When it comes to 'mega corporations', how can policy makers limit market power? Why do we still have a gender wage gap? And what kind of policy measures are effective during a global pandemic? Your Master's degree in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) not only qualifies you as a specialist in the field of economics, but also when it comes to analyzing economic policy measures.
The Master's degree program in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) focuses on policy-related economic issues, actively addressing the following economic and socio-political fields:
This means that nothing can stand in the way of a successful career in the public or private sector as an analyst, in consulting, or conducting research!
Master of Science (MSc)
English (Level B2)
Full-time / part-time contingent on employment (see the curriculum)
As part of the Master’s degree program, students are required to complete courses totaling 120 ECTS credits in the following areas.
|Subject Area||ECTS Credits|
|Economic Policy Fields||48|
|Economic Policy Seminars||24|
|Gender Aspects in Economics||6|
If you would like to learn more about the Master's degree program in Economics, we strongly recommend taking a look at the curriculum. In addition, we have separately summarized a few details for you.
The Master's degree program in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) focuses on policy-related economic issues at the crossroads of economics, statistics, and analyzing political decisions and in the following corresponding economic and socio-political fields:
Public, Health, and Environmental Economics: You will address fundamental challenges of our generation: How can we manage the energy transition and prevent a collapsing climate? Do renewable energies play a role and how can the government effectively support and encourage renewable energy sources?
Graduates of the Master's degree program in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) are well-versed in all corresponding theories and methods related to economic research and analysis in both the public and private sector.
Graduates of the Master's degree program in Economics ...
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graduates in economics are as highly sought after as data scientists and financial services experts?
Graduates of the Master's degree program in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis) are highly sought after as experts in their field and have the opportunity to pursue a wide range of professional careers. Depending on your personal interests, you can pursue a career in the following areas as, for example, an analyst, a researcher, or as a consultant:
in an economic policy department at an international organization such as the EU, OECD, UN, WHO, etc.
in economic research and policy related to monetary and macroeconomic issues at the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) or the European Central Bank (ECB)
in the area of applied economic research at, for example, the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), the Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO), or the Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies (WIIW)
in economic policy providing consulting services to non-profit organizations in regard to environmental and migration issues
at the federal or state level for Austrian public administration as part of an operational department (i.e. education, budget, spatial planning, etc.)
On average, graduates in this field can find a job immediately after graduation. After three years of employment, their average gross monthly salary is € 3.127.
In order to be admitted to the Master's degree program in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis, you must fulfill the following requirements:
In addition, graduates of the Bachelor's degree program International Business Administration (UK 033/514 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz) can qualify for admission but will be required to pass a supplementary examination by the end of the second semester of the Master's degree program on the course content of "KS Data and Research Designs in Economics" (572GVWLDFOK21).
Contact the Admissions Office for additional information about the prerequisites
If you have any questions about the Master's degree program Economics (Economic Policy Analysis), please do not hesitate to contact us by sending an e-mail to: msc.economics(at)jku.at