This master’s programme provides you with the tools to apply economics in real-life situations. You will specialise in industrial organization and macroeconomics, and you will be particularly well prepared for a career as a macro analyst or an economics consultant.
The programme has a quantitative focus, using data science techniques to simulate economic models and analyse data. You will apply theories and empirical results to solve economic problems, analyse markets, and prescribe optimal business solutions.
The Applied Economics programme is suitable for students with a bachelor degree in: business, economics, and finance; political science and other social sciences with a quantitative focus; and natural sciences including mathematics and statistics.
This programme provides you with a solid foundation in core economic disciplines. It has a quantitative focus and integrates data science techniques in the courses. You will develop strong analytical skills and learn a framework for analysis that can be applied to a great variety of areas, ranging from international trade, business cycles and financial markets, to firm competition, market analysis, and strategic behaviour.
You will learn basic programming and data management, and you will learn the main econometrics estimation methods, using both time series and panel data. You will apply these methods to cases relevant for businesses. The emphasis on analytical and quantitative skills throughout the programme will enable you to understand and develop strategies based on statistical arguments, therefore improving on decision making in this digital age.