Our Masters in Economics at the University of Granada is a prestigious qualification which enables students to delve into, and critically analyse, the most recent developments in economic theory and practice. It trains students effectively in economics, econometrics, and business management. It approaches these developments in an unorthodox and highly innovative way, equipping students with the most up-to-date training in economics and enabling them to pursue a career in the sector. As such, the masters has been designed in response to the professional development needs of business practitioners and consultants.
As a student on our course you review and critically assess current literature from the business and financial worlds, with a view to keeping you up-to-date with the latest developments. This approach also has the further aim of enabling you to predict future economic developments, thus equipping you with the skills to take advantage of golden business opportunities.
Students who complete this masters are capable of successfully analysing and generating data related to socio-economic and business activities, at both macro and micro levels. Moreover, they develop invaluable skills in economic policy analysis and excellent decision-making skills in business practice.
Those who subsequently wish to complete a doctorate, can gain direct access to the Doctoral Programme at the Business and Economics School, upon successful completion of their UGR-ME programme.
The course is run by the leading Economics, Econometrics and Management Department in Southern Europe, which is involved in a range of academic activities:
- Publications in leading Academic Journals
- Development of innovative research projects
- Hosting of visiting lecturers
- Seminars and Conferences
- Publication of 2 research paper series annually.
Our involvement in these activities ensures that the education you receive on our course is challenging, up-to-date, and innovative.
Admission to the ME program is limited to students of outstanding promise. This program is increasingly competitive according to its analytical rigor. First and foremost, we aim to admit students with excellent training in management, economics and quantitative methods at undergraduate level. Graduated students in Economics, Business Management, Engineering, Statistics and Mathematics, all of the with a strong quantitative background are welcome to apply.
The Master in Economics (UGR-ME) is taught in English language. English language fluency is required with a level of at least a First Certificate in English (FCE), TOEFL iBT (65), PBT (500) or IELTS (5.5). Exceptions to this rule include students who obtained a degree from English-speaking college-level institutions and students from English-speaking countries, such as the United Kingdom, Ireland, US or Australia.
Students accepted for the UGR.ME program will be able to apply for the Double Master Degree in Economics and International Management UGR-SRH Berlin.
The Master in Economics (UGR-ME) offers very high quality graduate education under the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) standards on the basis of the evolution of the Departments of Economics, Quantitative Methods and Business Management at the University of Granada as one of the European leading centers for research and teaching in Economics and Business Management. Faculty teaching in ME now includes members of leading scientific associations and many serve on the editorial boards of leading scientific journals. Also most of our faculty lead competitive Research Projects from public and private leading institutions (Spanish Ministry of Education, European Research projects, etc.)
The programme is designed for graduates with solid quantitative skills, who want to specialise in management or applied economics fields.
The following degrees are welcome:
- Degrees in Economics (Bachelor’s and Post-graduate degrees in Economics)
- Degrees in business management (Bachelor’s and Post-graduate degrees in Business Administration and Management)
- Degrees in science (Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Sciences)
- Degrees in psychology (for a multidisciplinary training oriented toward Behavioural Economics).
English language fluency is required with a level of at least a B1 level or equivalent (TOEFL iBT (82), PBT (575) or IELTS (6)). The University of Granada requires one of these tests for application to the ME Programme in order to ensure a full understanding and comprehension of the Master’s Programme.
A basic knowledge of Spanish language is also recommended (DELE B1).
The Master’s in Economics is a high quality Master’s Programme intended to train researchers, consultants and managers in Economics and Management within public organizations and private firms with a solid knowledge of econometrics and statistical tools, economic environments and decision making.
Basic structure and itineraries
Students must perform 60 ECTS (1 academic year). Presence in classes is compulsory. Subjects are taught in English by professors with solid research experience from UGR. Additionally UGR-ME supports a wide variety of seminars with specialists from other leading institutions. UGR-ME is the perfect environment to develop potential skills for new graduate students.
Students can specialize and design their personal itinerary depending on their area of interests choosing up to 13 subjects from among a wide variety of 31 subjects.
Itineraries should be designed depending on your background and your objectives: Management, Macroeconomics, Applied Economics, Microeconomics, Experimental Economics, and Economic History.
Professional and Academic Careers
Consulting, Research and professional careers on Economics, Management and Econometrics configure the scope of Master graduated students either in public or private firms and institutions.
Tha Master of Economics grants direct access to the PhD. program in Economics and Business Management of the School of Economics and Business Management (Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales) of the University of Granada.
Why in Granada?
ME is hosted by leading departments of Economics, Management and Econometrics in Southern Europe.
The Departments of Economics (Theory and History), Econometrics and Management at the UGR undertake high level academic activities:
- Publications in leading journals
- Development of research projects
- Hosting visiting professors
- Publications of 2 research papers series
Tuition and enrolment fees are under a public pricing policy. Fees cover registration, teaching, examinations, basic coverage of health care (only for citizens from some countries), and the use of the library and other University facilities.
Living and transportation costs are moderate in Granada in comparison with most cities in Spain. For specific information about housing, please visit http://estudiantes.ugr.es/alojamiento2/#
Also note that….
Our program does not provide financial support. However, support is provided to top students to apply for fellowships in competitive openings.
Applicants from eligible countries can apply for financial support by the Instituto de Cooperación Ibero-Americano.
Other outside financial assistance is available from both public and private sources. Examples include the European Union (Erasmus Windows), the Spanish Ministry of Education, etc.
Also the University of Granada has its own program of fellowships. Students should be aware that possession of outside financial assistance is looked upon favourably for admission.
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