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The Master of Arts (MA) degree is the next level of education after completing a bachelor’s degree. They allow for continued study of a subject carried over from the undergraduate level, or exploration of other professional or academic interests.

What is an MA in Economics? The graduate degree program trains participants in the fundamentals of economic analysis. The coursework may involve econometrics, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and data analysis. There is usually emphasis on mathematics, particularly calculus, linear algebra, and probability as well as statistics. Electives may be offered to round out the education experience and may involve international trade and finance, law, labor, game theory, and economics for numerous industries.

Students of this degree program primarily learn how to use economic analysis tools needed to study issues and policies. They also develop strong research skills as well as analytical abilities through rigorous studies in economic theory.

The costs of an MA in Economics programs vary widely, depending on the type of educational institution you select, the country it is in, and the time required for program completion. Expect to spend between one to three years to finish your studies. Research schools that interest you and contact them for more information.

Completion of the MA in Economics could lead to a career as an economist in either the private or public sector. Some possible early career positions include auditor, manager, program officer, advisor, coordinator, partnership specialist, and consultant. Government roles may range from inspector, minister, and engineer to program manager, ambassador, and department general manager. Executive positions in business from director to chief executive officer are common, while the academic world has professors, academic deans, and department chairs.

The MA in Economics is available at university campuses around the world and online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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66 Results in Economics

The Catholic University of America

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that take ... [+]

MA in Integral Economic Development Policy Two-year program full-time, with a part-time option. Pioneers the implementation of an integrated approach to economic development policy. Teaches applied policy and economic techniques in an integral framework of development. What is an Integral Approach

Integral economic development is an approach to development that seeks to strengthen the civil and social institutions required for sustainable development; one that takes an integrated view of the person's role in society. It is an approach which development entities increasingly demand. Integral economic development, seen from the perspective of the whole human person, and the whole human community, is at the core of our programs and the mission of The Catholic University of America.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Boston University Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

The MA in Economics is a terminal master’s program that equips its graduates with the advanced knowledge and quantitative skills required for an economic analyst in the b ... [+]

The MA in Economics is a terminal master’s program that equips its graduates with the advanced knowledge and quantitative skills required for an economic analyst in the business world, the consulting industry, a central bank or government. The training provides a thorough understanding of fundamental economic principles, application of mathematical methods and modeling, and the use of computer software for large-scale data analysis. It is accomplished through the economics core (four courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, statistics, and econometrics) and four elective courses. These courses are designed exclusively for master’s students, distinct from our Ph.D. and undergraduate offerings. The elective courses develop quantitative skills and specialized knowledge in nearly all major areas of economics and are taught largely by our own research faculty. The entire program may thus be completed in one academic year. The MA in Economics is a STEM-designated degree program.... [-]

USA Boston
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
OnCampus

The Master's distance learning Business Administration offers you many opportunities to further develop your potential. Because it is an online study program, you will ac ... [+]

Specialize in the Online Master Business Administration!

The Master's distance learning Business Administration offers you many opportunities to further develop your potential. Because it is an online study program, you will acquire flexible and uncomplicated qualification for managerial and responsible positions at your own pace of learning. Analytical and creative problem solving skills as well as specialist knowledge and soft skills are the central points of reference.

You have five future-oriented specialization options in the Online Master's Program in Business Administration: Choose your preferred area of ​​interest from the following specializations:

marketingAccountingtradeenergyBanking and insurance industry... [-]
Germany Germany Online
October 2019
German
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
Online
International University of Japan

This degree program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics. ... [+]

This newly offered two year MA program awards an MA in Economics degree to students who successfully complete all requirements. The IMF scholars through our tailor-made program for them named Macroeconomic Policy Program belong to this new MA degree program within the IDP, while Macroeconomic Policy Program requires the IMF scholars to take more courses related to macroeconomic issues. The goal of the program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics, and this new MA degree program focuses on more economics than our current program in International Development, both of which are offered within the IDP.

