The English-taught Master’s programme in Quantitative Economics gives students strong preparation in contemporary economic theory and econometric analysis methods enabling them to analyze and forecast economic processes. The programme has a special focus on micro- and macroeconomic theory and it gives a training in solving real life economic problems via the application of state-of-the-art economic analysis techniques.
The graduates will be able to continue their education in international level economics PhD programmes or follow a career as analysts in banks, public sector organizations, consultation firms and international companies.
After completing the curriculum, the student:
The objective of the curriculum is to prepare highly qualified analysts for the government agencies, banks, international organizations and consultancy firms, filling top positions that require a detailed understanding and application of economic models and econometric methods.
Graduates are competitive as analysts in public sector, financial sector, multinational companies, consultation firms etc.
The programme is delievered in cooperation with Bank of Estonia and Swedbank, the biggest bank in Estonia. These are the benefits to the student:
"I chose this programme for various reasons. Firstly, it's a continuation of my previous economic education: I graduated in 2012, but then working in a bank I understood my knowledge must be extended. Secondly, the programme is a combination of math and economics: economics is only a theory without mathematical analysis and thirdly, economics is one of my favorite subjects. I am interested in subjects such as econometrics, financial management and accounting."
Anastasia, Quantitative Economics student from Russia and an International Student Ambassador
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"The programme offers internationally competitive master's-level economic education. The teaching staff will involve graduates of the high-standing international economics PhD programmes and leading economists of Estonia. Due to close international contacts and active research activities at national and international level at the faculty, students can get actual research experience or apprenticeship training in Estonian financial and public sector institutions."
Jaan Masso, PhD, Programme manager
"In my view, the initiative by the University of Tartu to open an English-language master’s-level Economics programme is most welcome and deserves full support. The curriculum aims to bring international dimension into academic studies and develop students’ skills in quantitative economic analysis. Thus the opening of this curriculum will be of great benefit for both Eesti Pank and other institutions (primarily ministries) involved in economic analysis and surveys."
Ardo Hansson (PhD, Harvard University), Governor of Eesti Pank (Bank of Estonia), member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank
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