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About The Program

The two-year dual degree program offers a unique opportunity to get a deep understanding of economics while simultaneously improving your analytical skills. The students would spend one year at the NMIMS Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics before transferring to Virginia Tech University in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
This program is intended to match the industry's new-age expectations in fields such as big data Economics, computational finance, business forecasting, and behavioural economics. After successfully completing both years, the student will get two degrees: M.Sc. Economics from NMIMS and M.A. Economics from Virginia Tech University. This is an unrivalled learning experience, thanks to NMIMS expertise and Virginia Tech University's reputation for cutting-edge research.

 Program Objectives:

  • Understand the various fields of Economics and use the theoretical and empirical constructs in the field of Economics
  • Illustrate the ability to build and test economic models using advanced data techniques and sophisticated economic tools
  • Develop the capabilities of original and independent work, promoting excellence in thought and in action.
  • Examine and Analyse different economic issues
  • Develop the student’s ability to communicate their work through written and oral communication
  • Understand another culture in relation to economy, politics and practices
  • Equip students with skills to get employment in professional occupations or in other Research focused roles
  • Prepare the students to pursue research and enrol in PhD Programs

Program Details:

First year at NMIMS

  • Foundation courses such as Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and International Economics
  • Total of 40 credits (8 courses + Research, 5 per Semester)

Second year at VT

  • Minimum of 18 credits (6 courses, three per semester) at VT
  • Option to choose from list of graduate courses (course numbers that begin with either 5000 or 6000). A maximum of two courses can be drawn from the list of upper-level undergraduate courses (Course numbers that begin with 4000)

Program Highlights:

  • After the successful completion of both the years, the student will get 2 degrees, M.Sc. Economics from NMIMS & M.A. Economics from Virginia Tech 
  • The courses are targeted to cater to the new age demands of the industry such as Big Data Economics, Behavioral Economics & Experimental Economics 
  • The focus will be on experiential and skill-based learning to prepare students for the rapidly evolving modern economy. 
  • The M.A. program in Economics at Virginia Tech has the distinction of being housed in the College of Science. It is anticipated that like the PhD program at Virginia Tech, this program will be certified as a STEM program providing students with an Optional practical training of 3 years.

Referral link for Virginia Tech Universty

VT ECON: https://econ.vt.edu/

Article Link: India's First Dual Degree Program in Economics

VT College of Science: https://www.science.vt.edu/

VT Main Page: https://www.vt.edu/

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