Master of Science (MS) Economics program

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Master of Science (MS) Economics program

Institute of Business Administration (IBA) Karachi
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  • Masters
  • 2 years


The MS Economics program is designed to provide a solid background in theory, quantitative methods and applications appropriate to the needs of economists involved in policy planning, analysis and forecasting of public and private sectors. The curriculum of this program has been designed to meet international standards.

This program emphasizes on applied economics and caters to the growing market for economic analysts. Graduates from this program will be able to teach and conduct quality research in the fields of their interest and will be prepared for careers in universities, research organizations, business enterprises, government organizations, and multinational companies.

Admission Requirements

A minimum of 16-years of education out of which the last 4 years of education should be from an HEC recognized university/institute, with a minimum CGPA of 2.5 out of 4.0 or 60% marks in the last degree. All equivalency claims shall be evaluated by HEC. Experience is not a mandatory requirement for admission in this program.

Admissions to all programs at the IBA are granted on merit, and there are no reserved seats of any category. The criterion for admission is the performance of the applicant in aptitude test and interview. The aptitude test is a written test on three subjects: English, Mathematics and Economics.

Candidates who have a minimum score of 650 in the quantitative section of GRE (International) or a score of 160 in quantitative & 150 of verbal section of revised GRE (International) are exempted from the IBA admission test. The candidates who pass the aptitude test qualify for the interview.

Courses Units

You need to complete 42 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

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Maximum time allowed:

4 years for full time students

7 years for part time students

Class Timings:

MS Economics is offered for full-time students as well as for part-time students. Classes in MS Economics are scheduled only in evenings (6:00-9:00 pm) on weekdays or any time (between 9:00 am - 9:00 pm) on Saturdays.

Teaching/research assistant positions

Teaching/research assistant positions are available in the department for full time MS students. These positions are offered only to those students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.00 in each semester in the MS program. Teaching/research assistants must not work elsewhere.

Career Opportunities

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