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Master of Science in Economics

Master's programme | 120 credits
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Göteborg
INSTRUCTION LANGUAGE: English
1 Apply Deadline 2020-01-15 GU-68199 2 Opens 16 March GU-18190
1) Anyone can apply
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Programme

Short Summary

The master’s programme in Economics combines advanced analytical tools with policy applications. As an economics student at the University of Gothenburg, you will meet knowledgeable and dedicated teachers and classmates from all around the world. During the two years, you will develop your knowledge to a new level, and almost all our graduates now hold advanced positions where they make use of the skills they achieved during their studies. 

About the Programme

Economics helps you analyse societal issues and enables you to offer advice in both policy and corporate contexts. From big questions such as climate change and world poverty, to how competitiveness affects a firm’s profitability, to how people would alter their behaviour after a tax cut, economics is highly relevant for many issues in society.

Who Should Apply?

Are you concerned with sustainability and interested in how economics can help us face future sustainability challenges?

Do you want to find real solutions to important problems rather than relying on quick fixes?

Are you curious, analytical, and hardworking and want to be challenged to further develop your skillset in economics?

Then our master’s programme in Economics will suit you perfectly!

After Graduation

Graduates of the programme receive a Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Economics.

Reflecting the scope of the programme, our graduates find positions within a broad range of private industries and public and international organizations, such as:

  • economists or project leaders at Riksbanken, Ministry of Finance, the World Bank, and private consultancy firms;
  • environmental economists at COWI AB and Havs- och Vattenmyndigheten;
  • programme officer at UN Environment;
  • health economists at TLV, Folkhälsomyndigheten, and Region Västra Götaland;
  • financial advisors at Danske Bank and Nordea;
  • and analysts at Skolinspektionen, Statistic Sweden, and Försäkringskassan.

Some graduates also continue their studies at a doctorate level, and several of these are now pursuing successful academic careers.

See more at www.handels.gu.se/master

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 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 include either A):  i) a minimum of 60 credits in Economics, ii) a minimum of 15 credits in Microeconomics (of which at least 7,5 credits is on intermediate level) and iii) at least 15 credits in Statistics, or 7.5 credits in Statistics and 7.5 credits in quantitative methods and/or Mathematics. iv) at least 7.5 credits in Econometrics/Regression Analysis or equivalent. (These may be included in the general statistics requirement.) Or B) The applicant s university education must include at least a Bachelor ´s Degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 credits) in Mathematics or in an Engineering programme with a quantitative or mathematical orientation.

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on two groups. Priority is given to students in Group 1.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 2. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: number of credits (maximum 225 credits). For further information and important instructions please see www.handels.gu.se/master

Selection: Selection for event

The selection of students is based on three groups. Group 1 and 2 are prioritized.

Group 1: Students with GMAT or GRE General Test result. Students need a GMAT test result of 350 or higher. Students with a GMAT test result lower than 350 will be placed in selection group 3. (GRE General Test results are translated to an equivalent GMAT score.)

Group 2: Students registered on Handelshögskolans Ekonomprogram, Logistikprogram or Samhällsvetenskapligt miljövetarprogram (inriktning uthålligt företagande eller miljöekonomi), that are guaranteed a place on one of the nine MSc programmes, offered by the Graduate School. The students are not guaranteed their first choice of programme. See information on how the selection is made.

Group 3: Number of credits (maximum 225 credits). If there are places left when the selection has been made in group 1 and 2, eligible students in group 3 will be selected.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full programme cost: 166 000 SEK
First payment: 41 500 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

If you have additional queries, you are welcome to contact our student counsellors who will be happy to assist you.

Phone: 031-786 4956, E-mail: study.info@gs.gu.se

Department

Graduate school
Box 695
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Vasagatan 1

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