The Master of Philosophy, Economics is designed to prepare students to be scholars, to develop the students’ capacities to understand issues and problems at the frontiers of knowledge and to make significant contributions to knowledge. The program’s overall educational goals are to provide advanced training in Economics Research, to develop new knowledge in science, and to disseminate the knowledge gained through the appropriate channel. These educational objectives can be itemized as follows:
- Produce competent researchers in Economics who can communicate new and innovative research findings to scientists and engineers worldwide,
- Train Economists who are well versed in the general body of knowledge in the profession,
- Produce researchers with specialized knowledge in Economics and
- Increase the number of specialists in Economics needed for nation building.
- Provide innovative solutions to issues for increased economic prosperity and growth.
In order to achieve these aims and objectives, the major areas of focus offered by the department are:
- Advanced Microeconomics
- Advanced Macroeconomics
- Research Methods (Qualitative)
- Research Methods (Quantitative)
- Development Economics
- International Economics
- Monetary Theory and Policy
- Energy Economics
- Public Sector Economics