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Japan Niigata
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Denver, Josef Korbel School of International Studies

The MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) provides students with a multidisciplinary, policy-focused examination of the global economy. Cou ... [+]

The MA program in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration (GFTEI) provides students with a multidisciplinary, policy-focused examination of the global economy. Courses focus on the complex changes underway in the global economy, including the emerging patterns of financial, trade and human capital flows and their effect on national economies, the effect of globalization on state capacity, policy autonomy and national economic conditions, the relationship between economic, political and social outcomes, corporate governance and competition and the interaction of interest groups, states and multilateral agreements and organizations.

The GFTEI degree is intended for students who want to pursue careers in international policy analysis for public sector agencies, such as the Department of Commerce and the International Trade Administration; analyst positions in multilateral institutions and organizations, such as the World Bank, the United Nations and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development; research and analyst positions within non-governmental organizations, such as Oxfam and Action Aid; and in the private sector as economic policy consultants, country risk or international project analysts, or international project managers.... [-]

USA Denver
September 2020
2 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Economic Policy (MIEP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation for understanding new challe ... [+]

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in International Economic Policy (MIEP) is an interdisciplinary program that provides a strong foundation for understanding new challenges in the global economic system. The program provides analytical rigor and tailored professional specializations to help students pursue challenging careers in the private sector, public sector, and non-profit organizations.

Evening classes accommodate the busy schedules of working professionals and open pathways through which full-time students can explore internships in international organizations, consulting firms, and government agencies in Washington D.C. The MIEP alumni network provides professional internship and job opportunities for students from all over the world.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
New College of the Humanities

Have you read Freakonomics (Levitt & Dubner, 2005) and found it interesting? Learn how authors, journalists, and writers deliver the why's and how's of economic polic ... [+]

An enthralling mix of economic policy and the communication of economic knowledge, this MA will train you to understand how economic knowledge is used in the modern world.

Graduates will be skilled at acting between the economists and the public.

The MA Communicating Economic Policy programme has three main strands: economic policy, which equips you with an understanding of the conceptual tools of an economist; research skills, which teaches you the skills required to handle quantitative data, offers a grounding in qualitative research skills, and prepares you to undertake the entire production process of independent research; and economic communication, which invites you to reflect on what the field of economics can achieve, what its limitations are, and how these can be communicated to non- expert audiences.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Bayreuth

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous ... [+]

The Departments of Philosophy and Economics offer a leading and unique Master Programme in Philosophy & Economics in Europe. P&E will provide you with a rigorous education in core areas of economics and analytic philosophy.

A P&E degree is the foundation for society’s future decision-makers in government, business, science, and NGOs. If you are looking for an ambitious PPE or PEP Master you will find plenty of political philosophy and political economy in our programme. If you are looking for a Master programme in economics with a difference, then you have also landed at the right place.

The programme is targeted at students with an interest in obtaining an advanced analytical and quantitative training as a foundation for pursuing research-based careers in academia, public service, and business. In designing the degree we had in mind economists and philosophers as well as those with political scientists or those with a background in business or management studies who are intent on sharpening their abilities in normative reflection, on deepening of their knowledge of subjects they have pursued during their Bachelor’s studies, and on broadening and enhancing their methodological skills in key areas relevant to both disciplines.... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
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Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Istanbul Sehir University

M.A. in Economics and Finance (EconFin) is designed to equip students with empirical and practical applications of economics and finance. It combines a solid training in ... [+]

Overview

M.A. in Economics and Finance (EconFin) is designed to equip students with empirical and practical applications of economics and finance. It combines a solid training in microeconomic and macroeconomic principles, as well as the quantitative methods and theory needed for the analysis of financial markets.

Students admitted to the program will be able to benefit not only from engagement with our academic faculty but also from industry practitioners. There are specific courses directly given by prominent industry professionals. Moreover, students will benefit from a range of specialist modules offered by the Graduate School of Business as well.

The thesis track provides a solid background for the students who also plan to pursue a career in academia.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2020
Full-time
6 semesters
Campus
The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Applied economics is the use of economic theories, models, and data to solve real-world issues. Students in the Master of Arts in Applied Economics program develop skills ... [+]

Applied economics is the use of economic theories, models, and data to solve real-world issues. Students in the Master of Arts in Applied Economics program develop skills in macro- and microeconomics and learn to analyze and forecast economic trends in areas including (but not limited to) budgetary and fiscal policy, international trade, labor and urban economics. Graduates are prepared for positions as economic analysts in government, private consulting firms, financial institutions, international organizations and applied policy research institutions.

