Economics and Finance
MSc Program in Economics
The MSc Economics Program - a joint program of the IHS and the Vienna University of Technology!
Continuing Education Center,
Vienna University of Technology >>
The program requires the full-time commitment of students for the entire two years. Graduates are equipped to succeed in an ever more competitive academic environment. The curriculum emphasizes analytical competence, economic intuition and solid empirical work. Students are expected to perform on a level with their peers at top-ranked departments (e.g. Princeton, Stanford, LSE, and UPF).
These goals are achieved by attending a carefully designed sequence of courses and through an overall preparation in subject matter and techniques that goes beyond course work. Work in teams and the acquisition of advanced mathematical skills are the key to a successful completion of the program. Courses will be completed by the end of the second year, with the fourth semester mostly dedicated to independent research leading to the master’s thesis prepared under the direction of a faculty member.
Since the academic year 2013/2014 students have the option to choose between a more theory or a more policy orientated track of the Master of Economics.