Master of Arts in Economics

Program level: 
Degree awarded: 
MA
Country of accreditation: 
United States
Austria
Program accreditation/registration: 
Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department
Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Program length: 
2 years
Type of degree: 
CEU
US degree credits: 
60
Austrian degree ECTS credits: 
120
Start of the program : 
August

Program Description

Please note that for students enrolled before September 2021, the US-accredited curriculum is comprised of 72 credits rather than 60.

Please note that no new students are presently being enrolled into Hungarian-accrediated version of the program.

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.

Sample Courses
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.