Economics

The two-year MSc program in Economics (120 ECTS) 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 program 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.

The specializations in Applied Economic Analysis and International Economics have a joint intake. Once accepted, 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.

Being around ambitious students from all over the world really makes you think about what you want in life, and maybe reach a little bit higher than you thought was possible.

Louise Oscarius MSc Student
in Economics

I am currently doing a one-year trainee program rotating between Sweden’s central bank (the Swedish Riksbank), the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and the Swedish National Debt Office. At the end of the program I will continue working as an economist at the Riksbank.

As I am Swedish, I have always known that SSE is considered the best business school in Sweden. However, I was interested in social science and economics when I applied to bachelor programs so I went to Lund University. It was only towards the end of my bachelor that I started thinking about doing a master, and then SSE was my only choice.

Since we were the first Master students at SSE, my first year was very interesting and I think class of 2012 played a big role in helping to shape the program into what it is today. The thing that makes SSE such a unique school is how the tough workload makes everyone come together and help each other out. I found that really motivating and different from other schools where I have studied.

SSE and CEMS have opened up so many opportunities for me. Being around ambitious students from all over the world really makes you think about what you want in life, and maybe reach a little bit higher than you thought was possible. In starting my career, I was extremely satisfied to realize that SSE has given me the analytical and technical skills that my position requires. And on top of that, I have a network that stretches from Tokyo to Sao Paulo, with friends now working in companies and organizations that many people dream about working for. I find that truly inspiring!

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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.