Master of Science in Economics

You study at one of Norway’s leading schools in economics, with an international reputation in the fields of environmental economics, energy economics and development economics.

Duration: 2 years
Start: Autumn 2017
Gisle Bjørneby, NMBU
What can you use this qualification for?
Economists are in high demand in government ministries and agencies, in private businesses, and in various organisations and work in relation to environmental policy, energy systems, development aid, enterprise development, trade policy, economic policy, etc.
What will you learn?

A study at NMBU School of Economics and Business will give you skills in economic analysis and deeper insights into how the economy works. You get extensive training in economic theory and analysis, in accordance with national and international standards.

Short description

The masters programme consists of specialisation in one or more economic sub-disciplines, e.g.

• Environment and Resource Economics

• Development Economics

• Energy Economics

• Financial Economics

• Trade and Commodity Markets

Some examples of topics analysed in the programme are:
• How to intergrate environmental effects in economic analysis of ecosystem management, air and water pollution, and climate change.
• How to combine economic growth and environmental protection - both at the firm level and at the national level.
• How to design and implement an international climate treaty.
• How to reduce poverty and manage natural resources in a better way in developing countries.
• How to organize energy markets to avoid monopolies and market manipulation.
• How to analyze consequences of international trade agreements.
• How to explain why food, energy and other commodity prices are so volatile.

You can supplement the specialisation with courses within organizational sciences or business administration and management. Moreover, you can select a more interdisciplinary profile, by choosing from all the courses offered at NMBU in other social science (e.g: sociology, spatial planning, law, political science), natural sciences and technology. The numerous optional courses enables you to tailor your education to suit your special interests.

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Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)

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