Master in Economic Policy

MASTER OF ARTS IN ECONOMIC POLICY & PLANNING

Mogadishu University has decided to launch MA in EPP program after it has observed a higher demand for both public and private sector employees and students who obtained bachelor of economic degree. The university has completed all the necessary materials and human resources to conduct this course inside Somalia.

The main objective of this course is to strengthen the capacity of the Somali students to generate skills and knowledge essential to the development of economic policy and planning inside economic institutions.

The program will also admit international students who will bring resources into the country through tuition fees, living expenses and different experiments.

The program will provide graduates with a solid foundation in economic concepts and methods for various purposes including applied anaylsis as professionals with government, business and nonprofit organizations.

The major trust of the restructuring of the MAEPP program was the introduction of plans A and B in to the program. Whereas students wishing to pursue plan A are required to do coursework and addition write a research dissertation, those pursuing pan B are required to do coursework only. Because the students taking plan A do a dissertation, they are required to take two semesters of coursework. On the other hand those taking plan B are required to do four semesters of coursework.

MA EPP PLAN B Course structure

New course structure/ codes
Year 1: semester 1    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 7101: Microeconomic theory and policy 60 4
EPP 7102: quantitative methods 60 4
EPP 7103: project planning and management 60 4
EPP 7104: development economics 60 4

 

Year 1: semester 2    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 7201: Macroeconomic theory and policy 60 4
EPP 7202: Econometrics 60 4
EPP 7203: policy analysis and economic management 60 4
EPP 7204: research methodology 60 4

 

Year 2: semester 1    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 8101: Economic development planning and budgeting 60 4
EPP 8102: strategic planning and management 60 4
Two electives  
EPP 8103public sector economics 45 3
EPP 8104: monetary theory and policy 45 3
EPP 8105: international economics 45 3

 

Year 2: semester 2    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 8201: research paper 60 4
Two electives  
EPP 8202: political economy 45 3
EPP 8203: agricultural economics 45 3
EPP 8204: industrial economics 45 3
EPP 8205: resource and environmental economics 45 3
EPP 8206: labor economics 45 3
EPP 8207: transport economics 45 3
EPP 8208: health economics 45 3
Total   52

 

MA EPP PALN A

MA EPP PLAN B Course structure

New course structure/ codes
Year 1: semester 1    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 7101: Microeconomic theory and policy 60 4
EPP 7102: quantitative methods 60 4
EPP 7103: project planning and management 60 4
EPP 7104: development economics 60 4

 

Year 1: semester 2    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 7201: Macroeconomic theory and policy 60 4
EPP 7202: Econometrics 60 4
EPP 7203: policy analysis and economic management 60 4
EPP 7204: research methodology 60 4

 

Year 2: semester 1    
Core courses CH CU
EPP 8101: Economic development planning and budgeting 60 4
EPP 8102: strategic planning and management 60 4
EPP 8102:Research and dissertation+ Elective 60 4
One elective  
EPP 8103public sector economics 45 3
EPP 8104: monetary theory and policy 45 3
EPP 8105: international economics 45 3

 

Year 2: semester 2    
Core course CH CU
EPP 8202: research and dissertation 60 4
Total   44
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