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Economics, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months


The program focuses on the following areas:

  • Providing fundamental concepts of economic analysis.
  • developing strong quantitative skills in econometrics, economic forecasting and statistical analysis.
  • in-depth application of the SAS statistical software package, which is the leading statistical analysis tool used by business and government today.
  • certification in data mining from the SAS Institute.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Economic Forecastg Analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory/Policy
  • Mathematical Economics
  • Statistical Data Management
  • Adv Statistical Data Mgt
  • Data Mining
  • Advanced Data Mining

                Detailed Programme Facts

                • Programme intensity Full-time
                  • Full-time duration 12 months
                • Languages
                  • English
                • Delivery mode
                  On Campus

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:


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                Academic Requirements

                • You need the following GMAT score:

                  Required score: 500

                  The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

                General Requirements

                • Applicant data sheet and statement of purpose
                • One transcript for each U.S. or international institution of higher education
                • Admissions test scores less than five years old 
                • The application fee is $65 for U.S. citizens and permanent residents and $80 for international applicants
                • Three letters of recommendation. 
                • Additional application materials (e.g., portfolios, writing samples, responses to essay questions, etc.) required by individual departments
                • International applicants must submit one certified copy in the native language along with certified precise word-for-word English translations of all transcripts, diplomas, and certificates of degree.

                            Tuition Fee

                            • International

                              29230 USD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 14615 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
                            • National

                              10780 USD/year
                              Tuition Fee
                              Based on the original amount of 5390 USD per semester and a duration of 12 months.
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                            Living costs for Tuscaloosa

                            • 850 - 1300 USD/month
                              Living Costs

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