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Application period: Jan 7-20, 2021 at 15.00 / 3 pm (GMT+2).


Economics, Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) (2 years)

  • An internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AACSB accredited business school
  • Rigorous theoretical and empirical studies incorporating the latest research
  • Hands-on experience in developing economic models and using econometric methods to perform economic and financial analysis

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Oulu Business School’s International Master’s Programme in Economics (ME) is a two-year programme providing rigorous training in modern Economics. The programme equips you with a comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and empirical research methods used in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, and Econometrics. Our research in Economics is focused on topics such as:

  • energy and environmental economics
  • international macroeconomics
  • social and health economics
  • urban and regional economics
  • behavioral economics
  • macrofinance

Through group work and projects, you will learn to apply your economic expertise and acquire the problem solving, project management and presentation skills you will need in your career as an economist. The quantitative nature of the ME programme ideally suits for those who have studied Economics, Finance, Accounting, Engineering, or Natural Sciences (e.g. Mathematics, Physics or Statistics).

The professorship for Economics at the University of Oulu was established in 1959 and the discipline is a part the AASCB accredited Oulu Business School (OBS). Economists at OBS and at associated research centres (e.g. Finnish Environment Institute) focus on research in Energy Economics, behavioural economics, Social Economics, and Regional Economics. Current faculty members are active, among others, in the Finnish Economic Association, the Finnish Climate Panel and the national BCDC energy research project. OBS organizes frequent seminars with Finnish and international visitors from business and academia. You are strongly encouraged to attend these events.

The master’s programme equips you with the skills you need as a professional economist working in business, government, international organizations, and research centres. Depending on your interests, you can for example work with market research in the financial sector, with strategic pricing and production decisions in private firms, and with fiscal and monetary policy within the public sector. The master’s programme also serves as thorough preparation for Ph.D. studies. The master’s programme provides you with an internationally comparable degree in Economics from an AASCB accredited business school. Upon completion of the master’s programme, you will be equipped to pursue a career as an economist in Finland or abroad.

“The multidisciplinary nature of the Economics programme enabled me incorporate courses on sustainability and renewable energy sources.”

Possible titles include:

  • Economic Advisor
  • Investment Advisor
  • Industry Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Economic Consultant
  • Business Reporter

Students applying for the programme must possess an undergraduate or bachelor’s degree in Economics or a related subject.