University of Basel

18 months
1544 EUR/year
1544 EUR/year
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Economics programme at the University of Basel deals with the (sparing) use of limited resources and goods in a society and is also referred to as economics or economics (from "oikos" from the Greek for family or household).

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Economics programme at the University of Basel explain the behavior of individuals under different conditions and analyze social interactions within and between institutions such as producers (companies) and consumers (households). In addition, they deal with the behavior of state organs - ie politicians, administrators and stakeholders - in different political systems and are able to In addition to this political-scientific perspective, state intervention in the economy and society should also be assessed on the basis of so-called welfare criteria. They show how concrete analysis concepts and quantitative methods can be used to create interesting decision-making foundations in companies and politics for almost all questions.

Career opportunities

  • An economics degree opens up a wide range of job opportunities in the private and public sectors:
  • Entrepreneurial and economic activities are usually found in service companies (controlling, marketing, human resources, organization, etc.), banking and insurance, trade, finance and industry.
  • Jobs with macroeconomic and thus more economic tasks (economic, social, regional and monetary policy, foreign economic and competition policy, health economics, etc.) are found in research institutes, banks, associations, in administration and trade unions, in the media and in international organizations.
  • In addition, the higher education for economics at economics schools, commercial and commercial vocational schools as well as in the training and further education into consideration.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Finance, Controlling and Banking
  • International Trade, Growth and the Environment
  • Labor Economics, Human Resources and Organization
  • Markets and Public Policy
  • Marketing and Strategic Management
  • Monetary Economics and Financial Markets
  • Quantitative Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines


Partially taught in English, Partially taught in German
IELTS or TOEFL needed




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
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

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).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Students with a university degree in quantitative and qualitative terms from the University of Basel's Bachelor of Arts in Business and Economics are admitted to the Master's program without any requirements. Other degrees are evaluated for equivalence and may be subject to conditions. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1544 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 772 EUR per semester and a duration of 18 months.
  • CHF 850 per semester


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