Master's programme in Economics

University of St. Gallen

St. Gallen, Switzerland

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MEcon offers a comprehensive education in economics based on the core areas of Macro- and Mircoeconomics as well as Econometrics.

The Master's degree programme in Economics (MEcon) provides in-depth theoretical and empirical knowledge in order to analyse the social and economic challenges of our time. Data analysis has become a central component of developed economies due to the advance of digitalisation. Hence, over recent years processing and analysing Big Data has become increasingly important. MEcon provides you with the necessary tools to analyse economic policy problems using state-of-the-art methods and to develop successful strategies. You will thus be well prepared for responsible positions when you enter the job market.

Objectives

With MEcon you gain a clear understanding of key economic and social relationships, as well as the ability to analyse large amounts of data. You deepen your methodological and theoretical knowledge for use in empirical research. You are able to apply this knowledge to solve economic and social problems.

In addition to compulsory courses in the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, you can select your courses from a wide range of core electives and electives. This gives you the opportunity to create your individual study profile. Optionally, you can choose one of the following specialisation areas:

  • Global Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Managerial Economics
  • Financial Economics
  • Digitisation and Data Analytics

Based on the traditional strengths of the HSG, you additionally improve your management and communication skills. The programme prepares you for a wide range of challenging professions, as well as for an academic career.

Career prospects

MEcon provides the knowledge and skills needed to understand and analyse economic processes and to develop solutions to economic problems. This expertise opens up varied career paths in a wide range of professional fields. MEcon graduates are in demand for responsible positions in the public sector, international organisations, consultancy firms and private industry, as well as in banks and insurance companies. If you are striving for an academic career, the academic education in MEcon also provides an excellent preparation for international Ph.D. programmes.


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