MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN APPLIED ECONOMICS / (1+1) MS IN APPLIED ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI

 

The postgraduate course in Applied Economics is the flagship programme of the department of economics with intensive specialisations in areas of finance and management. Industrial exposure through internships and visits, mastery in scientific analysis through advanced quantitative methods, statistics, econometrics and latest soft skills make students competent to take up the most challenging careers in business, industry, public sector and advanced academic research. The programme spanning four semesters intends to impart the necessary skills and capabilities to meet the challenges of the ever changing vibrant economic environment.

 

Master of Arts (MA) in Applied Economics /(1+1) MS in Applied Economics, University of Cincinnati

The MA (Applied Economics) is the flagship programme of the Department of Economics with intensive specialisations in areas of finance and management. Industrial exposure through internships and visits, mastery in scientific analysis through advanced quantitative methods, statistics, econometrics and latest soft skills make students competent to take up the most challenging careers in business, industry, public sector and advanced academic research. The programme spanning four semesters intends to impart the necessary skills and capabilities to meet the challenges of the ever-changing vibrant economic environment.

 

DUAL MASTERS WITH UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
The MA (Applied Economics) programme offers an option to earn two Degrees – MA Applied Economics from CHRIST (Deemed to be University) and an MS in Applied Economics from the University of Cincinnati (UC), USA, through credit transfer facility. Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be awarded two degrees from two universities in two years with an international exposure of over four months in the USA. Since UC’s MS in Applied Economics is a ‘STEM’ degree, the students can work for up to three years without an H1-B visa through the facility of Optional Practical Training*.


Semester 1, 2 and 3 would be taught as per CHRIST (Deemed to be University) syllabus and Semester 4 would be pursued at University of Cincinnati. The courses offered by UC are in two segments: in spring the courses are Time Series Econometrics, Game Theory, Competition and Regulation or Urban and Regional Economics (depending on faculty availability), Program Evaluation, Spatial Econometrics, Panel Data Econometrics and in summer a Masters Research Practicum.  Classes for UC’s MS in Applied Economics are held at the Lindner College of Business in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

The selection for the dual degree programme is through a departmental internal selection process and would be open for those who compete the academic requirements of the programme, including minimum GRE Score of 320 and other criteria as decided by the department.
    
* Optional Practical Training (OPT)

OPT is a paid internship facility provided for international students to undertake paid internship under student visa (work visa not required). The main purpose of OPT is to help students acquire practical experience in the field of their study. Normal duration of OPT is 12 months. However, students in STEM specializations can extend OPT by another two years (24 months).

 

Programmes
Open Electives