Rooted in theory, analytical skills and their application to contemporary challenges in society
Ahmedabad University seeks to re-imagine a place of learning in the global academy. It is rooted in the ambitious, creative character of the University, and is inspired by the cultural history of Ahmedabad, which was chosen by UNESCO as India’s first World Heritage City. Situated in the The Amrut Mody School of Management, the MA Programme in Economics brings together the economics of business, finance, and development, quantitative skills, technology, and an analytical rigour for understanding society at large.
The two-year Master of Arts programme in Economics (MA in Economics) is a one-of-its-kind graduate programme in India. The programme is academically rigorous, with a focus on interdisciplinarity and practical exposure.
The MA in Economics curriculum offers a diversified set of courses, which optimally combines core courses, specialised electives and courses relating to economic data analysis. These courses collectively provide the much needed theoretical precision, analytical competency and domain knowledge required for a modern day economist. The courses are also supplemented with training in the use of advanced Excel, graphics, as well as various econometric and statistical software packages.
The array of the coursework consists of the following components:
A two-year stint at the programme will equip the graduating students for the professional world. They will be ready with analytical skills to understand the complex modern world and test solutions to the challenges it poses. The graduates from this programme may opt for professions in academia, corporate sector, consulting, public policy and governance, and non-governmental organisations.
Salient Features of the Programme