Master of Science in Economic Policy and Planning


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Course Overview

The Masters of Arts in Economic Policy (MAEP) is a program designed to train students in applied economic analysis with a strong policy orientation. Although some graduates do pursue PhD studies in economics, policy analysis, or related areas, the primary purpose of the program is to prepare students for employment as economic analysts in a variety of public and private-sector organizations. The program is distinguished from traditional public policy programs, which often lack rigorous economic analysis in the policy context. It is distinguished from traditional MA in Economics programs, which commonly provide more abstract technical training, with only limited opportunities to apply this training to “real world” policy problems. The program aims to provide students with graduate-level technical training that has direct policy relevance.

To achieve this, the program offers specially designed courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory that emphasize the use of economic theory in the analysis of public policy. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
EPP 501 Microeconomic Theory and Policy 5
EPP 502 Quantitative Methods 5
EPP 503 Project Planning and Management 5
EPP 504 Development Economics 5
EPP 505 Labour Economics 5
EPP 506 Health Economics 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
EPP 511 Macroeconomic Theory and Policy 6
EPP 512 Econometrics 6
EPP 513 Policy Analysis and Economic Management 6
EPP 514 Research Methodology 6
EPP 515 Transport Economics 6
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
EPP 601 Economic Development Planning and Budgeting 6
EPP 602 Strategic Planning and Management 6
EPP 603 Public Sector Economics 6
EPP 604 Monetary Theory and Policy 6
EPP 605 International Economics 6
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
EPP 611 Agricultural Economics 5
EPP 612 Industrial Economics 5
EPP 613 Resource and Environmental Economics 5
EPP 614 Entrepreneurship 5
EPP 615 Master Thesis 10


Career Opportunities

This course is particularly relevant if you wish to work as a professional economist in the private or public sector.

An economics MSc provides a logical and rigorous perspective on human behaviour which is valued by a wide-range of employers around the world, in banking, business, consulting, government and academia.


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