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

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.

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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. 

WORLD-CHANGER

If you are interested in a career that achieves positive transformations in the world, this is the right track for you. After two terms spent mastering the fundamentals, you can specialize in modules focused on the intricacies of crafting universal and targeted public policy that involve social, health or education economics. The Master in Applied Economics will equip you with both technical and theoretical tools to seek a successful impact. You’ll be able to work in diverse government agencies, international and multinational organizations, and economic policy institutions.

CORPORATE ECONOMIST

The technical know-how provided by this track is perfectly suited for method-oriented professionals; interested in data-driven economics, economic modeling, rigorous quantitative methods, and the application of data science to economic analysis. Learn to wield the tools behind complex operations and the management of big data in the modern consumer and financial services industry. You will graduate the Master in Applied Economics with skills that are greatly in demand by the corporate world, but exclusive to very few candidates.

ECONOMIC CONSULTANTS

Most modern businesses are demanding analytical thinking and economic trends forecasting. You will be able to get into consultancy firms like BCG, McKinsey & Company and more—leading organizations that require deep statistical and numerical skills to help them further develop the companies they advise. Gain cutting-edge industry knowledge and hands-on experience to impress recruiters at some of the world’s most sought-after employers. An economist from the Master in Applied Economics will be a key player in the regulatory market as well in the future of businesses around the globe.

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CAREER OUTCOMES OF THE MASTER IN APPLIED ECONOMICS

The Master in Applied Economics offers a diverse range of career opportunities for students. This highly practical program will put you one step ahead of the evolving dynamics shaping tomorrow’s economic field. Find out where our alumni are working today.

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SECTORS WHERE OUR GRADUATES WORK
Finance
Consulting
Public Policy
Technology
Where our graduates work
Europe
Asia Pacific
North America
Latin America

FINANCIAL RISK ANALYST

PRIVATE EQUITY ANALYST

INVESTMENT ANALYST

INVESTOR RELATIONS ANALYST

TECHNOLOGY CONSULTANT

BUSINESS ANALYST

PUBLIC SECTOR ADVISOR

DATA ANALYST

ECONOMIC CONSULTANT

GOVERNEMENT DATA ANALYSIS

MARKETING CONSULTANT

PhD

WHERE OUR ALUMNI ARE CURRENTLY WORKING

archimed
deloitte
google
ntt data
pwc
triton
undp

What could your future in economics look like?

RECRUITERS AT IE UNIVERSITY

At IE University, we’re committed to giving you the tools to drive positive impact and helping you find the right job is a big part of that. In line with this mission, IE Talent & Careers regularly invites recruiters to participate in various activities to help them connect with bold, young talent and identify the best fit for their recruitment needs.

IE TALENT & CAREERS

IE Talent & Careers is the best partner for the professional development of all our current and former students at IE.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do with a masters in applied economics?

The Master in Applied Economics opens up a range of career opportunities across numerous industries, including corporate economics, public policy and strategic consultancy.

How to jump start a career in economics?

IE University’s Master in Applied Economics is designed to kickstart your career in economics with a unique program that gives you expert insight into the latest industry developments.

How to become an economist?

The Master in Applied Economics provides you with the quantitative modeling and forecasting skills to become a key player in the economic landscape.

What jobs are available for masters in economics?

Economics graduates have many opportunities available to them across a wide range of sectors. These include professional careers in government, international financial institutions and tech corporations.

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