Our Bachelor's degree programme Major Economics opens numerous doors for you. You can continue your studies at the Master's level, interrupt them temporarily or take the step directly into practice.
The Major Economics prepares you optimally for the Master's degree programmes in Economics (MEcon) and the Master's degree programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) at the University of St.Gallen. Would you like to broaden your horizons and take up your Master's degree at another university? Then, too, with the Major Economics you will have a sound education that will equip you for your further studies.
Another much-used option is to gain initial work experience between the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes, e.g. in the form of internships, and thus orient yourself in which area you would like to deepen your knowledge with your Master's degree.
But a direct career entry is also smoothly possible with the Major Economics. Around 6% of our Economics graduates enter professional life directly with their Bachelor's degree.
With a Bachelor in Economics from the University of St.Gallen, you can enrol in the Masters' degree programme in Economics (MEcon) at the HSG without further admission restrictions. The MEcon offers you a comprehensive education in economics based on the core areas of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. The MEcon provides you with the necessary tools to analyse economic policy problems using state-of-the-art methods and to develop solution strategies..
The Master's degree programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) is also open to you with a Bachelor Major Economics. The MiQE/F offers high-quality training in econometrics and quantitative methods as well as economics and finance. The programme enables you to analyse and solve challenging problems in economic policy, finance and business by combining quantitative methods with theoretical foundations in economics and finance.
All MiQE/F applicants, including HSG graduates, are subject to a selection procedure. For more information on the selection procedure and admission requirements for the MiQE/F, click here.
The application deadline for the MiQE/F is 30 April.
The empirical and analytical skills and economic knowledge acquired in the Bachelor Major Economics are in demand in many different industries:
Large banks and insurance companies often offer interesting trainee programmes that are attractive to our graduates.
“Economics was an enabler as well as an eye-opener for me. It helped to understand local & global events & contexts through its practice-oriented components. Through the range of courses, the elective area could be designed according to one's own interest.”
“At the beginning, I was sure that I wanted to study Business but realized quickly that Economics would be better fit for me because it builds a solit foundation in statistics, maths and data & gives the flexibility to choose courses of my interest.”
The Bachelor's degree in economics (Major Economics) from the HSG is highly regarded and respected. Our graduates work in the economic departments of banks and insurance companies, in federal offices or international organisations. We enjoy maintaining contact with our graduates and thus have a strong network of alumni who are committed to current students.
Should you wish to pursue further Master's studies, the scientific training in the Bachelor's programme Major Economics will ideally equip you for the Master's degree programme in Economics (MEcon) or the Master's degree programme in Quantitative Economics and Finance (MiQE/F) at the University of St.Gallen.
|B.A. HSG 2022
|Student Master's degree programme MiQE/F, University of St.Gallen (HSG)
|Mia Milka Perisic
|B.A. HSG 2021
|IT Transformation Manager, Migros-Genossenschafts-Bund
|B.A. HSG 2020
|Student Master's degree programme M.Sc. Economics, Stockholm School of Economics (SSE); Research Analyst Sector Economics, World Bank Group - International Finance Corporation