MSc in International Economics with a focus on China

There is high demand for graduates with an in-depth knowl­edge of the Chinese economy and China’s role in the Asia- Pacific and the global economy. This programme will pro­vide you with knowledge of the current affairs of China’s economy based on the methods of advanced economics and economic history.

Through this programme you will:

  • acquire an extensive knowledge of China´s economic in­stitutions
  • obtain a broad theoretical knowledge of international economics and economic history
  • conduct field work at Fudan University, Shanghai

Career prospects

The labour market for economists with a specialisation in In­ternational Economics is naturally broadening in an increas­ingly globalised world. Intensifying trade relations and cross country investment flows with East Asia, and particularly China as the new growth pole of the Asia-Pacific region, create a constant demand for economists with strong exper­tise on China’s economy. Currently, qualified economists are in short supply.

Prospective employers are internationally operating compa­nies, various areas of the financial sector, such as commercial banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges, government authorities and public institutions. Furthermore, graduates will be qualified for employment at private research centres. Many international institutions have a constant demand for economists, for example the UN, ILO, EU, ECB, OECD, IMF, the World Bank and various aid agencies such as SIDA.

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Programme quick facts

Duration: 1 year, full time, 60 credits
Arrival Day: 19 August 2014
Study period: 1 Sep 2014 – 5 June 2015
Degree awarded: MSc, 60 credits

Class profile 2012/13

136 applicants - 21 enrolled
Male/female: 52% / 48%
Age range: 22-28
8 nationalities

Programme contact details

Programme Director
Professor Sonja Opper

Programme Coordinator
Rikke Barthélemy