MA in Economics in the Philippines

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Program Overview

The Master of Arts in Economics (MAECO) enhances the knowledge and skills of economics graduates in economic analysis, macroeconomics, microeconomics, statistics and calculus.

The program provides two options for graduates: a thesis and a non-thesis track, unlike the Master of Science in Economics (MSECO), where the thesis is an integral part of the curriculum.

The MAECO program allows students the opportunity to specialize in a specific area of economics.

Admission requirements for the MA in Economics program in the Philippines


  • Must have the original and photocopy of the high school report card (form 138)
  • Must have recommendation from High school principal and guidance counselor
  • Must have most recent medical and dental health record
  • Must take and pass the college entrance examination
  • Must have a copy of NSO certified birth certificate
  • Must have a certificate of good moral character
  • Must have a copy of the honorable dismissal
  • Must have a copy of the high school diploma
  • One 2”x 2” copy of latest photo

Duration of the MA in Economics program in the Philippines


The MAECO program takes 2 years to complete.

Subjects included in the MA in Economics program


  • Philo. of Commitment to Total Human Development
  • History of Economic Thought with Economic Policies
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Socio-Cultural Analysis Module
  • Mathematics for Economists
  • Phenomenological Research
  • Environmental Economics
  • International Economics
  • Economic Development
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Research Methods
  • Economic Analysis

What are the career opportunities for graduates of the MA in Economics in the Philippines?


  • Economics Professor (academic institutes)
  • Financial Consultant (private sector)
  • Bank Executive (private sector)
  • Economic Department Executive (medium / large corporations)
  • Business Development Executive (medium / large corporations)
  • Market Researcher (private sector, government agencies)
  • Project Coordinator/Supervisor (government agencies)
  • Economics Analyst (government agencies, banks, financial institutes)
  • Economics Development Specialist (government agencies)
  • Researcher (academic institutes, financial institutes)
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