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MSc in Economics, Major in Economic Policy

Università della Svizzera italiana
Program description

Program description

Prepare for a Career as a Professional Economist

The MSc in Economic Policy (MEP) is taught in English and is an advanced 2-year master degree in economics offered by the Faculty of Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

Students of this MSc in Economics will learn how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments and students will be equipped with the quantitative methods and the analytical tools necessary for a successful career as professional economist with a strong policy orientation.

The Master will also lay the perfect foundation for a PhD in the field of economics, which would be an option for interested students.

Admission requirements

The formal requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree from a recognized academic institution in Economics, Business Economics or other related fields with strong quantitative backgrounds.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognized University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the program, with Bachelor or Master courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.

Tuition fees

The semester fees are CHF 4,000. For candidates resident in Switzerland, Lichtenstein and Campione d'Italia at the time of the final high school exam (maturità), the semester fee is CHF 2,000.

Scholarships & funding

For the academic year 2018/2019, the Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of the Università della Svizzera italiana will award a total of 60 one-off study grants of the amount of CHF 4'000 each. The merit-based grants are given to the students admitted to the first year of a USI Master programme starting in September 2018.


MSc in Economics, Major in Economic Policy

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Studying at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana is a member of the Swiss university system and the only Italian-speaking university in Switzerland. It is a multi-lingual university with courses taught in Italian and English and it has a strong international orientation. USI’s...

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Università della Svizzera italiana

Via Giuseppe Buffi 13,
6900 Lugano

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