Learning Goals

The Applied Economics program has three main goals. You will learn how to:

Identify an economic conundrum that you want to explain; Apply the theoretical tools of micro- or macroeconomics and the quantitative tools of data analysis and econometrics to find a solution to your economic conundrum; and Communicate your analysis in a clear and coherent manner that will teach your audience something that it didn’t know before you made your presentation. Curriculum ... [-]
USA Washington
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 semesters
Campus
The New School

The MA in Global Political Economy and Finance is a 30-credit program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the world economy in historical context ... [+]

The New School is a progressive university in New York City where scholars, artists, and designers come together to challenge convention and create positive change. Founded in 1919, the university consists of Parsons School of Design, Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, the College of Performing Arts, The New School for Social Research, and numerous renowned graduate programs. The New School’s rigorous, multidimensional approach to education gives students the academic freedom to shape their unique, individual paths of study for a complex and rapidly changing world.

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The MA in Global Political Economy and Finance is a 30-credit program that provides students with a sophisticated understanding of the world economy in historical context, the political economic analysis of the dynamics of contemporary world capitalist society, and state-of-the-art tools of political economic and financial analysis.... [-]

USA New York
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

Upon successfully completing the Program, each student will receive a certificate from Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management and a diploma from Georgetown, w ... [+]

The Brussels-Washington Masters in Political Economy is an innovative one-year programme combining the strengths of two internationally renowned institutions.

This joint degree from Georgetown University and the ULB-Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management offers:

An international experience at the heart of global policy-making decision powers, with full immersion in both Europe (Brussels) and the U.S. (Washington D.C.); A combination of frontier training in formal and quantitative political economy, with a strong emphasis on economic policy; Courses taught by academics and practitioners who are leading specialists in their field; On-site events at international institutions and think tanks; Opportunity to joining the wide and active alumni networks of Georgetown and Solvay. ... [-]
USA Washington
August 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Leeds Beckett University

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of globalization and of the challenges the process of deeper economic integration presents. ... [+]

Course Details

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of globalization and of the challenges the process of deeper economic integration presents.

You will analyze diverse issues such as the changing nature of international competition, trade, migration and global governance. You will expand your knowledge of the modern political economy and explore global consumption as an engine of growth. You will debate the 2008 financial crisis, discussing how it began, the definition of crisis and how the world responded.

You will gain an understanding of how international political economy differs from economics. As well as measuring economic growth, you will also understand its distribution of costs and benefits, together with its social, political and environmental impact.... [-]

United Kingdom Leeds
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University for Peace

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusi ... [+]

The Master of Arts Degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) emphasizes the economic and management perspectives of peace while focusing on the concepts of sustainability and responsibility. Its creation was based on the belief that to better contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, it is imperative to explore what role the economy plays in the world today and its impact on our environment and societies’ well-being. Issues of rural and urban poverty, growing inequalities and disparities, environmental degradation, financial crises, and globalization are challenging political-economic stability and social cohesion in all societies. Modern society faces the growing challenge of sustainability; finding solutions that will maintain and protect social systems for future generations. Students from the RMSED Program will become responsible managers with strong emphasis on sustainability that will be able to work in the corporate sector, public sector or social sector, both in industrialized and developing countries.... [-]

Costa Rica Ciudad Colón
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Surrey

Economics shapes our world, from inflation and unemployment rates, through to the implications of Brexit and the price of milk. Our MA in Economics will give you the oppo ... [+]

Why choose this course

Economics shapes our world, from inflation and unemployment rates, through to the implications of Brexit and the price of milk. Our MA in Economics will give you the opportunity to explore this engrossing subject and its continual impact on our world.

Our intensive conversion course is designed to provide you with the skills necessary to allow you to pursue a career in the exciting and rewarding field of economics, regardless of your previous degree subject.

What you will study

Our MA in Economics will give you a thorough education in the theories and applications of economics. You’ll study the core principles of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, gaining a critical awareness of current economic problems and insights. You’ll also develop the ability to combine relevant analytical techniques with insightful data analysis to produce economic conclusions.... [-]

United Kingdom Guildford
October 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus