MSc Economics

APPLY BY 25 Sep TO BEGIN 01 Oct

Pay your tuition fee in easy installments. Apply early!

Overview
Courses
Careers & Outcomes
Eligibility
Accreditation
Overview

Total Credits

60 ECTS

Other Options
90 ECTS (18 Months, EUR 9000)
120 ECTS (24 Months, EUR 11520)

Duration (Months)

12

Total program Fee

7200 EUR


Includes tuition and all other applicable fees

Format

Online

Program Overview

MSc Economics Program trains you in technical areas of economics, such as FinTech and econometrics. The program extensively focuses on quantitative or statistical methods for decision-making, economic remodeling, and inference-based data. A distinguishing feature of this course is that it blends all relevant fields ranging from the economic policy perspective, financial perspective, and industry outlook. You will gain an in-depth understanding of advanced economic theories and strengthen your skills in current topics relevant to modern business needs. For example, China’s Belt and Road Initiative has been included as an elective to make students aware of the ongoing development project and its economic relevance for China and other nations. 

 

The program has been designed comprehensively to give you excellent intellectual returns. Practical projects and seminars will facilitate high-end discussion, and participation in group tasks will prepare you for contemporary industry requirements. You can join the various sectors, such as economic consultancies, central banks, and reputed financial organizations, as per your interest and professional objective. 

 

Educational Objectives

After completing the course, you will be able to:

  • Use Economic theories for nation-building.
  • Gain specialized knowledge in various fields of Economics.          
  • Communicate novel research findings to benefit people and communities.
  • Understand economic issues in the national and international context, and make a significant contribution to knowledge.
  • Gain a thorough understanding of core economic principles and their application to real-world issues.
  • Master relevant tools to critique and create economic research.
  • Articulate pragmatic policies to enhance the well-being of people.

 

Courses

Approx. Course Length

2-3 weeks

Total ECTS Credits

60

Max. Number of Transfer Credits:

30

Courses Overview

  1. Rushford’s 60 ECTS (One-year) MSc in Economics comprises 15 courses – 5 Core Courses and 10 Economics specific courses.
  2. To be qualified for 60 ECTS MSc, you must complete all 15 courses. Each course comprises of 4 ECTS.
  3. 90 ECTS top-up program (18 months) takes you to an advanced level in Economics field. It provides you an opportunity to choose another 5 of 10 electives in Economics related field along with a Master thesis of 10 ECTS.
  4. 120 ECTS top-up program (24 months) provides you an opportunity to research in the field, and allows you to choose another 5 courses with a Capstone Consulting Project of 10 ECTS.

MSc Top-up Programs

  1. MSc in Economics also allows an option to top-up programs for 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS.
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for higher credits.
  3. Higher credits are also recommended for those who wish to be an expert in field as top-up programs allow you to master the chosen area. 90 and 120 ECTS programs provide you access to advanced level specialised courses along with an opportunity to write Master Thesis, or a Capstone Consulting Project respectively.
  4. Our flexible program structure for Online mode of study permits you to choose for top-up programs after completing 75% of your studies by contacting your Student Success Manager. For On-Campus programs, we recommend that you decide for the program tenure at time of admission.
  5. Our Rushford online programs provide you flexibility to complete the degree in an extended duration of 3 years without payment of an additional fee.

Who Is This Program For

  • Graduates desiring a specialization in the field of Economics
  • Learners seeking career paths that include analytical, financial, advisory, managerial, and research-oriented work.
  • Professionals looking forward to honing their skills in economic remodeling and forecasting.
  • Professionals seeking senior leadership roles in government policy initiatives.

 

Foundation - Core Management For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Transformational Management
Managerial Economics
Organisational Behaviour
Marketing in a Digital World
Accounting for Financial Reporting

Foundation – Economics For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Development Economics
International Business Environment
Advanced Microeconomics
Introduction to Macroeconomics
International Trade and Finance

Operational Expert – Economics For 60 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 16 weeks

Advanced Macroeconomics
Econometrics
Behavioral Economics
Economic Policy
Environmental Economics

Strategic Expert – Economics For 90 and 120 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS + 10 ECTS MASTER THESIS CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 24 weeks

Business Statistics
Government Debt Management
The Economics of Banking and Finance
Competition Policy and Regulation
Industrial Economics
Economic Growth and Institutions
Public Policy and Law
FinTech
International Banking
China’s Belt and Road Initiative
Master Thesis

Note:

• For top-up award, choose 5 of 10 electives and a Master thesis.

• On-Campus students pursuing 90 ECTS Masters are required to do subject specific internship. They are still required to study the courses online.

Be a Leader - Economics For 120 ECTS
20 ECTS CREDITS + 10 ECTS CAPSTONE CONSULTING PROJECT CREDITS Credits | APPROX. 24 weeks

Research Methododology
Business Analytics
Project Management
Corporate Social Responsibility: Ethics and Law
Leadership 20/40
Capstone Consulting Project

Note:
On-Campus Students must complete compulsory internship along with optional studying of above courses in online mode.

