Masters in Economics

General

Program Description

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 program in Economics at ISEG).

Target Audience

The MSc in Economics is intended to complement and to deepen first-cycle education provided by first-cycle degrees 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.

Program Organization

The master’s study program is spread across 4 semesters with a total of 120 ECTS, 42 of them (12 in the third semester and 30 in the fourth semester) correspond to a dissertation. All the course units will be taught in English.

Admission Requirements and Selection Criteria

We will consider candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Management, Applied Mathematics for Economics and Management or other candidates considered adequate by the Scientific and Pedagogical Committee. The candidates will be selected according to their BSc marks, CV details and a possible interview.

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MSc Economics Course Units

1st year – 1st semester
  • Econometrics
  • History of Economic Thought
  • Macroeconomics
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Microeconomics
1st year – 2nd semester
  • Advanced Topics of Microeconomics
  • Economic Growth
  • Labour Economics
  • Macroeconomics and Monetary Theory
  • Free option Unit
2nd year – 1st semester
  • 3 Free option units
  • Dissertation (Seminar)
2nd year – 2nd semester
  • Dissertation
Last updated Jan 2020

About the School

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB ... Read More

The first school of Economics and Management in Portugal, ISEG belongs to the University of Lisbon, the largest Portuguese University. ISEG Lisbon is internationally recognized and accredited by AACSB and AMBA, complying with the best higher education standards. ISEG’s research centers are very well rated by the Portuguese research council (FCT). With an experienced and well prepared faculty, students from more than 70 countries contribute to an ever-increasing international academic environment, and take advantage of the school's excellence and location. ISEG Lisbon has excellent modern premises at the heart of Lisbon, right next to the Parliament and the river Tagus, in a vibrant neighborhood full of social life, business and culture. At ISEG, you will find a culture of excellence and achievement, alongside a climate of inclusiveness and cooperation. This is made by the mutual collaboration of students, faculty and staff. ISEG is a School prepared for the future: with a unique blend of quantitative skills and social contextualization of economic and managerial decisions, ISEG’s faculty, professionals, students and alumni are at the forefront of those who address the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with an entrepreneurial and collaborative mindset. Read less