The first master’s program in Economics in Greece since 1978


The MSc in Economics program is offered by the School of Economic Sciences of Athens University of Economics & Business (AUEB), which consists of the Department of Economics and the Department of International & European Economic Studies. It awards a Master of Science (MSc) Degree in Economics.

It is the first master's program in Economics established in Greece (in the year 1978 by the Department of Economics of AUEB) following the international standards of academic quality.

It is considered as one of the top master’s programs in Greece and internationally. During its long history, it has produced high quality economists and researchers, many of whom are currently staff in universities and research institutes in Greece and abroad or hold important managerial positions in the public and private sectors of the Greek and international economy.

Graduates of the program acquire a deep theoretical and technical knowledge of the fundamental principles of economics and its applications in a wide field of subjects. Along with the acquired knowledge, our students improve their analytical skills and develop unique personal and interpersonal capabilities.

Key facts

Start date: September/October 

  Application period: March-June 

Mode/Duration: Full-time / 3 academic semesters 

Language of instruction: English

Entry requirements: Undergraduate degree in Economics or the Sciences, from an accredited University, and certificate of strong command of the English language (Level C1 or C2)

Fees: 2,500€

How to apply



When I finished my undergraduate studies at the AUEB Department of Economics I decided to apply to the MSc program with specialization in Economic Theory. This decision proved to be critical.

In particular, the curriculum offered by the MSc program in Economic Theory is of a high standard and similar to those offered by MSc programs in Economics in reputable universities abroad. The courses in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Mathematics helped me develop my critical thinking and analytical abilities, and become a better economist in the end.

In addition, I had the opportunity to work at a higher level with the very experienced and skillful in their teaching and research professors of the MSc program. Thus, the high-level curriculum and the help of the department professors led me to initially explore, then pursue, and eventually achieve my acceptance into the Yale Economics PhD program.

Hence, I highly recommend the MSc in Economics program.

Antzelos Kyriazis, MSc in Economics 2017, PhD Student in Economics at Yale University, USA

After holding my BSc in Mathematics, I was searching a strong program that I could be able to progress my thinking and expand my sphere of knowledge. The MSc in Economics (specialization economic theory) program combines elements from pure mathematical theories and contexts (mathematical analysis, probability theory, differential calculus, game theory)   with the fundamentals of economics (macro –micro economics, econometrics) using the most update computational methods (MATLAB, R) for empirical and predictive analysis. Professors are of superior level working in the front line of high quality research with continuous contact with the best international universities across the U.S. and Europe. The classmates – colleagues are high qualified students coming across different backgrounds and academic environments. After the 1 year full time programme, the students will obtain a deep understanding of the fundamentals of economic thinking.  They will be well prepared for a precious academic career as well as for a strong and qualified entry in the job market. I highly recommend it!

Panos Averbach, MSc in Economics 2010, Risk Analyst at Advanzia Bank S.A. Luxembourg

My time in AUEBʼs MSc in Economic Theory program has been crucial for my academic development. The programʼs structure and its courses, which are similar to what other top universities in Europe and North America offer, helped me acquire all the theoretical, mathematical and econometric tools necessary to make a successful transition from undergraduate studies to a rigorous PhD program. What is more, I got guidance from the programʼs faculty members, who helped me navigate my options for pursuing an academic career in Economics and whose support was invaluable for my admission to Princeton’s PhD program. I believe that the MSc in Economic Theory program in AUEB is without a doubt an excellent choice for any students wishing to follow an academic career in Economics in Greece or abroad.

Charis Katsiardis, MSc in Economics 2014, PhD Student in Economics at Princeton University, USA

My studies at the programme were beneficial in two separate ways. At first, my knowledge and my scientific level was well-developed, as it was a very demanding and high-quality process. At second, through my studies I got equipped with a very useful and reputable certification, which consisted a valuable asset in my job-searching activity.

Ioannis Vekris, MSc in Economics 2012, Financial Analyst at IBM International Service Center, Slovakia

The MSc in Economic Theory enabled me to build strong foundation in theoretical economics and sharpen my analytical skills. More specifically, courses like Microeconomics, Industrial Organization and Corporate Finance not only gave me insights on corporate strategy and business tools, they also set me for success in my MBA pursuit in one of the most competitive Ivy League schools. This course is highly recommended to students interested in a global career.

Anastasia Roumelioti, MSc in Economics 2008, Head of Marketing & Communications Hawes & Curtis | Ghost, U.K.

Having attended the Postgraduate Program in Economics offered by Athens University of Economics and Business (MSc & PhD), I gained deep knowledge, expertise and a significant advantage in the labor market both in academia and business.

In academia, throughout the program I had the opportunity to work with renowned professors, participate in research programs and publish my work in international refereed journals. In business, it equipped me with significant skills which I apply to my everyday tasks following a successful career totally aligned with my studies.
Currently, I work as a research Economist at the Economic Research and Analysis Division of Alpha Bank.

The top quality of its courses combined with its world recognized academic staff is a guarantee for the professional recognition of its graduates.

Efthymios Argyropoulos, MSc in Economics 2008, Economic Research and Analysis Division Alpha Bank, Greece