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A Guide to Economics Degrees Abroad

Economics is a fascinating field of study for those interested how society’s motor keeps running– it also one of the most valuable degrees you can possess heading into the job market after graduation. Earning your degree abroad in Economics can be a great first step towards a more broad-scale understanding of the global economy, setting you up for competitive success on whatever path you choose.

Why Earn Your Degree Abroad

More than ever economics is now a global discipline. As international markets continue to converge and barriers continue to fall, an understanding of the field in its global context is becoming vital to the true comprehension of economic forces. Earning your degree abroad in economics will grant you an invaluable global perspective on the subject, elevating your academic intake while also serving as an incredible life adventure. Where in the world where you earn your economics degree abroad?

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It being one of the most popularly pursued academic degrees out there, you can expect to find a degree abroad in Economics available in most cities and countries around the world. So while you may take your pick according to which seems like the most exciting and fruitful opportunity, here are some extra considerations to take into account while deciding on your destination.

First and most obvious is the language barrier. While you can earn a degree abroad in economics pretty much anywhere, you must also reconcile with the fact that universities in most countries tend to use their native tongue as the medium of education. If you are in the process of acquiring a language or want to learn one, earning your economics degree abroad in a non-English speaking country can be a challenge which pays off big time.

Next, the scope of your economics education will also likely be affected by level of development of your host country. For instance if you are earning your economics degree abroad in Germany, your education might be a tad more speculative than in a country such as Thailand which is still in the process of industrialization. The point being: different countries have different national economic priorities, which can bleed into the content of your education.

Economics Degrees Abroad

Economics is a popular field of study abroad both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Undergraduate programs tend to be more generalized, meaning that you can enroll in a variety of courses ranging from microeconomics to macroeconomics to econometrics during the pursued of your degree abroad in economics. Graduate programs are more specialized and typically require a significant amount of research as well.

While most students choose to pursue an economics degree abroad at a full university, the option also exists to enroll at a smaller satellite school or international program, the advantage being that these institutions can offer an English speaking program in non-English speaking countries. As education globalizes along with most other sectors, many domestic universities offer the option to go abroad for your economics degree.

The cost of earning your degree abroad in economics will also fluctuate largely depending on where you study. While countries like England, Australia, and the United States offer some of the most prestigious economics programs in the world, they also come with the price tag to match. International students are also often charged additional fees in tuition, which can be something to watch out for while researching different economics degree programs abroad.

Benefits & Challenges

International Perspective. Understanding economic forces can be difficult, but it is undeniable that these forces are becoming increasingly global by nature. Even when studying microeconomics, approaching the subject through a global lens can deepen your appreciation of the topic.

Networking. Earning your degree abroad in another country is the perfect opportunity to make friends (both personal and professional) that come from all over the world. Wondering what you’ll do after graduation? The opportunity might just present itself while earning your degree abroad in economics!

Cultural IQ. Cross cultural interaction is not always an intuitive skill, requiring a good deal of patience and a great desire to learn while living abroad in another country. Challenging yourself in this way will pay off big time as you learn how to negotiate between similarities and differences.

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John Cabot University

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Peking University HSBC Business School

With Peking University HSBC Business School taking a bold step by opening a campus in England, students specializing in business are given an incredible opportunity to advance their expertise with a cross-cultural master’s program. PHBS UK-China Master of Finance is a cross-border program that involves spending your first year at our UK campus and the second year at our Shenzhen Campus. It o...

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Mente Argentina

Mente Argentina's Masters and Graduate Degrees Program may be the perfect program for someone interested in studying in a new culture. Through this international program students will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in thier career. Individuals can chose to study from some of the most renowned universities in the Country: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Universidad Argen...

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TEAN: Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees in Australia & NZ

For those wanting to study abroad beyond a semester, TEAN can assist you in finding the a program in Australia or New Zealand to earn your Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or PhD. Our services are free to you. We do not charge you for the work we do on your behalf. By utilizing TEAN's services you are saving money on international postage, phone calls and more. We help with: - Selecting ...

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Study Abroad at Bangor University in Wales, UK

Many students choose to study at Bangor University, North Wales as visiting study abroad scheme students. Every year, well over 100 students from North, Central and South America, Asia and mainland Europe undertake a semester or a whole year at Bangor and transfer the credits achieved to the home University. This means that students who are taking a degree course at another university can vi...

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International Master's Degree Programs in Helsinki, Finland

Broaden your academic knowledge further with a graduate study in Finland! Enroll in any of the University of Helsinki’s 33 Masters Programmes, which are taught entirely in English. Complete your full-time study in two years and earn 120 ECTS credits. Our annual tuition fees are 13.000, 15.000 or 18.000 €, depending on the program. The International Master's Degree Programs at the University ...

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Queen Mary University of London

Our Economics, Finance and Management degree is about the real world: about how people respond to incentives, and the production and allocation of resources. Think how many news items involve economics: the global recession, tax, interest rates, prices, and the job market. Within the Economics domain, Finance studies addresses the ways in which individuals, businesses and organizations raise, a...

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Asia Pacific University of Technology & Innovation (APU)

Study at Asia Pacific Universitys School of Business & Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. We offer both undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in the fields Business Management, Accounting, and Finance. We emphasize a broad interdisciplinary approach which encourages individual creativity in tackling the modern problems of a globally transforming business field. Stay at the cutting ...

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Saint Louis University-Madrid Campus

Saint Louis University is a Jesuit institution with campuses in St. Louis, Missouri and Madrid, Spain. The student body on the Madrid campus is a multicultural community of approximately 750 students from over 60 different countries. Students at SLU-Madrid can complete a fully accredited American degree abroad in Business, Communication, International Relations, Psychology and more. SLU-Madrid ...

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Graduate Internships in London with Mountbatten Institute

Live, work and study in London: Apply now! International experience is highly regarded by today’s employers. The Mountbatten program provides a world-class internship with leading companies in London, along with an accredited business qualification up to MBA level – all in just over a year. Develop your skills and experience, expand your professional network and travel. The program includes: ...

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Degree Programs at the University of Westminster, London

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university located in the heart of London, England. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the university has a distinguished 175-year history. It offers a wide range of bachelors and masters courses, ranging from Business Management and International Relations to Conflict Resolution and Mus...

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Brunel University

Brunel is a campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. Founded in 1966, our distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence with the practical and entrepreneurial approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The University is based around eight Academic Schools: *...

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Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University

The Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University MSc Economics and Finance degree program combines a solid foundation in economic theory and applied econometrics with the study of finance. The study of financial microeconomics will help students to understand complex issues related to financial decision-making, while econometrics will provide the necessary tools to perform rigorous research in applied e...

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Middlesex University, London UK

At Middlesex, no matter where in the world our students come from, we give them the tools and opportunities they need to make their own path to success, to grow as individuals and to stand out from their peers back at home. We offer a broad range of industry relevant courses and our academics draw on their experience and employ practical teaching techniques. We provide our students with the op...

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King's College London

We invite you to join the 27,000 students from nearly 150 countries who have chosen to study at one of the UK’s most historic and prestigious universities! Students from around the world choose King’s to further their academic and professional studies. With over 90% of our research internationally recognized, you benefit from an intellectually rigorous environment supported by welcoming and car...