MS Economics In Pakistan Complete Guide

Introduction of MS Economics


Economics play a significant role in our daily life and most importantly it is one of the major concern of our country. A degree in economics can help you prepare for careers that need your ability to quantify, analyse data, and solve problems. The scope of MS Economics in Pakistan is wide as well as abroad. Students who have a keen interest to solve the various issues faced by the economy of the country are encouraged to pursue MS Economics. A number public and private sector universities offer MS Economics.


The duration of MS Economics is two year, equivalent to four semesters. 

Affiliations and Accreditations

A number of Higher Education Commission recognized universities offer MS Economics in both public and private sector. Some of the universities offering MS Economics are mentioned below.
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • University of Management and Technology
  • The Islamia University Of Bahawalpur
  • Gomal University
  • University of Agriculture
  • COMSATS University
  • International Islamic University
  • National Defence University
  • National University Of Modern Languages, Islamabad
  • Institute of Business Administration
  • Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology
  • Bahria University
  • Virtual University
  • Government College University, Lahore
  • Lahore College for Women University
  • University Of Education
  • University Of The Punjab
  • National College Of Business Administration And Economics, Lahore
  • Khawaja Fareed University Of Engineering & Information Technology
  • Pir Mahar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University
  • University Of Sialkot
  • Gift University
  • Institute Of Business Management
  • Lahore Leads University
  • Minhaj University
  • National College Of Business Administration And Economics, Lahore
  • University of Central Punjab

Scope and Career

After acquiring a postgraduate degree in Economics, students can look into the following careers.
  • financial institutions
  • international consulting firms
  • NGOs
  • private sector corporate 
  • consulting firms

Courses and Syllabus

Some of the courses as per the curriculum proposed by the Higher Education Commission for a postgraduate degree in Economics are as follows.
  • Advanced Microeconomics
  • Advanced Macroeconomics
  • Advanced Econometrics
  • Methodology of Economics Research
  • Public Sector Economics
  • Advance Monetary Economics
  • Issues in Development Economics
  • Topics in Labour Economics
  • Topics in International Economics
  • Globalization and Economic Integration
  • Topics in Islamic Economics
  • Topics in Experimental Economics 
  • Topics in Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • The Economics of Climate Change
  • Topics in Economics of Happiness and Well-Being 
  • Issues in Health Economics
  • Topics in Financial Economics
  • Research Methodology in Economics
  • Development Economics and Sustainability
  • History of Economic Thought in Contemporary Perspective
  • International Trade
  • Public Finance
  • Gender, Work and Economy
  • Population Dynamics
  • Sociology of Gender Issues

Related Courses

  • MS Business Analytics
  • MS Finance
  • MS Marketing
  • Master’s in Business Administration

Further Study Options

Students after acquiring a master’s degree in Economics can pursue a doctoral degree and do research work within the country or abroad.

Study Abroad Options

  • PhD Economics at NHH Norwegian School of Economics, Norway
  • PhD Accounting, Economics, and Finance at University of Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
  • PhD Economics at Maynooth University, Ireland
  • PhD Economics at Deakin University
  • PhD Economics at University of Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • PhD Business and Economics at Monash University


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