Economics of the Middle East (EMEA) (Master of Science)
Program: Economics of the Middle East (EMEA)
Degree: Master of Science (M.Sc.)
Program length: 2 years / 4 semesters (120 ECTS points)
Economics of the Middle East” (EMEA) is a unique master’s program combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
Understanding complex economic challenges in the MENA requires an interdisciplinary approach. Thus, the EMEA curriculum equips students with knowledge about up-to-date issues relevant for many MENA countries, e.g., Islamic finance, political economy, natural resources, corruption, and conflict, as well as a wide range of electives from various disciplines to facilitate a broad understanding of the region’s complexity.
Students can choose to major in one of the following specializations:
- Institutional Economics
- Finance & Accounting
Hands-on regional experience is an asset: therefore we recommend spending one semester abroad at one of our many partner universities in the MENA region.
The program systematically prepares its participants for professional practice as economic and business experts with a focus on the countries of the MENA region, meeting the demand for well-educated economic and business professionals with region-specific knowledge in a unique way.
The program particularly qualifies students for work relating to the countries of the MENA region. Possible professional fields for successful graduates are found in global corporations with a business focus in the MENA region, in the economic research departments of banks, insurance companies and industrial operations, international organizations and research institutes, public administration, ministries, associations and regulatory authorities. Furthermore, the master prepares successful graduates for a scholarly career, particularly for a doctorate with a focus on the region.
Required university degree Certification of a degree from a discipline-relevant bachelor's program in the field of Economics or certification of a comparable domestic or foreign qualifying university degree.
Fundamental economic knowledge must have been acquired in the professionally qualifying bachelor's degree program or in comparable university degree programs; that is, at least 72 credit points (ECTS) in Economics subjects and the knowledge of methods (e.g. Mathematics for Economists, Statistics). At least 18 credit points must have been earned in Economics subjects and up to 12 credit points in the associated ancillary sciences.
Certifications of program-specific knowledge and skills to be submitted prior to admission English skills:
Certification of skills in the English language at Level C1 of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages of the Council of Europe"
Admission procedure and program-specific documents to be submitted Eligibility assessment process
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