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International and Monetary Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
    Duration
University rank #96 (ARWU) ,
A comprehensive understanding of monetary policy, financial markets and their regulatory environment constitutes the core of this Master’s program, particularly designed for students with a strong background in quantitative economics. 

About

In the field of academic activities described above, the skills to be acquired are clearly outlined. Graduates of the MIME Master’s programme should

  • understand the role of central banks and banking supervision for macroeconomic stability; in particular, with regard to the system’s international embedding;
  • understand the role that central banks, banking supervisory and regulatory bodies, as well as private investors (commercial banks, institutional investors etc.) play in the international financial markets;
  • have gained the competence to prepare or assess monetary policy decisions based on optimal academic criteria;
  • be acquainted with the historical background of international economic developments;
  • know the approaches to monetary policy and financial market regulation;
  • be equipped to reflect and comment on policy discussions and issues in this context.

Programme Structure

The study programme entails achievements totalling 90 credit points of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) and a statutory period of study of three semesters. Part-time study increases the duration of the programme accordingly. One ECTS credit point roughly equals 30 hours of studying.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 18 months
  • Credits
    90 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • Proof of completion of a Bachelor degree (180 ECTS) earned from a Swiss University, showing good knowledge in quantitative methods with one of the two following qualifications: 
  • Bachelor qualification in the field of economics or in economics sciences with a Major in economics and a minimum final grade of 5.0 (unrounded)
  • Bachelor qualification in a discipline associated with economics sciences (content, methodology) and a minimum final grade of 5.0 (unrounded) as well as a test result in the GMAT-test or GRE-rest in the upper range of performance (i.e., a result achieved by the top 20% of candidates). 

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    1466 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 733 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    1466 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 733 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

  • 1615 - 2340 CHF/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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