The curriculum of the Applied Economic Analysis and International Economics specializations is designed to help you acquire a deep knowledge in the respective core fields, while at the same time allowing a lot of flexibility to design a personal curriculum that broadens your perspective and tailors your education to your needs and interests.
During the first semester the focus is on the theory and empirical methods of economics. The courses are designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of state-of-the-art models and techniques used in economic analysis.
In the second semester, focus shifts to applications and extensions. This part builds on the skills acquired during the first semester, and broadens and deepens the students’ knowledge of economics. Students choose between two specializations; Applied Economic Analysis or International Economics.
Students specializing in International Economics take the four courses listed in the figure above.
During the second year of the Master program is devoted to taking more courses (30 ECTS) and thesis writing (30 ECTS). Students have many choices about what course to take. They can continue taking courses in economics, but can also take courses in Finance or Business Administration.
Students specializing in International Economics are required to fulfill an International Program requirement. This can be fulfilled by successfully participating in the SSE Student Exchange Program, which is applied to on a competitive basis. The requirement can alternatively be fulfilled through an international internship (minimum 10 weeks), which the student arranges her-/himself and which has to be approved by the Program Director. The internship is done in addition to the required course work, i.e. it renders no ECTS credits, and is preferably conducted during the summer between year 1 and year 2.