Master in Applied Economics

duration10 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid + One-week international field trip
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYIn-person
FormatFull-time
duration10 months
languageEnglish
locationMadrid + One-week international field trip
intakeSeptember
MODE OF STUDYIn-person
FormatFull-time

MASTER IN APPLIED ECONOMICS AT IE UNIVERSITY

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.

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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Julia Sy

Julia Sy

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REASONS TO STUDY THE MASTER IN APPLIED ECONOMICS

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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.

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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.

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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, economic analysis or economic consultancy.

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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.

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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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BE PART OF A ONE-WEEK INTERNATIONAL FIELD TRIP

Students will have the opportunity to participate in a unique experience throughout the immersion week while visiting international corporations as well as getting a global perspective through first-hand insights from leading industry experts.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF

…You’re passionate about how to apply technology and programming to economics

and want to learn how to use them as a force for change.

…You have a strong quantitative background and a strategic mind

and you enjoy statistics and planning.

…You want a CV that stands out when applying for a job

that will show off your cutting-edge knowledge and impressive skill set.

…You’re ambitious and love to stay ahead of the curve

you don’t just keep up with trends—you predict them.

…You want to form connections with like-minded economic experts

by networking with your professors and classmates.

ECONOMICS AT IE UNIVERSITY

At IE University, the study of economics is a gateway to greater impact in a world where the discipline is interwoven with tech, management and human progress. See what’s possible at IE University.

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.

Stand out in the job market

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.

OFFICIAL DEGREE

Students must fulfill the following requirements to be able to request the issuance of the Official University Degree upon completion of the Master Program. If educational prerequisites are not provided and/or if the requirements are not met on time, the student will not be able to request the official university degree as issued by the Spanish government. In this case, the studies will not be official under Spanish educational regulations.

Leading Experts at IE University

To enhance a dynamic and practical learning experience, at IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs we focus on the continuous engagement and networking of our students by hosting events and welcoming top speakers from a diverse range of topics to shape the next generation of impactful global leaders.

UNSURE IF THIS IS THE RIGHT PROGRAM TO HELP YOU ON YOUR PROFESSIONAL JOURNEY?

At IE University, we have carefully streamlined related subject areas to create unique paths featuring similar programs. Guided by these paths, you can take control and discover the right program for you. Explore these 2 areas to find the specific program that fits with your career goals. 

GET TWO DEGREES IN LESS THAN TWO YEARS

IE University is one of the few institutions that offer dual master’s programs for students who want to fine-tune their global affairs knowledge while also developing the leadership and management skills they need to face challenges that span multiple sectors. Your dual degree options include:

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MASTER IN MANAGEMENT + MASTER IN APPLIED ECONOMICS

Is a program for young professionals with less than two years of experience. Begins in January.

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INTERNATIONAL MBA + MASTER IN APPLIED ECONOMICS

Is designed for professionals with more than three years of full-time experience. Begins in January.

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We organize a wide range of events, from conferences and master classes, to networking and informative sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Master degree in Applied Economics?

The Master in Applied Economics is a postgraduate program that provides students with a solid understanding of the most up-to-date economic analysis tools used to study global markets and complex economic policies.

Is a Masters in applied economics worth it?

A Master in Applied Economics is a worthwhile investment. The program sets you up for an international career in both the public and private spheres. Master in Applied Economics degree holders can seek out roles in government, corporate institutions and tech giants, to name a few, therefore is absolutely worth the effort.

Is applied economics a good degree?

Applied economics not only gives you the hands-on experience that recruiters are looking for, but we ensure students are supported in their career search and provide important networking opportunities.

Should I do a masters in Applied Economics?

If you’re looking to advance your career in economics or you’re interested in financial markets and fiscal policy, then IE University’s Master in Applied Economics might be the right challenge for you.

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