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Economics (MEcon)

University of St. Gallen (HSG)

18 months
6180 EUR/year
2652 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The Economics (MEcon) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) provides in-depth theoretical and empirical knowledge in order to analyze the social and economic challenges of our time.  


Data analysis has become a central component of developed economies due to the advance of digitalization. Hence, over recent years processing and analyzing Big Data has become increasingly important. 

The Economics (MEcon) programme at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) provides you with the necessary tools to analyze economic policy problems using state-of-the-art methods and to develop successful strategies. You will thus be well prepared for responsible positions when you enter the job market. 

Learning Objectives: 

  • With MEcon you develop a clear understanding of the central economic and social relationships.
  • You acquire in-depth methodological and theoretical knowledge for empirical research and can apply this knowledge already during your studies.
  • You learn to handle large amounts of data. You will get to know different tools for data processing and can analyze and interpret the data in an economic context.
  • You will learn to use your economic knowledge to solve real economic and social problems (incentive theory, corporate governance, globalization, aging societies, unemployment, welfare state, growth, etc.).
  • In addition, your management and communication skills are trained.

Career Prospects

The programme provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyze economic processes and to develop solutions to economic problems. This expertise opens up varied career paths in a wide range of professional fields. 

Graduates are in demand for responsible positions in the public sector, international organizations, consultancy firms, and private industry, as well as in banks and insurance companies. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • International Trade
  • Public Economics
  • Data Analytics: Causal Econometrics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics: Growth and Innovation
  • Advanced Microeconomics: Consumer, Firms and Markets
  • Advanced Macroeconomics: Asset Prices, Fluctuations and Unemployment
  • Advanced Microeconomics: Incentive Theory
  • Mathematics
  • Data Analytics: Predictive Econometrics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


English, German




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

You may apply directly for enrolment in this Master's programme if you hold one of the following degrees from a recognised Swiss university (not university of applied sciences) or obtain one before your chosen degree programme starts:

  • Bachelor's degree in a similar discipline from a Swiss universityA degree is considered to be similar if at least 60 ECTS credit points have been awarded in economic subjects.
  • Consecutive Master's degree from a Swiss university in another disciplineBachelor's and Master's degree programmes must have been completed in the same discipline (consecutively) and amount to at least 270 ECTS credit points together.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6180 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3090 EUR per semester during 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2652 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1326 EUR per semester during 18 months.
Tuition Fee
  • CHF 1429 - National
  • CHF 3329 - International

Living costs for St. Gallen

1540 - 2130 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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