Overview of the M.A. in Economics program
The U.S. accredited two-year MA program in Economics was launched in 1994/5. The program is registered in the U.S. by the Board of Regents of the New York State Education Department. This MA program was also accredited by the Hungarian Higher Education Accreditation Board in March, 2007, (as "Közgazdasági elemző mesterszak” in Hungarian), and it is designed according to the Bologna process model. The Hungarian accredited Master program in Economics was launched in 2007/8. The program is fully integrated and overlapping with our traditional two-year American MA program. Students accepted into the MA in Economics are first enrolled into the US accredited program. At the enrollment they can opt to enroll into the Hungarian accredited program as well. By choosing this option they have to satisfy some additional requirements.
The language of teaching and administration is English. Each year 20-25 students are admitted into the program. The Fall and Winter terms of the first year cover the core of mainstream economics (Mathematics, Statistics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics). The spring term and the second year offer more advanced and specialized field courses in various topics, after which students write and defend their Master's thesis.
The program provides the skills necessary for research and analyst positions at government and international agencies, banks and other private firms, and also prepares students for continuing their studies at the best Economics Ph.D. programs around the world.
Before the beginning of the Fall term of the first year (during the mandatory pre-session), students may take waiver examinations in each of the core sequences (of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics and Econometrics). The waiver exams cover the material from the entire core sequence. Students who pass all three waiver examinations can directly enter the second year and have to take 24 credits, of which two courses have to be taken from Advanced Microeconomics1, Advanced Macroeconomics1, and Intermediate Econometrics. Students who pass some but not all three waiver examinations get credits (but not grades) for the courses in the relevant sequence.
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