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The University of Cologne's M.Sc. in International Management and CEMS Master’s is designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training, together with an international focus for your future career in a global business environment. Read more

The University of Cologne's M.Sc. in International Management and CEMS Master’s is designed to provide you with excellent academic and practical training, together with an international focus for your future career in a global business environment.

In a nutshell

  • Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time
  • Start: Fall term
  • Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Language: English
  • Fees: Only social contribution fee (more information here)
  • Application deadline: March 31st 2018

The programme's core features

  • International course experience
  • Intercultural study groups
  • Term abroad at one of the top business schools of the CEMS Global Alliance in Management Education
  • Consultancy project carried out in collaboration with multinational companies
  • Soft skills seminars geared towards developing leadership skills
  • Numerous opportunities to meet and network with representatives of globally active companies
  • 10 week internship abroad

What is the CEMS network?

This network is a global alliance of 31 leading business schools across 5 continents, more than 70 multinational corporationsand seven social partners that together offer the CEMS Master’s in International Management (MIM). The University of Cologne’s Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences (the “WiSo Faculty”) is a founding member – and the only German member – of the CEMS alliance.

The CEMS MIM, top-ranked in the Financial Times Masters in Management Ranking, is a pre-experience postgraduate degree. It is open to top-class, internationally minded, multilingual students enrolled in the M.Sc in International Management programme at the WiSo Faculty – one of the CEMS member schools.

Some examples of the questions CEMS MIM students look at

  • How are multinational companies managed and organised and what types of strategy to they use?
  • How can I analyse the economic situation of multinational companies and other global institutions?
  • How can I assess future trends in how business is done in the face of ever-changing technology?
  • How do I conduct a case study?
  • How do I communicate in an intercultural team?
  • How can I present my findings in written form and in presentations?
  • What do I need to be aware of when practising intercultural management?
  • How can I become a responsible manager?
  • How can I apply research findings to real-life business issues?
  • How can I check and compare the effects of a company’s marketing activities?
  • How can I use mathematical methods to determine optimum stock levels for a company?

An opportunity not to be missed!

Learn to apply the latest research and appropriate solutions to questions with practical, real-world relevance on courses at your home and partner universities. Develop an understanding of the role of leadership in different intercultural environments and effective approaches to strengthening ethical behaviour in business.

Reflect on your own conceptions of leadership and relate them to current positions and arguments discussed in academic literature and case studies.

Discuss current topics of relevance to international companies (strategy, organisation, personnel, business ethics, etc.) with CEMS members from all over the world; learn econometric methods and analyse the economic situation of global companies.

"If you want to experience international atmosphere in a city which has a lot to offer and provides you with everything you need – you should definitely apply for the CEMS MIM at the University of Cologne!" Fabian, CEMS MIM student, 3rd term



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The Master in International Management/CEMS is an exclusive international management program which combines two degrees into one 24-months program – WU’s MSc and the CEMS MIM. Read more
The Master in International Management/CEMS is an exclusive international management program which combines two degrees into one 24-months program – WU’s MSc and the CEMS MIM. The program will provide you with the know-how and skills to succeed in a global business environment and to become a multicultural as well as multilingual leader.

Visit the website: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/international-management-cems/overview/

Course detail

Some of the core elements of the program are studying a term abroad at one of the exclusive partner schools, collecting work experience during an international internship and completing a business project as well as skills development workshops, many of which are co-designed by our experienced CEMS Corporate Partners. This enables our culturally diverse students to benefit from an international education providing them with the opportunity to have privileged access to the recruitment pool of highly renowned companies and to contribute to and benefit from the worldwide CEMS network.

Format

The Master in International Management/CEMS combines two degrees – WU’s Master in International Management (MSc) and the Master in International Management (CEMS MIM) offered by The Global Alliance in Management Education (CEMS) – into one 24 month program.

Individual organisation of the programme is possible, with a mixture of course modules and seminar alongside electives.

