MS in Economics: General Economics Concentration

California State University, East Bay

Hayward, California, USA
MS in Economics: General Economics Concentration
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • The MS in Economics combines a thorough grounding in modern economic theory with training in applied skills, informed by data analysis. It is the integration of all these elements that is powerful and distinctive; students not only master statistical methods and programming but, crucially, learn to interpret findings through the lens of economic theory
  • The program enables students to identify optimal actions in a variety of contexts, anticipate economic consequences, evaluate the effects of policy changes, understand strategic behavior, and explain and predict market outcomes
  • Students are prepared for a range of analytical careers through their quantitative skills: an ability to mathematically model and solve complex business and policy problems, as well as an advanced command of statistical tools
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1147671 INR
Hostel & Meals981636 INR
Insurance136226 INR
Transportation119454 INR
Books & Supplies73460 INR
Personal expense196723 INR
Graduate Business Professional Fee361513 INR
Total1869012 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
Bachelors2.7 GPA
  • Applicants must hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university and have a grade point average of 2.75 or better over the last 90 quarter units or 60 semester units of their undergraduate program
  • Applicants from countries with three-year bachelor’s degrees (and no subsequent studies) can seek admission to the 4th-year-bridge program, which involves taking additional undergraduate classes at Cal State East Bay before entering the master’s program
  • Most admitted students have GPAs well above 3.0
  • Prerequisite Subjects:
    • Mathematics or a two-course sequence in calculus, Quantitative methods for economists, at least one course in intermediate micro-economics and one course in intermediate macro-economics
    • Students who have not completed the Economics prerequisites must demonstrate competency and promise for quantitative graduate work in other ways to the satisfaction of the Program Director and the Department Chair
ExamsTOEFL: 92


Additional info
  • Taking a standardized test, such as the GMAT or GRE, is optional at this point
  • A good score on the quantitative part (> 75 thpercentile) can be a strong point in applicants favor
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