Careers & Outcomes

Job Growth

25%

Outcomes and Careers:

$22,000 is the increase in earnings if you major in Economics- a study conducted by Forbes.com

 

Your salary after completing college significantly depends on the major you have pursued. Economics is a technical stream that can cause a massive difference in your earning potential. Economists Zachary Bleemer and Aashish Mehta conducted a study and identified that an economics major raises earnings by 46 percent ($22,000). Thus, it is one of the best investments a person can make. 

 

An Economics major will unlock your access to high-paying industries, such as finance, accounting, and insurance. They can also tap other sectors, including education, healthcare, automobiles, IT, etc. Some of the rewarding career options are:

 

  • Financial Analyst
  • Mutual Funds Manager
  • Policy Analyst
  • Economist
  • Litigation Consultant
  • Data Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Pricing Analyst
  • Budget Analyst

 

Eligibility

Eligibility

Rushford maintains very high standards for students who enter our academic programs. For all MSc programs, the following criteria need to be met before admission is offered to a prospective student.

 

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or an equivalent recognized academic title in any discipline

 

Qualifications Waiver:

For students who don’t have a Bachelor’s Degree, Rushford uses Recognition of Prior Experience (RPE). Rushford generally utilizes over 3 years of relevant experience in a significant role for waiver of Bachelor’s Degree. Please contact us at admissions@rushford.ch  for exploring this pathway.

 

Proficiency in English:

Evidence of Proficiency in English

IELTS 6.0+ , OR

PTE 50+ , OR

TOEFL 550+, OR

Any other proficiency test taken in the last 2 years

 

English Proficiency Waiver:

The English proficiency test is waived for the following candidates:

Native English Speakers, OR;

Applicants having completed their schooling in English (i.e. High School Diploma or IB), OR;

Applicants having completed their undergraduate or graduate studies in English, OR;

At least 2 years of work experience in a business setting in which English is the primary language of communication

 

Accreditation
  • EduQua Certified Swiss Institution

    Rushford Business School is certified by EduQua, a Swiss quality label for further education institutions. EduQua is an accreditation body recognized and supported by the Swiss Confederate Government. EduQua is the first quality certification for public and private educational institutions in Switzerland and is recognized, supported, and endorsed by the following organizations: • Swiss Federal Government • Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education (EDK) • State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) • Swiss Conference for Professional Training department (SBBK) • Swiss Association of Employment Departments (VSAA) • Swiss Federation for Adult Learning (SVEB)

  • ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS (ACBSP)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) ACBSP is a global accrediting body which accredits business programs at the associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degree levels worldwide since 1988. Rushford Business School is part of a membership that extends to more than 60 countries. ACBSP members are amongst the best educators in their respective fields, interested in learning innovative teaching methods, improving the delivery of business education programs, and creative value for their students.

  • INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR BUSINESS EDUCATION (IACBE)

    Rushford Business School is a member of the “International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)” The IACBE accredits business programs that lead to degrees at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels in institutions of higher education worldwide. All modes of delivery, campuses, locations, and instructional sites, as well as all business programs regardless of degree level, will normally be included in the IACBE accreditation review.

  • UNITED NATIONS PRINCIPLES FOR RESPONSIBLE MANAGEMENT EDUCATION (PRME)

    Rushford Business School is a proud supporter and Signatory of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (UN PRME). PRME is an initiative of the United Nations Global Compact founded in 2007 as a platform to encourage and increase awareness and integration of sustainability in business schools around the world. Today, PRME is the largest coordinated effort between the world’s business schools and the United Nations. Rushford Business School became a PRME signatory in 2020. As a school, we understand the privilege and responsibility of providing quality education that gives learners the knowledge and tools they need to succeed, change lives, and transform societies.

  • Swiss Higher Educational Institution

    Rushford Business School is an approved post-secondary higher educational Institution with the authority to award private degrees in Switzerland. The institute is registered in the Canton of Zug, Switzerland under the UID CH-170.4.018.974-7.

  • International Council For Open & Distance Education (ICDE), Norway

    James Lind Institute is a proud member of the prestigious International Council for Open & Distance Education. ICDE has consultative partner status with UNESCO and shares UNESCO’s key value – the universal right to education for all. ICDE further derives its position from the unique knowledge and experience of its members throughout the world in the development and use of new methodologies and emerging technologies.

  • International Organization For Standardization (ISO) 9001:2015 Certified

    James Lind Institute (JLI) is fully accredited by the AMERICAN BOARD OF ACCREDITATION SERVICES (ABAS) as per ISO 9001:2015 standards for providing Training & Education Programs related to healthcare and allied sectors.

Request for more information about this program by filling up a brief form.

The Rushford Difference?

When you choose one of our master's level program, you can:
Establish Credibility

Completing your MSc from Rushford gives you the confidence and credibility to have completed a program from a top class European Business School

Learn at your own pace

We offer one of the most flexible programs globally and you are always in control of how quickly you want to learn

Stay Current and Relevant

We ensure that our academic programs stay current with the latest topics of relevance and importance

Take the next step

At Rushford, we are here to help you at every step of your journey from finding the right program, enrolling in your program, studying at Rushford, and a successful outcome after your complete your program.
Open chat
1
Scan the code
Hello,
Welcome to Rushford Business School! You can connect with us 24/7 to find more information about our programs.
Thank you