FAQs about admission to the Master's in Economics program can be found here.
Where can I find an overview of the program?
Am I automatically enrolled in courses each semester or do I have to register for courses myself?
You need to register yourself each semester via LPIS.
How can I prepare for the "Foundations of Economics" course before the program starts?
Bridging courses in mathematics and econometrics are offered in September which will help you to get ready for the program. The following literature may be helpful if you want to start preparing in the summer.
What happens if I fail the introductory "Foundations of Economics" course?
You need to pass the course's final exam to continue your studies. The exam is offered on three dates in the winter semester though, and most students manage to pass on their first try.
Should you fail to pass the exam but stay enrolled in the program, you can take the Foundations course again the following year. You cannot take other classes in the meantime, however.
What is the average class size?
After the Foundations course in the first half of the semester (which all students attend), the typical class size is from 20 to 30 students.
Can I take electives before I have passed all the mandatory courses?
Yes, on principle, though we highly recommended, that you to take mandatory courses as early as possible since they provide the foundations for more advanced coursework.
What courses can I choose as electives?
Basically any WU master's level courses related to economics can be selected as electivevs. You may choose from the courses offered by the Department of Economics or take a course from some other department subject to prior approval from the Program Director. For more information about how to get approval, please consultthe Free Electives section of the Curriculum Applied Track or the Curriculum Science Track before registering for an elective.
Where can I get more information about writing my Master's thesis?
There is a master's thesis info session offered every semester. You can also take a read through the presentation slides.
How long does it typically take to complete the program?
Most students complete the program in four or five semesters.