The challenging global economy requires highly trained individuals who possess the knowledge and the skills in economic policy making and, participate effectively in helping decision-makers choose sound economic policies that strike a good balance between cyclical economic recovery and long-run economic growth.
This exciting course-based program provides students with graduate-level knowledge and skills related to applications of economic theory in policy-making, bridging the gap between theory and practice.
The program is comprised of four distinct parts delivered over 16 consecutive months:
- six core courses;
- series of specialized electives;
- courses in both management and business communications; and,
- policy project.
Key Learning outcomes:
- Describe, critically appraise, and apply advanced concepts in economics
- Choose the appropriate models and mathematical techniques to propose solutions to economic problems
- Formulate and conduct empirical tests of theoretical economic models using standard data
- Model and analyze the impacts of economic policies on consumers and society
Alumni are able to find positions in industry, government, think tanks, and international organizations. There is a dramatic technological change within this industry. This program specifically equip graduates with the skills and knowledge that successfully enable them to be highly competitive in the current labour market.
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