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Master programme Applied Economics (E)

Content and focus of the degree programme:

The master's programme consolidates and enhances the technical knowledge in the field of economics. This includes analytical methods in economics, micro- and macroeconomics, game theory, econometrics and other meta topics of economic sciences. The master programme is research-oriented and aims to consolidate and specialise the students' knowledge of economics-related research topics. Findings from gender research are also incorporated. The degree programme teaches students personal responsibility, autonomy, improves their ability to judge and enhances their decision-making ability.

Higher education institution:
Universität Innsbruck
Group of fields of study:
Social and Economic Sciences
Degree programme:
Applied Economics (E)
Master programme
Academic degree:
Master of Science, MSc
4 Semester / 120 ECTS*

Further information:

Languages of instruction:
Student Union fee: EUR 20,20
Tuition fee - see Detailed information
Stay abroad:
Not compulsory
Type of higher education institution:
published in the:
MBl. 2007/08, Stk. 52 (Nr. 226), i.d.F. MBl. 2015/16, Stk. 28 (Nr. 398) , MBl. 2016/17, Stk. 11 (Nr. 83)

Definition of the field of studies

The degree programme in Applied Economics deals with the scientific theories, methods and tools of economics.


The master's programme consists of five compulsory and four elective modules. The compulsory modules are Formal analysis methods of economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Game theory, Econometrics and the defence of the master thesis. The elective modules are to be chosen from the modules Finance, Environmental economics, Industrial economics, Experimental economics and Behavioural economics, International economic relations, Macroeconomics of open economies, Institutional economics, Microeconomics, Econometrics – Time series analysis, Economic and social history, Regional economics, Advanced methods of regression analysis, Gender and economics, and Basics of empirical financial (market) research. At the end of the programme students have to write and defend a master's thesis with a focus on an economics or statistics topic.

Entrance examinations


Supplementary examinations