The MSc in Economics at the University of Barcelona (UB) is a high quality Master Program intended to train and educate economists to undertake top research in one of the best places to study worldwide.
The MSc in Economics at UB is the perfect program for new graduated students to develop their research skills through a broad selection of courses entirely taught in English by our top researchers. Since this is a two-year Master, you will have the chance to get very solid methodological foundations and get specialized in some areas of interest at the same time.
On successfully completing this course, students can expect to find employment in a broad range of sectors, including higher education and economic consultancy. The strongest candidates are encouraged to undertake advanced research on the PhD Programme.
YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED ON APPLYING IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR
•Solid foundations to initiate independent research in economics.
•A wide range of advanced tools in the analysis and resolution of complex economic problems.
•Improvement on your skills to evaluate the effects of economic policies.
•Improvement on your decision making, leadership and teamwork skills.
•Better understanding and research communication skills.
•A programme that enables you to pursue a PhD programme.
During the 1st and 2nd terms, students study a number of core subjects (40 credits) including Mathematical Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics.
In the 3rd, 4th and 5th terms, students have to choose two options from the list below according to their specialization subjects choice (60 credits), enabling them to specialise in areas of interest for their future profession or research. The areas offered are:
•Regional and Urban Economics
•Growth and Trade
•Government and Markets
•Games, Behaviour and Incentives
At the end of the course, in the 6th term, students must plan and write a dissertation (20 credits) in a subject of interest to them, employing the concepts and methods acquired during the course.
•Introduction to Economics
FIRST QUARTER –Compulsory Courses (20 ECTS):
SECOND QUARTER – Compulsory Courses (20 ECTS):
For a full syllabus outline and to view elective courses, please follow this link http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/MSc-in-Economics-Syllabus-Outline-2016-2017.pdf
This Master in Economics degree offers to second-year students the chance to take up ERASMUS mobility placements at world-class universities:
•Toulouse School of Economics (France) http://www.ub.edu/ubeconomics/master-in-economics/%20http://www.tse-fr.eu
•University of Copenhagen (Denmark) http://www.ku.dk/english/
•University of Helsinki (Finland) https://www.helsinki.fi/en
•Aix-Marseille School of Economics (France) http://www.amse-aixmarseille.fr/en/teaching/graduate-studies
The MSc in Economics is a two years Master. Students need to obtain a total of 120 credits ECTS (60 per year) to be awarded the MSc in Economics.
The credit ECTS price (*) for academic year 2016/2017 is 46’50 eur/credit for European students (and 65,87 eur/credit for non-European students). It means that the total amount for the 2-year master degree (120 credits ECTS) will be: European students: 5.580 eur Non-European students: 7.904,4 eur.
On the first year enrolment, the student will only have to afford the first 60 credits payment (European students 2.790 eur and Non-European students 3.952,2 eur).
In addition, students with an international degree have to pay 218,15€ when they apply for admission in the programme.
(*) Student’s fees for university master’s degrees are decreed on an annual basis by the Catalan government and Universitat de Barcelona.
The MSc in International Business is an official one-year programme taught in English. Its aim is to train specialists in global business management and covers the fields of finance and accounting, marketing, operations, human resources and strategic management.
Globalization of the economy is a tangible reality nowadays. Hence the need for companies to develop a strategy for internationalization in order to safeguard their competitiveness in global environments. In this sense the MSc in International Business arises from the need to train future managers in worldwide companies operating at an international level.
This programme contributes in a decisive way to a wider specialization for graduates in International Business, Management and Business Administration, and such like, who have acquired a more generalized training during their studies. The skills that students develop with this Master’s Degree are substantially those of an advanced post-graduate level. This training is complemented by applying these skills to the analysis and resolution of practical cases which might arise during their professional activity. The studies focus on a participatory methodology which addresses different situations that are at all times applicable to the reality of the company.
Once the programme is achieved the student will reach an academic level that will allow him or her a solid placement in their specific fields as general manager, marketing manager, operations manager, human resources manager or managing director in an international corporation.
The programme offers the chance to do an Erasmus+ Exchange during the second semester. Current opportunities include 3 Erasmus agreements at world-class universities:
· Copenhagen Business School
· University of Amsterdam
· Goethe University Frankfurt
*Keep in mind that international applicants interested in an Erasmus Exchange must apply before May 31stand provide all the required documentation before July 10th in order to formalize the enrolment during July.
The MSc in International Business offers students advanced knowledge of basic aspects on how to manage an international company.
The programme consists of 60 credits given throughout two semesters (an academic term), namely: 32.5 credits in compulsory subjects, 17.5 optional credits and 10 End-of-Term project credits. All compulsory-subject credits are given taking into account their core curriculum during the first semester. The optional courses are focused on specialization according to student’s own interests, and take place during the second semester, including the Master’s End-of-Term project.
Core Subjects (30 credits)
– International Strategy
– Global Supply Chain Management
– Multinational Accounting
– Multinational Financial Management
– Global Marketing
– International Human Resource Management
– Legal Aspects of Global Business
– Research Methods for International Business (2.5 credits)
Elective Subjects (17.5 credits)
Master Thesis (10 credits)
Tuition fees for graduate programmes are set annually by the Government of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona and there are different rates for EU and non-EU students. Please note that the tuition fees for the academic year 2018-2019 have not yet been set. Students with a degree awarded outside Spain should pay €218.15 when they apply for admission.