The Master of Science in Advanced Studies in Economics builds on the Research Track of the Initial Master of Science in Economics. After having successfully completed core economics courses in the research track of the initial Master of Economics (or comparable programmes at other universities), the MASE programme aims to take students closer to the research frontier. Students apply the tools they have acquired during their first year to interesting problems in economics.
The programme features a choice of courses from different fields within economics, a doctoral workshop and weekly seminars given by guest speakers. The goal of the programme is to enable you to find a promising research topic and to develop your own research on this topic. This research leads to the MASE thesis, which for many will become the first chapter of their doctoral dissertation. Each year, the programme brings together about 25-30 students from all corners of the globe, providing a very stimulating and international atmosphere.
This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
International Student Requirements:
Admissibility is evaluated by the Admissions Board:
- Master's degree in Economics, Business Economics or Business Engineering from KU Leuven
- comparable Master's degree in Economics, Applied Economics or Business Engineering
- Master's degree with a solid background in mathematics and statistics