We are living in an online world, with IT systems forming the foundations for the online provision and procurement of information, as well as online commerce and services. This means supply and demand coming together in a virtual world, raising such intriguing questions as: How do electronic markets work? How do we strike a balance between the information that providers and users possess? How do you create fair online auctions? And how do you prevent tampering and informational disadvantages affecting one party?
In the Master's study program in Computing and Economics, you will broaden and deepen the knowledge you acquired during your Bachelor's study program, with the aim of gaining a better understanding of the analysis and design of electronic markets, social networks, and online platforms, as well as deriving systems that can be used for these purposes.
You will also learn how to analyze non-standard problems yourself, how to use independent means of acquiring the knowledge you need to do this, and how to design and use appropriate systems and solutions.
Career prospects and further degree programs
With a Master's degree in Computing and Economics, your in-depth knowledge will be in particularly high demand in any company involved in electronic markets. Your education will enable you, for example, to optimize the design of Internet advertising platforms or devise new online auctions.
Potential employers include both major international companies and small startups who are developing new electronic markets. With an innovative idea, you could even start your own business.
Moreover, graduates with the right aptitude have the opportunity to complete a doctorate, an outstanding foundation for an academic career.