• Application Deadline
  • 12 months


It features a strong core programme that includes an entry path for students without prior training in economics, a track system that allows you to opt for a more practice-oriented, more data-analytic, or a more theoretical focus, and an open category that allows you to take modules outside your track, or from our MSc in Financial Economics program, so you can create a fulfilling programme suited to your needs.

The MSc in Economics from Singapore Management University is available for part-time or full-time study. The Applied Economics track is available for full-time study over one-year, or part-time study over two years. Classes for the Applied Economics are held in the evenings or on Saturday morning. 

The Econometrics and Quantitative Economics tracks are primarily for full-time study over one year, although it is also available for part-time study by students who are able to attend weekday daytime classes. Please note that part-time study is available only to Singapore-based students (citizens, permanent residents, and those holding valid employment passes).

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations in Economics
  • Microeconomic Analysis
  • Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Econometric Analysis
  • Microeconomics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

  • SMU alumni with CGPA 3.0/4.0 or above, within 5 years of graduation
  • SUTD alumni with CGPA 3.5/5.0 or above, within 5 years of graduation.

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

  • This programme accepts GRE® scores. However, it does not provide a recommended score range.

    The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. The GRE® General Test contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

General Requirements

Good Bachelor's degree
  • AET - Not necessarily in Economics
  • ECMT, QET - Economics, related fields (finance, business, ...) or technical fields (statistics, mathematics, engineering, ...)
 Good score in GMAT/GRE
  • QET - A very good score in the quantitative section will be expected

Good TOEFL or IELTS (required if your first degree was not taught in English)

Good reference letters (2)

Admission interview

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26576 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26580 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26576 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • S$36,380 (Non SMU alumni rate inclusive of 7% Goods and Services Tax)
  • S$32,742 (SMU alumni & **SUTD alumni rate inclusive of 7% Goods and Services Tax)

Living costs for Singapore

  • 1878 - 3880 SGD/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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