The MEPS programme takes four semesters (two years) and consists of eight compulsory as well as two elective modules. Four of the compulsory modules are concerned with the acquisition of fundamental economic and econometric theories and techniques, whereas the other four modules are more applied in nature and deal with various policy-relevant topics in economics.
The two elective modules can be chosen from a total of six modules on offer. Four of these modules provide a specialisation in economic topics, whereas the remaining two modules cover various topics in business administration. One of the two selected elective modules must have an economic focus.
Study abroad unit(s)
It is possible (but not required) that students spend one semester at a foreign university. The maximum amount of credits which can be acquired abroad is 30 ECTS.
Internships are encouraged, but not required.
Forms of assessment
Possible forms of assessment are:
- written tests
- oral tests
- homework and project works
- term papers
Module exams are typically in the form of written exams.
The MEPS programme endows its students with a sound knowledge in economics, econometrics and empiricism, bringing them to the frontiers of current research. Furthermore, due to its quantitative orientation, it also trains students' analytical and logical problem-solving skills and prepares them either for a successful (international) professional career and/or for an academic career in high-level economic research.