MSc in Economics
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The MSc in Economics brings you the quantitative skills and analytical mindset that are essential for a successful career in governmental organizations, international institutions, and private sector firms such as banks and economic consultancies.
The programme provides you with deep and thorough knowledge of modern economic theories, concepts, techniques, and their applications. You will acquire the necessary skills to undertake advanced economic analysis and become familiar with state-of-the-art research.
The rigorous and research-based education will enable you to undertake advanced economic analysis by applying modern economic theory and state-of-the-art tools for handling data and conducting econometric analysis (using, for example, STATA and MATLAB).
The programme offers a wide range of elective courses (60 credits in total) allowing you to specialise in your field of interest. You also have the opportunity to study one semester abroad at one of our international partner universities
We offer a high-quality learning experience. The lecturers are dedicated to teaching but also research active, ensuring you access to the latest developments in their fields.
Taken together, the programme equips you with a comprehensive package of knowledge, skills, and tools crucial for understanding and analysing the key economic issues of today and tomorrow.
A unique feature of the Master’s programme in Economics is the ability to tailor your degree in a direction of your interest. You can choose from different specialisations: Econometrics, Financial Economics, International and Development Economics, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Public Economics with Health and Labour Economics. This design allows for a large degree of flexibility. Whilst free choice within the specialisation courses will be allowed as long as the specific prerequisites for the course are satisfied, it is expected that most students will follow these recommended profiles.
(30 credits in total)
These are core courses for all students within the programme and you study them during your first semester: Advanced Econometrics; Advanced Macroeconomic Analysis; Advanced Microeconomic Analysis; Mathematical Methods.
Specialisation courses (including elective courses):
(60 credits in total)
There is also a possibility to go on an exchange during the second year.
Master's degree project/thesis:
(30 credits in total)
There is a broad and extensive labour market for economists both nationally and internationally. The demand for the competence of economists with a master’s degree is relatively constant over time or even growing. You will be qualified for advanced positions within the private and public sectors.
Graduates find employment in government authorities and public institutions, in large companies, in the financial sector, in private research centres, in the health sector and in a large number of international institutions such as central banks, government departments, OECD, EU, The World Bank, development agencies, economics consultants, financial organisations, international corporations etc. The programme also provides excellent preparation for PhD studies.
Program Admission Requirements
Demonstrate your commitment and readiness to succeed in business school by taking the GMAT exam – the most widely used exam for admissions that measures your critical thinking and reasoning skills.
Download the GMAT mini quiz to get a flavour of the questions you’ll find in the exam.