The Master Erasmus Mundus QEM - Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics is a Master of Economics co-funded by the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union. It is true joint full-time advanced Master Degree for elite cohorts of students with many specializations. Taught in English, the programme is designed by a Consortium of four Partner Universities from 4 European countries with a network of Associated Partners consisting of international academic institutions as well as public and private companies.
The course offers a rigorous education in fundamental quantitative tools by combining core economic theory with related quantitative disciplines such as Probability, Statistics, Econometrics, Finance, Actuarial Science, Mathematical Modelling, Computation and Simulation, Experimental Design, and Political Science. The breadth of courses offers students the opportunity to specialise in one of these many areas in accordance with their interests along a number of course tracks. These being areas which are increasingly vital in both research orientation for further studies and in the job market for positions in government organisations, private companies or financial institutions.
It is a programme requirement for students to study at two of the four participating universities from the Consortium. This mobility enables students to benefit from the strengths of each university on a wide range of issues, and to meet and work with professionals from various backgrounds. Upon successfully completing the programme, students are awarded a QEM Joint Degree from the partners of the consortium. The consortium provides extensive career assistance to the students, including help with internships and job placement for graduates. We have had an excellent job placement record, since 2008.