Master in Economics
The Master programme in economics focuses on the analysis and evaluation of economic, social and development policies. Important aspects are, for instance, the optimal regulation of markets and the interaction between the public and private sectors.
The curriculum comprises both economic theory and data-based (i.e. empirical) methods to investigate economically and socially relevant issues and to develop policy recommendations. The programme permits students to choose a specialisation in one of the options listed (without obligation): «Public Economics and Policy», «Sustainable Development and Social Responsibility», «Quantitative Economics», or «Business Economics».
The study programme in economics also provides the opportunity to acquire a double degree in «Public Economics and Public Finance» in collaboration with one of three European partner universities.
The programme in economics at the University of Fribourg combines modern teaching and research in a multilingual environment with the humanistic tradition of the University.