Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English
    Language
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

In the Economics Master’s degree program cand.oecon, you will have the opportunity to specialize yourself and work in-depth with the economic areas which interest you. Further down you can see a list of the profiles you can choose from.

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The University of Southern Denmark program consists of both compulsory and elective courses. This way you will achieve a solid theoretical and methodical foundation, and at the same time you have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest. The lessons will primarily be lectures and lessons. The course will be in English.

Underneath you can see a list of all the cand.oecon. lines which we offer.
  • Finance and Economics
  • Macroeconomics: Growth and Fluctuations
  • Microeconomics
  • Economics and Project Management
  • Accounting and Economics
  • Health care Management and Economics

Programme Structure

Knowledge and understanding
The master's programme in Economics, cand.oecon., provides knowledge based on the highest international research within the profile area. MSc graduates in Economics are able to understand and on a scientific basis reflect on this knowledge as well as identify relevant scientific problems. MSc graduates in Economics are able to work independently and with a systematic, goal-oriented and analytical approach to solve various problems, both individually and in collaboration with others. MSc graduates in Economics are able to structure their own learning and are capable of seeking and adapting new knowledge acquired from national and international sources.
Skills
MSc graduates in Economics are able to:
  • work methodologically correct with both qualitative and quantitative analyses
  • apply theories and principles to new but related economic problems
  • reason economically to substantiate economic claims.
The graduate can draw up new models for analysis and solutions based on run analyses. The graduate can communicate his/her knowledge and discuss professional problems with colleagues, company management and the surrounding society.
Competences

Within the profile area, the MSc graduates in Economics can manage work and development situations which are complex, unpredictable and which require new models of solutions. Graduates can also independently implement and carry through technical and cross-functional collaboration as well as claim professionally responsibility.

The graduate can independently take responsibility for his/her own technical development and specialisation.MSc graduates are able to analyse and formulate complex economics problems on a scientific basis, both individually and in collaboration with others as well as under time constraint. The graduates are likewise able to assess the utility and limitations of theories and methods and, based on that, to provide a basis for decision and independently make decisions.

The graduates are proficient in the use of IT tools and statistics, which means that they can handle and assess data material. Graduates are especially trained in applying statistical methodology within economics, which enables them to solve quantitative analysis problems.

MSc graduates in Economics are able to communicate in writing as well as orally to both specialists and to the general public. The Master of Science in Economics offers opportunities for employment within a very broad professional spectrum. Thus, the programme is targeted towards employment in both the public and private sectors, including businesses and trade organisations. Recent employment studies have shown that employment in ministries, teaching and research institutions, and with local authorities is common, as is employment in the private sector, e.g. as consultants and in banks.

MSc graduates in Economics also find employment in international organisations such as the European Union, OECD, the UN, etc. where economic expertise is in high demand.

Finally, the MSc in Economics can be the starting point for a career in research, e.g. as a Ph.D. student.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
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Academic Requirements

To apply for the Master's programme in Economics, you need a relevant Bachelor's degree. You can apply if you hold one of the following degrees
  • B.Sc. in Economics
  • B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economy from University of Southern Denmark

B.Sc. in Economics and Business Administration (HA) from University of Southern Denmark with profile in General Business Administration. The degree is qualifying provided that the courses Microeconomics (10 ECTS) and Econometrics (10 ECTS) are included. Alternatively Econometrics can be taken as a supplementary course after admission.

You can also apply if you hold a similar degree including a minimum of 100 ECTS within Economics. As a minimum, the following subjects must be included with the stipulated number of ECTS:
  • Mathematics 10 ECTS
  • Statistics 5 ECTS
  • Microeconomics 20 ECTS
  • Macroeconomics 10 ECTS
  • Econometrics 10 ECTS
  • Accounting 10 ECTS
  • Finance 10 ECTS

Further 25 ECTS within the above economic areas.

If your degree does not fulfil the entry requirements, the study board will decide whether you can follow one or more supplementary courses.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 8500 International

Funding

Options for full-degree graduate students:

BHJ Scholarship

Only available for students applying for a master programme at our Sønderborg Campus

Six one-year scholarships are issued pr. year: three for studies within the technical field i.e. Mechatronics and Innovation & Business respectively, and three are for studies within the field of business administration i.e. Business Relationship Management.

A scholarship of DKK 40.000 may be granted if and when the requirements are met. It is paid in two instalments of DKK 20.000 per semester. The scholarship grant depends on acceptance and enrolment as a full-time student in one of the above mentioned programmes.

Options for Exchange and Guest Students:

Danish Government Scholarship for Foreign Nationals (the Cultural Agreements)

Danish Government Scholarships for Foreign Nationals - The scholarship helps cover living expenses.

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