Master of Arts in Economic Policy in Global Markets

Program level: 
Degree awarded: 
MA
Country of accreditation: 
United States
Hungary
Austria
Program accreditation/registration: 
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC)
Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Program length: 
2 years
Type of degree: 
CEU
US degree credits: 
72
Austrian degree ECTS credits: 
120
Hungarian degree ECTS credits: 
120
Start of the program : 
September

Program Description

Please note that from September 2020, this program's teaching for incoming and continuing students will take place at our Vienna campus.

This two-year program focuses on economic policy in the context of global markets. The main goal of this program is to give students sound foundations in economics, an understanding of the economic policy process, and to provide them with the analytical ability to evaluate economic policies at the macro and micro level. 

During the first year, students will focus on core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, data analysis, applied economic policy analysis as well as some optional courses (electives) in the spring. In the second year, students will be able to choose from a wide range of electives from the Department of Economics and Business and other departments. Popular elective courses include: 

  • Finance courses (Asset Pricing, Corporate Finance and Risk Management, Trading and Portfolio Theory, etc.) 
  • Data analysis courses (Data Mining and Big Data Analysis, Econometrics II, Economic Forecasting, Machine Learning for Natural Language Processing, etc.) 
  • Macro policy courses (Economic Policy After the Crisis, Economics of Underdevelopment, Macroeconomic and Public Institutions, The Political Economy of the EU, etc.) 
  • Micro policy courses, special policy areas (Energy Markets, Economics of Higher Education, Labor Economics, Health Policy, etc.) 

Many of the electives are “cross listed”, meaning that they are taught by other departments at CEU. Thus, students are exposed to many alternative viewpoints and approaches, which we consider to be a strength of the Economic Policy Program. 

Entry Requirements for the Program 

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants to the MA in Economic Policy program must submit a Statement of Purpose that should express the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program (max. 500 words). Applicants should indicate how further studies at CEU would help them achieve their future career goals. 

Entry is open for students with an undergraduate degree in economics or related fields, and also for students with undergraduate or master degrees from areas not directly related to economics. More information about the program can be found on the department’s website.