M.Sc. Master of Science in Economics Major in Economic Policy

Catholic University of Portugal - Lisbon

Application deadline: 1st round: March 03 - April 28; 2nd round: May 12 - June 11; 3rd round: June 23 - June 30
Tuition fee:
  • € 8,490 / Year (EEA)
  • € 8,490 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Partnership: Joint
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time
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Description

Our Master of Science in Economics gives you professional skills and an advanced understanding of economic and finance problems, both from a theoretical and an applied perspective.

Our program prepares you for highly-skilled jobs in the private sector or in governmental agencies, in Portugal or abroad, requiring solid quantitative and analytical skills, and provides a sound foundation for an academic career in economics if that is your choice. The aim of the Program is to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to take up specialist positions in the public or private sector or to pursue an academic/research career via a PhD.

  • MAJOR IN FINANCE AND BANKING
  • MAJOR IN ECONOMIC POLICY

MSc in Economics is a full time program, Monday to Friday, focused on newly qualified graduates yet to start their career with little or no professional experience.

Who Should Apply for Master of Science in Economics?

  • Economics and Business Administration Undergraduates or quantitative related areas

If you are finishing your 1st cycle in related subjects, we are sure you will be a great fit for Master of Science in Economics.

Requirement: You must show a sufficient knowledge of mathematics in your first degree.

Program Overview of the MSc in Economics

Duration: between 3 and 4 semesters.
Program: Full-time (120 ECTS)
Language: English
Admission Period:
Fall intake: March - June

Get Ready for the World

Spending a semester abroad on our international exchange program will allow you to develop and expand your global approach to economics, business and management, and increase your portfolio of skills.

CATÓLICA-LISBON is a truly international business school and has partnerships with some of the best institutions in Europe and beyond. The Master of Science Programs currently have agreements with 95 schools in 40 different countries and the list is constantly increasing.

Most of our exchanges are carried out under the Erasmus agreement and follow a simple, standard procedure. You can also choose a destination of your own and apply for an exchange as a freemover. But your chosen school must meet the CATÓLICA-LISBON standards.

Contents

If you prefer a more general economic approach, choose our ECONOMIC POLICY option and you will get an overall understanding of regulation and competition issues in several sectors, public economic issues or macroeconomic policies.

Major in Economic Policy (Min 12 ECTS)

  • Economic Analysis of Social Policies (6 ECTS)
  • Public Economics (3,5 ECTS)
  • Macroeconomic Policy (6 ECTS)
  • Regulation and Competition Policy (6 ECTS)
  • Health Economics (6 ECTS)
  • History of Economic Thought (6 ECTS)
  • International Money and Finance (7 ECTS)
  • Topics in Industrial Organization (3,5 ECTS)
  • Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development (6 ECTS)

Requirements

  • First cycle degree equivalent to 180 ECTS.
  • All the MSc programs are taught in English, so a high level of fluency is required.
  • For the International Master in Business Administration we accept candidates with a degree in any area.
  • A GMAT Exam or equivalent may be required.
  • Our programs are pre-experience.

APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

Official University Transcripts confirming academic qualifications (Portuguese or English). For application purposes we do not require a formal certificate from your School, but we do require a non official document with ALL the courses you attended and its grades. We will require a formal certificate after completing your degree and no later than October (for September intake). International students: The Transcript of Records must be authenticated by the official education authority of the relevant country. This authority will also have to be recognised by the Portuguese diplomatic corps or consulate or be accompanied by a Hague Convention Apostille.

You can present one of the following certificates to prove your English proficiency or take a CATÓLICA-LISBON English Test:

  • TOEFL (recommended score): 600 (PBT), 250 (CBT), or 100 (IBT). If you wish the TOEFL centre to send us your score, our code is 8339.
  • IELTS (recommended score): 7.0
  • Certificate in advance English (CAE)

GMAT, GRE or you can take the CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test:The admission jury may request this exam from applicants with a background in management or economics if they decide that is justifiable

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

60 (Grade C)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Funding

Scholarship

CATÓLICA-LISBON Top+ is a scholarship program for Economics and Management students with an outstanding academic record.

Implemented by CATÓLICA-LISBON, this program allows high-potential students to complete the MSc at CATÓLICA-LISBON with a partial waiver of MSc fees.

We encourage outstanding students to apply for these scholarships; especially those that have completed their first cycle degree at the top of their classes (for example, average final grades of 77.50% or above).

The following criteria are highly valued by the jury:
- Undegraduate GPA and academic performance
- International experience
- Extracurricular activities
- Professional experience (e.g. internships)
- Contribution to the diversity of the group
- Contribution to School activities
- Results of GMAT or CATÓLICA-LISBON Admission Test, if applicable.

EXCEPTION: Double Degree and Joint Degree students must pay the tuition fees in the 2nd year of the Program while they are abroad.

Scholarships based on social criteria

Scholarships are based on economicsand academic factors.

Through an application process that establishes economic need and academic performance, Social Services, through the University's Student Services Office, may fund all or part of the student's studies.

In this scholarship, the academic performance is also taken into consideration and the student may have part of his/her tuition fees financed. In addition, an activity to support the school will be requested.

International Students

In addition to this scholarship provided by the school, we strongly recommend that you check in your home country about local government scholarship possibilities (embassy, consulate).

Loans:

Top international bank institutions offer low-interest loans to students that cover tuition fees and study-related expenses. The applications for these loans should be submitted directly to the bank.

In addition, we strongly encourage you to check out the financial institutions in your home country

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Accreditation

CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese School to be amongst the select group of Business Schools accredited with the Triple Crown. Only 1% of Business Schools worldwide have this accreditation.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has been named the only Program Partner in Portugal by the CFA® Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA® designation.

These prestigious rankings represent the international recognition of our programs' academic excellence ensuring that they meet the most demandinh international standards. CATÓLICA-LISBON is the Leading Portuguese Business School to be ranked amongst the Top European Business Schools according to the Financial Times.

The international rankingCATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese School to be amongst the select group of Business Schools accredited with the Triple Crown. Only 1% of Business Schools worldwide have this accreditation.
CATÓLICA-LISBON has been named the only Program Partner in Portugal by the CFA® Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA® designation.
These prestigious rankings represent the international recognition of our programs' academic excellence ensuring that they meet the most demandinh international standards. CATÓLICA-LISBON is the Leading Portuguese Business School to be ranked amongst the Top European Business Schools according to the Financial Times.
The international ranking of 2013 for the Financial Times Masters in Management has distinguished CATÓLICA-LISBON Master as being the best i

CATÓLICA-LISBON was the first Portuguese School to be amongst the select group of Business Schools accredited with the Triple Crown. Only 1% of Business Schools worldwide have this accreditation.

CATÓLICA-LISBON has been named the only Program Partner in Portugal by the CFA® Institute, the global association for investment professionals that awards the prestigious CFA® designation.

These prestigious rankings represent the international recognition of our programs' academic excellence ensuring that they meet the most demandinh international standards. CATÓLICA-LISBON is the Leading Portuguese Business School to be ranked amongst the Top European Business Schools according to the Financial Times.

The international ranking of 2013 for the Financial Times Masters in Management has distinguished CATÓLICA-LISBON Master as being the best in Portugal and one of the finest in the world.

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