Master of Arts in Economic Policy in Global Markets (MA)

Universität: Central European University



Program level: Master’s
Degree awarded: MA
Country of accreditation: United States, Hungary, Austria
Program accreditation/registration: Program approved and registered by the New York State Education Department, Program accredited by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee (HAC), Program accredited by the Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria (AQ-Austria)
Program length: 2 years
Type of degree: CEU
US degree credits: 60
Austrian degree ECTS credits: 120
Hungarian degree ECTS credits: 120
Start of the program: September


Please note that from September 2020, this program’s teaching for incoming and continuing students will take place at our Vienna campus.

This two-year program focuses on economic policy in the context of global markets. The main goal of this program is to provide students with an understanding of economic policy process and to provide them with analytical ability to evaluate policy making issues.

During the first year, students will focus on core courses in macroeconomics, microeconomics, quantitative analysis, and applied economic policy analysis as well as some optional courses. In the second year, students will be able to choose from a wide range of optional courses as for example Corporate Finance; Economic and Financial Regulations; Industrial Policy; Health Policy; Economic Policy in Emerging Markets.

Entry Requirements for the Program

In addition to meeting the General CEU Admissions Requirements, applicants to the MA in Economic Policy program must submit the Statement of Purpose that should express the applicant’s reasons for applying to the program (500 words). Applicants should indicate how further studies at CEU would help them achieve their future career goals.

Entry is open for students with undergraduate degree in economics or related fields, and also for students with undergraduate or master degrees from areas not directly related to economics. More information about the program will be announced in due course on the department’s website.