Economics, M.Sc.

Economics, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
The MSc program in Economics at Stockholm School of Economics will equip you to address challenging economic problems and provide you with excellent tools to pursue careers in both the public and private sector.

About

The Economics program at Stockholm School of Economics puts an emphasis on problem-solving skills that can be applied in a wide variety of settings and offers an invaluable start to your career. By using modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods SSE will give you the tools to analyze complex real world problems in public policy making, as well as in private business and international organizations.

SSE offers two specializations:
  • Applied Economic Analysis
  • International Economics

The specializations in Applied Economic Analysis and International Economics have a joint intake. Once accepted, you choose your specialization after completing a common first semester.

The Stockholm School of Economics's program is best suited for students with a strong undergraduate background in economics. It demands an excellent analytical ability and the ambition to put your work to the test with the very best people in the field. All courses are given in English by internationally renowned faculty.

You will be equipped to address challenging economic problems. By means of modern economic analysis and quantitative empirical methods it will give you the tools to analyze complex real world problems in public policy making as well as in private business and in international organizations. If you are looking to start your career with a deep understanding of economics, this is where to begin.

Career Opportunities

You can look forward to a wide range of possible careers. The following are examples of the types of organizations/fields that demand the kind of skills that a MSc in Economics provides:

  • Banks and other financial firms
  • Consultancy firms
  • International organizations like the United Nations and its specialized agencies, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and regional development banks
  • Industry organizations and associations
  • Government, including ministries, central government bodies, counties, municipalities
  • The foreign service, including embassies and consulates abroad
  • National and international development cooperation agencies, governmental and non-governmental
  • Journalism and media of all kinds

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Advanced Mathematics for Economic Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Applied Econometric Time Series
  • Dynamic Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Development Economics
  • Behavioral Economics
  • Industrial Organization
  • International Trade  
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                  Detailed Programme Facts

                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                  • Credits
                    120 ECTS
                  • Languages
                    • English
                  • Delivery mode
                    On Campus

                  English Language Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                  • Minimum required score:

                    100

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                  • Minimum required score:

                    7

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                  Academic Requirements

                  You only need to take one of these tests:

                  • You need the following GMAT score:

                    Required score: 600

                    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers. Read more about the GMAT.

                  • This programme accepts GRE® scores and has provided a minimum required score range.

                    Minimum required Quantitative Reasoning score:

                    155

                    The score range represents scores typically accepted at this institution.

                    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

                  1. Bachelor's degree

                  Should contain at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences (including but not limited to Economics, Business Administration and Political Science), with a minimum of 30 ECTS specifically in Economics.

                  2. GMAT or GRE test result
                  • GMAT (total score) of 600 or more.
                  • GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more.
                  3. Proficiency in English

                  4. Motivation & supporting attachments

                  • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate.
                  • Brief CV with your recent achievements
                  • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered.
                  • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. 

                  Tuition Fee

                  • International Applies to you

                    15253 EUR/year
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 15253 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  • EU/EEA Applies to you

                    Free
                    Tuition Fee
                    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
                  We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
                  • Tuition fees: 150 000 sek / year
                  • Citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not required to pay tuition fees.

                  Living costs for Stockholm

                  • 9668 - 17250 SEK/month
                    Living Costs

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

                  Funding

                  A number of SSE full and partial scholarships are offered every year to cover fully / partially the tuition fee for MSc / BSc programs for non-EU/EEA citizens.

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