120 Credits | 2 years | Start date: Autumn 2016 | Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in economics
This programme provides a deepening education in the field of regional and international economics.
The programme aims to build students core competencies to work with urban, regional and international issues.
During the first year students learn theoretical and quantitative analytical skills. Strengthening econometric competencies is at the core of first-year courses at various spatial levels; international, inter-regional, and local. In the second year the programme aims to further deepen the students’ competencies in the area of urban, regional and international economics. This focus is highly relevant to both developed and developing countries.
The programme includes several method courses which give the students the tools and skills to analyse data and draw conclusions. Thus, this programme combines theoretical knowledge with useful practical skills. The thesis course is conducted in close connection to the research environment and faculty in the Economics discipline given the students useful insights and knowledge in how to conduct research.
All courses are given in English. The programme is open to students from around the world, and courses have a diverse international participation of students. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.
Students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities. The alternative to international exchange is to study elective courses at JIBS. Both alternatives allow you to create your own individualized profile.
Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship.
2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Economics.
The education prepares students for positions demanding specialised analytical and methodological skills in economics. The students will thus be well prepared for positions requiring practical and scientific knowledge and the use of this knowledge in new models and methods.
Credits: 120,0 ECTS
Rate of study: Full-time
Place of study: Campus-based
Start date: Autumn 2016
Application code: HJ-MU064
The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor’s degree (i.e the equivalent of 180 credits at an accredited university) with at least 60 credits in economics, or equivalent. Furthermore, a minimum of 15 credits in statistics/econometrics is required.
Proof of English proficiency is required. Read more about our English Requirements.
The number of places is limited. Selection is made based on:
Read more about our Admissions Requirements.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in economics
Tuition fees: SEK 120,000 per year
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
NB Preliminary list of courses
Mathematical Methods for Economics and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Microeconomic Foundations of Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Advanced Macroeconomics and Growth 7.5 Credits
Economics of Cities and spatial methods 7.5 Credits
Analytical Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Advanced Economic Geography 7.5 Credits
Globalization of Economic Activity 7.5 Credits
Critical analysis and Academic writing 7.5 Credits
Advanced Econometric Analysis 7.5 Credits
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth 7.5 Credits
Applied Econometrics 7.5 Credits
International Trade Analysis 7.5 Credits
Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 Credits
(elective requirement: 15 credits in economics at A1N and 7.5 credits in statistics/econometrics)
Master Thesis in Economics 30 Credits
Content checked / updated 2016-05-17