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.
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.
MSc graduates in Economics are able to:
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.
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 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.
The quality and relevance of the programme are accredited by the Danish Accreditation Institution
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.
You can apply until:
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