Career prospects

Graduates of the CEMS/MIM program are qualified to form future generations of global business leaders and to enter a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world. The program’s broad, generalistic approach to management uniquely prepares its graduates for a wide variety of positions, e.g. in consulting, strategy, marketing, finance or human resources, and in particular for positions requiring an integrated, holistic knowledge of various business domains. Graduates are typically employed by multinational corporations, foreign subsidiaries, international consulting agencies, start-ups or non-profit organizations.

How to apply: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/programs/masters-programs/international-management-cems/application-admission/

Funding

Information on funding and scholarships can be found at the following webpage: https://www.wu.ac.at/en/students/my-degree-program/masters-student-guide/grants-and-scholarships/

A top program in International Management

The Financial Times Ranking ranks CEMS 8th in the category "Masters in Management" in 2016. The Financial Times Ranking acknowledges WU and its Master in International Management not only as a top destination for excellent academic and practical education in international management, but also as one of the best value for money of all the business administration schools and programs ranked.

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The one-year CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) degree aims to develop multicultural and multilingual managers with a key understanding of European issues and the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s business environment. Read more
The one-year CEMS Masters in International Management (CEMS MIM) degree aims to develop multicultural and multilingual managers with a key understanding of European issues and the skills to thrive in tomorrow’s business environment. It’s a natural choice for high achieving students who possess the potential and desire to take on a senior international management role.With course offerings and business projects designed jointly by faculty and corporate partners, the CEMS MIM programme bridges university education and practical management, offering insights into leadership best practice.

The programme facilitates international mobility, with each student spending one semester at the ‘home’ university and one semester at a partner university. Ultimately a fast track to success internationally, the unique features of the CEMS MIM include a ten-week internship overseas, skills seminars, and completion of a Group Business Project.

Students participating on the CEMS MIM at UCD Smurfit School will pursue the MSc in International Management. Graduates, on successfully meeting the requirements for both degrees, are awarded the CEMS Masters in International Management and an MSc in International Management.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

• A minimum second class honours (2.1) in business or related discipline
or
• An honours Higher Diploma in Business Studies

Plus students should demonstrate fluency in three languages including mother tongue, as stipulated by CEMS.

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Founded in 1988, CEMS MIM is the only truly global, top-ranked Master’s in Management in the World (FT 2005-2012) with;. 29 Member Schools across 5 continents. Read more
• Founded in 1988, CEMS MIM is the only truly global, top-ranked Master’s in Management in the World (FT 2005-2012) with;
• 29 Member Schools across 5 continents
• 71 Corporate Partners (multinational companies)
• 4 Social Partners (NGOs)
• 1217 MIM students of 66 nationalities. 51/49 male/female ratio in 2015-2016
• 9800 alumni of 85 nationalities, working in 75 countries
• The CEMS MIM has consistently ranked in the top 10 of the Financial Times ranking since 2005

• 95% are employed or continuing their studies, 47% are working outside of their home country, 74% work for multinational companies (2013 Graduate Profile)

• Koç University is the Turkish National Head Office of CEMS Alliance Master’s in International Management (MIM) Program which brings top academic institutions, leading multinational companies, and outstanding students together from all around the world to educate future global business leaders.

• CEMS MIM is the most internationally and culturally diverse graduate program, which provides a unique blend of top-level education and professional experience for multilingual, multicultural postgraduate students. CEMS MIM enables students to develop their management skills, broaden their multicultural knowledge and career prospects through international study and internship/work experience.

• During the program, students are exposed to interdisciplinary problems in an international context and are encouraged to adopt an analytical and critical attitude in lectures, discussions, and projects.

What does CEMS MIM offer during the program?

• A diversified curriculum that allows students to focus on their own field of interest
• International study (for one semester) in a member academic institution
• A practical learning environment where students are exposed to real life situations
• A network of best academic institutions and global companies
• International internship experience in a company

What are the components of the CEMS MIM?

