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Master program in Economics

The MSc 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 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. You will also be well equipped to continue with PhD studies in economics.

We offer two specializations:

Starting from the student intake of 2024, it should be noted that the specializations currently offered within the MSc program in Economics will no longer be available. Elective courses will be open for students to choose according to their preferences without any restrictions.

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, and to continue with PhD studies in economics. If you are looking to start your career with a deep understanding of economics, this is where to begin.

Meet the Program Director

This is Robert Östling - Program Director for the MSc program in Economics and Associate Professor in the Department of Economics and House of Governance and Public Policy.

After graduation

We are proud of our graduates and the choices they make with the opportunities afforded them. A degree from SSE opens doors to a wide range of careers and advanced studies. Out of all MSc alumni who graduated in 2021 and told us that they went straight to work, 94 percent found employment within three months of completing their studies. Meet our graduates here.

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Class composition | Intake 2022

  • 50 students enrolled
  • 50% female students
  • GMAT range: 690 - 740
  • GMAT median: 710
  • GRE range: 164 - 170
  • GRE median: 167
  • Swedish students: 29
  • International students: 21
  • Average age: 24

Nationalities: China, Germany, India, United States, Switzerland, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Italy, Hong Kong and Poland.

Career opportunities

You can look forward to a wide range of possible careers. The following are examples of the types of organizations/fields that demand the kind of skills that a MSc in Economics provides:

  • Banks and other financial firms
  • Consultancy firms
  • International organizations like the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and regional development banks
  • Industry organizations and associations
  • Government, including ministries, central government bodies, counties, municipalities
  • The foreign service, including embassies and consulates abroad
  • National and international development cooperation agencies, governmental and non-governmental
  • Journalism and media of all kinds
  • Data analysts in startups or tech firms
  • PhD studies and academic career in economics