Master of Arts

Economics | M.A.(Economics)

This is postgraduate full time 2 year programme . It has aim to provide the student with specialised skill sets in different fields like micro, macroeconomics Public Finance, econometrics and Environmental economics. This course is spread over 4 semesters.

The course aims to provide detailed knowledge in the subjects of development economics , public finance, mathematical economics as well as econometrics etc. The course is designed in a way to enable the student to make use of the latest technology in order to perform their work quickly and efficiently. The program has been designed to offer eligible candidate’s specialization in a wide range of econometrics and mathematical skills, while at the same time build competence in a particular area of business.

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Key Information

  • Duration
    2 Years
  • Programme Code
    ST3126
  • Course Type
    Masters
  • Mode of study
    Full time
  • Campus
    Vidyavihar - Mumbai
  • Institute

Programme objectives

  • Enhance detailed knowledge in the field of mathematics, micro and macro economics, statistics, etc.

  • Allow them to study latest developments at national and international issues.

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills through development of listening and writing skills.

  • Develop analytical thinking capacity to interpret various statistical, and general practices and use it for the process for improvement and knowledge enhancement.

  • Over the period, develop problem solving skills by understanding the practical problem, using the relevant analytical skills and give an appropriate solution

  • Develop scientific reasoning ability with the help appropriate technology in the field of banking, industry, institutions etc.

  • Skill enhancement and to be part of a team, develop reflective thinking along with sensitivity towards group members, leading to development of leadership and team management skills.

  • Develop an understanding of all fields in economics along with a conscious call towards sustainable development , public finance, behavioural economics etc related issues.

Pedagogy

A combination of innovative teaching methods, guest speakers, hands-on experience of new technology, interaction with subject experts provide the student with an ambience that help them flourish their talents in subject specific areas. It encourages team building activities and gives a glimpse of the real world. It helps the student to get a perspective and encourages logical thinking with flexibility of execution. Students allowed to choose their area of interest such as industry, banking, academics, public enterprise and non governmental organisation.

Scope

After successful completion of the course, student can opt for further education like

  • Ph.D
 

Job options after completing the M.A. Economics.

Those completed M.A . Economics can seek jobs in banks, business consultancies, foreign trade centres, Investment firms, policy planning bodies of state and central government, educational institutes, import export firms, etc. This course encourages students for self-employment and entrepreneurships. It inspires them to turn an emerging idea into viable start up. Jobs for this course are available in primary, secondary and tertiary sector of Indian economy as well as at international level.

Specializations Offered

  • Econometrics
  • Micro
  • Macro
  • Public Finance
  • Statistical Methods

Curriculum

 
 
Semester I Semester II
Core Course (CC) Core Course (CC)
Microeconomics I Evolution of Economic Thought
Public Finance Microeconomics II
Basic Econometrics Agricultural Economics
Non-Core Courses (Any one course to be selected as per norms) Non-Core Courses (Any one course to be selected as per norms)
Environmental Economics Statistical Techniques
Mathematical Economics Economy-Industry-Company Analysis
Economic Demography Urban Economics
Computer Applications for Economic Analysis Personal and Business Ethics and Corporate Governance

Graduate Attributes

  • Academic excellence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Creativity and originality
  • Engagement with the Society
  • Environmental Sensitivity
  • Leadership and team spirit
  • Professional Efficiency
  • Strong presentation & communication skills