• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
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. 

Your Bridge to Strategic Economic Management

  • Strong core in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics, with flexibility to study at a higher level if desired.
  • A focus on practical issues and the use of economics for policy analysis
  • Data-analytic skills for economic, financial and social data, informed by insights from economic theory and practice
  • A good pathway to further graduate study in economics
  • Accessible to students with no prior economics training 
  • Strong mix of faculty: frontline researchers, teaching specialists, industry practitioners and professionals

Programme Structure

Courses included:

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

Detailed Programme Facts

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.

    Schedule 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. 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

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23997 USD for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    24000 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23997 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.


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