Master of Arts (MA) in Economics
The Master’s of Arts in Economics program delivers a first-class Western education. You will develop:
- An understanding of a free market economy;
- Strong analytical reasoning skills;
- Effective problem solving skills;
- A knowledge of the main economic issues of Kazakhstan and Central Asia;
- A capacity to conduct independent research.
The MA in Economics at KIMEP is a 3-semester, 36-credit program that provides students with a deep understanding of global and domestic economies, banking, finance, international trade and other critical areas.
Students without previous background in economics take about two prerequisite courses. The program consists of a set of required courses – core courses, elective courses, internship, and a master’s thesis. Under the close supervision of a professor, all MA students write a significant, high-quality two semesters thesis on an economic topic of their choice.
- University degree with good academic standing
- Passing the KIMEP English Entrance Test (KEET), or holding a certificate of TOEFL or IELTS
- Passing the KIMEP Graduate Entrance Test (KGET)
KIMEP University Economics Department also offers excellent dual degrees in Master of Arts in Economics programs with the Yonsei University (South Korea) and Humboldt University Berlin (Germany). Under the dual degree programs, students spend one year at each institution. Ultimately they receive a degree from each institution – MA Economics degree from KIMEP University and Master in Economics and Management Science from Humboldt University Berlin or Master in Global Economy & Strategy from Yonsei University. Students pay tuition fees where they study. For Yonsei tuition fees are comparable to the fees at KIMEP University. For Humboldt University Berlin KIMEP University students are waived for paying tuition fees for their year in Berlin. The dual degree program offers a unique and remarkable opportunity for broad and stimulating coursework and a thesis in economics from truly global perspectives. Having 2 degrees will also further improve employment opportunities.
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Last updated January 22, 2018