Application deadline: February: for all graduates of foreign universities, April: for all graduates of Swiss universities/colleges
Tuition fee:
  • € 700 / Year (EEA)
  • € 700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
  • English
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time

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Master´s programme / Master of Science in Economics

The Master in Economics enables students to perfect their knowledge and understanding of the issues that influence economic activity, with particular emphasis on production and distribution of wealth. The programme covers various areas, such as international trade and the public economy, through inter alia the analysis of quantitative models. It focuses on studying global economic growth and its underlying factors, such as the unequal distribution of wealth among countries and sovereign debt. It also examines topics as varied as consumption, the job market and the inner workings of international markets. Students may follow a general economics curriculum or chose from among five concentrations.

Available concentrations:

* Econometrics

* International Economics
* Monetary and Financial Economics
* Labour Economics
* Macroeconomics (joint with the University of Leuven)

Academic calendar

Programme outline

Tableau cf brochure Etudier les SES à l'UNIGE

Master in Economics (max. 6 semesters), 120 ECTS credits

Required courses, 30 credits

Dynamic methods in economics; econometrics; microeconomics; macroeconomics; times series; research seminars, etc.

Electives and concentration courses, 60 credits

Electives, 18-24 credits

Concentration courses, 36-42 credits

Dissertation, 30 credits


Master´s students are permitted to go on exchange for one semester. Students may go on exchange as early as their third semester but may earn no more than 30 credits at another university. The dissertation cannot be substituted.

Career opportunities

The Master in Economics leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, in:

* Private companies
* Public institutions
* Monetary, banking and insurance sectors
* Economic and econometric research institutions
* International organisations

* Healthcare, national insurance, etc.


Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences: Uni Mail, 40 bd du Pont-d´Arve, 1211 Genève

Student affairs:

T. +41 (0)22 379 80 14/16/17/18/19

Academic advisor:

Ms Christiane Antoniades

T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07


* Econometrics
* International Economics
* Monetary and Financial Economics
* Labour Economics
* Macroeconomics


Level of French required

No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones

Admission criteria

A Bachelor in Management, a Bachelor in Information Systems (for the Services Science concentration), or an equivalent degree in another field, upon completion of 60 credits of supplementary courses; good GRE and TOEFL scores.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
TOEFL paper-based test score : 577
TOEFL iBT® test: 90


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