Masters of Science in Economic Policy Analysis

Objectives of the program

The aim of this postgraduate study is developing theoretical and analytical knowledge in the area of policy economics. The courses designed under the program provide knowledge about economic theories and technical economic applications through advanced courses.

Admission Requirements

Applicants are expected to have a first degree in Economics, Business Management, Accounting, Statistics and other related disciplines. Variety of basic economic knowledge is required for successful completion of the program. Hence, applicants who have completed their undergraduate study in Economics and the aforementioned disciplines can join the program. Since strong Economics background is required, the applicants will be asked to write entrance examination. Besides, students may be required to document their English language proficiency when deemed necessary. 

Graduate profile

After a successful completion of the program, graduates of the program are believed to be engaged in the following tasks:

  • Conduct Scientific Research and development activities and can work in research Institutions.
  • Work as instructors in higher education institutions.
  • Give Consultancy Services.
  • Can be employed in government, non-governmental, and private organizations to work planning and economic analysis works.
  • Can start their own business.

 Duration of the Program

The study program is designed to be completed in two years, four semesters. The first year has two semesters in which students take common courses in the first semester. In the second semester, in addition to common courses, specialization coursers will be offered. The study program is designed in such a way that the second year is totally devoted for dissertation and DTTP program. 

   Course Breakdown by Year and Semester

                                                                  Year I, Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit hour

Econ 501

Advanced Microeconomics I

3

Econ 511

Advanced Macroeconomics I

3

Econ 531

Advanced Mathematics for Economists

3

Econ 521

Econometrics

3

Total

 

12

 Year I, Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit hour

Econ 502

Advanced Microeconomics II

3

Econ 512

Advanced Macroeconomics II

3

Econ  522

Research Methods & Applied Econometrics 

3( 2 + 1)

Econ 552

Microeconomic Policy

3

Econ 562

Macroeconomic Policy

3

Total

 

15

 Year II, Semester I

Course Code

Course Title

Credit hour

DTTP 601

Development Team Training program

3

Econ 601

Master’s Thesis in  Economic Policy Analysis

3

Total

 

6

Year II, Semester II

Course Code

Course Title

Credit hour

Econ 602

Master’s Thesis in  Economic Policy Analysis

3

Total

 

3

 Graduation Requirement

  • A minimum of 36 credit hours.
  • Minimum of CGPA of 3 and maximum of one C.
  • Dissertation defense and Minimum of B grade in dissertation.

Degree Nomenclature

Up on successful completion of the program,

"Master of Science in Economics (Economic Policy Analysis)" or "Master of Science in Economics (International Economics)",  based on their specialization, will be awarded.