The Program runs on a semester basis, with each semester having 15 weeks of classes. Seeking to give a solid theoretical and instrumental formation, the course concentrates the obligatory disciplines in the first semester. Elective disciplines, linked to research lines, are offered in the second semester.

According to the rules of UFSC, the minimum duration of the master’s course is 12 months and the maximum duration is 24 months. The minimum number of credits to be studied in disciplines is 30. The dissertation corresponds to six credits.

The curricular structure of the masters course seeks to offer a solid theoretical and instrumental formation. For this the students must take a minimum of 30 credits in disciplines, besides the dissertation.

In the first semester the three compulsory courses are offered, each of four credits:

Microeconomic Theory I

Microeconomic Theory I (2017)

Macroeconomic Theory I

Quantitative methods


In the second semester the student must attend a minimum of two elective courses of four credits, which are linked to the lines of research, in addition to the discipline of Dissertation Seminars, two credits. In the third semester the student must take an elective course.

Elective courses offered:

Bayesian Econometrics

Brazilian economy

Corporate Finance

Computable General Equilibrium Models

Computational Methods in Economics


Economy of Innovation

Econometrics I

Econometria II

Globalization and Socio-territorial Dynamics

Industrial Organization and Technological Development

Monetary Economics and Financial System

Macroeconomic Theory II

Macroeconomic Theory II (Guilherme Moura )

Microeconomic Theory II

Structure and Evolution of Industry in Brazil

Disciplines of the old curriculum:

Agroindustrial Competitiveness

Capitalism and History

Capitalism and History II

Development and Inequality in a Global Historical Perspective

International Finance

Labor Economics

Methodology of Research in Analysis of World Systems

Public finances