Executive Masters in Economic Policy Programme

Date: 23 January 2019
The University of Central Asia (UCA) is pleased to announce the second cycle of its Executive Masters in Economic Policy (EMEP) Programme, offered through the Graduate School of Development’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration (IPPA). The EMEP programme is being offered to Afghan civil servants through a partnership with the Ministry of Finance of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
 
EMEP is designed to equip civil servants with sound theoretical knowledge and the tools of economic management and policy-making required to tackle issues faced by developing economies. The programme is tailored to Afghanistan’s realities and needs, and is built around real-world examples and case studies.
 
EMEP is a 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) programme. The award will be conferred to participants upon completion of approved coursework and the successful defense of a policy-oriented capstone project. 

The programme will be delivered at UCA in Bishkek and Naryn, Kyrgyz Republic, in three sessions beginning April 1st 2019.
 
Costs and Tuition Fees
Applicants who qualify for the programme will receive a full scholarship, thanks to the generous support provided by Canada's International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Aga Khan Foundation Canada, and the Ministry of Finance, Afghanistan.
 
Programme Content and Assessment
The language of instruction is English. The programme of study is divided into three semesters, with two spent in Bishkek and one spent at UCA’s residential campus in Naryn.

Core courses involve fundamentals of economic theory, statistics and quantitative methods, fiscal, monetary and trade policies, labor market and human resources development. Topics courses build students’ competence in the specialised areas of agricultural and extractive industry policies, pivotal for achieving sustainable and inclusive growth.
 
This programme is being offered by the University of Central Asia’s Institute of Public Policy and Administration. For more information, e-mail: ippa@ucentralasia.org
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