Full time
Price
Price
3,326 CHF
Fee for Swiss students: CHF 1426
Information
Deadline
Mar. 31, 2019
Locations
Switzerland - St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Start date : Sept. 16, 2019
Application deadline Mar. 31, 2019
End date Request Info
Dates
Sept. 16, 2019
Switzerland - St. Gallen, St. Gallen
Application deadline Mar. 31, 2019
End date Request Info