The master’s program
The Master’s Program in Economics offers an Applied Track and a Science Track. In the first year, students acquire solid skills in economic theory and empirical data analysis. The second year focuses on in-depth analyses of policy and business topics based on cutting-edge economic research.
The Applied Track prepares students for careers in government, business, or NGOs. It focuses on problem-solving skills and empirical data analysis.
The Science Track is designed for students who would like to pursue a career in economic research. It puts strong emphasis on the mathematical and statistical foundations and on advanced economic theory and methods. The Science Track offers a fast-track option leading over to WU's PhD Program in Economics.
Our students are critical thinkers passionate about intriguing economic questions such as growth, inequality, development, or economic crises. They have strong analytical skills and appreciate diversity. At least half of the students come from an international background. Information about admission procedures can be found here.
- Program structure and content1. SEM.2. SEM.3. SEM.4. SEM.Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, MathematicsEconomic PolicyPublic EconomicsHeterodox EconomicsMacroeconomic Models and MethodsTopics in Macroeconomic Theory and PolicyMicroeconomic Models and MethodsTopics in Applied MicroeconomicsGame TheoryEconometrics and Empirical Economic ResearchMicroeconometricsMacroeconometricsChoose four areas of specialisation out of elevenChoose two Research and Policy Seminars accompanying a chosen area of specialisationFree elective related to economicsMaster's Thesis and Master's Students Conference
- Master of Science, MSc (WU)
The program equips students with the skills necessary for solving complex economic problems in a digital, globalized world facing multiple challenges. Graduates pursue interesting careers in research, economic policy, or business.
Do you have any further questions? As program manager, I’m here to answer any questions or requests you may have, right from the start. To get in touch, please use the online contact form or send an email to MasterEcon@wu.ac.at.