The Department of Economics at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), with more than 20 full-time senior faculty, offers instruction at the undergraduate and graduate levels to around 800 students. Faculty members are actively engaged in cutting-edge research in a wide array of topics in economics, centered on microeconomics, macroeconomics, and empirical and policy analysis.
The M.A. in Economics is a full-time course-based, one year (12 months) program in English. There is a possibility to add a thesis track and then the program extends up to two years. It is intended for students with an undergraduate degree in economics or related fields, with a strong quantitative background. The program aims to deepen students' understanding of the underlying forces affecting the economy both local and global scales and enhance their research and data analytics capabilities. It prepares its graduates for high-level research and administrative positions in both the public and private sectors. It also forms an entry path to Ph.D. programs in economics offered by top institutions around the world.
» B.A. or B.Sc. degree in Economics, Business, Engineering, Mathematics or related disciplines, with a minimal GPA of 85%.
» Evidence of English language proficiency: TOEFL score of at least 85/120 or an equivalent score in an internationally recognized English proficiency exam. The English proficiency requirement is waived for applicants who received their undergraduate degree in a program taught in English.
Recommended but not required:
» A score of 160 or above in the quantitative section of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) - advantage
Mandatory documents for preliminary consideration:
» Copy of passport
» A 1-2 page CV
» Transcripts of BA or BSc grades
» Copy of diploma (BA/BSc) when available
» Statement of purpose
» English proficiency test results
Please note: Original documents must be presented upon arriving in Israel