Top leading schools offering the Master in Economics degree programs:

University of Melbourne (Australia)
- It offers the Master of Economics program to provide advanced training in economics and econometrics, and to develop students' skills and experience in undertaking independent research.
- The program can be completed in 24 months of full-time or four years of part-time study.
- In 2008, 80% of all Graduate School of Business and Economics graduates available for full-time work were working full-time within four months of graduation, Graduate Destination Survey 2008 (preliminary results).

The University of Sydney (Australia)
- The Master of Economics is one of the largest programs of its type in Australia and a leading supplier of graduates to both the private and public sectors.
- The Faculty of Economics and Business has received accreditation by EQUIS, the quality assurance arm of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

Macquarie University (Australia)
- The Master of Economics program provides students whose background is in economics or a related discipline an opportunity to develop a graduate specialisation in the field.
- Macquarie graduates are highly sought after, with graduate starting salaries ranked among the highest in Australia (Good Universities Guide 1998 - 2009).

Miami University (US)
- The Master’s in Economics program has produced many successful graduates who go on to careers in the public and private sector, or further study in prestigious institutions.
- The program can be completed in one calendar year.
- The Farmer School of Business (in which the Department of Economics is based) is one of the best business schools in the nation.

University of Leicester (UK)
- The MSc in Economics is a one-year full-time programme. The degree is recognised by the UK's Economic and Social Research Council as providing preparation for doctoral research in economics.
- The Department of Economics was awarded a maximum teaching rating of 24 by the UK government's Quality Assurance Agency.
- It has been ranked among the top three economics departments in the UK for overall student satisfaction among mainstream traditional pre-1992 universities.

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