What are the costs and benefits of building a new airport in Berlin? Do Bangladeshi farmers benefit more from direct financial support or price guarantees? How many cars will need parking space in Copenhagen in 2020? How can CO2 quotas be priced and distributed efficiently? What pipelines need to be built in order to secure the EU's future gas supply?
These and many other challenges situated at the intersection of economics and management form the basis of the MSc in International Economic Consulting. The increasing complexity of international relations has led to a steadily growing demand for international economic consulting services. Large multinational corporations, regional and national policy-makers, international organisations like the World Bank, the EU, and the OECD, as well as a growing number of non-profit interest groups require sound economic analyses and feasibility studies for a wide range of issues.
USING THEORY TO SOLVE REAL PROBLEMS
The International Economic Consulting programme will provide you with the up-to-date theoretical knowledge required for applied economic analyses. Topics ranging from relevant quantitative and empirical methods suitable for sectoral studies, to policy-impact analyses and forecasting, as well as training and concepts required for implementing national and international project consulting will introduce you to the exciting field of international economic consulting. In the third semester, you can choose elective courses at Aarhus University, AU Summer University or (as an exchange student) at one of three hundred partner universities abroad. You also have the possibility to combine electives with an internship to strengthen your practical skill-set. Finally, the fourth semester is devoted to the master's thesis.
QUALITY TEACHING IN AN INFORMAL SETTING
The MSc in International Economic Consulting is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, and they are expected to participate actively in the classroom. Collaborating in small groups on projects gives students the chance to make the most of the international student environment.
The MSc in International Economic Consulting was developed in close cooperation with major players in the industry. As a consequence, its graduates are prepared for a range of job functions within the field. Past graduates have found jobs as consultants in domestic and international consulting companies, but also as economic advisers in private firms, international organisations, or non-profit organisations, and as analysts in regional or national governments.
Aarhus BSS (School of Business and Social Sciences) is one of Aarhus University's four faculties. With approximately 13,000 full-time students, several thousand part-time students, more than two hundred PhD students and nearly six hundred faculty members, Aarhus BSS ranks among the largest business schools in Europe and is Denmark's biggest business and social sciences unit at university level. Building on its broad academic base, it encompasses both traditional business and social science disciplines.Aarhus BSS holds the distinguished AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations and is thus a triple-crown business school.
LEARNING IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
At Aarhus BSS, we conduct research and teaching at the highest academic level. We are dedicated to imparting to our students exactly the knowledge, skills, and experience that are in demand - the skills that are essential for engaging in professional business activities in a global marketplace.
Our broad scope enables us to attract researchers, lecturers, and students from all over the world. With their help, we have built an international environment in which academic and cultural views are exchanged, experiences gathered, and friendships formed.
Our students are encouraged to take a semester abroad at one of Aarhus BSS's approximately three hundred partner universities around the world. Studying abroad is an excellent opportunity for you to expand your horizon academically, culturally and personally, and for you to acquire valuable international experience and qualifications that are in high demand in companies and organisations everywhere.