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2009-2010 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Economics (M.A.)


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Completion of the AUC Graduate Program in Economics opens wide opportunities for prestigious and creative jobs in research centers and departments, both in government and private institutions. AUC graduates of this program have also made valuable additions to several U.N. and international development institutions.

Admission

The applicant for admission to the master’s program in economics should have a considerable background in economic theory. An applicant whose bachelor’s degree is in a discipline other than economics may be admitted provisionally, but in such cases the applicant must complete additional undergraduate courses. The prerequisite for full admission to the master’s degree in economics is completion of ECON. 418 and 425 with a grade of B or better; i.e. a student must complete ECON. 418 and 425 before enrolling in any 500 level course.

Applicants to the M.A. in Economics must obtain an acceptable score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) within the first semester of enrollment in the program. Students are strongly urged to apply for the GRE exam immediately upon receipt of their admission letter in order to allow enough time for the reservation of an exam slot and the receipt of results by AUC.

Students applying for Master in Economics can choose either Thesis Track or Non-Thesis Track option. Total credit hours for completion of the Master Degree for either track is 30 credit hours.

Requirements for Thesis Track


Courses


All students must take the following four courses (12 credit hours)

Four Additional Courses (12 credit hours)


A maximum of six hours of 500-level courses or 400 level courses in related fields other than economics may be taken for graduate credit with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies and the Department Chair.

Thesis (six credit hours)


An M.A. thesis is not allowed to be submitted for examination until the student has made a presentation of a major part of it at the department seminar.

Requirements for Non-Thesis Track


Courses


All students must take the following four courses (12 credit hours)


Four Additional Courses (12 credit hours)


A maximum of six hours of 500-level courses or 400 level courses in related fields other than economics may be taken for graduate credit with the approval of the Director of Graduate Studies and the Department Chair.

Concentration Fields


Within the Non-Thesis track student must complete at least one Concentration Field (6 credit hours).

The MA in Economics offers three concentration fields:

1. Growth and Sustainable Development (6 credit hours)


2. Competitive Strategy and Valuation (6 credit hours)


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