MA in Global Economic Relations

The Department of Economics is glad to announce the launching of a new MA program starting from the academic year of 2016-17. Interested students now can opt for a one-year MA in Global Economic Relations program jointly run with the International Relations Department.

This joint program integrates training in international relations with economics. It provides students with the knowledge and analytical skills to prepare and evaluate economic policies and strategic decision-making in a global setting. This program is fee-based only.

This innovative and interdisciplinary program integrates training in international relations and economics. The program focuses on deepening theoretical understanding and enhancing students’ skills and knowledge in data analysis, global politics and global economic affairs.

The program is designed to provide young professionals and practitioners with an ‘upgrade of skills’ with a strong focus on theoretical application and data analysis.

The one-year MA program in Global Economic Relations builds on the strong tradition of international relations scholarships and adds the tools and the approach of economics to enable students to carry out and understand more in-depth analysis in their fields. In addition the program provides the students with context, methodological background and a solid theoretical understanding of global issues, challenges and problems.

This program is offered in a flexible format: full-time (1 year), part-time (2 years), modular (3 years)

Sample Curriculum:

Pre-session in August (mandatory, 0 credit): Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics (pass/fail)

Fall Semester (16 credits): 

Mandatory courses (10 credits): Data Analysis (4 credits), International Relations Theory (4 credits), Microeconomics for Economic Policy (2 credits)

Elective courses (6 credits): Selected courses from the two departments. E.g. Global Economy: Emergence and Issues (Econ), Global Economic Inequalities (IR), Security and Strategic Studies (IR), EU Enlargement (IR), What is Diplomacy? (IR) , The Political Economy of the EU (IR), Foreign Policy Analysis (IR)

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Winter Semester (16 credits - Maximum 11 from one department) 

Elective courses (16 credits): Selected courses from the two departments. E.g. Critical Security Studies (IR), International Intervention and State Building (IR), International and European Refugee Law (IR), The New Political Economy of Emerging Europe (IR), The Economics of Trade Policy (Econ), Global Financial Markets (Econ), Macroeconomic Policy and Public Finance (Econ), EU Security and Defense Policy (IR), Agricultural Economics (Econ), Regional and Urban Economics and Policy (Econ), Health Economics (Econ)

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Spring Semester (8 credits)

Mandatory (4 credits): `Mini-thesis`

Electives (4 credits): Selected courses from the two department, but due to the different organisational structures of the two departments mostly from the Department of Economics. 

Entry Requirements

You can find detailed information on the CEU`s general admission procedure here and on our program specific requirements here