Official master's degree in Economic Analysis

Training in Economics with a strong emphasis on rigorous analytical thinking and advanced quantitative and computational methods in an international academic community

  • Official UAB
  • Credits: 120 ECTS
  • Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 20/11/2018
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  • Places: 25 places
  • Price: €46,11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.
    €80 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2020/21 Academic year.

  • Language: English (100%)
  • Mode: Classroom-based learning
  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Economics and Business Studies

This master's degree has obtained the new distinction International Master's Programme (IMP) awarded by the Government of Catalonia. Recently the evaluation board of the Quality Assurance Agency for the University System in Catalonia (AQU) recommended this master's degree for "Accreditation with Quality".
It is a research degree that prepares its students for academic careers and for positions in the private sector and in government and non-government organisations. The Programme is entirely international: its students are from all five continents, its teaching staff are part of an English-speaking international community and its graduates go on to join the global employment market.
This is a two-year master's degree with120 ECTS credits, in line with the guidelines of the Bologna Declaration. In the programme, students acquire a solid grounding in Economics, with the accent placed on rigorous analytic thinking and advanced quantitative and computational methods. The programme includes a wide range of specialisation options, making its students more competitive in the labour market and helping them to acquire the knowledge needed to proceed further into doctoral studies.

Career options

IDEA students have two possible pathways open to them on graduating: continuing on to study for a PhD or joining the labour market. Many opt for the first pathway, applying to join either the IDEA PhD or a PhD based abroad. On the other hand, this master's degree also equips its students for high-quality occupations in finance companies, consultancy services, big-data companies, regulatory bodies and research centres. The occupation rate of IDEA graduates is 100%. There is also a 100% match-up rate between qualifications and occupation. Looking behind these statistics we find organisations and job offers of extreme prestige.

Recent occupations: Competition and Markets Authority (UK), Deloitte (Spain), Inter-American Development Bank (Washington DC), Office of Health Economics (UK), KPMG (Spain), IDEA PhD student, MIT PhD student, University of Minnesota PhD student.

Specific grants for this master's degree

IDEA handles a limited number of study grants, which are allocated on a competitive basis. Students on the programme have been awarded the following grants: Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera and La Caixa-Severo Ochoa.

Those interested in enrolling in this master's degree can apply for one of the grants offered by the Catalunya-La Pedrera Foundation for academic year 2020-21, for graduates enrolling in master's degrees.

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