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Master’s Program in Economics

University of Helsinki
Helsinki
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Program description

Master’s Program in Economics

The focus of the Program is social-science oriented. Our highly demanding Program includes two study tracks: the General track, with a quantitative emphasis quite similar to other international Master’s Programs, and the new Research track, which prepares students for doctoral studies in Economics.

Program content

The module of Economic Theory and Econometric Methods, which you will take in the autumn semester of your first year of study, is the foundation of the programme. It covers the central microeconomic and macroeconomic theory as well as basic econometric methods. After completing this module, you can choose from a wide selection of fields of economics to concentrate on. Optional studies consist of additional courses in economics, or other university-level courses. In addition, an internship or a labour market project is included in the degree requirements.

The structure of the programme is comparable to those of the Master's programmes in economics offered by the best international universities. It differs from the Master's programmes of the Finnish business schools in that the demanding courses in economic theory and econometrics comprise a greater proportion, and the goal is above all to prepare you for a career as an economist. The research track corresponds to Master's programmes in quantitative economics offered by some foreign universities. In line with our programme, the research track will prepare you for a career as an economist and for doctoral studies in economics.

Scholarships & funding

Scholarships are intended for excellent students from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland who want to complete a Master's program at the University of Helsinki.

For more information about scholarships, please visit the university website.

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The master’s programme in Economics prepares you for a career as an economist in business, financial markets and the public sector. Upon completing the programme you will be awarded the Master of Social Sciences degree, having demonstrated that you have developed many skills needed in your future career such as profound knowledge of economic theory and familiarity with scientific economic literature, ability to apply economic theory to solving practical problems and interpreting economic phenomena, familiarity with econometric methods and the ability to apply them to practical research problems. Further, you will develop ability to collect and interpret empirical data, ability to communicate conclusions and assess the significance of the assumptions made for them, fluency in communicating economic issues to different domestic and international audiences as well as the capability to work independently and in multidisciplinary cooperation, readiness to assess your own professional performance and systematically develop it, and knowledge of sources of economic information and the ability to adopt new tools of economic analysis.

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University of Helsinki

University of Helsinki

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University of Helsinki

Fabianinkatu 33
00170 Helsinki
Finland

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www.helsinki.fi

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