The Master’s degree program in Economics is a comprehensive, advanced-level academic and scientific program. The program prepares students to engage in challenging tasks at economic policy institutions in Austria and abroad, at private companies, public administration offices, or pursue a career in academia at research institutes, or in business research. Students can specialize in various subfields such as international trade, labor market economics, industrial economics, macroeconomics, or public sector economics. The courses are held in English, allowing students to improve their language skills and communicate effectively at a professional level. Graduates holding a Master’s degree in Economics are eligible to enroll in the JKU’s PhD program in Economics (PIE), coordinated together with the University of Innsbruck.
Master's Degree in
Master of Science (MSc)
English (Level B2)
The Master’s degree program in Economics offers students advanced education in modern economic theory and empirical research methods. Graduates master the tools needed to conduct applied research to address real-world issues in both the public and the private sector.
Graduates of the Master’s degree program in Economics:
Graduates are highly sought-after specialists and can pursue a wide variety of professional careers. Depending on your preferred subfield of specialization, a Master’s degree in Economics allows you to pursue various positions (for example as an analyst, researcher or consultant) in:
On average, graduates in this field find a job immediately after completing the program. After 3 years on the job, their average monthly gross salary is € 2.998.
As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas
Methods in Economics
Advanced Topics in Economics
Principles in Economics and Management
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Most of the courses in this program are offered in English.
Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the admission requirements