Career opportunities

Graduates of this program may work in teaching and research institutions, in national ministries or regional departments of agriculture, forestry, environment, and development planning, or in international organizations and development/environment NGOs.

Career opportunities

Further studies
The degree qualifies students for admission to PhD studies in economics.

Employment opportunities
Economists can be found in organizations involved in economic studies and analyzes, or in institutions who need people with good overall economic understanding.

Economists are in demand in both public and private sector.

Typical tasks in the public sector can be planning, budgeting, monitoring the economy and assessment of social impacts of government actions.

Typical tasks in the private sector are forecasts of macroeconomic development (employment, inflation, interest rates, exchange rates), reporting for banks, other companies and organizations, including analyzes of trends in particular sectors or market. There are also many economists in international organizations, where appropriate tasks include trade, globalization and development.

Interviews with former students

Project leader at Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Kristin

Consultant in the Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Hilde

Economist in the Agriculture and Rural Development Department of the World Bank, Jeff

Researcher at Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)
- My Master degree has been highly relevant for all jobs I’ve had since I graduated in 2008. It has provided me with valuable tools for understanding and analyzing highly complex social contexts. Working with research, my education has proved to be a necessary theoretical background, says Daniela Orge Fuentes.


Published 22. October 2014 - 14:51 - Updated 8. February 2016 - 11:20

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