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.
DURATION

10 months

LANGUAGE

English

LOCATION

Madrid with a one-week trip to Paris

Mode of study

Full-time

Format

In-person

Intake

September

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.

 

 

 

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Personalize your program

After mastering the fundamentals, you’ll have the freedom to personalize your program. Choose your specialization from three different tracks, designed to get you laser-focused on your career area of interest and address the evolving market needs. With your specialization, you’ll open doors of opportunity and become a highly competitive candidate for the job of your choice. Select one of three tracks that best suits your personal career path from:

TRACK 1: ECONOMICS FOR PUBLIC POLICY

This is the track for socially conscious professionals looking for a career where you can make an impact on leading international financial institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations, think tanks or national governments. In this track, you’ll study subjects such as health, education, labor economics, poverty, inequality and economic development, giving you a comprehensive insight into the art of economic policy-making.

 

 

TRACK 2: ECONOMIC ANALYSIS FOR CORPORATIONS

This track is for professionals 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 data science to economic analysis, this is the track for you. Learn to wield the tools behind complex operations and the management of big data in the modern consumer and financial services industry, introducing you to skills highly demanded in large corporations worldwide.

 

 

TRACK 3: ECONOMIC CONSULTANCY AND MARKET REGULATION

If you’re looking to work for some of the most competitive economic consulting firms in the world, you’ll need the skills provided by this track. Apply your knowledge of statistics and econometrics to the analysis of M&A, pricing strategies,  and the impact of antitrust, competition policy and market regulation on large corporations. Gain valuable skills and insights from experts in those fields to become a successful economic consultant. Completing this track will place you firmly in the headlights of the largest economic consulting firms in the world.

 

 

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OFFICIAL DEGREE

Students who wish to obtain an Official University Degree issued by the Ministry of Education in Spain must fulfill the following requirements.

 

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Patricia Gabaldón, Associate Professor of Economic Environment at IE University, explains in-depth the Master Program in Applied Economics.

Gain 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

RIGOROUS ACADEMIC STANDARDS

Our faculty is made up of leading researchers, faculty and industry professionals who are ready to test your skills every step of the way. We provide a challenging, engaging syllabus that combines rigorous research with dynamic applied data analysis—everything a tenacious, dedicated student needs to kickstart a career in today’s competitive market.

DATA-DRIVEN PROGRAM

A strong theoretical framework is perfectly matched with a practical methodological approach. We believe that learning how to apply your knowledge to real-world situations is the best practice for a successful career in economics. Take advantage of our state-of-the-art facilities and forecast, analyze and solve real issues, based on real data.

FLEXIBILITY IN CAREER PATHS

Once you’ve completed the core classes, our customizable program offers you the freedom to pursue your own pathway. Select one of three tracks in your third term to find your niche and enhance your employability: public policy, strategic analysis or strategic consultancy.

EXCELLENT JOB PROSPECTS

Our hands-on program is designed to prepare you for a fruitful career, no matter which path you follow. Employers seek analytical experts with the theoretical know-how to conquer the world of economics. With ample networking opportunities, practical experience and cutting-edge specialist knowledge, you’ll emerge as a highly attractive candidate for the top firms in the sector of your choice.

TRANSFERABLE SKILLS TO DIVERSE FIELDS

Our program is carefully curated to reflect the demands of today’s economic world. Students transform from strategic thinkers into economic visionaries, developing transferable skills such as problem-solving, communication and research skills. That means that no matter the field, your skill set will allow you to stand out from the crowd.

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