Top Masters Programs in Economics

Choosing your master’s program is a big decision – with so many courses available, how do you find the right one for you? We are here to help by sharing a selection of the great master’s programs that you can find on INOMICS.

This article focuses on a master’s degree in economics. For students interested in and proficient in both the social sciences and mathematics, economics can be the ideal subject to combine these skills. An MA in Economics can be preparation for further academic research, or it can be a pathway to a job in either private industry or government.


University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

Available programs:

Master’s Program in Economics

MEcon at the University of St.Gallen offers a comprehensive education in Economics drawing on the core areas of Macroeconomics and Mircoeconomics as well as Econometrics.

The Master’s Degree Program in Economics (MEcon) provides in-depth theoretical and empirical knowledge in order to analyze the social and economic challenges of our time. Data analysis has become a major component of developed economies due to the advancement of digitization. Hence, big data processing and analysis in recent years has become increasingly important. MEcon provides you with the tools to analyze economic policy problems using the latest methods and to develop successful strategies. Thus, you will be well prepared for responsible positions when you enter the job market.

Applications deadline: April 30, 2023


Master’s Program in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F)

Through its challenging curriculum, the Master’s degree program in Quantitative Economics and Finance offers a high-quality education in economics, econometrics, and quantitative methods with a strong focus on finance.

The program combines in-depth knowledge in the fields of economics and finance with the latest quantitative methods, making it unique in Switzerland. The MiQE/F program trains students to analyze and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance, and the business world. Small class sizes ensure inspiring discussions and close contact with research-oriented faculty. The MiQE/F is an excellent foundation for moving into responsible positions in the private sector or policy institutions as well as a highly selective Ph.D. programs around the world.

Applications deadline: April 30, 2023


Carlos III University of Madrid

Carlos III University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Available programs:

MA/PhD in Accounting, Finance, Marketing and Management

The Business Department at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (UC3M Business) offers a Master of Research (MRes) and PhD program for curious-minded students interested in understanding the business world from a rigorous and interdisciplinary perspective.

The program offers majors in the major areas of business: accounting, finance, management, and marketing. The program is academically demanding as it equips students with the statistical econometric tools and theoretical knowledge needed to study business realities using analytical lenses.

The Research Master is offered by the Department of Business Administration whose distinguished faculty and commitment to first-class quality teaching and research is a guarantee for students coming from all over the world (over 80% of our students are from outside Spain).

The business department ranks first in the Spanish system of public universities and is the only AACSB-accredited business department in the Spanish public system.

Registration deadline: March 31, 2023


Neuchâtel University

University of Neuchâtel, Neuchâtel, Switzerland

Available programs:

Master of Science in Applied Economics

Rigorous training in modern economic methods: focus on real-world applications of the economics toolkit, not on technical details. The program is a unique blend of courses taught by academic professors and practitioners, including economists with doctoral degrees from the World Trade Organization, the Swiss National Bank, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office, and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).

Upon graduation, students can request either a data science major or an environmental and energy policy major.

Class size is less than 20 students. This favors a deep learning experience and gives participants privileged contacts with instructors. All courses are in English. Tuition fees: CHF 515 per semester for residents of Switzerland, CHF 790 for non-Swiss residents.

Applications deadline: April 30, 2023


Barcelona High School of Economics

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Barcelona, ​​Spain

Available programs:

MSc in Economics, Finance and Data Science

The MSc in Economics and Finance provides an excellent foundation and in-depth understanding of the field’s foundations, applications and policies spanning both theoretical and empirical approaches. It is a one-year MA taught entirely in English from distinguished faculty who are among the best teachers and researchers in their fields. Students will conduct technically demanding analyzes using robust analytical and quantitative tools in an intensive and collaborative environment. Upon graduation, 94% of graduates are placed within 6 months and become part of a community of over 2,000 alumni worldwide.

Applications deadline: June 30, 2023


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