Masters in Economics

Economics is defined as "the study of the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services in human society" in the Economist's Dictionary of Economics. The objective is to explain how economies work and how economic agents interact. Simply put, economics is the study of how people choose to use resources including, but not limited to the time, the land, buildings, equipment and the knowledge. It has unique methods for analyzing and predicting individual behavior, along with the effects of institutions such as firms and governments, or clubs and religions.Economics is divided into two main branches; microeconomics and macroeconomics. Microeconomics looks into the behavior of basic elements in the economy, including individual markets and agents (such as consumers and firms, buyers and sellers). For instance, how the change of the price of a good would influence a family's purchasing decisions would be of interest to microeconomics. Macroeconomics, on the other hand, examines the sum total of the decisions made by individuals in a society. Hence it looks into issues affecting an entire economy such as unemployment, inflation, economic growth, and monetary and fiscal policy. As such, how a change in interest rates would influence national savings would be an issue of interest for macroeconomics.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Tourism Economics and Regional Development Master Tourism Economics and Regional Development
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 2,750
  • International € 3,125
  • 18 months

The increasing economic importance of tourism led to a fast expansion of Tourism Economics over the last two decades. The present Master Program combines this emerging field within Economics with a consolidated one: Regional Economics. The Tourism Economics and Regional Development programme is offered at the University of Algarve.

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Finance and Business Economics M.Sc. Finance and Business Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • International £ 22,000 per year
  • 12 months

Gain expert advanced training in both finance and related areas of business economics. Examine the links between international macroeconomics and global capital markets. You will graduate equipped for careers in financial services, banking or industry.

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Economics & Finance M.Sc. Economics & Finance
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

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Equality in Pay & Reward Postgrad.Cert. Equality in Pay & Reward
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 4,650 per year
  • International £ 4,650 per year
  • 12 months

This course draws on the theories and techniques of managing pay and reward systems with the purpose of enhancing the performance of work organisations.

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Economics M.Sc. Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,400 per year
  • International € 2,400 per year
  • 24 months

This Masters course is recommended for students who wish to obtain a rigorous and intensive training in economic theory and policy, at the graduate level, as it is currently practiced in highly respected US and European universities.

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Economics and Finance (MEF) Master Economics and Finance (MEF)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in both theoretical and applied economics. It is taught at Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences by members of the Institute of Economic Studies (IES).

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Economics & Finance M.Sc. Economics & Finance
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 12,000 per year
  • International £ 19,000 per year
  • 12 months

Understanding the interaction between the disciplines of Economics & Finance is now critical to understanding the world we live in. Training in these subjects is essential for those hoping to work in the public or private sector as economists, analysts or consultants.

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Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China M.Sc. Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China
  • Sep 2016
  • National € 9,350 per year
  • International € 10,550 per year
  • 12 months

A chance to study a top UK Masters in China. The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and research for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China.

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Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci M.A. Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci
  • Any time
  • EEA € 5,900 per year
  • International € 5,900 per year
  • 12 months

The Development Economics and International Co-operation - Mesci from Tor Vergata University of Rome aims at training specialists in developing economics and in international cooperation who will be able to operate in both the public and private sector.

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Economics M.Sc. Economics
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 2,790 per year
  • International € 3,952 per year
  • 24 months

The MSc in Economics at the University of Barcelona (UB) is a high quality Master Program intended to train and educate economists to undertake top research in one of the best places to study worldwide. The MSc in Economics at UB is the perfect program for new graduated students to develop their research skills through a broad selection of courses entirely taught in English.

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International Management M.Sc. International Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • International € 15,330 per year
  • 12 months

In this one-year Master's programme, you specialise in managerial decision making in a global context, with a keen eye for all stakeholders while managing international businesses.

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1 Year MA in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy M.A. 1 Year MA in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy
  • Feb 2017
  • Apr 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA € 9,000 per year
  • National € 9,000 per year
  • International € 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA Degree in International Economics, Business & Cultural Diplomacy is a one-year program offered by Furtwangen University (HFU) in partnership with the Academy for Cultural Diplomacy. The degree provides a comprehensive base of studies in several academic disciplines related to International Economics, Business and Global Politics, with a particular emphasis on cultural diplomacy and its historical and contemporary application in the public sector, and the private sector and civil society. The degree prepares students for careers in diverse fields, such as the field of international relations, the humanities, business, the financial sector, politics and culture, with a special focus on Cultural Diplomacy institutions and the application of Cultural Diplomacy in the framework of foreign policy and international economics.

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