What is the idea behind EMEA?

EMEA is a unique master’s programme combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the MENA region.

Understanding complex economic challenges in the MENA requires an interdisciplinary approach. Thus, EMEA includes a wide range of electives from various disciplines to facilitate a broad understanding of the region’s complexity.

The curriculum equips students with knowledge about up-to-date issues relevant for many MENA countries, e.g., Islamic finance, political economy, natural resources, corruption, and conflict.

Combined with one of the specialisation tracks, students sharpen their job market profile towards a career as regional experts with modern problem-solving skills specific to economics, finance and accounting, or management.

Hands-on regional experience is an asset: spend a semester abroad at one of our many partner universities in the MENA region.

How does EMEA work?

  • Four semesters with a total of 120 ECTS (European Credit Transfer System)
  • Comprehensive teaching of introductory and advanced MENA economics
  • Specialisation tracks and electives allow adapting the curriculum to individual interests
  • No tuition fees for EMEA at Philipps-Universität Marburg

How is the programme’s content structured?

EMEA Programme Structure

How do I benefit from EMEA?

  • Acquire an MSc tailored to the job market for economists with in-depth regional expertise
  • Study important MENA topics, such as Islamic finance, oil rents, corruption, and conflict
  • Get a master’s education in general economics
  • Network with professionally-advanced alumni in business, government, and research positions
  • Improve your intercultural competencies through international classes and an optional stay abroad

How much does the programme cost?

No tuitions fees are charged for completing the degree at Philipps-Universität Marburg. Only the regular registration fee of approx. 318 EUR per semester is required. This fee covers internet access and subsidised meals at the university besides public transportation in the state of Hesse and some neighbouring states.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in theoretical or business economics
  • A minimum of 72 ECTS covering business and economics
  • From mentioned 72 ECTS, at least 18 ECTS in economics and 12 ECTS in related method courses
  • English language proficiency of at least level C1

Application period

The application period starts on 1 April and closes on 15 July 2017.

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