May 15, 2009

MSc Economics

The Master of Science Economics is a joint program of the Vienna University of Technology and the Institute for Advanced Studies

The joint MSc is a rigorous, quantitative education and equips graduates with the advanced tools to undertake a research career in economics. Consistent with this goal, the MSc Economics is aimed at highly talented individuals, who have an outstanding academic record during their previous university studies.

The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna Austria's premier postgraduate research and training institute has combined theoretical and empirical research in economics and other social science disciplines since its founding by Paul F. Lazarsfeld and Oskar Morgenstern in 1963. Through the interaction between scientific theory and practice, IHS provides innovative value-added services to policy makers and business practitioners. Key features are interdisciplinary exchange, a truly international faculty, a commitment to quality and original scholarly output.

The Vienna University of Technology is the largest Austrian institution in research and education within the areas of technology and natural sciences. For almost 20 years the Vienna University of Technology has been successfully offering outstanding Postgraduate Programs. This success is also based on the top scientific and economic qualifications of its faculty. By establishing a network between the individual faculties the existing unique know-how of the Vienna University of Technology is bundled in order to benefit from synergy effects and to promote innovation. The Continuing Education Center offers a widespread range of products customized to the needs of graduates with technical or scientific backgrounds as well as the requirements of companies. This includes full-time and part-time programs. In addition the cooperation with selected external partners and universities abroad ensures permanent expansion and internationalization of our range of offers.

The program MSc Economics requires the full-time commitment of students for the entire two years. Graduates are equipped to succeed in an ever more competitive academic environment and typically continue their graduate education at top PhD programs or take on jobs in important think tanks, policy making institutions, or the financial sector.
The curriculum emphasizes analytical competence, economic intuition and solid empirical work. Recent graduates have continued their education at the following highly regarded PhD programs: Brussels, EUI Florence, Northwestern, LSE, Princeton, Stockholm, Tilburg, Toulouse, and Simon Fraser University. The current governor of the Austrian National Bank, Prof. Ewald Nowotny, was one of the first students in our program from 1967 - 1969.

“My training at IHS was a gateway for me to leading American universities. In Europe there are only a few institutions of this kind. IHS is one of them.”
Prof. Wolfgang Pesendorfer
Department of Economics, Princeton University

The program starts on September 01, 2009, application deadline is on April 30, 2009.

For further information please visit:

or contact the Program Management at:

TU Vienna – Continuing Education Center, Operngasse 11/017, 1040 Wien,
Mag. Sabine Schnetzinger, schnetzinger(at), Tel.: 01/58801-41702

IHS, Stumpergasse 56, 1060 Wien,
Maren Becker, M.A., economics(at), Tel.: 01/59991-250

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