• Semester Abroad
• Block Seminar & Launch Event
• Management and Business Communication
• Skill Seminars
• Business Projects
• Internship Abroad

Entry Requirements

• To have a Bachelor's degree from a recognized university;
• TOEFL or IELTS score (min. score 600/100/250 or IELTS 7.00) - If you are a graduate of Koç University or a University that is accredited by EQUIS/AACSB you are exempt from TOEFL/IELTS and expected to fill the University Degree Section*
• GMAT or GRE score is an asset. The scores should be sent to institution number 0163;
• To complete the application form as specified;
• To submit an official academic transcript from the undergraduate institution;
• To submit at least two reference letters**;
• To submit the application fee payment slip;

* You should request ETS to send your official TOEFL and GMAT scores, if available, to KOÇ University. Institution Number: 0163
** Reference letters which will be submitted directly by your referees.

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Lead, collaborate, inspire and be inspired. Master the challenges of management, innovation and strategy in global organizations through in-depth courses, live projects and on an exchange term at another top university. Upon acceptance to the. Read more

Lead, collaborate, inspire and be inspired. Master the challenges of management, innovation and strategy in global organizations through in-depth courses, live projects and on an exchange term at another top university. Upon acceptance to the MSc in International Business (incl. CEMS MIM) candidates are pre-approved to begin the CEMS Master in International Management in their second year and therefore eligible for a double degree.

You will work on an advanced level with topics focused on running and developing global organizations. Throughout the program, you will use strategy and marketing tools to put the firm in context and explore how firms influence their competitive environments. You will also learn how to make firms grow and prosper from the inside, through innovations and management practices that build operational excellence.

Leadership and teamwork in multi-cultural contexts is studied as well as practiced through live projects and group work, and reflected upon through interaction with executives. Ethics and CSR are integrated in several courses to mirror the integrated role it should have in everyday decision-making. Language and skills training provides the essential management communication tools needed for your future work. You will work with real “live” projects together with corporate partners of CEMS and of SSE.

Through the combination of topics covered in the program, you will acquire a deep and integrated understanding of how international firms and other organizations function, how to navigate them to achieve results, and, last but not least, how to improve them and the things they do.

The MSc Program in International Business takes part in the FT Master in Management ranking. The latest ranking placed SSE's MIB program 23rd out of 95 participating top international business schools. 

Admission requirements:

1. Bachelor's degree

with at least 90 ECTS in Social Sciences or Humanities (including but not limited to Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Political Science, Psychology and/or Sociology), with a minimum of 30 ECTS in Business Administration.

2. GMAT or GRE test result

- GMAT (total score) of 600 or more.

- GRE score (quantitative) of 155 or more.

We consider thoroughly all applications we receive, and do an overall assessment of the applications, taking into consideration all components.

3. Proof of proficiency in English

We accept the following options as proof of your proficiency in English:

- IELTS Academic score at least 7

- TOEFL iBT total score at least 100

- CAE at least grade B

- BEC at least grade B

- CPE at least grade C

- SSE course 108/109 at least grade C

- A-level GCSE issued in Singapore

- English as native language

- Bachelor's degree from a program conducted completely in English in an English-speaking country, or in a CEMS or an EQUIS/AACSB accredited institution

4. Proficiency in another language

You should list all the languages that you know, this will be taken into consideration during the assessment.

5. Motivation & supporting attachments

  • Letter of motivation answering a question why you are interested in the program and why you are a suitable candidate.
  • Brief CV with your recent achievements
  • Ranking of the ten CEMS schools you prefer for your semester abroad
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  • Relevant work experience and extracurricular activities may be considered.
  • References are not required, but we give a possibility to submit them. Only contact details of your referees are needed from your side.

In reviewing applications, assessors take into account all international and transcultural experience including knowledge of languages, work or studies abroad, international or multilingual family experience and relevant extracurricular activities.

Please note that some elements of the CEMS curriculum carry an additional fee (ex. the Block Seminar can cost up to 250€ and central administrative expenses cost 100€). Those fees are not related to the SSE degree and are not levied for educational resources​ or activities.

More information can be found here!

Application timeline:

October 1 - application opens

November 15 - early application deadline. You may apply by this deadline if you have all the complete documents and test results ready by that date. We will start reviewing the applications and if your candidacy is selected you will receive the invitation for the assessment center from us by the end of December.

January 15 - application deadline. Your complete application should be submitted by this date. This is also the last date to sit all the tests.

