The Department of Economics offers a Master of Economics coursework programme with two tracks: a Career-Oriented Track (Applied Economics) and an Academic-Focused Track (Quantitative Economics). Applicants should declare their preferred track at the time of application, and also indicate whether they are willing to be considered for the other track. After students complete the first semester of their preferred track, students can apply for a transfer between the two tracks if they meet the requirements of the track which they wish to be transferred to. The Master of Economics Committee will consider their applications based on the students’ academic performance.
This track is for individuals who wish to become professional economists or economic consultants, or who wish to work for government agencies. It is designed for students who wish to apply economics to a wide range of challenging situations facing firms, policymakers, and other stakeholders.