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. It is possible to add a thesis track and extend the program 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.

​For further information, please visit the Department of Economics​ website


M.A. Requirements:

» 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

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