MA Regional and Environmental Economics

Level: Master (MA&MSc)
Start years: 2023
Start month: September
Semesters: 4
Application start date: February 1, 2023
Application deadline: July 31, 2023
English level: B2
Language certificate requested: No!
Type of Entrance Exam: Online Interview & Test
Price: 5 500
eur/year (2 semesters)
University: John von Neumann University
City: Kecskemét

Course Description

The Regional and Environmental Economics MA program aims to train experts in economics who possess theoretical and methodological knowledge, capable of exploring the societal aspects of environmental issues and analyzing social, cultural, and ecological processes from an economic viewpoint, while also considering the interactions between social and natural systems.

The program equips students with the ability to contribute to the innovative development of global and regional development and environmental policies, strategies, and programs. It emphasizes the importance of economic geography, regional and environmental social sciences, and the social and economic dimensions of the society. Graduates are adept at independently solving analytical and planning tasks, leading and managing groups, and conducting research and analyses related to sustainable development in academic, public, and private sectors.

The program has two distinct specializations in network economy and urban marketing. Students are introduced to cutting-edge ICT technologies like VR, AR, MR, and XR in the Metaverse, which they can apply in economic and environmental regional issues. This training approach is unparalleled in European higher education. Upon graduation, students will be well-prepared to pursue their studies in doctoral schools.

Duration of the programme: 4 semesters (2 years)
Credit number: ECTS 120
Degree: Economist in Regional and Environmental Economic Studies
Tuition fee: EUR 2750/semester
Location of the training: Budapest

Online Interview & Test

The admission specialists will evaluate your performance during an online interview and test. Please note that neither the entrance exam nor the tests can be retaken, so it’s essential to prepare adequately for the interview. During the interview, your level of English proficiency will be evaluated, and you will be asked about your motivations for choosing your desired study program. It would be beneficial to research Hungary and understand why you are interested in studying there. The test you’ll take will vary depending on the study program you have chosen. However, it will be at the upper-intermediate high school level. It’s normal to feel nervous about the tests, but most applicants find that they are not as daunting as they initially thought.

Career opportunities

Regional and environmental economists have various career opportunities, as they conduct economic research on environmental conservation and the usage of natural resources, such as renewable energy, air, water, and land. They use economic principles and statistical techniques to assess and quantify the advantages, disadvantages, incentives, and repercussions of various solutions.

They are responsible for disseminating research findings and economic forecasts by creating academic publications and technical documentation. Graduates of the Regional and Environmental Economics MA program can pursue careers in government agencies, research institutes, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), consulting firms, and private sector companies.

Job titles may include environmental economist, regional economist, policy analyst, sustainability consultant, environmental consultant, energy economist, and natural resource economist. They may work on projects related to climate change mitigation, sustainable development, environmental impact assessments, and renewable energy. With their analytical and planning skills, they can also take up managerial and leadership roles in various organizations.

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