24 months
12000 EUR/year
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The MS in Economics at the University of Oulu is a two-year international Master’s programme offered by the accredited Oulu Business School providing training in modern economics.

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Economics has been taught in the University of Oulu since the founding of the university, and it is a part of the AASCB accredited Oulu Business School (OBS). The programme is one of the several international Master’s Programmes provided at OBS. You can take elective courses from other programmes at the business school.

OBS organizes frequent seminars with Finnish and international visitors from business and academia, and students are strongly encouraged to attend these events. You can utilise many exchange programmes that OBS has with foreign business schools. 

Core skills and competence

The Economics programme at the University of Oulu gives you expertise and core competence on the following topics:

  • Advanced economic theory
  • Quantitative methods in economics 
  • International macroeconomics and finance
  • Managerial economics 
  • Globally responsible business.

Studying in ME programme includes group work and projects, through which you will learn to apply the tools you have learned for different types of tasks. In addition, you acquire the requisite skills to succeed in an economist’s career. These include solving many types of economic problems, manage projects and give professional presentations.

Economics at Oulu has a wide portfolio of research projects, which provides you insights on current issues in topics from energy and environmental economics, regional economics, international macroeconomics and finance, and health and social economics.  

The programme equips graduates with the skills they need as a professional economist working in business, government, international organizations, and research centers. Depending on their interests, they can for example work with market research in the financial sector, in private firms, and with fiscal and monetary policy within the public sector. The programme also serves as thorough preparation for doctoral studies.   

Career opportunities

Possible job titles for our graduates include:

  • Economic Advisor
  • Investment Advisor
  • Industry Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Economic Consultant
  • Business Reporter.



Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mathematical Economics 
  • Fundamentals of Finance 
  • Principles of Econometrics
  • Advanced Microeconomics 
  • Advanced Macroeconomics  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A successful applicant has obtained their first academic degree, normally a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, from an institution of higher education. As a rule, the Bachelor’s degree is the lower academic degree. This degree should be equivalent of at least three years of full-time studies (180 ECTS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    12000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

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

Living costs for Oulu

660 - 1040 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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