Applied Economics

University of Innsbruck

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
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The Applied Economics master's programme at the University of Innsbruck broadens and deepens knowledge in the area of economics, thus contributing to the further development of the field. The study program qualifies students for responsible positions of leadership through acquisition of skills for self-reliance, professional judgement and decision making.


The Applied Economics master's programme at the University of Innsbruck has a research focus. In addition to imparting technical knowledge, the programme aims to support the research activities of the faculty through expansion and specialization. The master's thesis that concludes the programme allows the acquired theories and methods to be applied to current issues in the field.

Graduates of the master's programme

  • possess sufficient knowledge of economics to adapt to new tasks quickly and independently
  • can apply their professional knowledge and skills to solve problems
  • succeed in applying, critically analyzing and further developing their knowledge and abilities in research
  • have acquired technical and social competences that prepare them for leadership tasks.

Career opportunities

  • Leadership positions in committees of the EU, OECD, UN and similar organizations;
  • Consultant at the European Central Bank or the Österreichische Nationalbank (Austrian National Bank);
  • Freelance consultant (e.g. budget policy, environmental policy);
  • Expert consultant in local and national administration (e.g. regional planning, Ministry of Finance);
  • Economic researcher at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Austrian Institute of Economic Research and similar institutions;
  • Scientific positions at universities and other educational institutions.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Methods in Economics 
  • Microeconomics 
  • Game Theory
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Master Thesis Defense

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Relevant bachelor's degrees at the University of Innsbruck - Bachelor's Programme Management and Economics
  • Admission to the master's degree programme may also be possible if a student has completed a bachelor's degree in a relevant related field
  • Apply online for your intended study programme
  • In order to be admitted to a study programme you have to register in person at the Admission Department and bring along the official “Letter of Acceptance” (Mitteilung) of the Universität Innsbruck, your photo ID and everything asked for in the “Letter of Acceptance”
  • At the moment for Non-EEA-citizens it is not possible to apply online

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

All students must pay the Austrian Students’ Union fee.


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Due for update

Updated over a year ago

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Applied Economics
University of Innsbruck