The focus on regional opportunities and challenges are highly relevant to both developed and developing countries. This programme provides a deepening education in the field of economics and, especially, regional economics, and will allow you to develop your analytical skills and abilities
The programme aims to build students’ core competencies to work with economic issues at various spatial levels; international, in¬ter-regional, and local. During the first year, students learn theo¬retical and quantitative analytical skills. In the second year the programme aims to further deepen the students’ competencies in the area of spatial econo¬mics. Strengthening econometric competencies is at the core of first-year’s courses. The last term is devoted to writing a comprehensive thesis, which is conducted in close collaboration with faculty. This gives you the opportunity to establish links with the research faculty and also gain insight into the academic milieu and knowledge about how to conduct research. In addition, many researchers within the economics faculty specialize within the field of regional economics, creating an excellent match.
The programme includes several method courses which give the students the tools and skills to analyse and process data and draw conclusions. Thus, this programme combines theoretical knowledge with useful practical skills.
The programme attracts students and instructors from around the world, This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.
Students have the opportunity to spend the third 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. As a result, you will have the skills to work closely with decision making within companies/ organizations. You will be able to process and analyse data and pass on these results to your colleagues and managers. These skills are important both in the private and public sector. After completing the programme you will be well prepared for positions requiring practical and scientific knowledge and will have the ability to utilise this knowledge in new models and methods.
Due to the international diversity of the participants in this programme you will gain knowledge and experience in working with individuals from different cultures giving you important skills to take with you into the workplace. A graduate in economics is an internationally recognized qualification, which opens the door to an international career.
Future work for graduates of this programme may include performing analyses and investigations for various Swedish and international multinational companies or for public organisations such as government departments, municipal agencies, aid organizations and UN agencies.
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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
Analytical Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Economics of Cities and Spatial Methods 7.5 Credits
Advanced Economic Geography 7.5 Credits
Globalization of Economic Activity 7.5 Credits
Critical analysis and Academic writing 7.5 Credits
Studying abroad/Elective courses 30 Credits
(elective requirement: 15 credits in economics at A1N and 7.5 credits in statistics/econometrics)
Advanced Econometric Analysis 7.5 Credits
Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Growth 7.5 Credits
Applied Econometrics 7.5 Credits
International Trade Analysis 7.5 Credits
Master Thesis in Economics 30 Credits
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