Master's Program in Economic Analysis

This is a two-year program taught exclusively in English by faculty of western Ph.D. economists and economic policy leaders. The program offers unique skills in economic and financial modeling and analysis that prepare students of the program to work effectively as economists in decision-making and advisory positions in their home country, or to apply to Ph.D. programs abroad. This training is an ideal preparation for positions that require a high level of analytical sophistication like research-oriented and analytical functions in international organizations or business, as well as for further study at international Ph.D. programs. 

Program at a glance:



2 years





September 1, 2017





University of Houston
MA in Economics



Globally trained

Tuition waivers: 

90% tuition waivers (up to 10)
tuition waivers (up to 10)
50% tuition waivers (up to 10)


Special support: 

Scholarships and leaving
support for students
from regions (up to 20)

 Application deadline: August 10, 2017

What will you get at the end of the program?

Hard skills:


Soft skills:

- Quantitative and qualitative
data analysis
- R
- Stata
- Matlab
- Modelling economic and
financial processes
- Policy analysis
- Academic and applied
research skills
- Academic writing
- Evidence-based decision making


- Problem solving
- Team work
- Critical thinking
- Time management
- Stress resistance
- Analytical reasoning
- Presentation skills

At the end of the program you will:

you will be able to apply advanced analytical tools to analyze important business and police questions


be well prepared for the Ph.D. and other graduate studies at leading universities worldwide


be well equipped for jobs with a high level of analytical sophistication, both in the private and public sector

What will you study?

First-Year Courses

Miniterm I:

- Macroeconomics I
- Mathematics for
Economists I
- Statistics and Econometrics I
- English Language


Miniterm II:

- Macroeconomics II
- Microeconomics I
- Statistics and Econometrics II
- English Language

Miniterm III:

- Microeconomics II
- Macroeconomics III
- Mathematics for
Economists II
- Statistics and Econometrics III


Miniterm IV:

- Microeconomics III
- Mathematics for
Economists III
- Statistics and Econometrics IV
- English Language

Miniterm V:

- Microeconomics IV
- Macroeconomics IV
- Mathematics for
Economists IV
- Professional Communication


Second-Year Courses

Miniterm I:

- Game Theory
- Policy Workshop
- Political Economy of Central Banking
- Research Workshop
- English Language


Miniterm II:

- Labor Economics
- Policy Analysis I
- Theory of Regulation
- Research Workshop 

Miniterm III:

- Financial Institutions and Services
- Financial Economics: Financial Instruments
- Policy Analysis II
- Research Workshop 


Miniterm IV:

- Analysis of Agri-Food Markets and Policy
- Urban  Economics
- Research Workshop 

Miniterm V:

- Advanced Financial Economics
- Agri Economic Development
- Public Economics
- Thesis Workshop
- English Language



Who will teach you?

Associate Professors:

PhD, University of Wisconsin Madison

PhD, University of Michigan

Assistant Professors:


Elena Besedina
PhD, Bocconi University (Italy)

Viktor Khanzhyn
PhD, University of Nebraska (USA)

Olga Kupets
PhD, Institute of Demography and Social Studies (Ukraine)

Maksym Obrizan
PhD, University of Iowa

Volodymyr Vakhitov
PhD, University of Kentucky

Hanna Vakhitova
PhD, University of Kentucky

Olesia Verchenko
PhD, University of Virginia

Visiting professors:

Denys Nizalov
Associate Lecturer at the University of Kent, UK
PhD, Michigan State University

Gregory Perelman
Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank
PhD, Russian State University of Humanities in Moscow

 Tuition fee

The tuition fee paid by a student is €3,000 per year*. Payments are done in five instalments during the academic year. 

Students who would also wish to receive the University of Houston MA Degree in Economics upon their graduation from the Program will also need to cover the UH fee for this degree – €1500.

* The full cost of providing education at the KSE MA Program in Economic Analysis is €10,000 a year, students of the program automatically receive a scholarship in the amount of €7,000 which is funded by the KSE donors.

 Financial support

  • Scholarships

    For 2017/2018 academic year, KSE provides for first-year students:

    - Up to 10 tuition waivers, that covers 90% fee for 10 best students upon the results of admission exams on March 18, 2017
    - Up to 10 tuition waivers, that covers 80% fee for 10 best students upon the results of admission exams on July 6, 2017
    - Up to 10 partial tuition waivers, that covers 50% tuition fee (€1500) upon the results of admission exams on March 18 and July 6, 2017
  • Special support program "Talents from regions"

    KSE aims to give applicants from regional universities similar access to high quality education and boost their prospects of successful business or academic careers afterwards. That is why in 2017/18 academic year the School will provide up to 20 merit-based full scholarships to study in the two-year MA Program in Economic Analysis, and also grants for their living expenses in Kyiv (a dormitory and a monthly stipend) for students from regions. 

  • Deferred tuition

    Kyiv School of Economics gives an opportunity to defer payment in case of a strong financial need.

    Deferral of tuition payments is a special kind of financial support that allows students to postpone payment of the KSE tuition. Student can submit request for the deferral after the first miniterm of study at KSE. 

Admission timeline:

July 3, 2017

Application deadline to get
80% tuition waiver 

July 6, 2017 

KSE General Scholarship Test for applicants of the MA Program in Economic Analysis
(second wave)

July 11, 2017

Announcement of
admitted students

We encourage to apply early as the enrollment might be closed when all places are gone. 

For futher information regarding Master's Programs please contact:

Natalia Zaika

Head of the Academic Affairs Department
067 434 7168


Vitalii Zaiets

Academic Affairs Coordinator
067 434 7163

+38 067 434 7163