Application deadline: 15 January
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,035 / Year (EEA)
  • € 4,035 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The Master Programme is a rigorous two year degree that combines analytical rigor and practical applications to provide students with the up-to-date tools, knowledge and intuition needed for economic policy analysis.

What is it?

The 2 years MIS program provides a rigorous training in economics with an emphasis on policy issues. We focus on the international dimension of economics, namely trade, international migrations, international macroeconomics, economic history, and development.

Who can apply?

Admissions are decided on the basis of individual files. Candidates for the MIS program need two perequisites. First, they should have followed undergraduate economics classes in order to be familiar with the main concepts of economics. Second, they should have a solid mathematical background in order to be equipped to handle the technical aspects of economics. Most (albeit not all) incoming students have an undergraduate degree in economics.

What does it prepare you for?

Upon completion of the MIS you can obtain a position focused on economic analysis in a broad range of employers. The MIS thesis prepares you to independently conduct insightful and rigorous analysis of economic problems.
Successful completion of the MIS also allows you to continue your studies in a PhD program, either at the Institute or in another institution.

How is the program structured?

The program consists of core classes and electives (economics classes are in English), and a thesis.

* The core classes give you a solid training in macroeconomics, trade, and econometrics. They are taken over the first three semesters of the program. You will also have the opportunity to take a math refresher course starting shortly before the first semester.
* Elective cover classes in economics, including an econometrics seminar in the last semester where you will present a preliminary version of your thesis, and selected classes in the Institutes other disciplines.
* You will choose a faculty member (advisor) to supervise your master thesis by the beginning of the second year. Students normally narrow the research topic during the third semester, leading to a thesis proposal by the end of the semester. You will focus on writing your thesis in the fourth semester under the guidance of your advisor.

The credit requirements are for 90 credits (ECTS) from classes (36 from six core classes, between 30 and 42 from 5-7 electives in economics and between 12 and 24 from 2-4 electives outside economics) and 30 credits from the thesis.

Can I follow classes outside the Institute?

Yes. You can take up to 2 classes (non-economics elective) in other institutions, subject to approval by the economics department chair.
We also offer opportunities for exchanges with other institutions. These take place in the third semester with applications submitted during your second semester.

Is financial support available?

Yes. Although we cannot finance all MIS students, the Institute offers a significant number of scholarships. You can apply for support for your first year when applying to the Institute. Applications for support for the second year are submitted during the second semester.

How is the work atmosphere?

Very collegial and stimulating. Our small size of about 20 students per year allows for good contact between students and faculty members. The Institute is not a setting where a large number of students have limited access to a distant faculty. Instead, there is a good relation between students and professors and the economics section values the input of students in the functioning of the economics program.

Our small size also fosters a cooperative atmosphere among students. Each cohort of student elects a representative who is in regular contact with the faculty and the administration.

Can I proceed onto the PhD programme?

Yes, subject to acceptance, of course. The Institute has now introduced a fast track option. MIS students interested in the PhD can apply in their third semester. They will then follow doctoral classes in the fourth semester. When accepted, the fourth semester of their MIS will become the first semester of the PhD program. Students will submit a dissertation proposal by the end of their fifth semester at the Institute, with a successful proposal granting them a Master degree. More details on the PhD program are found on the PhD page. If the PhD application proves unsuccessful, students will simply finish the MIS program in the standard timeframe.

Contents

The Master in International Economics combines a focus on economics with the Institutes multidisciplinary teaching in other key subjects to give students a broader view of economic policy. Courses cover trade, development, econometrics, macroeconomics, financial crises, monetary and financial systems, natural resource economics, climate change, regional integration, migration, economic history and more.

SEMESTRE 1 | SEMESTER 1

LE COURS DE MISE À NIVEAU (FORTEMENT RECOMMANDÉ) COMMENCE AVANT LE DÉBUT DU SEMESTRE |

REFRESHER COURSE (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED) PRIOR TO THE START OF THE FIRST SEMESTER SANS CRÉDITS | NO CREDITS

* Basic Mathematics for Economists Ramses Abul Naga

SEMESTRE 1 | SEMESTER 1

2 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 2 COMPULSORY COURSES

12 CRÉDITS | 12 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Macroeconomics I: Macroeconomic Principles Cédric Tille
* Microeconomics I Richard Baldwin

SEMESTRE 2 | SEMESTER 2

3 COURS OBLIGATOIRES | 3 COMPULSORY COURSES

18 CRÉDITS | 18 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Econometrics I Nicolas Berman
* International Trade: Theory and Evidence Nicolas Berman
* Macroeconomics II Rahul Mukherjee

