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Economics, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 18 months
University rank #151 (QS) ,
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).


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

Detailed Programme Facts

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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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.
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

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