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Master Thesis in Economics 30 Credits

Course Contents

The course consists of writing a master thesis. The course includes coaching seminars, but is based on independent work. To secure and maintain a research connection, it is compulsory for the student to actively participate in four seminars at the Economics department during the semester in order to pass the course. The master-students are further required to present their research proposal to the faculty members at the Economic department. At the end of the course all students must present and defend their thesis at a public seminar, act as main opponent at another student's seminar, and actively take part in three other final seminars. The purpose of this course is as follows:

  • To train and develop the ability of students to independently analyze various economic problems by applying economic theory and scientific methods,
  • To develop, in particular, the analytical skills of students in a way that is valuable both for a scientific career and for a career in private enterprises, public administration, or international organizations.
  • To train and improve the stylistic ability of the students, the ability and skills of students to search and to evaluate information, and the ability of students to critically and constructively review the analyses of other students.

Connection to Research and Practice
The thesis is closely connected to research as it uses scientific models and frameworks as the basis of the work. The scientific frameworks are used to enhance the student’s ability to analyze economic problems and communicate with an academic audience. The thesis work also provides a connection to practice as the students use real-world data that enhance their understanding of the world surrounding them as well the scientific frameworks.


A Bachelor's degree equal to 180 credits (or the equivalent), including 60 credits in Economics, and a minimum of 15 credits in mathematics, statistics and/or econometrics. As well as master-level courses equal to 45 credits, including at least 30 credits in Economics and 7.5 credits in Econometrics/Statistics at the advance level (or the equivalent).

Level of Education: Master
Course code/Ladok code: JTEV23
The course is conducted at: Jönköping International Business School

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Spring 2025: Jan 13 - Jun 01
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Benjamin Larin
Benjamin Larin
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
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