Our program has been designed to train students in advanced techniques in the areas of macroeconomics, microeconomics, and quantitative methods, framed in contemporary discussions about institutions and their influence on the development of markets.
With more than 15 years of experience, graduates of the Master’s in Economics are recognized for their comprehensive and rigorous training. They currently hold positions related to teaching, research, specialized consulting for public and private sector entities, international organizations, NGOs, financial sector companies and other institutional design and regulation organizations.
Externado University has been ranked among the best 600 universities in the world according to the QS University Ranking, in its annual measurements from 2015 to 2021.
The Faculty of Economics at Externado University is one of the 3 best Faculties of Economics in the country, according to the ranking of magazine Dinero.
The Master’s in Economics has more than 15 years of experience training economists and researchers.
As it is a Master’s in research, we support our students in the thesis preparation process. For this we have personalized advice, access to specialized databases, a large library catalog and spaces for discussion and debate between researchers and students.
Young Researchers Program: Every semester the Faculty of Economics links active students of the Master’s in Economics to the Young Researchers program, which is a job opportunity that allows them to participate directly in teaching or research activities with the Faculty. This participation is independent of the existing relationship between the University and the student, derived from the academic enrollment.
Discount policy: Externado University has a discount policy for undergraduate and graduate graduates. More information here
Durante el proceso de evaluación de hojas de vida y entrevista con el aspirante, la Facultad de Economía puede determinar que la admisión de un candidato a la Maestría en Economía esté sujeta a realizar un ciclo de nivelación, en especial cuando sea evidente que el candidato no tiene un nivel mínimo de competencias en análisis económico.
De la misma forma, durante el proceso de admisión el estudiante puede comunicar a la Facultad su intención de tomar el nivelatorio.
El nivelatorio tiene una duración de un semestre y tiene un costo idéntico a un semestre de la Maestría en Economía. El nivelatorio se compone de tres materias intermedias del Pregrado en Economía: 1) Asignación de recursos, 2) Macroeconomía I o Macroeconomía II, y 3) Econometría I. Estas materias se dictan en franjas similares a los de las materias regulares de la maestría (lunes a viernes de 7 a.m. a 9 a.m. y de 6 p.m. a 8 p.m. o los sábados) y pueden ser homologadas por seminarios electivos de la maestría.
Así mismo, el estudiante puede participar como asistente al curso de fundamentos de álgebra y cálculo, que normalmente se abre a principios de cada semestre, según programación académica y disponibilidad de cupos.
The Master in Economics is aimed at those professionals who wish to deepen the theories and empirical techniques most used in modern economics and who wish to advance their skills related to social research, particularly in economic research. Although the master’s degree curriculum is aimed at recent professionals in Economics, we have leveled courses (not contained in the curriculum) that offer a solid master’s entry training to those professionals from disciplines other than economics or those professionals in Economics who require previous courses before taking the core of the program.
Graduates of the Master of Economics will be familiar with the concepts, theories, and empirical tools of modern economic science at an advanced level and will have the ability to integrate the methods and concepts of economics with those of the other social sciences. Thanks to the above, they will be able to carry out research projects with empirical content, independently or within research teams. In addition, professionals may communicate the results of their research in a formal or informative manner.
Graduates will have the tools to begin to chart a career as economics teachers and researchers. It is also expected that graduates of the master’s program will have good conditions to present themselves as candidates for first-line doctoral programs abroad.
In addition, master’s graduates will have the knowledge and skills to perform in any field of work that requires the application of research competencies, particularly in economic research. For example, in activities such as the formulation and analysis of public policies and economic consulting.
In all cases, graduates are expected to make an ethical and professional commitment to the country and society.