The Bachelor of Economics provides theoretical and practical knowledge that makes accurate analysis of the economic situation possible. The graduates must be able to understand the interrelation between the economy and society; to consider economic problems from a global perspective and take a local approach to solving them; to make connections between an economic system's different components; to gauge the implications of decisions related to economic policy; and to respond to the economic problems arising from society in general and the different units that interact therein (e.g., institutions, private companies and sectors of the economy).
This programme has no defined tracks, as one of its curriculum's main aims is to allow for maximum flexibility, to which end a significant number of its credits correspond to optional subjects. Students are thus able to broaden their knowledge in whichever fields they wish to specialize in.
The Master of Economics is intended to equip students with the tools of the professional economist, for work in government, international organisations, business, or as preparation for economics research. Each year, approximately one-third of graduates go onto work in the private sector, one-third to the public sector and international organisations, and one-third to pursue further education.
Graduates of this program can hold positions of high responsibility in the economic and financial system, in investment banks, in asset management companies, in banks and in other financial institutions, in international organizations and in supervisory authorities, in central banks, in finance and in the management of multinational companies.
The education and training of doctoral students is one of the most important aspects of a university activity. The pursuit of knowledge through research higher degree programs not only leads to a well-educated society and a highly trained professional work force, but also contributes significantly to the university research and scholarship. The aim of the PhD program is to provide research training in a manner that fosters the development of independent research skills in candidates.
These skills include the capacity to formulate a significant problem, to develop mastery of appropriate conceptual and methodological skills, and to relate the research topic to a broader framework of knowledge in the relevant disciplinary area. The doctoral thesis provides evidence of a contribution to knowledge with a level of originality consistent with 3-4 years of full-time study and research training. It also demonstrates a candidate's capacity for critical analysis and that he or she is capable of pursuing scholarly and programmatic research.