February 15-16 and 19-21 - assessment center

March 15 - notification regarding the results of the selection.



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Joint degree programme in 18 months. MSc International Management / CEMS at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is highly regarded in the international business community. Read more

Joint degree programme in 18 months: MSc International Management / CEMS at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is highly regarded in the international business community.

Why study International Management / CEMS

A joint degree programme in 18 months: the MSc in International Management / CEMS at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is highly regarded in the international business community.

Only exceptional students are selected by Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and CEMS, the prestigious global community of management schools, for the 18-month combined degree programme, the Master in International Management. It offers international professional education in management skills, international internships and experience of real business projects. Around 90% of CEMS alumni work in international environments. Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University is ranked as a top tier player by the Financial Times European Masters in Management list. It has the widest selection of one-year MSc programmes in the Netherlands and is located in a city with a truly international flavour.

Why pursue a Master in International Management in Rotterdam?

  • membership of the esteemed CEMS community, thus bringing you lifelong career and network opportunities;
  • international internships;
  • a compulsory semester abroad;
  • training in international management;
  • the opportunity to carry out an international consultancy project;
  • the opportunity to be part of a diverse and international student body.

Career prospectives

Many students find jobs before graduating, thanks to their close connection with business executives during the programme.



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Master's in Business Analytics. Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration . ECTS credits. 120 . Duration. Read more

Master's in Business Analytics

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration 

ECTS credits: 120 

Duration: two years

Business Analytics is skillful application of quantitative analytical tools for the purpose of value creation in business.

Availability of large amounts of data creates new possibilities and challenges for businesses, and the ability to make good decisions based on big data is a critical factor for survival in the modern economy. Therefore, business analytics skills are in high demand in the modern job market.

In this major you will learn programming and data management, how to use statistical tools in order to explore and deduct patterns from data, how to use optimization and simulation tools to support better decision making in practical situations, and how to employ tools like machine learning and artificial intelligence for automated decision support. You will have the opportunity to learn how to apply analytical tools to practical decision making situations in operations management, marketing and pricing, finance, accounting, and auditing, and you will also develop your communicative and collaborative skills by participating in team projects and by presenting your findings.

This major is suitable for those seeking jobs as analysts, either in companies or as consultants, and in general to all those seeking to complement their business background with analytical skills to succeed in the modern data-driven environment. A thorough understanding of business analytics will also enable you to communicate with technological experts and be useful for digital strategy managers.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (– the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO TUITION FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

ACCREDITATION

We are, as the only Norwegian institution, a member of CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education. CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of global business leaders to enter into a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world through the CEMS Masters in International Management.

  • CEMS
  • EQUIS
  • PIM


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Master's in New Business Development. Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration . ECTS credits. 120 . Duration. Read more

Master's in New Business Development

Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration 

ECTS credits: 120 

Duration: two years

Technological advancements and globalisation challenge organisations, industries and national economies needs to be on constant alert to explore, develop and exploit new business opportunities.

This requires an understanding of processes in innovation and entrepreneurship in all stages of new business development.

A major in New Business Development will educate future managers and entrepreneurs who can address these challenges by providing the innovative products and services consumers want, the jobs people need, and the economic growth required to support the society.

This allows them to assist small businesses to become medium sized business, and medium sized businesses to become large.

The New Business Development programme draws on the expertise of NHH on commercialization, finance, financial management, international business, strategy, human resources, and economics.

These competences are needed, and often lacking, in growth-oriented new business development initiatives. Thus, the subject area is highly interdisciplinary, but covers the following overarching themes:

  • The dynamics of innovation and entrepreneurship in start-ups and established corporations.
  • The identification, conceptualization and implementation of new business opportunities.
  • Managing and scaling up of these new business opportunities.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (– the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO TUITION FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

ACCREDITATION

We are, as the only Norwegian institution, a member of CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education. CEMS is a global alliance of academic and corporate institutions dedicated to educating and preparing future generations of global business leaders to enter into a multilingual, multicultural and interconnected business world through the CEMS Masters in International Management.

