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Program Objectives

MS in Economics is designed to provide a solid background in theory, quantitative methods, and applications appropriate to the needs of economists involved in private and public sectors policy planning, analysis, and forecasting. IMSciences offers a full-time one and a half year MS in Economics. Emphasis is placed on sound training in economic theory, the acquisition of analytical and research skills, and development of a broad knowledge of macro and microeconomics problems. Being a research oriented degree, it provides an opportunity to the successful students to extend their MS dissertation to the PhD level.

Eligibility for Admission

Candidates with at least sixteen years of education in the relevant discipline are eligible for admission. Following are the basic requirements for admission in MS Economics.

  • BSc Economics with a minimum of 130 credit hours having scored min 3.0/4.0 CGPA.
  • MSc Economics, MSc Applied Economics from any recognized university/institute with atleast 3 CGPA or 60% marks in annual system.
  • A minimum of 50% marks in the GATGeneral conducted by the National Testing Service (NTS). All candidates seeking admission to the MS Economics program are required to provide the GAT-General score.

Degree Requirements

A student admitted to the MS Economics program will be required to complete 24 credit hours of course work along with a minimum of 6 credit hours of research work/thesis.

Scheme of Courses

No. of Semester 03
Course work 24 Credit Hours
Thesis 06 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours 30 Credit Hours

Semester Wise Breakup of Courses

Semester 1

Code Course Credits
ECON 711 Advanced Micro Economics I
ECON 712 Advanced Macro Economics I 3
ECON 713 Mathematical Statistics & Linear Algebra 3
ECON 714 Economic Research Methods 3

Semester 2

Code Course Credits
ECON 721 Advanced Micro Economics II 3
ECON 722 Advanced Macro Economics II 3
ECON 723 Applied Econometric Methods 3
ECON Elective I 3

Semester 3

ECON 731 Research Dissertation 6