SEMESTRE 3 | SEMESTER 3

1 COURS OBLIGATOIRE | 1 COMPULSORY COURSE

6 CRÉDITS | 6 CREDITS

Automne | Autumn

* Econometrics II Jean-Louis Arcand, Ugo Panizza

SEMESTRE 4 | SEMESTER 4

1 SÉMINAIRE DE FORMATION À LA RECHERCHE EMPIRIQUE À CHOISIR (FORTEMENT RECOMMANDÉ) |

1 SEMINAR FOR EMPIRICAL RESEARCH TRAINING TO BE CHOSEN (STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)

6 CRÉDITS | 6 CREDITS

Printemps | Spring

* Econometrics IIIa Ugo Panizza
* Econometrics IIIb Jean-Louis Arcand

5 À 7 COURS OPTIONNELS À CHOISIR DANS LA DISCIPLINE DE SPÉCIALISATION | 5 TO 7 ELECTIVE COURSES TO BE CHOSEN IN THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION

30-42 CRÉDITS | 30-42 CREDITS

Annuel | Annual

* Research Seminar in International Economics Rahul Mukherjee (no credits)

Automne | Autumn

* Development Economics Martina Viarengo
* Economics of International Environmental Agreements Timothy Swanson
* Financial Crises Cédric Tille
* Industrial Organisation Damien Neven
* Microeconomics of International Migration Slobodan Djajic
* Trade Policy Patrick Low

Printemps | Spring

* Climate Change and Trade Patrick Low
* Economic History Workshop Marc Flandreau
* Economics of International Organisations Damien Neven
* European Antitrust Damien Neven
* International Business Simon Evenett
* International Development Slobodan Djajic
* International Migration Slobodan Djajic
* International Monetary and Financial Systems: Past, Present and Future Marc Flandreau, Cédric Tille
* Natural Resource Economics and SustainableDevelopment Timothy Swanson
* The Political Economy of the Crisis Cédric Dupont, Charles Wyplosz
* Regional and European Economic Integration Richard Baldwin

SEMESTRES 1-4 | SEMESTERS 1-4

2 À 4 COURS COMPLÉMENTAIRES À CHOISIR HORS DE LA DISCIPLINE DE SPÉCIALISATION |

2 TO 4 COMPLEMENTARY COURSES TO BE CHOSEN OUTSIDE OF THE DISCIPLINE OF SPECIALISATION

12-24 CRÉDITS | 12-24 CREDITS

COURS EN ANTHROPOLOGIE ET SOCIOLOGIE DU DÉVELOPPEMENT | COURSES IN ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT

Automne | Autumn

* Genre, culture et pouvoirs Fenneke Reysoo

Printemps | Spring

* Colonialism, Decolonisation and the International System Gopalan Balachandran

COURS EN DROIT INTERNATIONAL | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

Automne | Autumn Evolution contemporaine de la place et des fonctions de lONU au sein du système juridique international Pierre-Marie Dupuy

* Fundamentals of International Environmental Law Jorge Viñuales
* International Investment Law Joost Pauwelyn
* International Trade Law Joost Pauwelyn
* The Responsibility to Protect Nicolas Michel

Printemps | Spring

* Advanced Topics in International Environmental Law and Policy Jorge Viñuales, Timothy Swanson
* La délimitation maritime en droit international Marcelo Kohen
* Droit diplomatique international Eric Wyler
* Feminist Approaches to Human Rights Ratna Kapur
* «Humanité» et «Communauté internationale »en droit international positif Pierre-Marie Dupuy

* International Criminal Law through the Cases in National and International Courts Paola Gaeta
* International Moot Court Joost Pauwelyn
* Philosophie et droit international Pierre-Marie Dupuy
* Séminaire avancé de jurisprudence environnementale Jorge Viñuales
* Trade and Investment Law Clinic Joost Pauwelyn
* WIPO and International Intellectual Property Law Edward Kwakwa

COURS EN ÉTUDES DU DÉVELOPPEMENT | COURSES IN DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

Automne | Autumn

* Citoyenneté et développement social dans la ville Isabelle Milbert
* Economie politique de la biodiversité Marc Hufty
* The Middle East and North Africa:Change and Continuity in Regional Politics Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* Politiques urbaines et écologie Isabelle Milbert
* Secteur privé, développement et inclusion sociale Philippe Régnier
* Sécurité alimentaire: de la production agricole au droit à lalimentation Christophe Gironde, Christophe Golay

Printemps | Spring

* Ecologie politique Marc Hufty
* Emerging Countries and the Rise of New AsianCapitalisms Philippe Régnier
* Human Rights and Development Christophe Golay
* Inclusion financière Jean-Michel Servet
* Microfinance, entrepreneuriat et développement Philippe Régnier, Jean-Michel Servet
* Rights and Wrongs, Gender Equality and the International Organisations Christine Verschuur
* State-Building and War-Making in the Developing World Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou

