Ghent University's Economics programme analyses the behavior and interactions between consumers, businesses, financial institutions and the government, in an international context. The Economics programme studies the functioning of the global economy. You will discuss all economic actors and their interactions: families, businesses, financial institutions, government and society. The master’s programme provides you with an advanced insight into economic theories, models and techniques that you can use to analyse and evaluate complex social issues with regard to the interactions and behaviours between economic actors. You’ll learn how these actors make economic choices (consume, production, labour, investments, import, export …), what the consequences are for society and how problems in this matter can be solved best. In function of this you will learn how to set up a scientific research and use the results to formulate policy recommendations. The topics that you will discuss are socially relevant: economic growth, welfare, income generation, income distribution, money, inflation, monetary policy, employment and unemployment, government efficiency, social security, taxation and government debt, international economic relations, globalization, problems of developing countries, environmental pollution, poverty .
Graduates from the Economics programme can be found in macroeconomic organisations where there’s a need for experts with social-financial-international-economic insights
- Microeconomics: Decision Theory
- Macroeconomics: Business Cycles, Innovation and Growth
- Econometrics: Time Series Analysis
- Economics of Banking
- Economics of Financial Markets
- International Banking
- Investment Analysis
- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesEconomics Econometrics View 27 other Masters in Economics in Belgium
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- The course is open to students with a least a bachelor degree.
- The Economics programme consists of three learning trajectories. These trajectories should be present in the candidates' educational background in order to be eligible for the master programme: business trajectory (economics, labour economics, monetary economics, etc), business economics trajectory (accounting, business administration, financial statement analysis, etc), technical scientific trajectory (mathematics, statistics, econometrics, informatics, etc).
- Admission can only be granted after an individual application procedure. The Study Programme Committee will make the final decision whether to accept the application or not. It can be decided that students need to follow an individual master programme.
International5744 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 5744 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA962 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 962 EUR per year during 12 months.
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