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Economics and Finance

Charles University
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
On campus

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Economics and Finance

Master in Economics and Finance (MEF) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which aims to give the student a thorough grounding in economics and finance. Emphasis is put on developing abstract analytical reasoning, which lets the students solve complex economic problems in various settings. Applicants must have solid background in Mathematics and good command of English. Courses are taught both by faculty members of the Institute of Economic Studies (IES) and external professionals from international institutions, central banks and financial industry. Graduates typically assume challenging positions in banking, consulting, investment funds, international financial institutions or they pursue academic career at respected international universities.

Compulsory core courses introduce students to the advanced topics in macroeconomics, microeconomics, financial markets, banking, and econometrics. Elective courses cover a wide range of areas in economics and finance, which lets students specialize in the field of their interest. The elective topics include advanced economic theory (e.g. business cycles theory, DSGE modelling, and game theory), applied economics and economic policy (e.g. monetary economics, international macroeconomics, antitrust economics, health economics, environmental economics, development economics, energy economics, and economics of the EU), theoretical finance (e.g. quantitative finance), and applied finance and investment (corporate finance, portfolio analysis and risk management, company valuation, real estate investment, bank asset and liability management, financial regulation, and international investment protection).

Admission requirements

Admission to Doctoral studies is conditioned by successful completion of a Master's study programme.

For more information about admission requirements and selection processes, please visit the university website.

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Career paths

Masters graduates are qualified to undertake advanced-level quantitative analysis and modeling in economics and finance. The courses in the program are constructed in line with the graduate programs in Economics and Finance in top universities in the EU, including a significant part of econometrics. Masters graduates are familiar with the advanced economics knowledge and quantitative skills, as well as detailed knowledge about particular topics in financial markets, banking, corporate finance, international trade and finance, public economics and economic policy-making. The graduates are typically financial analysts, economists in corporations, consultants, economists in central banks and international organizations, or pursue doctoral degrees in economics or finance.

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Charles University

Charles University was founded in 1348, making it one of the oldest universities in the world. Yet it is also renowned as a modern, dynamic, cosmopolitan and prestigious institution of higher education. Charles University is ranked amongst the top 2...

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Ovocný trh 5
116 36 Prague
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