Master of Economics (MEC)


Program Learning Outcomes

Master of Economics is designed to provide sound theoretical background in the principles of economics and equips students with analytical tools and techniques for understanding the evolution of the world economy. By the end of this program, students will be able to apply economic analysis to everyday problems in real world situation, to solve problems that have clear solution, to use statistical methodology, and to analyze relevant economic models. Students are required to complete 48 credit hours that comprising of 12 credits for basic core courses, 15 credits for major core courses, 9 credits for elective courses, and 12 credits for integrative courses and research paper or research project or research thesis.


Code               Course Title                                                            Credit                                  

Basic Courses                                                                                             12 credits

ECO501         Applied Statistics & Forecasting                                 (3)

              ECO506         Mathematical Methods in Economics                         (3)

ECO502         Managerial Economics                                                (3)

ECO512         Environmental Economics                                           (3)

Major Courses                                                                                             15 credits

ECO612         Econometrics                                                              (3)

             ECO513         Advanced Microeconomic Theory                              (3)

             ECO514         Advanced Macroeconomic Theory                             (3)

             ECO518         Economics & Benefit-Cost Analysis                           (3)

             ECO615         International Trade Theory & Policy                           (3)

Elective Courses                                                                                            9 credits

ECO623         Game Theory                                                              (3)

             FIN616           Public Finance                                                             (3)

FIN611           International Finance                                                   (3)

             FIN612           Investment Analysis & Portfolio Management             (3)

             MGT526         Public Management and Organizational Change        (3)

MGT621         Research Methodology                                               (3)

             MGT615         Strategic Management                                                (3)

Final Semester (3 options)

Option I:        Final Exam. (3 courses + Paper)                                          12 credits

ECO616         Monetary Policy                                                          (3)

ECO613         Economic Growth Theory                                           (3)

ECO614         Public Economics                                                        (3)

            ECO617         Research Paper                                                            (3)

Option II:      Project (2 courses + Project)                                                12 credits

            ECO618:        Research Project                                                          (6)

Option III:     Thesis (No course + Thesis)                                                 12 credits

            ECO619         Research Thesis                                                          (12)                                                    

Total                                                                                                               48 credits