At a glance:
a 2-year program that provides you with the skills and knowledge to prepare and evaluate economic policymaking or work in the private sector
over 80% of students get a full tuition waiver
close to 50% of students get both a full tuition waiver and a fellowship (and accommodation if necessary)
learn about the implementing the theory in practice from faculty with leadership experience in government and international institutions
typically 25-30 students in the cohort
This two-year program focuses on economic policy in the context of global markets. The main goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of economic policy process and to provide them with analytical ability to evaluate policy-making issues.
During the first year, students will focus on core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, data analysis, and applied economic policy analysis as well as some optional courses. In the second year, students will be able to choose from a wide range of optional courses as for example Macroeconomics and Public Finance, Corporate Governance, Health Policy; Transition Economics, Fiscal Policy, Economics of Underdevelopment, Investments, Competition Policy, Antitrust Policy Analysis, Labor Economics, and Policy.
The duration of the MA in Economic Policy in Global Markets is two academic years. The academic year is partitioned into three terms: the Fall term, the Winter term, the Spring term and the internship at the end of the first year of studies.
Incoming first-year students start their studies with a pre-session in August before the Fall term of their first academic year. During the pre-session, students participate in an introductory mathematics course (Introduction to Quantitative Methods: Mathematics) and get acquainted with CEU. The pre-session ends with an examination in Mathematics.
In the Fall and Winter terms, students take compulsory core courses in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics for Economic Policy, Data Analysis, International Economic Policy, Finance and Global Economy: Emergence and Current Issues for 25 credits. Students also take an intensive course in Academic and Policy Paper Writing in the Winter term for Pass/Fail. During the Fall term in the first year, students can take no other courses than the core courses offered by the Department of Economics and Business.
In the Winter and Spring terms of the first year, as well as in the Fall and Winter terms of the second year students take both mandatory and elective courses (including courses from outside the department if they wish to do so, for a maximum of 4 credits).
During the Summer students have to complete an internship of 40 working days. Terms and conditions of the internship will be regulated in a separate document. In the Winter term of the second year, students have to propose a thesis research topic and start working on their MA thesis with the help of their supervisor(s).
The Spring term of the second year is solely devoted to thesis work. At the end of the second year, students submit their MA thesis and take part in the oral defense.
Program specific requirements:
- Statement of purpose: The Statement of Purpose should express the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program (1-2 pages).
You must possess a BA degree (or higher) or be enrolled in the last year of your university studies. Successful applicants come from a variety of vocational and educational backgrounds; a previous degree in Economics is not required. If your background is not in Economics, you will have to complete additional credits in Economics subjects if you wish to receive a Hungarian Master degree.
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Last updated July 16, 2018