24 months
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8000 EUR/year
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About

The goal of the Master is to teach students how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments.

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Overview

The MSc in Economics (ME) is an advanced programme offered by the Faculty of Economics at the Università della Svizzera italiana.

The goal of the Master is to teach students how to analyze economic problems at the national as well as international level and how to identify the most appropriate policy instruments. In a cordial environment and in close interaction with the Faculty, the students will be equipped with the quantitative methods and the analytical tools necessary for a successful career as a professional economist in the private or public sector. To optimally prepare for different career paths, the students have the option to acquire additional programming skills (minor in data science) or additional tools relevant for public policy analysis (minor in public policy). The master will also drive interested students into a Ph.D program.

Why ME?

  • Program entirely taught in English, with a strong international orientation,
  • International Faculty from USI and abroad,
  • Outstanding Career Outcomes,
  • Regular guest lectures from leading practitioners,
  • Excellent professor-to-student ratio,
  • Choice of two minors (Public Policy and Data Science), which allows the students to specialize according to their interests,
  • Possibility for a limited number of students to earn a double degree “MSc in Economics” (awarded from Università della Svizzera italiana) and “Laurea Magistrale in Economics and Finance” (awarded from Università di Napoli Federico II).

Awarded degree

Master of Science in Economics

Programme Structure

The Master of Science in Economics (ME) prepares professional economists with a policy orientation, with an eye to the skills required to be employed in national and international policy and research institutions, including central banks, development banks, economics and statistics research offices but also in high ranks of the public administration. Due to the skills acquired during the master, the ME is also a pathway to higher studies in Economics and Economic Policy.

The Master offers knowledge in various fields of applied economics combined with a sound background in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. To understand, evaluate and propose economic policy instruments in the current world with all its global challenges, the teaching methodology is to combine economic theory with relevant real world applications of today.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
5.5
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
65

Student insurance

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

Academic requirements

The formal requirement for admission is a Bachelor's degree from a recognized academic institution in Economics, Business Economics or other related fields, preferably with some quantitative background.

Candidates with a Bachelor's degree of a recognised University of Applied Sciences may be admitted with 30-60 additional ECTS to be earned during or before the beginning of the programme, with Bachelor or Master courses according to a study program defined by the scientific director. Admissions will be treated on a case by case basis.

The places offered are limited, therefore the selection can be effected on the basis of the academic results.

Language requirements

Further information regarding language requirements are listed at https://www.usi.ch/en/education/master/economics/admission.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    4000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2000 EUR per semester during 24 months.
  • National: CHF 2000 
  • International: CHF 4000  

Living costs for Lugano

1516 - 2134 CHF /month
Living costs

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

Funding

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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