Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Economics
Start date: August 17, 2020
A Master of Science in Economics is a degree in high demand as global corporations and the public sector need smart people with superior analytical skills to assess large amounts of complex economic data and draw meaningful conclusions. Hence, challenging and exciting career opportunities await graduates of this programme.
As a specialisation within the field of economics, this programme develops your ability to analyse many types of complex economic problems that corporations and public-sector agencies need to tackle.
This is achieved by combining theoretical knowledge in economics with practical skills in statistics. In addition, the programme attracts students and instructors from around the world, creating an international atmosphere and a diversity of perspectives on the issues discussed in class, which is also an experience that can give you a competitive edge in your future career.
The programme attracts students and instructors from around the world. This international atmosphere contributes to a broad perspective of the issues discussed in class.
English proficiency and experience in working with individuals from different cultures are also important skills for taking part in working life.
The autumn semester of the second year offers plenty of options to specialise your degree, either by studying abroad at one of JIBS' recommended partner schools, or by taking elective courses of your choice at JIBS, which also allows you to do an internship in another country.
Part of the elective semester can be devoted to an internship.
The elective semester can include an academic internship of 7.5 or 15 credits as part of the course package. If the student decides to stay at Jönköping International Business School (JIBS), a package of default courses is offered. One of the default courses are Internship in Economics.
The internship course is of special interest as JIBS guarantees several students to get an internship in one of the organisations in the local community (the actual number is announced in December each year). The students that get the internship are those that decide to stay at JIBS during the third semester and are those that have high academic performance.
The students apply for the internship positions during the end of the first semester, parallel to the going abroad selection. The objective of the internship course in economics is to give the student experience in applying his/her theoretical knowledge in practical work concerning economics, thereby allowing the student to further develop skills in applying the theoretical approaches which have been treated in the various courses of the programme.
The students that do not get any of the fixed positions are encouraged to also find an internship. If students fail to find an internship they will take the course at the advanced level at JIBS.
2 years, 120 credits. Master of Science with a major in Economics.
This degree gives you an excellent jumpstart for many jobs requiring advanced analytical and methodological skills in economics. You will have the skills to work closely with decision makers within corporations, and organisations of many types, processing and analysing large quantities of data and communicating your analyses to colleagues and managers.
Future work for graduates of this programme may include investigating economic problems, collecting data, and performing analyses for domestic or international companies or public organisations such as governmental agencies, municipal agencies, aid organisations, and organisations like the UN, EU and the OECD. Some common occupations among our alumni include data analysts, business strategists and business developers.
Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students
NB Preliminary list of courses
Mathematical Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Microeconomic Foundations of Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Advanced Macroeconomics and Growth 7.5 Credits
Economics of Cities and Spatial Methods 7.5 Credits
Analytical Methods for Economic and Financial Analysis 7.5 Credits
Advanced Geographical Economics 7.5 Credits
Advanced Econometric Analysis 7.5 Credits
Critical Analysis and Academic Writing 7.5 Credits
Study Abroad/Elective courses/Internship+Elective courses 30 Credits
Master Thesis in Economics 30 Credits