Degree programme objectives

The Master’s programme in Economics offers students the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of industrial organization and transport economics and to master the basics of quantitative tools and techniques used both in economics and in other scientific disciplines.

The knowledge and skills gained in the Bachelor’s programme are developed and extended, primarily in microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, and transport economics. The aim is that graduates of the Master's programme are able to solve theoretical and applied economic problems, to think analytically, and to use the techniques of theoretical economics with an understanding of the relevance and limits of their use.

The programme is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge in economics, which can be optionally extended to the international level, the broader historical context, etc.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The Master’s programme in Economics offers students the opportunity to obtain in-depth knowledge of industrial organization and transport economics and to master the basics of quantitative tools and techniques used both in economics and in other scientific disciplines.

    The knowledge and skills gained in the Bachelor’s programme are developed and extended, primarily in microeconomics, macroeconomics, industrial organization, and transport economics. The aim is that graduates of the Master's programme are able to solve theoretical and applied economic problems, to think analytically, and to use the techniques of theoretical economics with an understanding of the relevance and limits of their use.

    The programme is designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge in economics, which can be optionally extended to the international level, the broader historical context, etc.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • master the main concepts of economics in detail and to understand the content of current professional texts in the field of modern economics;
    • apply advanced theoretical knowledge to address specific economic case studies;
    • comment on and interpret current economic developments within the context of modern economic theories;
    • analytically identify hidden connections and consequences of the economic impacts of economic policy;
    • write a professional text dealing with problems of economics and economic policy, including competent arguments and opinions based on the student’s own analysis.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the Master’s programme in Economics are qualified to apply for theoretical and research-based positions in the field of economics and in related disciplines. They should also be eligible for positions in economic journalism and economic analysis for the needs of the public and private sectors.

    Graduates of the Economics programme have the relevant skills to work as economic analysts, as project managers, as editors of economic journals, or as policy advisers on economic issues. Following the programme’s focus, graduates can work in a wide range of positions in transport companies.

    Since the program is taught in English, its graduates are also well placed to seek positions abroad and in international corporations where English is used.

  • Practical Training

    Practical training is not an obligatory part of the study plan.

  • Goals of Theses

    The goal of the diploma thesis is to prove that the student is able to independently create an academic text that is 60-80 pages long. The student is involved in the formulation of the problem to be solved and the proposed methodology, prior to writing the thesis itself. At the end of the studies a discussion about the conclusions of the diploma thesis is held as a part of the diploma thesis examination.

    The topic for the diploma thesis is selected by the student from the topics listed in the IS. The thesis can be both theoretical and empirical. Depending on the nature of the thesis, the student should be able to understand published texts, be able to apply them correctly to the problem being solved in the diploma thesis and use appropriate methods for addressing the research question. The student should demonstrate good economic argumentation supporting the conclusions of their diploma thesis.

    Formal instructions for the thesis are found in the student's manual https://www.econ.muni.cz/diploma-thesis.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completing the Master’s degree study programme, it is possible to pursue further studies at doctoral level (after meeting the relevant admission requirements).

  • Additional Information

Basic information

Type
Master's degree programme (following the Bachelor's one)
Profile
academic
Degree
Ing.
Length of studies
2 years
Language of instruction
English English
Annual tuition fee
3500 €

1
number of active students

Faculty of Economics and Administration
Programme guaranteed by
Programme guarantor