Master in Applied Economics - High-impact careers

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Direct tomorrow’s economic policies

The Master in Applied Economics leverages your strategic mindset and analytical thinking to make you a key player in the economic landscape. You bring the passion, dynamic reasoning and logic, and we’ll give you the tools and knowledge necessary to solve our society’s greatest economic issues.

We know that theory alone is never enough. That’s why we make sure you put your skills into practice—under the guidance of our experienced faculty experts. After just ten months, you’ll graduate with a strong foundational knowledge of economics, with a deep understanding of the role of data analysis and cutting-edge solutions such as machine learning. Recruiters will be impressed by your specialist knowledge, as well as your practical application of quantitative modeling and forecasting tools.

The comprehensive study plan will ensure that you develop not only a thorough understanding of the subject matter, but also the transferable skills essential for a lengthy and successful career. Deep analysis and discussion will enhance your critical thinking, while regular presentations will develop your communication skills.


Boost your recruitment appeal

The Master in Applied Economics opens up a wealth of opportunities for students. The program sets you up for an international career that spans both the public and private spheres. From data analysis to research, there’s a range of career opportunities available, and you can seek out roles in government, corporate institutions and tech giants, to name a few.


If you’re looking for a role that allows you to make a social impact at large institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF), targeted public policy modules such as social, health or education economics provide you with the necessary insight and ideas for success. You’ll emerge ready to change the world.

Corporate Economist

The technical knowhow provided by the Master in Applied Economics powers the investment modeling that goes on in economic modeling for asset management. You will graduate with skills that are greatly in demand in the sector, but offered by very few candidates.

Consult for the Big Three

The Big Three (Bain, McKinsey and BCG) employ strategic consultants, whereas many smaller companies within the sector do not have such a specific role. The strategic understanding of economic trends that you will gain in this program will set you up to secure a position at the most sought-after employers in the world.

Whatever your personal ambition, you will impress recruiters with cutting-edge industry knowledge and hands-on experience. Our graduates go on to work at hugely successful companies and organizations such as Repsol, Telefónica, Facebook, KPMG, Google and several multilateral companies.

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Our Talent & Careers Department takes pride in having helped launch countless careers with personalized advice from leading professionals in their respective fields. We ensure students are supported in their career search, offering insights from industry experts and providing all-important networking opportunities.

Enjoy career service tailored to your specific goals and ambitions, where you will be provided with ample resources and training to kickstart your career. With industry guides, one-on-one career advisory sessions and on-campus networking events, your career will get the boost it deserves.

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