Applied Economics

Nanyang Technological University

12 months
23522 USD/year
19847 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc in Applied Economics programme at Nanyang Technological University aims to provide rigorous post-graduate training in Applied Economics that would be useful in both the private and public sectors, and in all facets of economic research activities. Our curriculum is unique for its focus on producing quantitative-oriented researchers and analysts with strong theoretical insights.


Specifically, this Nanyang Technological University programme specializes in equipping students with the necessary skills to excel in economic policy analysis by utilizing techniques such as econometrics, financial Applied Economics, cost-benefit analysis, project evaluation, and financial modelling, etc. Such skills are very useful for economic analysis of social policy, investment and portfolio management. Employment opportunities for graduates with these skills include public service, investment banks, broking houses and consultancies.​

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Microeconomic Theory
  • Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Macroeconometric Modeling and Forecasting
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Economics of Financial Analysis
  • Seminar Course on the Singapore Economy
  • Money and Banking
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Cost Benefit Analysis and Project Evaluation
  • Asian Economic Development and Asian Economic Integration
  • International Economic Policy
  • Behavioural Economics for Policy Analysis
  • Industrial Organisation
  • Labour Economics and Industrial Relations
  • Economic Growth and Development

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates should have a good honours degree in economics.

Candidates who do not have a degree in Economics will be considered provided they have a good honours degree in other disciplines and a strong quantitative background. However, such candidates will be required to read a preparatory course in Economics and mathematics at the start of the programme. The fee for each preparatory is Singapore $100. In the admission letter, the candidate will be informed whether the preparatory course is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23522 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23522 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    19847 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19847 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.

27000 S$ National

32000 S$ International


All scholarships are for full-time studies. NTU has the following scholarships available for International Applicants under Master’s Degree by Coursework Programmes:

  • APEC Scholarship
  • ASEAN Graduate Scholarship
  • Nanyang Fellows Scholarship
  • NTU-MBA Scholarship

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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