COURS EN HISTOIRE INTERNATIONALE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL HISTORY

Automne | Autumn

* Foreign Policies of Major Powers Lanxin Xiang
* History of European Integration Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* The History of International Relations Matthew Leitner
* Political and Ethical Issues in Historical Enquiry Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Political Ideas Andre Liebich
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa (c 1700-1945) Gareth Austin
* Résistances et protestations au Moyen-Orient:une perspective socio-historique Jordi Tejel
* Transatlantic Relations since 1945 Jussi Hanhimäki
* Understanding Terrorism:History, Contexts, and New Challenges Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* The United States and East Asia Lanxin Xiang
* Les usages politiques de lhistoire Sergio Luzzatto
* 1989: Regime Change and Revolution in the Soviet Bloc Andre Liebich

Printemps | Spring

* Asian Security System Lanxin Xiang
* China and Globalisation Lanxin Xiang
* Comparative Perspectives on Political Liberalisation and Democratisation Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou
* The Cultural Politics of European Integration Annabelle Littoz-Monnet
* Democratisation after Communism Andre Liebich
* Global Migration in History and Historiography Gopalan Balachandran
* Introduction to Modern History and Politics of the Middle East Jordi Tejel
* Histoire globale: institutions et développement /Global History: Institutions and Development (1688-2000) Marc Flandreau
* Introduction to Modern History and Politics in the Middle East Jordi Tejel
* Nationalism Andre Liebich
* Power, Poverty and Wealth in Africa since 1945 Gareth Austin

COURS EN RELATIONS INTERNATIONALES / SCIENCE POLITIQUE | COURSES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS / POLITICAL SCIENCE

Automne | Autumn

* Applied Game Theory Cédric Dupont
* Feminist Theory Elisabeth Prügl
* Global Environmental Politics Emily Meierding
* Introduction to International Relations Thomas Biersteker
* Politics and Economics of International Energy Giacomo Luciani
* Religion and Secularism in a Comparative PoliticsApproach Amélie Barras

Printemps | Spring

* Civil War and Genocide in Rwanda Ravi Bhavnani
* Contemporary Issues in Conflict and Security Keith Krause
* Energy Geopolitics Emily Meierding
* European Security Challenges and Responses Stephanie Hofmann
* Gender Politics in Global Governance Elisabeth Prügl
* International Organisation Stephanie Hofmann
* Research Seminar on Sanctions Thomas Biersteker

MÉMOIRE | DISSERTATION

30 CRÉDITS | 30 CREDITS

Requirements

Language requirements

The Institute is a bilingual English-French institution; students are therefore required to demonstrate their knowledge of these languages by including the relevant certificates with their application forms.

English

* Level required: candidates are required to demonstrate excellent command of the language, both written and spoken, confirmed by a language certificate:
* Candidates of English mother-tongue and those who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in English, confirmed by a diploma, are exempt from this requirement.

French

* Level required: a passive knowledge of French can be acquired during the first study semester; knowledge of French will be tested at the beginning of the second semester (February or March).
* Candidates of French mother-tongue, candidates who have completed secondary or post-secondary education in French, confirmed by a diploma, or candidates who have obtained a French diploma equivalent to a DELF B2 are exempt from this requirement.
* Request for a waiver of the French requirement: candidates with no prior knowledge of French may request a waiver [pdf]. Upon successful acceptance to the Institute, they will be required to attend an intensive French course during the three weeks preceding the beginning of the autumn semester and for the duration of the first semester; upon completion of the course they will be required to pass a language test.

masters Academic Requirements

Candidates must hold a Bachelors degree (minimum 180 ECTS credits) or an equivalent qualification in a discipline relevant to the chosen programme:

Master in International Economics:

* Bachelors degree in economics, or a related discipline, or a multidisciplinary Bachelors degree in international relations. Applicants to the Master in International Economics must have passed the GRE test.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
TOEFL paper-based test score : 600
TOEFL iBT® test: 100

Funding

Each year the Graduate Institute awards an important number of scholarships to Master and PhD students for its study programs in the field of international affairs, development studies, international economics, political science, international law, international economics and international history. Scholarships are awarded according to academic merit and financial need of students.

There are three categories of scholarship:

* Full scholarships: with a few exceptions, these are worth CHF 18,000. Recipients are exempt from Graduate Institute tuition fees.
* Partial scholarships: the value of these grants varies according to the individual needs of the recipient student. These grants do not cover tuition fees which recipients of partial grants are required to pay.
* Tuition scholarships: these grants cover tuition fees for one academic year. They are awarded to exceptional students.

To consult a list of scholarships available through the Institute and how to apply for them, please visit:


Please send your scholarship request at the same time as the documents of your application file (procedure is online). The deadline for submitting scholarship is the same as for the application: January 15, 2012.

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