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.
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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.
The Master in Economics leads to professional opportunities in many sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad, in:
Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences: Uni Mail, 40 bd du Pont-d´Arve, 1211 Genève
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 14/16/17/18/19
Ms Christiane Antoniades
T. +41 (0)22 379 80 07
2 years : 4 semesters (6 max)
Level of French required
No French proficiency test required for non-Francophones
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.
No work experience is required.
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