Master of Arts in Economics

The MA in Economics programme offered at Ahmedabad University’s Amrut Mody School of Management is designed for students who are looking to deeply understand economic theory and its application to address complex questions through rigorous data analysis. It provides:

  • Training in applying economic models and tools to the changing needs of corporations, the financial sector, and policy institutions
  • Training to critically analyse and evaluate real world problems in micro and macro contexts concerning human and firm behaviour
  • An opportunity to develop expertise in financial economics integrating data analytics with modern behavioural and institutional aspects of finance

Programme Highlights

  • 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

What you gain from our MA in Economics Programme?

  • A career pathway to jobs in the financial sector, management consultancies, and accounting firms
  • Skills in time-series analysis, business analytics, and programme evaluation
  • A strong foundation that allows you to theoretically and empirically formulate, hypothesise, and find innovative solutions to societal problems
  • A clear understanding of causality, usage of the most appropriate statistical techniques, and software tools to test the impact of any event, policy, or intervention
  • An interdisciplinary perspective
  • Collaborative skills through problem-solving projects cutting across domains



Student Testimonials

Faculty with PhDs from

  • Cambridge University

  • Delft University of Technology

  • ICT Mumbai

  • IITs

  • IISc

  • Stanford University

  • University Of Warwick

  • Louisiana State University

  • Queen's University at Kingston

  • National Technical University of Ukraine

  • Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

  • Portland State University

  • University of Pittsburgh

  • University of Virginia

Why Should You Join Ahmedabad University?

Ahmedabad University is a leading private, non-profit research university offering students a liberal education focused on interdisciplinary learning, practice orientation, and research thinking.

The 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.
  • Recognised as a Highly Commended University for Teaching and Learning Strategy of the Year in the Times Higher Education (THE) Awards Asia 2023.
  • Awarded the AACSB’s Innovations That Inspire Award 2023 for its Foundation Programme.
  • Awarded Gold Rating by the Indian Green Building Council for achieving the Green Building Standards at our University Centre.

The University, established in 2009, is rooted in the vision of one of India’s finest educational foundations, the Ahmedabad Education Society, which was founded in 1935 by nationalist leaders. Programmes at the University range from bachelors to doctoral levels in humanities and social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, and management through its 12 Schools and Centres:

Amrut Mody School of Management | School of Arts and Sciences | School of Engineering and Applied Science | School of Public Health | Ahmedabad Design Lab | Centre for Heritage Management | Centre for Inter-Asian Research | Centre for Learning Futures | Global Centre for Environment and Energy | International Centre for Space and Cosmology | Sahyog: Centre for Promoting Health | VentureStudio

An urban university, Ahmedabad promotes independent-mindedness and diversity across all dimensions of its activity and helps students mature into critical thinkers who are analytically equipped, practically oriented, and contextually aware global citizens. The University provides a contemporary educational framework that brings liberal arts, sciences, and the professions to engage together in creating new knowledge for addressing complex challenges of the society and in offering majors that merge the boundaries of disciplines to prepare students for the new economy.

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.

Fees and Financial Aid

The tuition fee* for the two-year Programme is INR 5,00,000 (INR 2,50,000 per annum). At Ahmedabad University, we believe that finances should not stand in the way of pursuing education. 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. (*Excludes books/course materials and University accommodation and dining.)

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