Why choose Monetary Policy and Banking?
- Beside the 3 general courses of the MSc Economics in your curriculum, you will have 4 courses, addressing urgent problems in the Euro zone, such as international financial supervision, microfinance, bank-runs and systemic risk, and taxation of financial institutions.
- You will learn from professors and experts working in a wide range of economic organisations and fields. Therefore, you have access to up-to-date cases and learnings from the field of monetary policy and banking.
- After graduation, you have an excellent job prospect at e.g. commercial or national banks, or consultancies with international focus.
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Address urgent problems that effect economies
The Monetary Policy and Banking track provides you with an understanding of how monetary policy and financial institutions affect economic performance. But also on how economic models can be used in the current policy debate. After finishing this track you will be able to contribute your knowledge and input in the debates that shape continental central banking institutions and share your own academic views on them.
Graduates of the Master's programme in Economics/Monetary Policy and Banking track have excellent job prospects for positions as researchers and experts in:
- commercial banks; national central banks
- ECB, and other international banking institutions including the EIB, the World Bank, the IMF and the EBRD
- national governments
- international organisations, such as the EU
- applied research institutes
- nationally or internationally oriented consultancy firms
Is the Master's in Economics for you?
Studying economics gives you an understanding of the world we live in and its inner workings. If you have a natural interest in what makes the world tick, you have a head start. Economists analyse a situation, weigh up the evidence and draw various conclusions for policy action. A critical, analytical mind and the ability to think logically are crucial, as is having a way with numbers and an affinity for math.
Are you an ambitious student, but do you not yet meet the admission requirements for the Master’s programme? Start our pre-Master’s programme in September and gain all the necessary knowledge and skills to start your Master's.
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Explore all MSc Economics tracks
Monetary Policy and Banking is one of the tracks you can opt for in our Master's in Economics. Take a look at the other tracks.