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Economics, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Waltham, MA, United States
The Economics major at Brandeis University provides background for many positions in business and government. Some graduates pursue advanced degrees in economics, and others enroll in professional schools of business, law, public policy, and other fields.
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Overview

Economics at Brandeis University is the study of human choice and economic behavior. It helps explain the connections between individuals, institutions, and social outcomes. Whether you major or minor in economics, you will learn the general principles of economics, microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, statistics and econometrics, with an emphasis on analytic and quantitative approaches. Your economics degree will enable you to bring this knowledge to bear on a range of questions and challenges, such as economic development, income inequality, unemployment, inflation, and international trade.

The programme

Current fields of teaching and research include international economics and finance; macroeconomics and monetary economics; economics of development; industrial organization; technological change and innovation; and labor economics. Economics students have the opportunity to participate in departmental events and lectures, to do individual research, and to engage with and serve the wider community. The economics major is currently the most popular major at Brandeis.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • A Survey of Economics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Environmental Economics
  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Statistics for Economic Analysis

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts
  • Standardized test scores or a graded analytical paper
  • English Proficiency
  • A letter of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    57360 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 57360 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Waltham

  • 1515 - 3140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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