Masters in Economics

Masters in Economics

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Application Submission: 15th Dec- 10th Feb, 2024
Entrance Exam:  14th Feb, 2024
Interview: 16th Feb, 2024
Result Announcement: 18th Feb, 2024
Admission Period: 18th – 24th Feb, 2024
Semester Commencement: 25th Feb, 2024


Masters in Economics, also abbreviated as MECON is a two years program that offers different courses in economic theory and aims to produce graduates with different applied quantitative research skills and tools amenable for economic analysis of different socio-economic issues the world is facing in general with a particular focus on the issues more prevalent in the Nepali context. The program is designed so as to provide a sound understanding of different economic theories through the core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. Moreover, the program puts heavy emphasis on public economics and political economy and development economics. Elective courses will be offered in a broad range of topics from environmental economics to industrial organization 



The learning outcomes of the MECON program are listed below: 

  • To help students understand the working of the market economy and determination of market outcomes in different structures.
  • To help students understand when markets work and when they do not while familiarizing them with the concepts of efficiency in resource allocation.
  • To impart game theoretic tools to the students to help them analyze strategic situations that are applicable to most instances of everyday life.
  • To help students the art and science of applied economic research aimed to establish a causal relationship between variables.
  • To help students understand and model macroeconomic fluctuations and long run growth patterns of economies.
  • To help students understand and calibrate fiscal and monetary policy tools to achieve macroeconomic goals such as higher economic growth and targeted inflation rates



The graduates of MECON are expected to have developed the following attributes upon the completion of the program:

  • Sound understanding of economic theories and decision making at all levels.
  • Decision making in strategic settings when one’s outcomes depend not only on the actions they take but also on those taken by others.
  • Strong quantitative skills for causal research amenable to economic analysis
  • Strong computational skills for applied economic research both for industry as well as the public sector
  • Strong critical analytical skills



  • PhD programs at KUSOA and elsewhere
  • Economists at central banks, commercial banks and other financial institutions
  • Data analyst at various manufacturing industries and service sectors
  • Consultant at the ministry of finance, commerce and trade at provincial and federal level.
  • Economic advisors for the federal as well as subnational governments
  • Quantitative researcher at multilateral organizations such as the World bank, Asian Development Bank, UN organizations, IMF etc.
  • As program designers at NGOs and INGOs.
  • Freelancing is rapidly growing in the post COVID-19 world
  • Economics instructors/professors in (mainly management) colleges and schools


Fee Structure for Master in Economics

Total Fee : NRs. 400000.00

Foreign students: NRs. 800000.00 


Completion of 4 year Bachelor’s degree or a Master’s degree with cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2 out of 4 or an equivalent of 45 percent marks in the latest degree acquired in a recognized institute. Selected applicants have to pass an entrance test and interview. Strong quantitative background will be given a priority in the selection process.

The candidates must meet eligibility criteria and must also successfully complete the written test and the interview conducted by the Program/Department.


  • Assessment system: In-semester and end-semester examinations, classwork and homework assignments, project  and field works and presentations, publication quality term papers when applicable; publications.
  • Approach: Lectures, seminars, problem solving, research, publication, real life problem solving, computation, lab work.
  • Class sessions: Except dissertation and independent studies, all courses are of three credit hours. 16 hours student-faculty contact hours per credit. Three hours per week with the exception of intensive courses (2-3 weeks courses), field and laboratory sessions.
  • Evaluation scheme: Letter grading system. At the end of each semester, students are awarded letter grades which are based on grades and scores obtained in various segments of the evaluation of the courses. Final evaluation of the course is carried out on a four point grading system as mentioned in the attached program proposal.

Predominantly face-to-face but we also use online mode as appropriate.

Students must successfully complete 51 credit courses which include a dissertation equivalent to six credits. 

7:00 AM to 10 AM


Kathmandu University School of Arts,
Masters in Economics Program,
Balkumari, Lalitpur, Nepal
Phone: +977-1-5911307

Mobile: +9779844898557

For further information about the program contact:
Santosh Adhikari, PhD