The first year of the program serves as an introduction to the core areas of standard economics and provides a firm foundation for further studies. The second year offers advanced and specialized field courses that students choose according to their research interests.
Year I: Microeconomic Theory; Macroeconomic Theory; Econometrics; Corporate Governance; Labor Economics; Antitrust and Industrial Policy Analysis Year II: Game Theory; Public Economics; Applied Econometrics; History of Economic Thought; Program Evaluation; International Finance; Industrial Organization; Corporate Finance and Banking; Behavioral Economics; International Trade; Financial Economics; The Economics of Networks; Economic Geography
Entry Requirements for the Program
In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants to the MA programs must submit a 500-word essay introducing their research topic and explaining their academic/professional background. Applicants should indicate how further studies at CEU would help them achieve their future career goals. In addition, applicants must either:
• pass a department-specific examination in basic calculus, probability theory and linear algebra, or
• submit general GRE test scores.