24 months
882 USD/credit 13230 USD/year
882 USD/credit 13230 USD/year
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Applied Economics from Lebanese American University (LAU) provides interested candidates with an in-depth understanding of economic theory and applied quantitative methods.


Applied Economics from Lebanese American University (LAU) prepares future professionals for jobs as applied economists in the private and public sectors. The student will learn how to gather, read and assess economic data, as well as conduct relevant policy analyses that are most valued by businesses, organizations, and policymakers. The program is also designed to be an intermediate step to the PhD in Economics or related fields.


  • Corporate Business Economics/ Financial Consultancy
  • Research
  • Government Consultancy
  • International Affairs
  • Policy Making and Assessment

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomics 
  • Advanced Macroeconomics 
  • Cross Section and Panel Data
  • Time Series Data
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Empirical Strategies for Applied Microeconomics
  • Mathematical and Computational Models in Applied Economics
  • International Monetary Theory and Policy 
  • Environmental and Resource Economics 
  • Public Economics 
  • Growth, Business Cycles and Economic Policy 
  • Economic Policies in the Middle East
  • Financial Derivatives

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
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  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree in economics, in any related field (such as finance with a minor in economics), or in a quantitative field (i.e. mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering) are eligible to apply.
  • One recent passport-size photo.
  • A photocopy of your identity card or passport 
  • A clear photocopy of your Family Civil Status record (For Lebanese and Arab nationals)
  • Certified copies of educational or professional certificates or diplomas.
  • Official updated university transcripts from all universities you attended
  • Equivalency of your bachelor’s degree from the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education (depending on the university/college you attended).
  • Recommendations from two professors who are familiar with your academic performance. 
  • The W-9S form (available on www.irs.gov) if you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. Green Card holder, with proof of your social security number. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 882 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    13230 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 882 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Beirut

750 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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