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The Master in Economics and Finance is a two-year (120 ECTS) program that provides students with rigorous, solid foundations in Economics and Finance together with state of the art tools. The program is demanding as it brings students to the frontier in tools and knowledge.

  • Structure

    The program is structured around coursework, participation in workshops, and the writing of a Master‘s thesis.

    Courses. The academic year is organized in trimester terms. The first term begins with two introductory courses in quantitative methods that are followed, in the fall and winter terms, by core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. In the spring term, and during the fall and winter terms of the second year, students take elective courses, acquiring frontier knowledge in their chosen fields of specialization. For details on this year’s course offerings, you may visit here.

    Workshops. Coursework is complemented with a series of workshops. These workshops are designed to aid students learn how to read and discuss research-oriented and policy-oriented papers in applied economics. Students also acquire presentation skills.

    Master thesis. During the spring term of the second year, students write a Master thesis on their field of interest under the supervision of a faculty member.

  • Internships

    In the summer of the first year, students may apply to the internship program. This program covers a wide range of interests, from professional internships to internships at CEMFI that are research oriented. Professional internships include financial companies, consulting firms, government institutions, and international agencies. Recent internships include Bank of Spain, Banco Santander, BBVA, Compass Lexecon, Oliver Wyman, Institute for Fiscal Studies (London), and the Interamerican Development Bank.

  • Academic calendar 2020-2021

    Our official calendar for the 2020-2021 academic year is:

    Introductory Courses   Winter Term
    Lectures begin   7 September 2020   Lectures begin   11 January 2021
    Lectures end   24 September 2020   Lectures end   19 March 2021
    Exams   24 September 2020   Exams   5–9 April 2021
    Fall Term       Spring Term
    Lectures begin   29 September 2020   Lectures begin   12 April 2021
    Lectures end   4 December 2020   Lectures end   18 June 2021
    Exams   11–22 December 2020   Exams   24–30 June 2021

    Academic calendar 2021-2022

    Our official calendar for the academic year 2021-2022 is:

    Introductory Courses   Winter Term
    Lectures begin   6 September 2021   Lectures begin   10 January 2022
    Lectures end   23 September 2021   Lectures end   18 March 2022
    Exams   23 September 2021   Exams   24 March - 1 April 2022
    Fall Term       Spring Term
    Lectures begin   27 September 2021   Lectures begin   4 April 2022
    Lectures end   3 December 2021   Lectures end   17 June 2022
    Exams   13–22 December 2021   Spring break   11–17 April 2022
            Exams   23–30 June 2022

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