The focus area of the profile is applied microeconomics – linking theory to practice and making economics functional. The student will gain competencies in analysing policies and governance issues with an emphasis on health care institutions. In addition the student will gain strong analytical skills within applied economics in general beyond the scope of health care. This includes skills within economic evaluation and microeconometrics. The profile is designed to provide the student with qualifications within two particular but related fields:
1) The profile provides the student with the ability to use economic theory and methods to give reflective answers on issues of relevance to decision makers.
2) The profile provides specialisation in the areas of health economics, health policy and health care management.
General competences for the Economics profiles:
The master's programme in Economics, cand.oecon., provides knowledge based on the highest international research within the profile area. MSc graduates in Economics are able to understand and on a scientific basis reflect on this knowledge as well as identify relevant scientific problems.
MSc graduates in Economics are able to work independently and with a systematic, goal-oriented and analytical approach to solve various problems, both individually and in collaboration with others. MSc graduates in Economics are able to structure their own learning and are capable of seeking and adapting new knowledge acquired from national and international sources