Master of Science in Economics of the Middle East

General

Program Description

The Master of Science in Economics of the Middle East (EMEA) is a unique Master’s program of School of Business and Economics and Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (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 to many MENA countries, e.g., Islamic finance, political economy, natural resources, corruption, and conflict. Combined with one of the specialization tracks, students sharpen their job market profile towards a career as regional experts with modern problem-solving skills specific to Institutional Economics, Finance & Accounting, or Management. Hands-on regional experience is an asset: we encourage our students to spend an optional semester abroad at one of our leading partner universities in the MENA region.

The program is taught entirely in English by a range of experts and well-known professors in the field. EMEA offers a well-balanced academic education in economics as well as advanced knowledge of applied quantitative methods with reference to the MENA region.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

As the most tradition-rich university in Hesse, the Philipps-Universität unites groundbreaking research with exemplary support for young scholars and researchers, with an attractive academic offering ... Read More

As the most tradition-rich university in Hesse, the Philipps-Universität unites groundbreaking research with exemplary support for young scholars and researchers, with an attractive academic offering in a charming setting with a medieval historical city center. The scholarly focus of the Philipps-Universität – with 12 Leibniz Prize winners, one of Hesse’s leading research institutes – is on the fields of infection and tumor research, synthetic microbiology, material sciences, cognitive and applied neurosciences, language dynamics research, biodiversity and climate research, and conflict research. Read less