Kurdistan Business School


Accounting and Finance

MSc in Economics

Overview

In addition to undergraduate and master degrees in Business and Management sciences, the UKH offers a Master of Science in Economic. This program will provide advanced training and education in Economics. The knowledge and skills provided in the MSc in Economics program will generate a valuable supply of skilled labour to the public and private sectors where the candidates are expected to hold key positions in the Kurdistan’s society.

The particular objectives of the Economics are to provide experienced graduates for the reconstruction and economic development at all levels of Kurdish society. The program offers insights in the economic development and in particular public economics, industrial and agricultural policy, urban and rural sectors, and investment in infrastructure, entrepreneurship, education, technology, corporate governance, institutions and organizations, joint ventures and national and international relations, spatial organization of production system and markets for development of the regional economy, and the living conditions of Kurdistan. We strongly believe that due to the fact that Kurdistan Region is in early stages of development, having a master degree in economics is a must for the region and contributes significantly to the region.


Structure

The duration of the Master programs is 4 semesters or two years part-time studies. A total of 120 credit points (80 from course work and 40 from the thesis) are required for a candidate to be qualified to receive the Master degree certificate. The Master degree should be completed during the second year of studies. An oral defense (viva) is required to complete the program. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Master of Science (M.Sc.) with a major in the area of Economics.

The course program is divided into courses and thesis with two tracks and a final oral defense (Viva). The courses given during the first three semesters, are compulsory. They should be completed in the first and second semesters of first year of study and first semester of second year of study as they are prerequisites for undertaking the thesis. The courses are given once per year. Each course gives 10 credit points and is assessed through related assignments and exams. 


Modules

The course program is divided into courses and thesis with two tracks and a final oral defense (Viva). The name of courses offered are as follow:

TRACK 1:

ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS

ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS

ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS OF BANKING

AGRICULTURAL ECONOMICS

ENVIRONMENTAL AND NATURAL RESOURCE ECONOMICS

TRACK 2:

ADVANCED MICROECONOMICS

ADVANCED MACROECONOMICS

ADVANCED ECONOMETRICS

DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS

INDUSTRIAL ECONOMICS

ECONOMICS OF BANKING

PUBLIC ECONOMICS

POLITICAL ECONOMY

 


Skills Development

This program is very special to the region. It has been tailor-made to the needs of the region. In many well-known universities across the globe, the MSc. in Economics is very focused on some areas, such as Development Economics, Industrial Organization, and Public Economic and so on. However, we believe that focusing one specific area is not much useful to the region and does not create much value. On this basis, the MSc. in Economics in UKH is offering a wide variety of special courses in economics. This will help the graduates from this program to be familiar with vast area of knowledge pertaining to the economics.


Assessment

Assessment of these courses requires successful completion of assignments, presentations, written exams, term papers, or a combination of all these methods of evaluation.


Tuition Fee

6500 USD per programme