The Department of Economics offers an MSc and a PhD in Economics
MSc in Economics
The main goal of the MSc is to provide training and specialization in contemporary economic issues. Students develop critical thinking and analytical skills.
The MSc program started in 2004, and since then approximately 250 students have graduated and are currently employed in large enterprises or organizations, or continued their studies at the doctoral level.
PhD in Economics
The main goal of the doctoral program is to promote economic science through high quality scientific research. Graduates of the doctoral program are expected to pursue academic or research career or to become senior executives in industry.
MSc in Economics
Candidates wishing to join the M.Sc. program are required to submit the following documents:
- Transcript report
- Certificate of English language (B2 level)
- Certificate of Greek language (for foreign students)
- Two letters of recommendation
The selection criteria of the candidates are defined as follow:
- Degree grade (minimum 6/10): Weight – 70%
- Individual interview (out of 10): Weight – 30%
- The letters of recommendation are also taken into consideration
The selection process is outlined below.
- The Candidate Evaluation Committee prepares a complete list of those who have applied.
- The Committee rejects candidates who do not meet the minimum formal criteria.
- The Committee invites the candidates who meet the minimum criteria for an interview and scores them.
- The Committee ranks the candidates based on their final score and makes the final selection.
- The final list of successful candidates and any runners-up is ratified by the General Assembly of the Department of Economics.
The modules of the first semester are all compulsory.
- Macroeconomics I
- Macroeconomics ΙΙ
- Microeconomics I
- Microeconomics II
- Econometrics I
- Econometrics II
- Applied Mathematics
- Research Methodology
During the 2nd semester, students should attend six (6) elective courses of the specialization they have chosen. Specifically, students of the specialization “Econometrics and Data Analysis” must choose six (6) courses from the following list:
- Computational Economics
- Computational Methods in Econometrics
- Financial Econometrics
- Game Theory
- Intelligent Methods of Quantitative Analysis
- Experimental Economics
- Computational Methods in Dynamic Economics
- Stochastic Simulation
- Operational Research & Decision Making
- Mathematics of the Financial Markets
- Big Data Analysis
- Financial Investments
- Students of the specialization “Econometrics and Data Analysis” may choose up to two (2) elective courses of the specialization “Economic Analysis and Policy”
Students of the specialization “Economic Analysis and Policy” must choose six (6) courses from the following list:
- International trade
- Labor Economics
- Public Finance
- Economic Growth
- History of Economic Theories
- Economic Policy
- Development Economics
- International Monetary Relations
- Economics of Human Resources
- Environmental Economics
- Industrial Organization
- Health Economics
- Political Economy
- Applied Economics
- Consumer Theory
- Applied Microeconomics
- Applied Econometrics
- Students of the specialization “Economic Analysis and Policy” may choose up to two (2) elective courses of the specialization “Econometrics and Data Analysis”
During the 3rd semester, students prepare and write their Master’s dissertation.