M.A. (Economics) – RV University

M. A. (Economics)

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M.A. (Economics)

School of Economics and Finance

Course Overview

The MA programme in Economics at RV University is envisaged in a way that builds a strong foundational understanding of Economics while at the same time preparing students to enter into professional careers in their chosen field among multiple fields of economics. The programme starts with Core Courses in Economics that builds the disciplinary foundations and provide students with a rigorous understanding of economic theories, principles and their applications. The Core Courses prepare students to think like an economist. On completion of core courses, students’ progress to choose their elective courses. The elective courses familiarise students with the rich and multiple fields and discourses in economics where students can test their theoretical understandings on empirical settings and contemporary or historical realities. These courses prepare students to analyse and interpret the world through the economists’ lens.

In the final year, students can choose a specialisation track. Each specialisation track is designed to prepare students to embark on a career in a specific field in economics. Research and industry experience forms an important component of the MA programme. Students complete a research project and gain industry experience in their chosen field of specialisation. Thus, through specialisation and research & industry experience. students learn to be an economist in the area of their choice. Students who wish to continue their education can seamlessly enter into the doctoral programme in economics offered by the school.

This natural and effortless progression of the students’ learning journey from thinking to being an economist is the unique feature of the MA Economics curriculum at RVU. Students can gradually build their understanding, make an informed choice about their areas of professional expertise, and acquire skills and capabilities to hone their abilities to spread their wings in the real world.

Program Overview

In this programme, students will gain knowledge essential for comprehending the complex issues that shape today’s Tech space. Our program also provides them with excellent preparation for graduate study in fields such as data science, quantum computing, Big data, Web development, software engineering etc. Plus, independent research opportunities abound through seminar courses, independent studies & internships.


Why M.A.(Economics) at RV University?

The emphasis of the MA Economics curriculum at RVU rests on:

  • Sound theoretical knowledge
  • Critical understanding of contemporary issues and historical processes
  • Specialisation tracks to suit students’ interests and aptitude
  • Gain knowledge, capabilities, skills and professional experience in chosen area of specialisation
  • Focus on research, self-study, industrial experience to prepare independent thinking individuals

Admission Requirements and Important Dates

RVU does not discriminate based on ethnicity, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, or any factors other than academic matters. The University considers the past academic performance/ merit and equity as the guiding principles for admission in the various programmes of the University.

Indian & International Students


Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from any recognized University

Selection Criteria

Based on the performance in RVU
Selection Process

Important Dates of RVU Selection Process

March 31st, 2021

Career Options

A degree in Economics and Finance can open up career tracks in numerous sectors in the global market. Having an analytical mind and a strong awareness of the world, this career will help students use innovative techniques and mindful understanding to overcome problems with logical solutions.

  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Financial Planner
  • Financial Consultant
  • Risk Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Economic Researcher
  • Investment Analyst

How To Apply

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Register for RVSAT* — 2022

(RV Scholastic Admission Test (RVSAT) is the national-level entrance exam for all UG and PG programmes of RV University)
Apply Online to RVSAT here: https://admissions.rvu.edu.in/

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RV University Selection Process

Applicants will undergo the RVU Selection Process depending on the programme they have applied for and their score in RVSAT

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Selection letter

Subject to fulfilment of eligibility and admission criteria, applicants shall be issued a selection letter.

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Programme Registration

Successful applicants in the above selection procedure shall be registered to the programme after receipt of registration fees as specified in the selection letter.

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Provisional Admission Letter

Upon completion of the selection procedure for M.A. (Economics) admissions, applicants shall be notified about the admission and a Provisional Admission Letter shall be issued.

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