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Master of Science in International Economic Policy

International Economic Policy (M.Sc.)

The Master's programme in International Economic Policy is an internationally oriented programme which aims at preparing students for applying rigorous theoretical and empirical economic analysis to a wide range of issues relevant for business and public policy. Students successfully completing this programme will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in International Economic Policy, which serves as a stepping stone for a professional career in the private or public sector or an academic career.

Structure of the Master's programme International Economic Policy

Overview

  • Degree programme: International Economic Policy (M.Sc.)
  • Duration: 4 Semesters (120 ECTS)
  • Language of instruction: English, some electives taught in German
  • Start of Study: Winter and Summer semester
  • Application deadline: Winter semester: 15 July, Summer semester: 15 January
  • Language requirements international students: Proof of German skills at basic (A2) level is required by the end of the re-registration period for the 3rd semester at the latest - not necessary for application. Proof of English skills at least B2 level of the CEFR. For more information please contact the International Office.

 

Portrait of the study programme

The Master of Science in International Economic Policy is an internationally oriented programme which aims at preparing students for applying rigorous theoretical and empirical economic analysis to a wide range of issues relevant for business and public policy. Students successfully completing this programme will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in International Economic Policy, which serves as a stepping stone for a professional career in the private or public sector or an academic career.

After completing advanced-level courses in the core areas of economics (microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics), students can self-select into elective courses in major economic policy areas (e.g., public finance, labour economics, monetary economics, international economics, competition policy), in theoretical fields (e.g., behavioural economics, game theory, contract theory), in research methods (e.g., microeconometrics, computational economics, experimental economics), or in economic journalism. The program will be finished with a policy- or research-oriented seminar which prepares for the Master thesis.

In the spirit of its international orientation, the program can be completely studied in English. Students are encouraged to spend an exchange semester at one of the partner universities abroad and courses taken there are accredited.

Furthermore, the program offers the opportunity to pursue a dual degree which integrates two semesters at the faculty of economics and business administration at the University of Ghent, Belgium (https://www.ugent.be/eb/en). Students successfully completing this dual degree programme will receive the Master’s degree in International Economic Policy from the University of Würzburg and the Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Ghent. New: Double Degree with Verona.

Prospective students are expected to display a strong interest in acquiring the academic skills necessary to address economic policy questions and to pursue scientific work. In this regard, a solid knowledge in mathematics and statistics is an essential prerequisite.

Graduates from the programme International Economic Policy have excellent job prospects in a wide range of careers in various fields. Depending on their study focus, they may work in private businesses, international organizations or public institutions where experts are needed with a broad international economics background. Economists work in

  • managerial positions in large private companies and multinational corporations as well as in consulting,
  • international organizations as analysts or researchers at the IMF, central banks as well as various UN and EU organisations,
  • national ministries, governmental agencies and public organisations such as trade unions, employers’ confederations or industry associations,
  • non-governmental organisations (NGOs) which focus on consumer, environmental or development issues,

Economists with a strong theoretical or methodological orientation and interest may continue academic work in universities or research institutes.

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Opportunity to pursue two master's degrees from two universities!

Double Degree Programme

More Information

Miriam Sasse
Miriam Sasse
Master coordinator and subject advisor

Consultation hours: Tuesday, 9-11 a.m.
Building: New University / Room: 292
Phone: 0931 31-89968
Email: master@wiwi.uni-wuerzburg.de

 

 

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