Master of Arts (MA) in Economics

About the Program

Master of Arts in Economics is designed for students who desire to advance their knowledge of economic theory and its applications. The program aims to equip students with skills for economic analysis and decision making and is designed to provide students a quantitative approach to economics with the flexibility to adapt the degree to fit their future goals.

The program prepares students for advisory, managerial, and academic positions in the public and private sectors, which will excite their ability to evaluate theoretical concepts and analyze the practical problems.

Course Duration

2 years

Certifying Body

Bangalore University

Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor's degree in relevant discipline with minimum 60% marks from a recognized university.

Curriculum

Semester I

  • Advanced Micro Economics
  • Advanced Macro Economics
  • Public Economic Theory & Policy
  • Mathematical Methods for Economists
  • Development Economics
  • Monetary Economics

Electives

  • Agricultural Economics
  • Financial Institutions & Management
  • Economics of Nobel Laureates
  • Economics and Law

Semester II

  • Indian Economics
  • International Economics
  • Statistical Methods for Economists
  • Advanced Managerial Economics
  • Indian Public Finance
  • Project Work or Elective

Electives

  • Agri-Business
  • Economics of Labour
  • Economics of Insurance
  • Regional Economics

Semester III

  • Research Methodology
  • Basic Computer Applications for
  • Economics Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Welfare Economics
  • International Finance & Business

Open Electives

  • Indian Economics
  • Economics of Globalization
  • Human Resource Development

Semester IV

  • Advanced Computer Applications for
  • Economics Analysis
  • Environmental Economics
  • Demography
  • Economic Planning
  • Urban Economics
  • Project Work

Career Prospects

A Master's graduate in economics has the advantage of entering a career either in academics, research or, alternatively, in other professional areas of economics.

Career opportunities are available for MA Economics graduates in the following fields:

  • Consultancy Firms
  • Research Organization
  • Academic Institutions
  • Journalism
  • Banking and Finance
  • MNCs
  • Public Sectors
  • Investment Banking
  • General Management

How to Apply

Apply Online

Documents to be enclosed

  • Photocopy of bachelor’s degree or equivalent board mark sheet
  • Any other certificates / testimonials in support of accomplishments

For admission details, contact

Placements

The career and placement services provides unbiased information, advice and guidance to first help students understand themselves and the employment market and then plan and prepare for their future by developing suitable career related skills and knowledge. It aims to help students find a career that uses their unique skills and individual experience to the fullest.

Corporate Collaborations:

  • Goldman Sachs - Internship and guest lecture activities
  • Google - Internship and campus ambassador program
  • Infosys - Campus ambassador program
  • Accenture - Internship
  • Cognizant Technology Solutions - EVOLVE program

Admission enquiries

   JGI Knowledge Campus

# 15, Vasavi Temple Road
Opposite to Vijaya Bank
V V Puram, Bangalore - 560 004