12 months
26136 USD/year
26136 USD/year
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The MSc in Economics from Singapore Management University equips you with a strong core of economic theory and data-analytic skills, and our 3 tracks offer you the flexibility to adapt the programme to your needs and interests. The MSE is accessible without prior training in economics.

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The MSc in Economics from Singapore Management University helps you acquire the tools for understanding the micro- and macroeconomic consequences of human motives, incentives, policy and institutions. Learn how to collect and analyse economic, social and financial data, while developing a comprehensive understanding of global economic issues for strategic decision making. 

The programme

The MSc in Economics, with tracks in Applied Economics, Econometrics, and Quantitative Economics, is a programme offering in-depth study of economics and economic data analysis. 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 programme, so you can create a fulfilling programme suited to your needs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
3 (required)
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It 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.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

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).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated 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.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

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 TOEFL or IELTS (required if your first degree was not taught in English)
  • Good reference letters (2)
  • Admission interview
  • Personal statement
  • Include CV with your application

Tuition Fee

  • International

    26136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26136 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    26136 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26136 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  •  S$36,380 (Non SMU alumni rate inclusive of Goods and Services Tax)
  •  S$32,742 (SMU alumni & **SUTD alumni rate inclusive of Goods and Services Tax)


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