College of Business Administration

MSEconomicsProgram

MS Economics Program

The Department of Economics at the College of Business Administration - Kuwait University - is launching an M.A Program in Economics started September 2008 The program covers two majors:

  • Applied International and Financial Economics
  • Applied Public Economics.

The program objective is to prepare students for careers as effective executives and policy-makers in the public as well as in the private sectors. Being offered by an internationally accredited institution, the Masters Program in Economics strives to be a leading provider of highly skilled graduates in Policy Economics with visionary strategic leadership qualities. The M.A. program will be administered by a highly academically and professionally qualified faculty who will provide academic support, training, and orientation.


Degree Requirements


The curriculum of the Masters degree in Economics is designed primarily for individuals with a background in economics. However, individuals with varied academic and professional backgrounds who aspire to middle-level and upper-level economic policy careers would also be welcomed into the program upon completion of the foundation courses. Thus, the program accepts both Economics and non-Economics undergraduate degree holders. In addition, both full-time and part-time students may be admitted to the program.
To earn the M.A. degree in Economics, successful students will have to finish 12 non-foundation courses (36 units) or 10 courses plus a Master Thesis (See curriculum description below).

Students not holding an Economics undergraduate degree may be admitted to the program conditional on passing four foundation courses (Mathematics for Economists, Survey I, Survey II, and Statistics). Any of these courses could be waived by successfully passing a placement test. Each student must obtain at least a B- in each of the required foundation courses in order to be admitted to the Masters program (See curriculum description below).

After taking the core courses students have the choice to major in either:

  • - Applied International and Financial Economics, or
  • - Applied Public Economics.

Every student is required to take a comprehensive "Exit Exam" towards the end of the program.


Admission Policy


Applications from Economics and non-Economics undergraduate degree holders are welcomed. The M.A. program is seeking candidates with high academic potential and motivation.

Candidates applying to the program have to submit the following documents:

1- A personal statement of career objectives
2- Results of a recent (not older than two years) Graduate Record Examination Test (GRE)
3- Results of a recent (not older than two years) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) The minimum score required for admission is 500
4- Complete transcripts of undergraduate course work
5- Two letters of recommendation
6- Certificates of work experience (if any)


Core Curriculum


The program has two tracks: Thesis or Non-Thesis. In a thesis track a student must fulfil the requirements of passing 30 credits of course work plus a thesis. In the Non-Thesis track a student must pass 33 credits of course work plus a 3 credit Research Project.

The program requirements are (non-thesis option in parenthesis):

I. 24 (24)Compulsory Course Credits:

Econ. 50E Research Methodology Course            0 Credits
Econ. 500 Microeconomic Theory                         3 Credits
Econ. 501 Macroeconomic Theory                        3 Credits
Econ. 502 Applied Microeconomics                       3 Credits
Econ. 503 Applied Macroeconomics                      3 Credits
Econ. 504 Econometrics                                        3 Credits

Track one: Applied International and Financial Economics.

Prerequisites:

Econ.50 E, Econ. 500, Econ. 501, Econ. 502, Econ. 503, Econ. 504 (3 credits each)
Econ. 510 International Trade Theory
Econ. 511 International Finance and Open Macroeconomy
Econ. 512 Economics of Financial Markets

Track two: Applied Public Economics.

Prerequisites:

Econ. 50 E, Econ. 500, Econ. 501, Econ. 502, Econ. 503, Econ. 504 (3 credits each)
Econ. 513 Public Economics I
Econ. 514 Public Economics II
Econ. 515 Industrial Economics and Organization Note: Upon Completion of the core courses, the student has to select one of the two streams of specialization. Students wishing to specialize in any           of the two tracks above are required to take all three courses in the chosen stream.

II. 6 (9) Elective courses (3 credits each):

Track one: Applied International and Financial Economics.

Econ. 513 Public Economics I
Econ. 514 Public Economics II
Econ. 515 Industrial Economics and organization
Econ. 520 Applied Econometrics
Econ. 521 Special Topics in Economic Policy
Econ. 522 Special Topics in the Kuwaiti Economy
Econ. 523 Economics of Natural Resources
Econ. 524 Labour Economics
Econ. 525 Development Economics

Track two: Applied Public Economics.

Econ. 510 International Trade Theory
Econ. 511 International Finance and Open Macroeconomy
Econ. 512 Economics of Financial Markets
Econ. 520 Applied Econometrics
Econ. 521 Special Topics in Economic Policy
Econ. 522 Special Topics in the Kuwaiti Economy
Econ. 523 Economics of Natural Resources
Econ. 524 Labour Economics
Econ. 525 Development Economics Note: Students have to select three additional courses (non-thesis option) or two courses (for thesis option) from the group of nine elective courses to build more depth in any other economics field of study

III. 6 (3) Compulsory Thesis/Project:

Thesis Track:

Econ. 597 to 599 Thesis 6 Credits

Non-Thesis Track:

Econ. 593 Project 3 Credits Note: Students must select one option (either the Thesis Track or the Non-thesis track) in order to completely satisfy the programs requirements.


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Contact Us:

Director
Dr. Ahmad Muner Najar
Email: mouneer@cba.edu.kw
Tel: 24988407

Master Program Coordinator
Areej A. Alsabti
Email: Areejalsabtei@hotmail.com
Tel: 24988420

 

    


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