M.A. - Economics

M.A. - Economics

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

Admission requirements

Students must have an average grade of at least 80% in their Bachelor's degree studies, in all areas of study. In certain cases, the required average will depend on the subject studied for the Bachelor's degree. Acceptance is dependent on the number of vacant places in the department, as the department determines. The Department of Economics does not undertake to accept all the applicants meeting the above registration requirements. The final screening of the applicants will be performed at the department's discretion. The University's Master's Degree Committee has the authority to decide whether to accept the applicants.

Courses of study

Ÿ     Business Economics -   Track 1: includes research and the submission of a written  thesis

                                         - Track 2: without research.

                                         - Finance and Banking –without a research and thesis only.

Ÿ     Theoretical Economics - includes conducting research and submitting a  written thesis only

Study Programs

Ÿ    Theoretical Economics                                                  -  Track 1 comprises 16 frontal hours and  16 annual hours of credits ,including research/ thesis. Three predefined workshops are obligatory, including a grade for attendance over the two year period.

Ÿ    Business Economics                                                     - Track 1 comprises 16 frontal hours and 16 annual hours of credits including research/ thesis. Three predefined workshops are obligatory, including a grade for attendance over the two year period.

Ÿ    Business Economics                                                     - Track 2 (including 2 seminars) –comprises hours 23 annual hours

Ÿ    Business Economics, Finance and Banking            - Track without research/thesis only, (including 2 seminars) – comprises 23 annual hours

 

Preliminary requirements for registering in the seminar:

One cannot register for the Master's degree seminar before completing the courses "Advanced Micro Economics A and B", " Econometrics A and B", and "Advanced Macro Economics A and B".

Complementary studies

Students lacking a proper background in Economics, and who are accepted for Master's degree studies, will be required to complete complementary studies to the extent of 19.5 annual semester hours at the most. These students must register and fulfill the complementary courses requirements within one year only, which will include the first and second semesters and the summer, starting from the time they are accepted for studies.

The required average in the complementary courses is at least 76%. Students many not begin their M.A. studies before fulfilling all the complementary requirements at the required average.

The department may terminate the studies of students who accumulate more than 4 failures in the complementary courses, and refuse to allow them to continue studying toward a Master's degree in the department.

The compulsory complementary courses are:

Year 1 – Semester 1

Introduction to Economics – Micro -                                            2.0 annual semester hours 

Introduction to Accounting -                                                           1.5 annual hours

Mathematics for Economists A -                                                  1.5 annual hours

Statistics for Economists -                                                            1.5 annual hours

Total                                                                                                   6.5 annual hours

Year 1 – Semester 2

Mathematics for Economists B -                                                  1.5 annual hours

Macro Economics A -                                                                      1.5 annual hours

Price Theory  A -                                                                               2.0 annual hours

Introduction to Econometrics A -                                                  1.5 annual hours

Fundamentals of Finance -                                                           1.5 annual hours

Total                                                                                                   8.0 annual hours

Year 1 – Semester 1

Macro Economics B -                                                                     1.5 annual hours

Price Theory  B -                                                                              2.0 annual hours

Introduction to Econometrics B -                                                  1.5 annual hours

Total                                                                                                   5.0 annual hours

 

Students required to undertake complementary courses must take the courses "Introduction to Economics – Micro" and "Mathematics for Economists A" before the courses "Macro Economics  A" and "Price Theory  A".

Exemptions

Holders of a Multidisciplinary B.A. and graduates of the integrated program in Social Sciences who:

Ÿ         Received a grade of at least 95% in the course "Introduction to Economics – Micro" – will be exempt from the course "Introduction to Economics – Micro".

Ÿ         Received a grade of at least 95% in each of the courses "Theory and Application – Micro" and "Theory and Application – Macro" – will be exempt from the courses "Price Theory  A", "Price Theory B" and "Introduction to Economics – Micro", provided they earned a grade of 95% in the course "Introduction to Economics – Micro".

Ÿ         Received a grade of at least 95% in each of the courses "Fundamentals of Accounting" and "Fundamentals of Finance" – will be exempt from the courses "Introduction to Accountingand "Fundamentals of Finance".

Ÿ         Received a grade of at least 95% in each of the courses Mathematics A and B, may be exempt from the courses "Mathematics for Economists A" and " Mathematics for Economists B", provided the courses they took were at a level compatible with the department's requirements.

Ÿ         Received a grade of at least 95% in each of the courses "Introduction to Statistics A and B", may be exempt from the courses "Complementary Studies in Statistics for Economists for M.A.", provided the courses they took were at a level compatible with the department's requirements.

Ÿ         Students believing they are eligible for exemption from a complementary course based on prior studies can file a request for exemption. Requests will be considered on a case by case basis.

Ÿ         Students who have successfully fulfilled all the requirements of the complementary courses they were required to take with an average of at least 76% will be accepted for M.A. studies as regular students.

Students studying for a Bachelor's degree at Bar-Ilan University may already begin studying their complementary courses during the third year of their studies, in parallel to the completion of their Bachelor's degree studies. Acceptance is according to the department's discretion.

Failures:  The Economics Department may terminate the Master's degree studies of students accumulating more than 4 failures in Master's degree courses.

 

For more information, refer to the Department of Economics website.

 

Last modified: 14/11/2012