Bachelor of Science in Economics and Business, major in Economics

Undergraduate studies in Economics offer a wide range of professional opportunities, as it teaches students how to apply the toolbox of economics to tackle real-world issues.   

The programme in Economics is structured as follows:

  • Two years providing foundations in key domains, including Economic principles, Statistics, Management, and Finance
  • A one-year specialization focusing on more advanced topics (e.g. economic growth, economic policy and empirical methods)

The skills and tools acquired during the programme are highly sought after, as a deep understanding of how markets work is useful for management and investment decisions by firms and governmnents, among others. As a social science, economics also offers a powerful framework to study resource allocation across individuals and over time.

Master degree in Applied Economics

The Institute of Economic Research offers a master programme in Applied Economics, which provides a carefully designed curriculum with applied courses in micro/macroeconomics and econometrics. The programme focuses on a variety of policy applications, with the possibility to obtain a major in:

  • Energy and environmental policy; or
  • Data Science

A complete description of the programme, application procedure, and examples of student placements can be found on the MScAPEC homepage. 

PhD in Economics

Doctoral studies in Economics at the University of Neuchâtel train economists to conduct cutting-edge research and make original contribution of both practical and academic interest. 

Admission to the doctoral programme is highly selective, and accepted candidates are usually funded as research or teaching assistants.

You can consult a list of PhD dissertations that have been written at the Institute.

Continuing education

The Institute of Economic Research offers continuing education programs leading to a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS).

Details about these programs can be found on the Continuing education website.