Master of Economics in Labor Economics

Objectives

The program is designed to mainly train students in empirical analysis of labor economics issues with the ability to engage in quantitative analysis and planning and economics management in economic management department, policy research departments, international agencies and enterprises. Graduates are expected to be equipped with knowledge and research methods of economic modeling, forecasting and labor economics, so that they can master relevant professional knowledge and ability for human resource management, labor science research and economic policy making in government departments, enterprises or international institutions.


Program duration: 2 years full-time study
Teaching language: English
Program commencement: Fall semester
Tuition fees: 90,000RMB in total (for two years)
Application fee: 400RMB

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must be non-Chinese citizens generally under the age of 45 at the time of applying, be in good health, and possess a valid passport.
  • Applicants should hold a recognized bachelor's degree or above.
  • Applicants should present a TOEFL certificate with a score of 80 or above, or an IELTS certificate with a score of 6.0 or above, or other certificate of English proficiency from an accredited test. Native English speakers are exempt from this requirement. Applicants who have taken courses in English during their bachelor's degree studies should provide a medium-of-instruction certificate.
  • The ability to demonstrate relevant professional experience will be given individual consideration.

Program Structure

General courses
(4 credits)

Selected Issues on China

Chinese I

Foundation core courses
(15 credits)

Advanced Econometrics I 

Advanced Macroeconomics I 

Advanced Microeconomics I 

Introductory Mathematical Economics

Advanced Econometrics II

Major core courses
(9 credits, choose one of Regional Economics and Urban Economics)

Labor Economics

Regional Economics

Urban Economics

Micro-econometrics and Applications

Elective courses
(6 credits)

Other master level non-discipline core courses from WISE and SOE

Advanced Graduate Economics courses from WISE

Seminar / Internship
(1 credit)

Academic Seminars/ Internship

Thesis

Thesis Research
(The master’s thesis must be written in English. An abstract in both English and Chinese must be provided.)


Typical Program Course Schedule

First Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester Summer Semester
Selected Issues on China
Chinese I
Advanced Macroeconomics I
Advanced Microeconomics I
Advanced Econometrics I 
Introductory Mathematical Economics

Advanced Econometrics II
Regional Economics
Urban Economics
Elective
Seminar

Thesis Research
(submit proposal by summer semester)
Internship (optional)
*Choose three of four.

Second Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
Labor Economics
Micro-econometrics and Applications
Elective
Seminar
Thesis Research

 

Thesis Research
(submission deadline: March 15)

How to apply

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Contact information

Tel.: +86(0)592-2189805
Email: enquiries.imwise@gmail.com
Address: N106 Economics Building, Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, P.R. China 361005
 

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