Graduate Admission 2023

Ahmedabad University is a private, non-profit research university that offers students a liberal education attracting over 3500 students from across India and the world. As a research university, we are committed to the discovery of new ideas and to the belief that good theory results in good practice. Our academic environment offers students, researchers, and faculty the opportunity to participate in a unique learning process mediated by fieldwork and projects that enable deep creative insight, rigorous analytical experimentation, and fulfilling careers.

Interdisciplinary curriculum, experiential learning environment, and research define an Ahmedabad education. Students get access to the world of professional economics through interactions with highly talented professionals across the field.

About Amrut Mody School of Management

The Amrut Mody School of Management offers wide-ranging, multi-faceted management education through undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programmes. We also offer short-term certificate programmes for working professionals and other practitioners. The School is located in the heart of Ahmedabad, one of India’s most vibrant and historic centres of commerce.

Its mercantile and industrial history underscore its present-day reputation as a hub of enterprise and new business ideas. In addition to its bustling streets, markets and sophisticated cultural life, the city is also home to many of India’s most reputed educational institutions, making it uniquely liveable for students and academics.

The Centre for Heritage Management housed under Amrut Mody School of Management is a A leading academic centre fostering critical heritage studies with a business entrepreneurship approach. It is the Secretariat of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage (APHEN-ICH). The Centre is recognised as a leading institution in Heritage Management Studies by the NITI Aayog, Government of India.

Master Programmes

The curriculum of all Master’s programmes is practice based and industry oriented. Our students are sensitised towards contemporary economic and social development. The emphasis is on the development of analytical skills and practical exposure through internships and mentorships. We combine classroom experience with experiential learning through industry-based projects, research and innovation. 

Master of Arts in Economics

  • Faculty with extensive research and practical experience in economics, finance, data analytics, and public policy
  • Deep understanding of data sciences, analytics, and technology with courses at the frontier of economics and research
  • Exclusive problem-solving experience through industry engagement
  • High faculty-to-student ratio enabling better student engagement

Master of Business Administration

  • Built on the pillars of Learning, Doing, and Becoming
  • Emphasises experiential learning through the Route Camp which involves solving a real business issue at an organisation
  • Challenges students to uncover interdisciplinary, innovative, impactful, and implementable solutions through the Route Camp
  • Nurtures leaders who are aware of world issues and possess a sense of responsibility to all stakeholders, not just toward driving shareholder value

Master of Management Studies in Heritage Management

  • Deals with all types of heritage with a focus on living heritage, community-centred approaches to heritage management, tourism and sustainable development.
  • Connects heritage and business entrepreneurship to secure economic viability and contribute to the sustainable development of the local and the broader community
  • Crafts applied solutions to the needs of a changing and fluid world.
  • Highlights the imperative of heritage organisations to sustain innovation in an increasingly competitive market and achieve agility against severe crises.

Master of Science in Quantitative Economics

  • A unique contrast to conventional ways of teaching and learning economic theory
  • Strong foundation of theory integrated with practice
  • Fundamentals of economics with mathematical underpinnings
  • Faculty-led classroom discussions, simulation exercises, case analysis/group activities, workshops, and practitioner interactions

Master of Science in Quantitative Finance

  • Confluence of mathematics, financial markets, and economics
  • Excellent student support with liberal financial aid
  • Mandatory 6-8 week internship at the end of the first academic year
  • Proficiency in relevant programming techniques

Faculty with PhDs from

  • Columbia University
  • Delft University
  • Delhi University
  • Emory University
  • Harvard University
  • JNU
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • IIMA
  • IIMB
  • IIMC
  • IISc
  • IITs
  • Imperial College
  • Indiana University
  • ISI
  • Leiden University
  • McGill University
  • MIT
  • Purdue University
  • Stanford University
  • Columbia University
  • The Wharton School
  • UCL
  • UCLA
  • University of California Berkeley
  • University of California at Santa Barbara
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Edinburgh
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Mumbai
  • University of Notre Dame
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Virginia
  • Uppsala University

Why Join Ahmedabad University?

Ahmedabad University was founded in 2009 by Ahmedabad Education Society (AES), a non-profit educational trust located in Ahmedabad. More than 86 years old, AES was established at the behest of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, the first Home Minister of India, by illustrious leaders such as Kasturbhai Lalbhai, the doyen of the Indian textile industry; Ganesh Mavalankar, the first Speaker of the Indian Parliament; and Amrutlal Hargovandas, one of the prominent industrialists of Ahmedabad. AES and its leaders have played significant roles in the founding of national institutions such as the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA), National Institute of Design (NID), Physical Research Laboratory (PRL), and Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT). The Trust is also responsible for supporting reputed institutions such as MG Science Institute, LD Arts College, HL College of Commerce, LM College of Pharmacy, AG Teachers College, and LD Institute of Indology, among others.

Ahmedabad University has been

  • Recognised by the Government of Gujarat as a Centre of Excellence.
  • Accredited with 'A' grade by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).
  • Awarded a 5-star rating, the highest awarded in the Gujarat State Institutional Rating Framework (GSIRF) for 2021-22 by the Knowledge Consortium of Gujarat (KCG), Department of Education, Government of Gujarat.
  • Recognised by the UGC under section 12(B) of the UGC Act, becoming one of the very few private research universities to have been awarded this recognition for select research universities.

Financial Aid

At Ahmedabad University, we believe that finances should not stand in the way of pursuing education.

MA in Economics, MS in Quantitative Economics, and MS in Quantitative Finance
  • All students will receive tuition support of INR 75,000 per year.
  • Students needing additional financial assistance can opt for a Fellowship, under which they are required to undertake Teaching Assistantship under a faculty member assisting them in teaching. For students choosing the Fellowship option, the tuition support would increase to INR 1.25 lakh per year, thus reducing their tuition fees by 50% to INR 1.25 lakh per year.
For MMS in Heritage Management
  • Students can opt for a Fellowship of INR 50,000 per year, under which they are required to undertake Teaching Assistantship under a faculty member assisting them in teaching. Their effective fees would be INR 1.25 lakh per year.

Student Housing and Transport

University Residences offer air-conditioned rooms within a homelike environment and hygienic dining options. The Residences lie within one kilometre radius of the Campus and the University provides safe and convenient intra-location transport.