  • CEMS
  • EQUIS
  • PIM


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HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, and a fantastic world of opportunities. Read more

HEC Paris’ Master in Management (MiM) is the international students’ gateway to the prestigious Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, and a fantastic world of opportunities.

World-class Student Body

The Grande Ecole program is designed for high potential students from all backgrounds with little or no professional experience, driven to become influential leaders in tomorrow’s world.

A Unique Two-Phase Curriculum to Boost Your Career

The Grande Ecole curriculum is divided into a generalist phase and a specialization phase. The first phase concentrates on business fundamentals while the second one focuses on acquiring expertise around the professional goals of the student. The nature of the specialization determines the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive: Management, Management & Business Law, Management and Public Affairs…

This unique curriculum structure enables students to acquire both an excellent grounding in general management and an expertise in a specific field. We firmly believe this combination is the key success factor in training future leaders and making a lasting impact on the careers of our students. In fact, our graduates combine the rare ability to grasp the ‘global picture’ in all situations and a deep understanding that only experts can truly reach.

The program consists of:

  • M1: mandatory foundation courses in general management, electives and a managerial behavior seminarin
  • M2: a specialization, an optional certificate and an in-depth research paper.

Moreover, the Grande Ecole program, created in 1881, perfectly balances the development of practical leadership and professional skills with the more theoretical requirements, such as a final research paper within the specialization. Students are trained to become decision-makers while focusing on the academic specialization that they choose in light of their professional goals. With the diversity of courses and specializations available, students can develop expertise in several areas of business administration, shape their career plans, all while preparing their entry into the business world through company internships.

A Wide Range of Specialisations

In M2, students have access to a wide range of specializations, which then determine the Master’s degree that the student will finally receive:

  • Master in Management: Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Financial Economics, Economics, Entrepreneurship, etc.Master in Public Affairs: Public Policy, International Relations, DiplomacyMaster in Business LawMaster in Sustainability and Social InnovationMaster in Journalism (taught in French only)Master in Media, Arts & Creation (taught in French only)Master in Cognitive Sciences (with ENS Ulm)

Read more on Grande Ecole specializations 

Double Degrees to Broaden Your Horizons

HEC Paris has developed Dual Degree Programs with prestigious universities in France and around the world. Dedicated to essential disciplines such as law, public affairs, management or data science, these Dual Degree Programs will help students develop a diversity of thought, international management skills and a truly global mindset.

Exceptional International Academic Opportunities

The Grande Ecole program offers numerous international opportunities such as :

  • International exchanges among a wide network of partners on all continents (including Babson College, Cornell University, Fudan University, London School of Economics, Stockholm School of Economics…)
  • Double Degree programs in Management with leading institutions such as the MIT (USA), FGV (Brasil), GSOM (Russia), IIM Ahmedabad (India), Tsinghua University (China), Keio Business School (Japan), ESADE (Spain), University of St.Gallen (Switzerland), Bocconi (Italy), TUM (Germany)
  • Double Degree programs in Public Affairs with the following institutions: Georgetown University (USA), MGIMO University (Russia), Freie Universität of Berlin (Germany, program taught in German), SciencesPo Paris (France)
  • Double Degree programs in Business Law with Georgetown University (USA) or Paris 1 – Panthéon-Sorbonne (France, program taught in French)
  • The CEMS joint degree.

HEC Paris is the co-founder of two global strategic alliances of businesses and academia: CEMS (The Global Alliance in Management Education) and PIM (Partnership in International Management).

HEC Paris is also an active member of the GNAM (Global Network for Advanced Management, founded by Yale University).

9 Optional Certificates to Enhance Your Expertise

On top of their Major, MiM Students will have the opportunity to complete one of the eight HEC Certificates and deepen their knowledge in a specific area of business. At the very end of the MiM curriculum, our Certificates aim to provide our students with a more in-depth perspective and a firmer grasp of the topic they choose, ideally propelling them into the business world after completion of their study.

