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What will I learn?

The MSc in Economics, with tracks in Applied Economics, Econometrics, and Quantitative Economics, is a programme offering in-depth study of economics and economic data analysis. It features a strong core programme that includes an entry path for students without prior training in economics, a track system that allows you to opt for a more practice-oriented, more data-analytic, or a more theoretical focus, and an open category that allows you to take modules outside your track, or from our MSc in Financial Economics program, so you can create a fulfilling programme suited to your needs.

The MSc in Economics is available for part-time or full-time study. The Applied Economics track is available for full-time study over one-year, or part-time study over two years. Classes for the Applied Economics are held in the evenings or on Saturday morning. The Econometrics and Quantitative Economics tracks are primarily for full-time study over one year, although it is also available for part-time study by students who are able to attend weekday daytime classes. Please note that part-time study is available only to Singapore-based students (citizens, permanent residents, and those holding valid employment passes).

We seek students with a keen sense of purpose and curiosity about economics. While the programme offers those with economics undergraduate degrees an opportunity for in-depth study in economics, the programme is also suitable for those without prior economics training. Previous training in economics is not required. An Applied Economics track student could be a working professional who makes or will be making critical and strategic decisions in his/her company or public sector agency, who could benefit tremendously from a good understanding of the market and the economy. An Econometrics track student could be someone who wishes to learn more about data analysis with a special focus on economic, financial and social data. A Quantitative Economics track student might be someone with a strong technical background who wishes to prepare themselves for PhD level study in economics.

Which department am I in?

School of Economics

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG $36,380 (Programme Fee for Accelerated Pathway Intake (Aug Term)); SG $44,940 (Programme Fee for Regular Pathway Intake (Jan Term))

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

15 August 2022

Venue

School of Economics

Singapore Management University,

90 Stamford Road,

178903, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have: Good undergraduate degree. A good score in GMAT or SMU Admissions Test. TOEFL/ IELTS is required if the medium of instruction of your undergraduate studies was not in English. It must be taken within the last 2 years at the time of submitting your application.

For international students

  • Good Bachelor's degree
  • Good score in GMAT/GRE/SMU Admission Test
  • Good TOEFL or IELTS (required if your first degree was not taught in English)

Application closes: May (for Aug intake); Sep (for Jan intake).

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About Singapore Management University (SMU)

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