Economics and Finance

The Master of Science in Economics Program

The M.Sc. program at a glance

Language English
Duration 2 years = 6 terms
Degree MSc of Economics
Main Subjects Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics, and various Elective Courses and Research Groups to choose from
Choose your focus Policy Track
Theory Track
Program start Sept 1st
Application deadline March 1st
Admission through our Admission Committee
Tuition Fee None

Course of the MSc program - Policy and Theory Track

Here you can find an overview of all courses. More information on the course contents and the syllabi can be found here.

Overview on the Programs in the Department of Economics and Finance

IHS Graduate Programs in Economics - Handbook 2013-2015

Master of Science in Economics

The Master in Economics is organized in cooperation with the Vienna University of Technology.

It requires the full-time concentration of students for the entire two year period.

Graduates are equipped to succeed in an ever more competitive environment. The curriculum emphasizes analytic 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 sequences 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, the fourth semester is mostly dedicated to an independent research that leads to the Master's thesis, which is prepared under the direction of a faculty member.

The faculty is always available for consultation; students are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas and concerns with their teachers and advisors. The department is flexible to accommodate particular circumstances of individual students. Academic achievements are regularly reviewed by the Director of Graduate Studies and the entire Department. Failure to maintain good standing may necessitate withdrawal from the Program.

The Master of Science in Economics is a joint degree of Vienna University of Technology and the Institute for Advanced Studies.

For further information see Admission


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