Structure & Content
The Economics Master's Program at WU offers an Applied Track and a Science Track. The majority of students choose the Applied Track as they prepare for careers in government, business or society. The Science Track is designed for students pursuing a career in scientific research. A major feature of the program is the application of rigorous quantitative analysis emphasizing data to a broad range of policy and business issues.
The Applied Track focuses on problem-solving skills based upon a thorough understanding of economic theories and methods. It covers a broad range of economic policy and business issues. In the second year students have ample choice to individualize their studies.
The Science Track puts a strong emphasis on mathematical and statistical foundations and on analytically rigorous advanced courses in economic theory and methods. For highly qualified students the Science Track offers a fast-track option into the Economics Ph.D. program at WU.
In the first half of the first semester there is an introductory phase jointly taught for both tracks which students have to pass to continue their studies. Thereafter separate mandatory courses are offered for the two tracks.