MA of Arts in Economic Policy

About Master of Arts in Economic Policy

Gain a strong foundation in economic theory and its application, quantitative methods, and the basic tools of management analysis with the online Master of Arts in Economic Policy. Tackle the dynamic business environment head on by developing critical skills, as well as obtaining the theoretical framework and the comparative and practical approaches needed to succeed.


Stage I

Microeconomic Analysis for Policy

Macroeconomic Analysis for Policy

Mathematics for economics


Stage II

Research Methodes and Statistics

Public Sector Economics

International Economics

Financial Analysis and Management

Stage III

Policy Design, Analysis and Evolution

Elective 1

Elective 2

Elective 3

Stage IV

Master Thesis 


Economics of Development

Public Sector Economics

Environmental Economics

International Trade 

International Finance 

Labor Economics

Monetary Economics

Corporate Finance and Investment

Financial Analysis and Management

Fundamantals of Public Health

Health Economics


The master of arts economics programme will be offered through eLearning under the Directorate of Distance Education and Open Learning for a duration of two years.

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The Master of Arts in Economic Policy will equip you with interdisciplinary knowledge and skills crucial for managing institutions of all sizes. Gain a thorough understanding of the economic forces at play and learn to apply mathematical concepts and modeling, technology tools, and more. This distance learning programme will shape you into a skilled economic analyst ready to take on the consulting industry, banking, or government. Masters in economic policy and planning is designed to meet the needs of students who want to specialize in economics as a career concentration and to work in the field or are looking to pursue a Ph.D. later on. 

Tuition and Fees

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Approved Tuition and Fees
Fee Name Zambian Nationals International Students
Application Fee 200 ZMW 25 USD
Tuition Fee-Semester 1 16,000 ZMW 1,600 USD
Tuition Fee-Semester 2 16,000 ZMW 1,600 USD
Tuition Fee-Semester 3 16,000 ZMW 1,600 USD
Thesis Seminar 3,000 ZMW 300 USD
Thesis Stage 5,000 ZMW 400 USD
Technology Fee (Yearly) 500 ZMW 40 USD
Instructional Materials Included Included
E - Library Included Included

*Average monthly payments of Zambian 2666.66 ZMW - International 266.66 USD

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Admissions Requirements

  1. O levels - 6 credits or better in 5 subjects including Maths & English
  2. National Students – NRC/Zambian Passport
  3. International Students – Passports
  4. Application fee of 200 ZMW/25 USD
  5. Scanned copies of Bachelor’s degree and official
  6. Transcripts (accredited by HEA) or equivalent


What Can I do With an MA in Economics?

Five of the most common job titles for ma economic policy management graduates are economist, data scientist, professor of economics, senior financial analyst, and data analyst.

What’s The Career Outlook For The Master of Arts in Economic Policy?

The demand for economics professionals is expected to increase even more in the near future due to substantial growth of the global economy.

Is CBU’s Master of Arts in Economics Policy Degree Accredited?

You don’t have to worry as the Copperbelt University is both accredited and recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education, Zambia, under the Higher Education Act No. 4 of 2013.

Which is Better: MBA or MA in Economics?

MBA degree programs have a broader scope, while master of arts in economics offers more specific industry knowledge. MA economic policy management graduates develop specific skill sets that set them apart as experts in a particular field or subject.

Is MA in Economics Worth it?

According to research, master's in economics is ranked as the 4th highest paying postgraduate degree. Obtaining your master of arts in economic policy will shape you into a strong candidate for high-paying positions across industries.

Can I Finish This Programme if I Work Full-Time?

Absolutely! Our online masters in economic policy comes in a convenient, flexible format that fits your busy lifestyle.

Department Contact Info


P.O Box 21692, Jambo Drive, Kitwe, Zambia

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 5:00P.M.

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