Master in Applied Economics | IE School of Politics, Economics & Global Affairs

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 keen to get involved in the fast-changing world of financial markets, data analytics and fiscal policy, 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 today’s complex economic landscape. We’ll show you how to combine research and quantitative analysis to stay ahead of the latest trends and solve pivotal economic challenges.

This program is designed to kickstart your career and give you the best opportunity for success in consultancy, the financial sector, the corporate world or policy-making. 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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REASONS TO STUDY THE MASTER IN APPLIED ECONOMICS

01.

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.

02.

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.

03.

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.

04.

EXCELLENT JOB PROSPECTS

Our hands-on program is designed to prepare you for a fruitful career, no matter which path you follow. Employers seek finance and consulting experts with the know-how to conquer the rapidly changing world of economics. With ample networking opportunities, practical experience, and cutting-edge specialist knowledge, you’ll be ahead of the crowd as a highly-skilled professional in demand by top firms in the sector of your choice.

05.

TAKE YOUR LEARNING ABROAD

Our global professional partnerships give you the opportunity to dive into a new culture, and a new classroom at a leading institution. You can choose to spend an extra semester studying at one of our partner universities worldwide, including Sciences Po and Ashoka University. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in an immersion week at a global business hub such as Paris and Luxembourg. It’s the ideal way to gain hands-on experience of the international business world and make valuable professional contacts.

06.

A PERSONALIZED, GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

The Master in Applied Economics utilizes a hands-on approach given by leading professionals in the industry, providing you with a well-rounded experience from day one. The IE Community is a global powerhouse made up of industry experts, experienced faculty and outstanding alumni. Our IE Talent & Careers team is the force behind the powerhouse, working relentlessly to connect our students to real-world companies, personalize their academic journey and equip them with the skills necessary to land an interview and the job. Count on continuous support as you carve out your own path.

THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF

…YOU’RE PASSIONATE ABOUT HOW TO APPLY TECHNOLOGY AND PROGRAMMING TO CONSULTING, FINANCE AND PUBLIC POLICY

and want to lead change in the sector of your choice.

…YOU HAVE A STRONG QUANTITATIVE BACKGROUND AND A STRATEGIC MIND

and you enjoy applying your statistics and planning skills to solve real-world economic problems.

…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 in the world of economics—you predict them.

…YOU WANT TO FORM CONNECTIONS WITH LIKE-MINDED EXPERTS

by networking with our expert faculty, fellow students and alumni.

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.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Master in Applied Economics?

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The Master in Applied Economics is a hands-on 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. You’ll gain practical experience in tackling real-world economic issues through a blend of theory, research and data analysis. From mastering economic fundamentals to forecasting and analyzing case studies, you'll be well-prepared for a successful career.

Who is the Master in Applied Economics for?

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This program is aimed at problem-solvers with a flair for numbers; most students have a strong quantitative background and enjoy strategic planning. It attracts a broad variety of profiles from different fields, ranging from economics, business, the humanities and social sciences, to math, physics and engineering.

What can I do with a Master in Applied Economics?

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The Master in Applied Economics can open the door to career opportunities across numerous industries, including finance, consulting and public policy. Graduates may also choose to pursue a PhD.

Master in Applied Economics or Master in Finance: which is the right option for me?

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Both the Master in Applied Economics and the Master in Finance cover topics such as quantitative analysis and critical thinking. However, the scope of the Master in Applied Economics is broader, incorporating concepts such as policy and business. In contrast, the Master in Finance has a much more specialized approach and is highly focused on the finance industry.

What does the Master in Applied Economics involve?

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The Master in Applied Economics takes place over ten months in the heart of Madrid. You can also look forward to a one-week immersive international experience to enrich your studies further. Starting every year in September, this full-time, in-person program is delivered entirely in English.

What will I learn in the Master in Applied Economics?

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Over three terms, students of the Master in Applied Economics study a mix of core courses, covering topics on programming, data tools and more; and specialized electives in three distinct tracks: Economics for Public Policy, Economic Analysis for Corporations and Economic Consultancy and Market Regulation. Then, you’ll use everything you’ve learned to complete a final project, where you can choose between an individual, research-oriented thesis or a practical team-based Capstone Consulting Project for our corporate partners.