Master Degree in International Economics - Máster Universitario en Economía Internacional
The liberalization and regulation of network industries and infrastructures across the world creates a need for industries and public institutions to hire skilled professionals capable of understanding these processes and participating actively in their management and regulation.
The EMIN Joint Master Programme offers the opportunity to acquire expertise in the management of network industries from a global perspective that covers both economic/regulatory and technological/management issues. In these industries, teaching, training and research are typically carried out solely by focused specialists, which usually results in a skewed perspective. The purpose of this Master is to continue integrating specialists from different backgrounds and nationalities, and to make them interact in an interdisciplinary program so as to address the main problems faced by network industries in the current context of economic crisis and environmental concern. Our master students will learn the relevant engineering, economics, policy and management principles that should guide the functioning of network and infrastructure industries with a special focus on the energy and electrical power sector. Throughout the master, students will apply these skills and knowledge to solve real-life problems, since this course is dedicated to training qualified professionals.
This Master Programme is awarded jointly by some of the most prestigious European universities. First line American and Asian universities and research institutes are also part of the programme consortium.
The criteria for previous studies include:
Candidates must have obtained a BSc diploma (or equivalent) of substantial quality and level corresponding to at least 3 years studies at a University, equivalent to 180 ECTS.
Candidates must hold a degree in Engineering, Economics or Management (to study at TUDelft these studies must be in a technological field or the natural sciences)
Students must take courses in English (TUDelft, Comillas and Paris SUD 11), and possible courses are also offered in French (Paris SUD 11), Spanish (Comillas) and Dutch (TUDelft). A high level of English is therefore required.
Students whose mother tongue is not English and who did not take all their secondary or tertiary education in English, must provide proof of their command of English, for instance the English Proficiency Certificate, International TOEFL score 80 (Internet-based test), IELTS (academic version) overall band score of at least 6.5, or a DIALANG European Test level B2.
Knowledge of French, Spanish and/or Dutch is not mandatory, but will be taken into account. If they are not the mother language of the student, understanding may be acknowledged in two ways: submitting official proof of language skill: Diplôme d´Etudes en Langue Française, Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera; or by passing the DIALANG European test.
The liberalization and re-regulation of network industries and infrastructures across the world creates a need for industries and public institutions to hire skilled professionals capable of understanding these processes and participating actively in their management and regulation. In this regard, the EMIN master aims primarily to convey:
Knowledge: to train highly-qualified professionals able to understand the technological and economic principles of network industries, by delivering an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines engineering and economics courses, adapted to the students´ varying backgrounds.
Skills: to provide students with the necessary competences to efficiently apply this knowledge, and to manage and re-regulate network industries in a dynamic, international and evolving framework, whether as in-house staff, on consulting teams, in public bodies such as ministries or development or regulatory agencies, or in research institutions.
The main objective of our Masters Course is to produce qualified professionals, able to manage and regulate network industries and infrastructures within a liberalized framework. These professionals could belong to network companies, to regulation departments of public or private utilities, consulting teams, public entities like ministries, development or regulatory agencies, etc. Enrolling their staff in our program is, for these institutions, one of the best ways to improve their competitiveness and efficiency, not only in Europe and developed countries but also in developing ones. The students following this programme will come out with the following capabilities:
Global understanding of the characteristics of European and global network industries
Deep knowledge of the basics of economic regulation and policy of network industries
Management capabilities applied to network industries
Enough capacity for the technical and economic modeling of network industries