The master’s programme in Mathematics-Economics qualifies you to be an economist. You learn to apply your knowledge of mathematics, computer science and statistics in analysing economic problems, thinking analytically and logically and solving a variety of complex problems. This qualifies you to design optimisation models for controlling electricity generation, to develop mathematical optimisation models for measuring productivity in the Danish hospital sector, for instance, or to design computer systems for controlling the pricing of options.
As a student in the Mathematics-Economics master’s programme, you can personalise your study programme so it is geared as much as possible to your interests and strengths. Most students chose to specialise in the areas of financing and planning where there are good opportunities to combine mathematics and economics. The master’s programme concludes with a master’s thesis which gives you the opportunity to study a theoretical or practical topic in depth. You can also choose to study abroad for part of your programme.
Graduates with an MSc in Mathematics-Economics are in great demand, and many choose to work for a large consulting firm in Copenhagen or as a specialist consultant in a major bank’s support department. Others choose a career in research and continue studying in a PhD programme.