Economics - Finance and Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    8500
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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With the MSc in Economics – Finance and Economics from University of Southern Denmark you obtain insight into risk and portfolio management, pricing of stocks, bonds and derivatives, as well as assessment of companies and corporates strategic capital budgeting and funding decisions.

About

The profile has emphasis on how to relate the economic knowledge to microeconomics, macroeconomics, or accounting concepts, as well as to apply econometric techniques on economic data.

Learning outcomes
  • 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.

Career Opportunities

The MSc in Economics – Finance and Economics from University of Southern Denmark qualifies you for a career particularly within the financial sector, where the typical job titles are: Analyst in the financial sector, Portfolio Manager of pension and investment funds, consulting jobs and jobs within monitoring and regulation of the financial markets. Finally, you can choose to apply for a PhD position and pursue an academic career.

Accreditation

The quality and relevance of the programme are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Institution

Programme Structure

The programme consists of a number of constituent and optional courses. The constituent courses ensures that you get a solid theoretical and methodological foundation, while you with the electives have the opportunity to pursue your areas of interest.

The teaching is mainly organised as lectures and lessons where you get practical assignements. In addition individual supervision will be given. The programme is concluded with your thesis.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    Take IELTS test
  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 88

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

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
  • Free EU/EEA
  • Only students with a non-EU/EEA-citizenship or non-Swiss-citizenship have to pay tuition fees

Funding

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