The Department of Economics is glad to announce the launching of a new MA program that has started from the academic year of 2016-17. Interested students now can opt for a one-year MA in Global Economic Relations program jointly run with the International Relations Department.
This joint program integrates training in international relations with economics. It provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and evaluate economic policies and strategic decision-making in a global setting. This program is fee-based only.
This innovative and interdisciplinary program integrates training in international relations and economics. The program focuses on deepening theoretical understanding and enhancing students’ skills and knowledge in data analysis, global politics, and global economic affairs.
The program is designed to provide young professionals and practitioners with an ‘upgrade of skills’ with a strong focus on theoretical application and data analysis.
The one-year MA program in Global Economic Relations builds on the strong tradition of international relations scholarships and adds the tools and the approach of economics to enable students to carry out and understand more in-depth analysis in their fields. In addition, the program provides the students with context, methodological background and a solid theoretical understanding of global issues, challenges and problems.
Pre-session in August (mandatory, 0 credit): Quantitative Methods: Mathematics (pass/fail) and Academic Writing
Fall Semester (16 credits):
Mandatory courses (6-8 credits): Data Analysis 2: for Foundation of Statistics (2 credits) Concepts and Theories for Understanding World Politics (4 credits) and Research Design and Methods in IR I (2 credits)
Elective courses (8-10 credits): Selected courses from the two departments. E.g: The Political Economy of the EU (4 credits), Political Economy of International Money (4 credits), Courts as Global Policy Actors (4 credits), Economics of Law (2 credits)
Winter Semester (16 credits)
Mandatory courses: Research Design and Methods in IR II (2 credits), Business Economics (2 credits)
Elective courses (16 credits): Selected courses from the two departments. E.g. , International and European Refugee Law, Global Economy: Emergence and Current Issues, Labor Economics, Health Economics, EU Security Policy
Spring Semester (8 credits)
Mandatory (4 credits): `Mini-thesis`
Electives (4 credits): Selected courses from the two department, but due to the different organizational structures of the two departments mostly from the Department of Economics.
Write a thesis (8 credits).
Program specific requirements
In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants must submit a one-page statement of purpose, and a 500-word essay.
The statement of purpose should describe the applicant's previous studies and/or research undertaken. It should also include some explanation as to how this has motivated the application to IRES, as well as how the MA potentially fits into future work or studies.
The focus of the essay should demonstrate knowledge on a specific topic; for example, a particular writer's work, a theory or school of thought, or an empirical case, and demonstrate how this topic, from the perspective of International Relations or a related social science discipline, would relate to the applicant's future studies and research in the department.
Accepted applicants come from a wide variety of academic backgrounds, although preference is given to students with a degree in the social sciences (including history, political science, law, and philosophy). However, others with a demonstrated interest in international affairs and public policy may also be strong candidates for admission.
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Last updated July 16, 2018