Master in Economics
The Master's programme in economics focuses on the analysis and evaluation of economic, social and development policies. Important aspects are, for instance, the optimal regulation of markets and the interaction between the public and private sectors.
The curriculum comprises both economic theory and data-based (i.e. empirical) methods for investigating economically and socially relevant issues and developing economic or policy recommendations for action. The study programme is organised in a module structure which allows accomplishing modules in particular fields (e.g. economic policy, economic theory and quantitative economics, among others) by taking several module-relevant courses. Furthermore, students may (but are not required to) choose one of the following specialisations (or «options») within the Master's degree: «Public Policy», «Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility» or «Industrial Organisation and Finance».
The study programme in economics also provides the opportunity to acquire a double degree in «Public Economics and Public Finance» in collaboration with one of three European partner universities.
The programme in economics at the University of Fribourg combines modern teaching and research in a multilingual environment with the humanistic tradition of the University.