Economics - Monetary Policy and Banking

University of Amsterdam

M.Sc. On Campus
12 months
14965 EUR/year
2143 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics - Monetary Policy and  Banking from University of Amsterdam focuses on how monetary policy attempts to mitigate the risks of the financial economy. 


This Economics - Monetary Policy and  Banking from University of Amsterdam provides you with an understanding of how monetary policy and financial institutions affect economic performance. But also on how economic models can be used in the current policy debate.

After finishing this track you will be able to contribute your knowledge and input in the debates that shape continental central banking institutions and share your own academic views on them.


Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics/Monetary Policy & Banking track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts in:

  • Commercial banks
  • National central banks
  • ECB, and other international banking institutions including the EIB, the World Bank, the IMF and the EBRD
  • National governments
  • International organisations such as the EU
  • Applied research institutes
  • Nationally or internationally oriented consultancy firms.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Monetary Theory
  • International Finance
  • Financial Institutions & Banking
  • Public Finance & Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Growth
  • Financial Regulation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
158 (quantitative)
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants are expected to hold a Bachelor‘s or Master‘s degree in Economics, or to have taken economics as a major subject. Students must have proven knowledge of the following topics at an intermediate level:

  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics/quantitative research methods.
Additionally, applicants are expected to have a solid background in Mathematics and Statistics. Relevant course work will be evaluated after the online application has been submitted.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14965 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14965 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Economics - Monetary Policy and Banking
University of Amsterdam


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