A Master’s in International Economics with a focus on China enables you to pursue a career in internationally operating companies, various areas of the financial sector, such as commercial banks, insurance companies, stock exchanges, government authorities and public institutions.
In an increasingly globalised economy, there is a growing need for economists who understand the effects of international trade flows, investments and policies. Furthermore the rise of China as an economic superpower has vast implications for companies and countries alike. 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.
The programme combines standard economic methods and theories with careful analysis of China’s economy. Courses are designed to give you specific insight into China’s economic macro-policies, institutions and the micro-level development of markets and firms.
As a graduate you will be able to assist companies and institutions in navigating an increasingly financially integrated and competitive global economy. Through this programme you will acquire an extensive knowledge of China’s economic institutions and the methods used to study them. You will obtain a broad theoretical knowledge of international economics and economic history. You will also participate in a study tour to Fudan University in Shanghai and conduct fieldwork in China.
We offer high quality teaching by leading researchers in the field. With close connections to business community our courses often feature guest lectures by top management in international firms. With a Master’s of International Economics with a focus on China you will be able to tackle important real-world issues in this age of globalisation and financial integration.
Due to the highly specialised character of the programme and the expected diversity of participating students (with different backgrounds and previous knowledge about China’s economy), the programme will start with a one-week introductory workshop. The workshop will serve two objectives: First of all, it provides a broad overview of relevant issues covering social, political, legal, historical and economic aspects related to China’s economic development. In this sense, the workshop will develop a common basis, from where the specialised courses will start. Second, the workshop will create certain sense of group identity for the participants. This is important, as most of the study programme will be shared and co-taught with other Master's programmes.