Understand the decisions of people, firms, and policy makers, and learn economic skills that improve performance of firms’ operations, investments, and finances.
What will you learn?
You will gain a solid foundation in core economic and organisational principles and theories, looking at the boundaries of companies, competition between companies and the relationship between a company and its customers and suppliers. By combining this competence with a macroeconomic understanding of variables such as consumption, investment and productivity, and advanced insight into how economic fluctuations and politics are affected by factors like oil prices and employment, you will be equipped to solve complex economic problems. By using data science techniques to develop theories or test existing hypotheses in Economics, you gain analytical skills that will enable you to predict future trends and create business growth and innovation.
This master’s programme aims to provide you with the competence and skill set you need to go out in the real world and add value and be operational from day one.
“You should seriously consider MSc in Applied Economics if you are interested in economics consulting, macroeconomics, and the wider impact of business on society; and would like to learn new techniques in econometrics and data analysis."
Professor Espen Moen
Department of Economics
With a Master of Science in Applied Economics degree, you will be a relevant and attractive candidate for a great number of positions, both in the private and public sector. Graduates will qualify for a range of positions, like:
- Economics Consultant
- Chief Economist
- Sustainability Analyst
- Macroeconomic Analysis and Banking
- Policy Analyst
- Market Research Analyst
- Management Consultant
- Data Analyst
- Credit and Financial Analyst
CUSTOMISE YOUR DEGREE
As a master student at BI, you have several exciting opportunities that will contribute to a varied and interesting student life, at the same time as you build relevant competence and gain an advantage in the job market by tailoring your degree.
Our internship programme is a credit-bearing course that gives you the opportunity to test subjects and industries based on your interests, competency, and personal qualities. An internship is valuable as a means of allowing you to experience how your field of study is applied in the business world and provides you with work experience that can be highly attractive to potential employers.
We offer a number of elective courses so that you can adapt your studies to your own interests and goals. This way you can build up competency and pursue a combination of courses that will make you attractive and unique.
Take part of your education abroad! If you want to work abroad or in an international company after your studies, this should be particularly relevant for you. Culture and language are important in all companies and organisations, but knowledge of other countries' customs, governance and behaviour can be absolutely crucial to global success.
"The best part of my experience in this programme has been the people and how supportive everyone is. I was surprised by all the opportunities to engage with students and faculty; learning doesn’t stop when we leave the classroom. I feel very prepared to enter the job market and I am excited to help companies tackle real-life business problems."
MSc in Applied Economics
- 60 credits (ECTS)
GRA xxxx Markets and Innovation in a Digital Age (NEW COURSE)
Please be aware that the study plan and courses can be subject to change.
Priority application deadline for Master of Science: 1 March
After 1 March, applications are accepted on a rolling basis.