M.Sc. On Campus

International and Monetary Economics

University of Basel

18 months
1542 EUR/year
1542 EUR/year
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A comprehensive understanding of monetary policy, financial markets and their regulatory environment constitutes the core of this International and Monetary Economics Master’s program at the University of Basel.


In the field of academic activities described above, the skills to be acquired are clearly outlined. Graduates of the International and Monetary Economics Master’s program at the University of Basel 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.

The MIME program is not to be seen as competing with the standard master’s program in economics, which both participating universities (Basel and Bern) will continue to offer. It should rather be seen as a supplement for students who, subsequent to obtaining their bachelor’s degree, wish to specialize in the fields mentioned above and gain greater knowledge of quantitative aspects and who, perhaps, envisage doing a doctorate. To get admitted to this master program, it is essential to provide deep and profound knowledge in economics (bachelor with a major in economics) and quantitative methods.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this International and Monetary Economics Master’s program at the University of Basel would typically seek a professional career opening in the following areas: Macroeconomic analysis with reserve banks and commercial banks, Public authorities (e.g. finance or tax administrations), Financial markets supervisory bodies, Media communications, Expert groups of political governing boards or international organizations, Academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Master’s degree program MIME
  • Foundation module
  • Core module
  • Specialization module
  • Master’s thesis 
The study program entails achievements totaling 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 program accordingly

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

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Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General 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 test in the upper range of performance (i.e., a result achieved by the top 20% of candidates). 
  • Proof of proficiency in English at Level B2 of the European language portfolio. This proof must be provided prior to admission to the master’s program.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1542 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 771 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • National

    1542 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 771 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester

Living costs for Basel

1615 - 2332 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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