Certificates entail the equivalent of 100 contact hours, and include projects, as well as other business assignments: 

Top Career Opportunities

Graduates from the MiM program will find themselves with a wealth of opportunities and choices regarding their career path: 98% find employment after 3 months, in a variety of sectors. A popular choice for HEC MiM graduates is consulting or financial services but graduates can follow a multitude of routes, ranging from real estate to high technology. Opportunities are also global for MiM graduates with 39% finding a job outside their home country.

Students at HEC benefit from the school's international network, close connections with companies and excellent career department. The career service helps our students formulate and achieve their professional projects through services such as the 6-step career roadmap and the numerous career events organized on campus.



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The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Read more
The Master’s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) offers a high-quality graduate education in economic theory, finance and quantitative methods. Apart from a common set of core courses, our students are able to select from a large menu of elective courses to specialise in economics, finance, or a combination of both. The MiQE/F prepares students for ambitious careers where a solid understanding of the theoretical foundations of economics and finance and a rigorous competence in quantitative methods are required. This combination provides MiQE/F graduates with a competitive advantage on the job market and direct access to highly selective Ph.D. programmes.

Curriculum

The MiQE/F is a research-oriented programme. The objective of the programme is to educate highly-qualified economists with special skills in the area of quantitative methods. The MiQE/F uniquely combines theoretical concepts, quantitative methods and their application to practical problems. On the basis of well-understood theory and methodology, students develop the skills necessary to analyze and solve complex practical problems.

Students need to successfully complete a course load of 90 ECTS in order to graduate with an M.A. HSG in Quantitative Economics and Finance.
In the MiQE/F programme, the compulsory courses mainly focus on economic theory and quantitative methods. This allows you to choose core electives according to your interests and talents and to shape your profile.

Compulsory courses
In the compulsory courses you will acquire basic methods and a theoretical knowledge of economics, finance and econometrics, as well as mathematics and statistics:
• Econometrics I / II
• Theory of Finance
• Advanced Microeconomics II
• Advanced Macroeconomics II
• Statistics
• Mathematics
• Advanced Mathematics and Statistics

Core electives and specialisations
The core electives involve advanced application- oriented work and problem-solving and allow for various specialisations. The different areas of specialisation include optional courses in econometrics, finance and economics, which are important to prepare for quantitative applications. The three specialisation areas can be flexibly combined. You can choose core electives and will have the possibility to create your profile by specialising within a field of your interest:
• Quantitative economics
• Quantitative finance
• Corporate finance, banking and insurance

Master’s thesis
The topic of the Master’s thesis has to be chosen from the MiQE/F core studies. When writing your thesis, you will be applying the skills you have acquired to explore a special research topic. The thesis must be written in English.

Contextual Studies
Contextual Studies are an opportunity to acquire leadership skills and develop intellectually and culturally beyond the scope of core studies. You are free to choose from Contextual Studies irrespective of your particular Master’s programme.

The Master´s Programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) has been continuously renewing its structure and curriculum to meet the changing needs in today's academic and business worlds. For the updated programme content, please refer to the programme's website: http://www.miqef.unisg.ch

Double degree and exchange programmes

By choosing the MiQE/F you can benefit from obtaining a double degree from the HSG and an additional leading European university: SSE, Stockholm (exclusively for economics students); ESADE, Barcelona; HEC, Paris; RSM, Rotterdam; and Bocconi, Milan. By choosing the MiQE/F, you will also have the opportunity to apply for the CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM). To extend your choice of courses, the University of St.Gallen and the University of Constance (Germany) have agreed to cooperate at the Master’s Level. MiQE/F students thus have the possibility to choose certain courses from the Master’s Programme in International Economic Relations at the University of Constance, and vice versa.
Furthermore, the University of St.Gallen offers exchange programmes for its students with approx. 200 partner universities worldwide.

Career perspectives - A competitive advantage

Graduates with an economics degree often lack an in-depth education and extensive training in quantitative methods, whereas mathematicians and statisticians often lack the necessary background in economics or finance. The analysis of complex real world problems in international economic policy making, financial sector developments and private industry increasingly requires the use of rigorous quantitative and theoretical methods as they are offered by the MiQE/F.
The MiQE/F programme prepares students for ambitious careers that require a sound training in economics and finance, as well as in statistical and econometric methods. Your competitive advantage on the job market – after graduating from the MiQE/F – is the combination of your expertise in quantitative methods and a profound knowledge of economics and finance.

