About M.Sc Economics (2 Year Full Time)

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Why a Master’s Degree?

A Master’s degree allows a student to be fully immersed in a subject matter they obviously feel passionate about. It gives you an advanced knowledge on a specialized area in theoretical and applied sense and/or professional application. Apart form giving you an advantage while competing for jobs, a Master’s degree is often considered for certain higher-level positions in the fields of business, public policy, consultancies, administration, academia and research.

What is MSc Economics?

A Master’s degree, with a strong background in Economic Theory, Mathematics, Statistics and Econometrics provides the basis for acquiring special focus within the related fields and subfields of Economics.

The importance of quantitative skills is not unknown to Economists; courses in Mathematics, Statistics, Econometrics, Sampling Theory, Survey Design, and Computer Science are extremely helpful to hone the expertise required from a candidate who has opted for this programme.

The MSc in Economics that we offer is very quantitative in nature and approach. The programme provides an all-inclusive path to meticulously understand and apply Economic Theories and their application to Economic Modeling and Forecasting in the real world.

What is the course content like?

The basic focus of the SSE course content is to train students who apply economic concepts in real life and other inter-disciplinary specializations.

The curriculum is designed keeping the employability of the candidate in sectors such as public and private enterprises, banking and financial services, government, consulting, academia and NGOs in India and abroad.

SSE is currently offering modules in Advanced Economic Theory, Econometrics, International Economics, and Development Economics, etc.

Read more about the course structure details.

What kind of specializations can the student take up?

International Trade

The specialization in International Trade broadly explores the principles of economics related to the causes and effects of trade beyond geographical and political boundaries. This, in turn, explains the patterns and consequences of transactions and interactions between the inhabitants of different countries, including trade, investment and migration and other factors. Parts of the specialization also involve investigating the consequences of trade activities on economies in perspectives of resources, preferences and institutions. This specialization module highlights the angles of politico-economic policy variables on world economies, as well, particularly in the post-globalized era.

Development Studies

Development Studies include the broad areas of economics that explore the causes, needs and processes of development in low-income countries. It also involves the study of the structural change phenomena caused by the advancements that these economies witness in the course of their growth process. The specialization focuses on theories and methods, both spatial and temporal, which help in forming policies at the domestic and international levels to achieve optimal social ends. The module also concentrates on certain aspects and issues of economic development across post-war periods, spanning right up to the liberalized and globalized new world economies. It is geared towards a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses social and political angles, other than pure economic concerns.

What kind of students are we looking for?

The M.Sc. Economics degree is intended for those students who desire a rigorous higher education and training in the field of Economics with the aim to pursue career paths that include analytical, empirical, financial, advisory, managerial and research oriented work at positive and normative levels.

What are the instruction styles?

Other than the standard discourse method, case study and colloquium oriented methods will also be employed as pedagogical methodology. Apart from this, various workshops, conferences and guest lectures will be organized on a regular basis to enhance the student’s understanding and sharpening of the required academic and industrial skill-sets.

The students at this level are expected to read related matter and come to class so that each session becomes more interactive. The aim is to create a dynamic learning environment and enhancing the analytical and application capability of the students.