The MSc in economics programme is designed to meet the increasing demand for professionals with top quality skills in the private sector as well as in international organizations and the public sector, in Sweden and all over the world.
A recent study showed that the employment rate among students with an advanced undergraduate degree in Economics from Gothenburg was close to a 100 percent. The largest share works in the private sector, and many of them work abroad. Some continue with Ph.D. studies. Most of the graduates have advanced positions where they make use of the skills they achieved during their studies.
The programme uses the same academic structure followed by universities all around the world. As a result, students with degrees from universities in many different countries are admitted and students can study part of the programme abroad. After graduation, the students apply for jobs or continue to pursue a Ph.D. at universities all around the world.
Approximately half of the courses are compulsory core courses, namely Math, Micro I, Macro, Advanced Econometrics and Applied Econometrics. The other half is elective. While Micro II is not core, it is highly recommended to all students.
The applicant must have been awarded a Bachelor's degree (equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen) from an internationally recognized university and be able to demonstrate proficiency in English by means of an internationally recognized test, e. g. TOEFL, IELTS. The level of English must be equivalent to English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School. The applicant's university education must also include A) a minimum of 60 higher education credits (hec) in Economics and 7.5 hec in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent. In addition the education must include a minimum of 15 hec in Statistics, or 7.5 hec in Statistics and 7.5 hec in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. The hec in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent may be included in the general statistics requirement or in addition to this, Or B) at least a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or in an Engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation. F
No work experience is required.
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