Language

The programme is taught in English.

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Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration. ECTS credits. 120. Duration. two years. The programme will give you the skills to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and the development in countries and regions. Read more
Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

The programme will give you the skills to analyse markets and industries and the economic challenges facing private business, public institutions and the development in countries and regions. It will provide you with important perspectives for understanding an increasingly globalised economy.

Understanding economic mechanisms is vital for the success of business and the design of public policy and this master’s programme offers a thorough and comprehensive education in economic theory and econometrics. You will be equipped to analyse core economic questions such as: What are the effects of the financial crisis? Why are some mergers not profitable? Is taxing wealth a good idea? How fast should oil resources be exploited?

You will learn what motivates and drives decisions for individuals, companies, competitors and authorities - and what determines prices, returns and economic conditions.

SPECIALIST AREAS

The programme provides students with basic analytical skills in macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics.

Macroeconomics: covers areas such as business cycles, inflation and economic growth in a national and global perspective, including monetary and fiscal policy. Microeconomics: focuses on consumer behaviour and strategic interaction between companies in markets with imperfect competition and on how information and uncertainty affect decision-making. Econometrics: applies statistical methods to economic data in order to analyse economic themes with a focus on regression analysis and extensive use of practical lab exercises.

The programme also offers also a range of courses that allow you to focus on subject areas you find particularly interesting, such as:
Behavioural Economics
Industrial Economics
Development Economics
Labour Economics
Resource and Environmental Economics

Research Distinction
In addition we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (http://www.cems.org) – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

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Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration. ECTS credits. 120. Duration. two years. NHH is one of few business schools in the world where you can specialise in business within the energy sector and graduates from this master’s programme are in great demand. Read more
Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

NHH is one of few business schools in the world where you can specialise in business within the energy sector and graduates from this master’s programme are in great demand. This programme aims to educate the next generation of interdisciplinary managers in the fields of energy and natural resource development.
Future development and prosperity depends largely on access to energy sources and secure, reliable supplies of natural resources. Exploitation of these resources has a significant impact on the environment and getting the balance right is a critical factor in the commercial world where business sustainability is increasingly defined by factors going beyond the bottom line.
Whether your goal is to shape public policy, become a resource economist, work for a big energy corporation, or pursue a career in commodity trading and financial products, the programme provides you with an excellent basis for a future career that encompasses crucial and relevant issues to modern society.

SPECIALIST AREAS

The programme broadly focuses on four main subject areas:

Economic fundamentals of energy and natural resource value chains
Business/government interactions in commercial energy and natural resource development
Strategic responses to more competitive energy and natural resource markets
Environmental impact of business and government decisions
Its flexibility allows you to choose specialist courses that meet your individual interests and need.

Research Distinction
In addition, we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (http://www.cems.org) – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.
We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

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Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration. ECTS credits. 120. Duration. two years. The programme prepares students for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing. Read more
Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

The programme prepares students for a wide range of outstanding career opportunities within financial services, consulting and auditing. The portfolio is designed and taught by NHH’s internationally recognised finance faculty, whose academic research and industry knowledge ensure that the courses are relevant and of high quality.
The courses combine a rigorous theoretical approach with relevant applications and students will develop a deep understanding of the theoretical framework and empirical evidence in finance. You will learn to analyse real-life problems related to financial markets and financial decision-making in firms, and to apply principles at the research frontier.
Upon completion of the programme, you will possess skills for performing investment analysis and valuation, evaluating portfolio management strategies and techniques, and making corporate finance decisions and risk management considerations.

SPECIALIST AREAS

You can tailor the programme to suit your own interests and choose to specialise in areas ranging from corporate finance, investment management or quantitative finance to ensure in-depth knowledge and skills vital for a chosen career path.

