Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    12000
    Tuition (Year)
    Free
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University of Oulu ,
Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect their behavior through economic policy. The Economics programme is offered at the University of Oulu.
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  • Fees and funding

About

Economics focuses on explaining the behavior of different economic agents, such as households, companies and general government. The aim is to describe, explain and model the modern market economy. Economics helps us to understand how markets are working and how we can affect their behavior through economic policy.

The Economics programme is offered at the University of Oulu.

Economics provides answers to questions like; what are the sources of economic growth as well as what is the connection between inflation and interest rates. Economics is also widely employed in investigating different field specific issues covering topics from environmental applications to industrial organization. Economics is one of the few areas of science where the annual Nobel Prize is awarded.

Economics provides knowledge and skills which are required when working in demanding specialist and executive positions in corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations. A student who receives the master degree in economics is allowed to use the title economist.

Oulu Business School’s Master’s programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year program offering expertise in a wide range of specializations in economics. The studies are comprised of micro and macro economics, quantitative methods and elective field specific courses such as international economics and finance, growth, environmental and energy economics, industrial organization and regional economics. The quantitative nature of the ME ideally suits those who have studied economics, finance, accounting, natural sciences (e.g. mathematics) or engineering. The ME program also gives a good basis for further academic studies at the postgraduate level. The next ME program will start in autumn 2016.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates

The job markets for economists are typically broad. The occupational profiles of graduates include demanding specialist and executive positions as well as research and teaching positions both in domestic and international corporations, governmental agencies or third sector organizations, amongst others.

Programme Structure

Courses included
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Economic Theory I
  • Game Theory
  • Industrial Organization
  • Environmental Economics
  • Financial Econometrics

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

Programme Specific Academic Requirements

Our programmes are designed for students with different university level backgrounds:

  • The quantitative nature of the Economics programme ideally suits those who have studied economics, finance, accounting, natural sciences (e.g. mathematics) or engineering.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 12000 International
  • Free EU/EEA

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