Profile and Career - MSc in Mathematics-Economics – University of Copenhagen

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Profile and Career

The MSc programme in Mathematics-Economics gives you the prerequisites to understand economic models, their mathematical foundations, and their application in the financial and political world as well as in the public sector.

Compared to other economics studies, a good deal of emphasis in this programme is placed on mathematics and statistical theory and less emphasis on, say, sociology and economic history. To a large extent you can compose the programme very freely. However, the first year of the programme consists partly of mandatory courses which will provide you with basic knowledge within the fields of advanced econometrics, macro-economics, micro-economics and finance.

Competence Description

As a graduate from the Mathematics-Economics programme you will have the competences required to:

  • Structure an inquiry into open economic issues, especially of an econometric and financial nature.
  • Further develop and adapt economic and statistical models for specific challenges
  • Conduct independent, stringent argumentation
  • Independently take responsibility for your own professional development and specialisation.

Career Opportunities

The job opportunities are very good for MSc graduates in mathematics-economics. For example, many mathematical economists work in Denmark and abroad in the financial sector with advanced model development for banks and insurance companies, and others work at national banks and public institutions, and also as researchers at universities. The close collaboration and relationship with economics is also reflected in the fact that many economic advisers and experts are mathematical economists.

Read about the Programme Structure