Master in Applied Economics

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Advance your career in economics with a unique, hands-on program that gives you expert insight into the latest developments in the economic arena. If you’re interested in monetary or fiscal policy, financial markets, how data analytics are changing business, or how labor markets are changing, this is the degree for you. In the Master in Applied Economics, you’ll acquire the most up-to-date technical tools for analyzing global markets and understanding complex economic policies. Combine research and quantitative analysis to follow the latest trends and solve pivotal economic challenges for states and businesses.

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This program is designed to kickstart your career and give you the best opportunity for success in economic policy, consultancy or in the corporate world. With a carefully balanced blend of theory, quantitative methods and hands-on practice, you’ll develop highly sought-after skills from strategic management and research to critical thinking and analytical reasoning.



Personalize your program

After mastering the fundamentals, you’ll have the freedom to personalize your program, choosing from tracks specifically designed to address the needs of the market. Select the track that best suits your own career path from:

Economics for Public Policy

This is the track for socially conscious professionals looking for a career where you’ll make an impact on large organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank or national governments. In this track, you’ll study subjects such as health, education, labor economics, poverty and urban economics, giving you a comprehensive insight into the art of economic policy-making.

Strategic Analysis for Corporations

This track is for ambitious corporate leaders with the desire to master the more technical dimensions of economics. If you’re attracted to economic modeling, rigorous quantitative methods or the application of machine learning and data analytics to business, this is the track for you. Learn to wield the tools behind complex operations, asset management, investment modeling and the modern financial services industry, gaining in-demand skills that few people possess and placing you front and center for positions at the most prestigious companies worldwide.

Strategic Consultancy and Market Regulation

If you’re looking to work for some of the most competitive consulting companies in the world, you’ll need the strategic vision provided by this track. Combine your knowledge of M&A, pricing analysis, project evaluation and market dynamics to become a successful strategic consultant. Completing this track will place you firmly in the headlights of the largest consulting firms in the world.

Whichever track you choose, you’ll be collaborating and networking with like-minded individuals with similar interests, all while experiencing everything that our vibrant Madrid campus has to offer.

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Added value

Gain rare and in-demand skills to stand out in the labor market.

If you’re eager to find a position at a top firm straight after graduating, you’ll need the skills and know-how to build and wield the tools behind global economics. Our curriculum is specifically curated to reflect the demands of today’s market. This means practical subjects taught by expert professors who are both academics as well as high-profile industry leaders, and who will prepare you to enter the world of work.

At IE University, we understand the importance of technology in today’s economy. Not enough professionals in the field of economics have a strong understanding of how technological change is changing business, labor and economic policy. Our Master in Applied Economics addresses this head on so that you’ll be sure to stand out when entering the job market.

This program is designed to make you highly employable. During the 10-month program, you will forecast trends, simulate models and implement strategic decision-making using cutting-edge technology.

5 reasons to study the Master in Applied Economics

Economics at IE University

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Agility, flexibility and fluidity are key to navigating today’s increasingly digital, constantly changing world.

At IE University we have developed Liquid Learning, a unique and evidence-based educational model that transcends conventional learning methodologies and platforms by fusing physical and digital learning spaces so that you can access first-rate education, no matter where you are.

In the particular case of the Master in Applied Economics, you are expected to attend your classes in person. However, if you are unable to attend for justifiable reasons, you have the possibility to participate remotely as a temporary solution.

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