The Universities of Bern and Basel offer a Master's program in International and Monetary Economics (MIME) with the possibility of additional specializations in financial markets and prudential regulation, quantitative macroeconomics, and international trade. The program is in English and is run jointly by the two Universities.
We aim at ambitious students who have a strong background in economics and quantitative methods and who are willing to be challenged. Students acquire rigorous, state of the art tools in economics, econometrics, and computational economics. These tools can be used in research, policy analysis as well as in pursuing a doctoral degree in economics or a related field. In addition, students acquire broad and deep expertise in monetary economics and financial markets.
The program is unique in Europe as it combines monetary and international economics with financial markets using modern macroeconomic analysis tools. Switzerland is ideally suited to the MIME program and offers excellent job opportunities to MIME graduates as it is home to many international institutions, has a large banking sector, runs independent monetary policy, is a very open economy and has a well-known financial regulation agency.
The MIME program prepares students for careers in central banks, international institutions, financial regulatory authorities, policy-analysis departments of commercial banks and government agencies dealing with fiscal policy, international economics, and financial markets. It also serves as a springboard for pursuing doctoral studies in Switzerland as well as at top US and European Universities.