The economy of Pakistan is facing many economic challenges. Dr. Hassan Murad School of Management at UMT plans to play a significant role to cope with the challenges by producing academically and technically more qualified human-power in Economics.
Our MS Economics is intended to produce and train the graduates to undertake applied economic research and prepare them to render their services as an economic analyst to country’s national and international departments. In our MS Economics program, we develop rigorous quantitative research skills (i.e. readily available to be utilized in academia, think tanks and policy institutes). We also train them to pursue their Ph.D.’s in national and international universities. We are linked with national and international research and policy institutes, so we provide exposure to students to public officials via invited guest speaker lectures, industry visits, seminars and webinars. We engaged our graduates for practical learning and experience at international institutes, as we are collaborating with the Institute of Transport Economics, University of Muenster, Germany
Our MS Economics program is a 2 years’ study and research program. The first year is dedicated for an advanced level knowledge and skills trainings that aims to develop the solid theoretical and econometrical skills by offering them the advanced macroeconomics, microeconomics and advanced econometrics courses. In the second year, students opt for the specialization courses that provide them in-depth understanding of core economic issues and models, get prepare them for formal economic research in specialized filed. In the fourth semester, students demonstrate their learned knowledge and skills in economic analysis and dissertation writings.
Our Graduates are ready to join the national and international departments such as central bank, financial institutions, international consulting firms, NGOs, and private sector corporate and consulting firms. Another aim of the program is to produce more qualified teachers for degree colleges and universities. The BS (Honors) program of four-year duration has already been launched at many degree colleges in Pakistan. According to the latest information, BS(Hon) program has started in 26 top colleges in 12 districts of Punjab, therefore, the demand for teachers having MS degree in Economics will definitely enhance accordingly as Economics is opted as a major by most of the students in social sciences group. An additional aim of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of UMT graduates in Economics so that they have edge not only in Pakistan’s labor market but also they can compete for jobs in the international labor markets like graduates of internationally recognized universities.