Master of Science in Economics  


The two-year SSE Master program in Economics will equip you to address challenging economic problems and provide you with excellent tools to pursue careers in both the public and private sector.
The two year Master program in Economics (120 ECTS credits) puts an emphasis on problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings and offers an invaluable start to your career. By using modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods we give you the tools to analyze complex real world problems in public policy making, as well as in private business and international organizations.

We offer two specializations:
Applied Economic Analysis
International Economics

The specializations in Applied Economic Analysis and International Economics have a joint intake. Once accepted to the M.Sc. in Economics, you choose your specialization after completing a common first semester. 

The program is best suited for students with a strong undergraduate background in economics. It demands an excellent analytical ability and the ambition to put your work to the test with the very best people in the field. All courses are given in English by internationally renowned faculty.

You will be equipped to address challenging economic problems. By means of modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods it will give you the tools to analyze complex real world problems in public policy making as well as in private business and in international organizations. If you are looking to start your career with a deep understanding of economics, this is where to begin.

SSE one of the best in Europe

SSE is one of the leading business schools in Europe. We have been ranked no. 1 in the Nordic countries eight years in a row by the Financial Times ranking of the world's 70 best Masters in Management programs. SSE remains the only Swedish school to be listed in the FT rankings. For the full list, click here »


Class composition fall 2013

» 45 students enrolled
» 49% female students
» 51% male students
» GMAT average: 687
» GRE average: 162 
» Swedes: 33
» Other nationalities: 12
Geographic origin: USA, Germany, Greece, China and Lithuania

Words from Faculty

" The program provides strong analytical and empirical skills, and prepares for a career in a wide variety of sectors such as government agencies, international organizations, large corporations, and management consulting.

The teaching is research based and covers theory, empirical tools and results and real world applications. My own teaching in the program is in behavioral economics and health economics".

Magnus Johannesson
Professor, Behavioral Economics, Health Economics
Member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences