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Master's programme in Economics

MSc in Business and Economics, major in Economics | 2 years | 120 credits

Admission requirements

Academic requirements

An undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) with at least 60 ECTS credits in economics which must include courses in intermediate microeconomics and econometrics (quantitative methods), or the equivalent knowledge.

English language requirements

Strong English language communication skills are crucial to gain the full benefit of this programme.

What are our minimum requirements?
The English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary level in Sweden (gymnasium), called English 6/English Course B.

For international students, this can be demonstrated in various ways. You can demonstrate that you meet the English language requirement through certain upper secondary (high school) studies, certain university studies, or an internationally approved English test.

We prefer candidates to take the IELTS test where possible. We accept the following tests and minimum scores:

  • IELTS score of 6.5 (with no section less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL paper-based score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575
  • TOEFL internet based score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90 

Find out more about the English language requirements at the University Admissions website.

Selection to this programme

We normally look for undergraduates with excellent results from an internationally recognised university. Selection is based on academic merits from university studies (100%). This implies that an assessment will be made of the grades from previous studies at the undergraduate level. In this assessment special weight will be given to grades for courses that prepare students for the core courses in economics of this study programme. We also take into account the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.

GMAT and GRE tests

We do not require a GMAT or GRE score but a well-balanced score may strengthen your application to this particular programme.

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