The MIME is intended for ambitious students who have a strong background in economics and quantitative methods and who are willing to be challenged. Students acquire rigorous, state of the art tools in economics, econometrics and computational economics. These tools can be used in research, policy analysis as well as in pursuing a doctoral degree in economics or a related field. In addition, students acquire broad and deep expertise in monetary economics and financial markets.
The International and Monetary Economics program at the University of Bern is unique in Europe as it combines monetary and international economics with financial markets using the most modern macroeconomic analysis tools. Switzerland is ideally suited to the MIME program and offers excellent job opportunities to MIME graduates as it is home to many international institutions, has a large banking sector, runs independent monetary policy, is a very open economy and has a well known financial regulation agency.
The emphasis is on helping the students develop a solid knowledge of modern macroeconomics (in particular in the areas of monetary, international and financial markets), master useful, practical quantitative tools and hone their analytical skills. At the end of their studies, graduates of the MIME program should
- understand the role of the central banks and bank supervisory authorities in macroeconomic stability, especially with regard to their international connections,
- understand the role of the central banks, bank supervisory and regulatory authorities and private investors (commercial banks, institutional investors, etc.) in international money markets,
- have the ability to make or assess decisions on monetary policy according to the best scientific criteria,
- be familiar with the historical background to international economic developments,
- be familiar with different approaches and trends in monetary policy and the regulation of financial markets,
- be able to consider and comment on current economic issues.
- Advanced Topics in Economics
- Core Areas in Monetary Economics
- Areas of Specialization in International and/or Monetary Economics
- Master’s thesis
- 18 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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You can only apply after the regular closing date for applications if you do not require a visa for entering and residing in Switzerland. If you are applying late and require a visa for Switzerland, we will transfer your application to a later semester.
DisciplinesEconomics Financial Mathematics International Business View 50 other Masters in International Business in Switzerland
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- Bachelor’s degree in the branch of studies Economics from a Swiss university with a final grade of at least 5.0 (non-rounded grade for major or main subject)
- Bachelor’s degree from a Swiss university in a branch of studies related to Economics in terms of content or methodology with a final grade of at least 5.0 (non-rounded) plus GRE or GMAT test in the top score range (a result achieved by the top 20% of candidates)
- Bachelor’s degree in the branch of studies Economics from a recognized foreign university with a final grade corresponding to at least 5.0 (non-rounded grade for major or main subject) in the Swiss grading system
- Bachelor’s degree from a recognized foreign university in a branch of studies closely related to Economics with a final grade equivalent to at least 5.0 (non-rounded) in the Swiss grading system plus GRE or GMAT test in the top score range (a result achieved by the top 20% of candidates)
International1740 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 870 EUR per semester during 18 months.
National1380 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 690 EUR per semester during 18 months.
- Regular tuition fee: CHF 750 per semester
- Non-Swiss students: CHF 200 per semester, in addition to the regular tuition fee, if they did not have their civil law residence in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein at the time of obtaining their university entrance qualification to a bachelor's degree.
Living costs for Bern
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.