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Compulsory courses

The compulsory courses in the autumn semester are:

  • Microeconomic Policy
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • Economic Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Empirical Research I

According to the regulations of the Faculty of Economics and Business, students must have a minimum grade of 4 in three of their compulsory courses to be admitted in the second term of the programme.

In the spring semester, the compulsory courses are:

  • Applied Econometrics
  • International Economics and Trade Policy
  • Economics of Regulation
  • Political Economy
  • Empirical Research II

Students who start the programme in February also have to a achieve a minimum grade of 4 in three of their compulsory courses to be admitted in the second term of the programme. 

Selecting a major

By default, students who complete the programme obtain a "Master of Science in Applied Economics". Students can request that their degree title include one of the two majors when they submit their Master thesis registration form. 

Please note that obtaining a specific major requires the completion of the set of courses associated with each major, and a master dissertation in the area of interest (please refer to the relevant study plan).  

For 2020-2021, obtaining a "Master of Science in Applied Economics, Major in Environmental and Energy Policy" requires the following courses:

  • Public Policy Evaluation
  • Global Public Goods
  • Energy Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Environmental and Resource Economics

To obtain a "Master of Science in Applied Economics, Major in Data Science", the required courses are:

  • Data Management
  • Computational Thinking
  • Machine Learning

For questions please send an email to our administrative officer Pasqualina Lassagne (pasqualina.lassagne@unine.ch) or our student counselor (conseil-etudes.SECO@unine.ch).