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A MA in Economics at CGU provides you with a solid grounding in economics, exposure to cutting-edge transdisciplinary research, and commitment to practice, problem solving, and policy shaping.

The MA in Economics develops problem-solving skills using the foundations in economics and the most current advances in empirical research. The program promotes practice-based scholarship that embraces the scientific method to better understand decision-making at the individual and societal levels. You’ll analyze contemporary economics problems and human and market variability, collaborating with top scholars impacting the field today. Our program prepares you to shape policy and advance individual and social well-being in a variety of public- and private-sector careers. Our alumni take different career paths. Some join PhD programs at other institutions, others become analysts, managers, directors, and CEOs at public institutions or private sector firms. One of our graduates served as US Secretary of the Treasury.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Our program is ranked 17th nationally by TFE Times.
You will find opportunities for practical application through internships and research projects.
Our graduates find employment at prominent private-sector firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government.
THE MA in Economics program is an ideal stepping stone towards studying for a PhD at CGU or another institution.
You can pursue an MA in Economics in conjunction with another degree program at CGU, such as a PhD in Psychology or Education. You earn a diploma for each degree and “double count” some units from one program to the other to decrease the total units required for graduation.


Curriculum

Micro/Macro (8 units)
Macroeconomic Analysis (4 units)
Microeconomic Analysis (4 units)

Quantitative Methods (12 units)
Option 1:
Quantitative Research Methods (4 units)
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods (4 units)
Qualitative Research Methods (4 units)

Option 2:
Probability and Statistics (4 units)
Econometrics I (4 units)
Econometrics II (4 units)

Electives (16 units)
Students are encouraged to talk with the faculty and program coordinator before choosing electives.


Research Opportunities

As a student in the Department of Economic Sciences, you will have the opportunity to contribute to faculty-led research opportunities that offer practice-oriented learning. Current project topics include:

Applied Microeconomics

Wellbeing evaluation: Aims at evaluating community-based health outcomes.
Behavioral nudges: Part of a project that aims at utilizing costless technology to nudge mobile clinic users to adopt healthy habits.
Effort and Risks: Uses data from professional football to look at effort, risk, and compensation.
Brain and choice: Aims at identifying neural predictors of consumption.
Retirement savings: Uses administrative survey data to predict savings and measures the mechanisms behind important behavioral biases.
Social networks: Involves experiments to identify the conditions necessary for coordinated behaviors within a social network such as Facebook.

International Economics

Capital flow reversals: Aims at identifying causes and effects of international capital flow surges and reversals.
Faulty mental models: Identifies the effects of behavioral biases on financial discipline during crises.
Migrants’ remittances: Studies the interaction of remittances flows and foreign direct investment on economic development.
Macroeconomic policy design: Studies the persistence of macroeconomic effects from participating in International Monetary Fund programs.

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School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation

خيارات الدراسة

دوام كامل (12-18 MONTHS)

رسوم التسجيــل
USD $2,000 per unit

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الموعد النهائي للتسجيل

5 July 2020

تاريخ البدء

1 سبتمبر 2020

مكان عقــد الدورة

School of Social Science, Policy and Evaluation

150 E. Tenth Street,

CLAREMONT,

California,

91711, United States

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CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

للطلاب الدوليين

CGU requires applicants to submit proof of a completed a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. The school also requires a minimum standard of a B average in undergraduate coursework (3.0 on a 4.0 scale).

A minimum TOEFL score of 95 iBT, or a minimum IELTS score of 7.0 with no sub-score lower than 6.5, is required for direct-entry admission. Admitted students who score below 95 iBT on the TOEFL, or below 7.0 on the IELTS, will be required to successfully complete ISP (earning a grade of B or higher in each required ISP course) prior to beginning their degree programs.

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