MSc in Economics

Postgraduate
MSc

Master of Science

in Economics

Campus:
Online
Duration:
12
to 24
Months
Credits:
60, 90, 120 ECTS
Fees:
CHF 
7200*
for full program
Awarded By:
Rushford Business School, Switzerland
Program Overview

MSc in 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.

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.
Next Start Date:
01 Mar 2023
Deadline:
25 Feb 2023
Program Information
Program Curriculum

MSc in Economics

  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 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. Online 60 ECTS MSc programs also allow an option to top-up to 90 ECTS and 120 ECTS. 
  2. Generally, it is recommended for Bachelor students with no work experience to opt for the higher credit version of the program. 
  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.
  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.

For 60 ECTS Version

For 90 ECTS Version

All Courses in 60 ECTS plus Any 5 Electives from the following:

For 120 ECTS Version

All Courses in 90 ECTS plus the following:

You are required to hold at minimum a recognised bachelor’s degree with a minimum overall score of 55% (GPA 2.0 on a 4.0 point scale) or higher.

In some instances, you may also require relevant work experience and/or research experience. If applicable, you may demonstrate this through submission of a CV, portfolio, and/or a personal statement.

English Language Proficiency:

Our programs are conducted in English language. As such, you must demonstrate proficiency in English language by submitting one of the following test scores during the application process:

IELTS Overall: 5.5
TOEFL (iBT: 58+; PBT: 490+; CBT: 167+)
TOEIC Overall: 555+
PTE Overall: 50+
Duolingo Overall: 90+

English Proficiency Waivers: 

The English proficiency test is not required 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;
– 2 years of work experience in an organization where English is the primary language of communication.

For 60 ECTS Version (12 months):

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 7200

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

12 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 450 each

For 90 ECTS Version (18 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 9000

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

18 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 400 each

For 120 ECTS Version (24 months)

Option 1: Full Fee Before Start Date

Amount: CHF 11520

Option 2: Installment Plan

Initial Deposit Before Start Date: CHF 1800, plus

24 ‘monthly-installments’ of CHF 405 each

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

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

To apply for this program kindly follow the application process as described in the following link:

Online Campus Application Process

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Career Support

All students at Rushford Business School are provided career support in the form of resume development, interview preparation, job search guidance etc.

Application Tracking

Kindly submit your application using our online application portal. You will be able to track the various stages of your application.

We focus on your development!

Real World Simulations

Various courses are accompanied by simulations in which you are given a situation that you must resolve based on what you learnt in the program and your experience. There are usually no right or wrong answers in simulations. They are to make you understand how a situation may unfold in the real world and prepare you to make the right decisions.

Personality Assessment

As an incoming student at Rushford you will undergo a personality assessment using a validated tool for MBTI® (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) to help you unlock the potential of personal growth. It is a groundbreaking framework that empowers you to hone your skills, identify strengths and differences, and lay the groundwork for an enriching journey of self improvement.

Networking Events

We understand the importance of networking in building a successful career. That's why we offer a range of networking events to help our students connect with industry professionals and build the relationships that can lead to new opportunities.

People & Tech Skills

Both people and technology skills are essential for success in today's world. We have entered in a new era of business and management wherein the paradigm of interaction between people and machines is changing and evolving at a rapid pace. What was relevant 5 years ago is not as relevant today. At Rushford, we offer you an ungraded skillset of both people skills and technology skills so that you can better appreciate how to operate in this new paradigm and be prepared for the landscape change that is inevitable in the coming years.