The Helsinki GSE Master’s program is a two-year program consisting of course work and a thesis. The program focuses on the core elements of economic analysis and methods. It provides students with an extensive exposure on applied themes of economics and on the big picture of the economy. The curriculum consists of core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics as well as specialized courses in subfields of economics, such as:

  • Economic theory
  • Macroeconomics
  • Econometrics
  • Industrial organization
  • International economics
  • Labor economics
  • Public economics
  • Development economics
  • Behavioral and Experimental Economics

The Helsinki GSE Master’s program is suitable for anyone with a Bachelor degree in economics or related discipline, and an ambition to serve in demanding expert positions. The training is based on state-of-the-art knowledge on economic research, and is compatible with recent international trends in economics education. It competes with the best economics masters programs in the world.

The Master’s program also qualifies students to apply to PhD programs, both at the Helsinki GSE as well in other departments. Helsinki GSE has a track record of placing students in top economics PhD programs both in Europe and in the US. The most suitable track to PhD education is our Research Master’s program (link), which focuses on methodological aspects of economics.

The language of Helsinki GSE Master’s program is English. We encourage both Finnish and international students to apply.