• Corporate Finance: Students gain an understanding of how corporate financial decisions affect operations, and the effect of capital budgeting and business restructuring decisions for the firm’s choice of funding.
• Investment Management: The courses cover pricing of financial securities, portfolio management, behavioural finance, and investor psychology and look at the interaction between financial markets and macroeconomics, including how financial markets are both a source of information and a tool for financial regulation and economic policies.
• Quantitative Finance: The courses provide analytical and technical skills in financial engineering, derivatives and risk management, market liquidity, and programming with applications in finance.

Research Distinction
In addition we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (http://www.cems.org) – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.
We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

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Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration. ECTS credits. 120. Duration. two years. The forces of globalisation and internationalisation have brought people, businesses and markets across the world closer together than ever before. Read more
Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

The forces of globalisation and internationalisation have brought people, businesses and markets across the world closer together than ever before. Modern companies need to master both international and local dimensions to succeed in an increasingly competitive setting and today’s global business environment offers excellent opportunities for qualified professionals seeking international careers.
International Business at NHH is a specialised programme designed to equip students with the right mix of analytical and practical skills for a career within multinational companies, international organisations or smaller firms whose activities involve a substantial degree of international business. The programme provides you with the right balance between theoretical education and praxis-oriented case studies and interactions with the business community.

SPECIALIST AREAS
The programme consists of six mandatory courses, carefully chosen to signal future employers a set of core competences. The mandatory courses are:
• International Strategy
• International Business and Non-Business Accounting/Strategic Financial Statement Analysis
• International Marketing
• International Finance
• Globalisation and integration
• a course in "Research Methods"

Research Distinction
In addition, we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.

NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL

It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (http://www.cems.org) – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.
We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

Read less
Degree. MSc in Economics and Business Administration. ECTS credits. 120. Duration. two years. Building and managing strong brands is key to gaining competitive advantage and long-term profitability for products, services, companies and organisations. Read more
Degree: MSc in Economics and Business Administration
ECTS credits: 120
Duration: two years

Building and managing strong brands is key to gaining competitive advantage and long-term profitability for products, services, companies and organisations. The Marketing and Brand Management programme provides students with in-depth and research-based knowledge on marketing, consumer behaviour, innovation and brand management.
Understanding consumer and competitor behaviour is essential to every business and organisation. Customer and competitor insights provide the basis for developing sound strategies as well as optimal market positioning and effective marketing tactics. The programme integrates theory and practical applications from strategy and marketing to assist students in developing strong brands and making future market decisions.

Central questions raised are:
How to adapt products, communication and distribution systems to customer needs - and behaviour?
How to position a brand effectively in a competitive market?

SPECIALIST AREAS

Examples of themes within the programme:
Brand Management: focuses on how to build and manage strong brands.
Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Innovation: focuses on marketing challenges related to entrepreneurship and product/service innovation.
Marketing research for B2B and B2C markets: focuses on marketing research for both B2B and B2C markets.

Research Distinction
In addition, we offer methodological courses at advanced level for students who want to elaborate their analytical skills. The advanced courses will qualify for a master's with "Research Distinction". Students who are planning to pursue a PhD are encouraged to select at least two advanced courses.
NORWAY'S LEADING BUSINESS SCHOOL
It makes a difference where you study. NHH is one of the best business schools in Europe and is a member of the exclusive CEMS network (http://www.cems.org) – the strategic alliance of 30 leading business schools, 65 multinational companies and five NGO partners.

We welcome talented students from across the world to our master’s programmes and offer them a first-rate education – with no tuition fee.

NO FEES

NHH is a government funded university and therefore charges no application or tuition fees. As a student at NHH, the only fee you are required to pay is a small semester registration fee to the Student Welfare Organization in Bergen (SiB), allowing you to benefit from their services. The amount is currently approximately NOK 800 per semester. Some applicants are obliged to document financial ability in order to be granted a residence permit to study in Norway (citizens outside the EU/EEA area and Switzerland).

3 OUT OF 4 STUDENTS HAVE A JOB BEFORE GRADUATING

NHH graduates have relevant jobs waiting. According to our recent employment survey 3 out of 4 students have already landed a job before they graduate. The average salary for NHH graduates is approximately NOK 524 000 (approx. USD 63 000) including benefits.

Read less

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