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Master in Quantitative Economics

University of Munich

Master in Quantitative Economics

Degree: Master of Science

Duration of study: 4 Semesters, fulltime

Place of Study: Munich

Language of instruction: English

Requirements: Bachelor's degree (or equivalent), GRE or admission test, proficiency in English

Deadline: March 15

The MQE offers exceptionally talented students a fast track to careers as academic or professional economists, preparing them with the most advanced tools and methods in quantitative economics. The MQE is designed to provide a smooth transition from a bachelor’s degree to a Ph.D. program in Economics. The MQE curriculum is comparable to the first two years of a Ph.D. program at the best US universities. It provides a solid foundation for demanding Ph.D. programs at LMU or elsewhere and for other research-focused positions. The MQE offers comprehensive supervising and training schemes, access to outstanding research infrastructure at LMU, and combines demanding course work with an early start to individual research.

The curriculum is divided into compulsory and elective modules, together covering 120 ECTS over four semesters. The first semester focuses on rigorous, advanced training in the current methods used in the fields of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. In their second semester, students further hone their abilities with additional training in the methods of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and choose a primary field of specialization from Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics or Public Economics. Specialization in a field of choice is an innovative feature of the research-focused MQE: students will agree with their examiner on the specific topic in the field that is expected in the exam. Additionally, students receive targeted soft skill trainings in academic writing and verbal presentation. Students select a second field specialization in their third semester. By concentrating in multiple fields, students obtain a deeper understanding of the many aspects of economics, enabling them to work on their Research Projects in the third semester, where they work on a personal or joint research project where they may specialize in their field of interest, and subsequently produce original research in their Master’s Thesis in the fourth semester. The faculty at LMU is committed to intense supervision and guidance for all students: each student will be assigned a mentor from the core faculty as well as a postdoctoral mentor, which are selected according to the student's research interests.

Curriculum Master in Quantitative Economics

Prof. Dr. Florian Engelmaier

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