Economics, M.Sc. | Johannes Kepler University Linz | Linz, Austria
24 months
726 EUR/year
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The Master’s degree program in Economics offered by Johannes Kepler University Linzis a comprehensive, advanced-level academic and scientific program.


The Economics program offered by Johannes Kepler University Linz prepares students to engage in challenging tasks at economic policy institutions in Austria and abroad, at private companies, public administration offices, or pursue a career in academia at research institutes, or in business research. 

Students can specialize in various subfields such as international trade, labor market economics, industrial economics, macroeconomics, or public sector economics. 

The courses are held in English, allowing students to improve their language skills and communicate effectively at a professional level. Graduates holding a Master’s degree in Economics are eligible to enroll in the JKU’s PhD program in Economics (PIE), coordinated together with the University of Innsbruck.

Your Benefits

  • Specialization in various subfields of economics according to your interests
  • Comprehensive education in current methods of economic theory and empirical economic research
  • Proficiency in English (all courses are taught in English).

Graduates are highly sought-after specialists and can pursue a wide variety of professional careers. Depending on your preferred subfield of specialization, a Master’s degree in Economics allows you to pursue various positions (for example as an analyst, researcher or consultant) in:

  • Analytical departments at financial service institutions or at international companies
  • An EU, OECD, or UNO committee or similar organizations
  • The Austrian National Bank or the European Central Bank
  • Economic research institutions
  • A university or university of applied sciences
  • Government agenices
  • State and federal administration offices (such as spatial planning, or the Ministry of Finance)

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Methods in Economics
  • Advanced Topics in Economics
  • Principles in Economics and Management
  • Economic Theory
  • Gender Aspects in Economics
  • Free Electives
  • Master's Thesis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • BA or Diploma Degree in Business (JKU) or a comparable undergraduate degree program equivalent in content and scope.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    726 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 363 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per semester during 24 months.

€726.72 for third-country nationals

Living costs for Linz

864 - 1089 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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