MA Economics | Tribhuvan University

MA Economics program which is affiliated to Tribhuvan University (TU) is a two year Master’s level program conducted over 4 semesters. The program was launched by TU with the purpose of providing the comprehensive knowledge of economics to its students so that it can be beneficial for them to earn their livelihood and generate expert ideas for their country and the world as a whole.

List of MA Economics Colleges

Below is the list of colleges for MA Economics program under Tribhuvan University in Nepal.

Objectives of MA Economics

  • The objective of MA economics is to make students familiar with the fundamental economic theories, knowledge and practices of different branch of economics.
  • The degree aims to fulfill the increasing demand of economics students in job market nationally and internationally.
  • It is inclined more towards imparting both theoretical and practical knowledge to the student rather than conventional theory based knowledge.
  • By assigning students different project work, term paper, and homework, this course aims to impart research based knowledge to students so that it becomes easy for them to compete with the students of other Universities globally. 
  • This course is designed to facilitate students and enhance their capabilities in order to compete in different government jobs, competitive exam and test.
  • The degree which is taught in English language was designed with the objective to provide knowledge on how household, individuals, organizations, government and societies allocate resources efficiently.

Admission Requirements in MA Economics

Students willing to pursue MA economics degree program must meet the following criteria

  • He/ She must have completed bachelor level (B.A or B. Ed) with major subject as Economics or equivalent level of education from Tribhuvan University or any institution recognized by Tribhuvan University.
  • For student willing to pursue economics from Science or Management faculty, bachelor level degree is needed in their respective field.
  • Student should appear for Entrance level examination conducted by TU and passed students are enrolled as per merit basis.

Admission process in MA economics in TU

Generally TU calls for application after the result of Bachelors level which tentatively falls in Mangsir, Poush and Magh. After Tribhuvan University calls for admission, students should fill up form by submitting their transcript photocopy to the administration. Then, students should sit in the examination and passed students will get admission in the central campus in merit basis.

Entrance preparation for MA economics degree

Generally there is no culture of preparing for entrance by joining different preparation classes. Unlike in the preparation of MBBS, BE, CA etc. where students admit themselves in different entrance classes, students here in the economics prefer to prepare themselves by going through entrance preparation books.

First Semester

  • 551: Micro Economics - I
  • 552: Macro Economics - I
  • 553: Mathematical Methods
  • 554: Economics of Development and Planning I

Second Semester

  • 555: Micro Economics-II
  • 556: Macro Economics-II
  • 557: Statistical Methods
  • 558: Economics of Development and Planning II

Third Semester

  • 559: Monetary Economics
  • 560: Public Economics I
  • 561: Research Methodology
  • : Elective
  • : Elective Areas
    562 Econometrics 3 hrs
    Environmental Economics 3 hrs
    International Economics 3 hrs
    564 Economic Demography 3 hrs
    565(A) Managerial Economics 3 hrs
    Industrial Economics 3 hrs
    Economics of Agricultural  3 hrs
    Development 3 hrs
    563 History of Economic Thought 3 hrs

Fourth Semester

  • 565 (B): Financial Economics
  • 566: Public Economics II
  • 567: Nepalese Economics
  • : Elective
  • : Elective Areas
    570 Thesis writing 6 hrs
    568 Mathematical Economics 3 hrs
    Natural Resource Economics 3 hrs
    International Finance and Economic Cooperation 3 hrs
    569 Economics of Human Resource Development 3 hrs
    Applied Statistics 3 hrs
    Economics of Energy 3 hrs
    Economics of Tourism 3 hrs
    563 History of Economic Thought 3 hrs

Scope and Career Prospects

Economics is very lucrative and demanding subject nationally and internationally. From government jobs to non-governmental jobs, from corporate sector to being freelancer, everywhere there is a need of good economist. Analyzing and predicting market trend, indicating the performance of economy, budget analysis etc. is the main work of economics. By pursuing this degree, the students can have following career prospects:

  • One can be good economics teacher in various colleges, professor in different universities.
  • The students who have passed economics has been able to pass public service exam, exams of Rastra Bank comparatively with greater ease.
  • Demand of Economists are very high in NGO and INGO.
  • Renowned international organizations Like ADB, World Bank, IMF etc. offer jobs to graduates of economics where you can have very dashing salary.
  • Every year many students go abroad for further study after pursuing MA economics. So, it is comparatively very helpful for students who are willing to do PhD and other courses.

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