MSc Economics

About Master of Science in Economics

Obtain a deep understanding of modern economics and econometrics to analyze the changing world economy. The online Master of Science in Economics program is designed to meet the increasing demand for high-quality economics professionals in both public and the private sector all over the world.


Stage I

Advanced microeconomics I

Advanced  macroeconomic  theory I

Mathematics for  economics

Econometrics I 

Stage II

Econometrics II

Research Methods & Statistics

Advanced  Macroeconomic  Theory II

Advanced  Microeconomic  Theory II

Stage III

GEC 650 Statistics for Economics

Select Stream 1, 2, 3 or 4



Stage IV

Master Thesis

Stream 1

Development Economics

Economics of Development

Public Sector Economics

Environmental Economics

Stream 2

International Economics

International Trade

International FInance

Labour Economics

Stream 3

Monetary Economics

Monetary Economics

Corporate Finance and Investment

Financial Analysis and Management

Stream 4

Health Economics

Fundamental of Public Health

Health Economics

Labour Economics


The MSc economics distance learning 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 science in economics distance learning program will shape you into tomorrow’s leader by teaching you how to achieve sustainable economic growth.Learn how to leverage the strengths and weaknesses of an enterprise, organization or country, without sacrificing the well-being of the collective. Masters in applied economics will provide you with key knowledge and tools to analyze common economic problems in markets and organizations such as externalities, taxes, competition, public goods, and information problems.MSc economics online degree program is designed for students willing to pursue careers in dynamic firms and corporations, consultancies, and public organizations. It also offers a solid foundation for those planning to pursue an academic career in the field of economics.

Tuition and Fees

Disclaimer: When budgeting for college, you should consider both direct and indirect expenses. All fees are subject for review.

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 to do After MSC Economics?

Top job roles for the masters in applied economics graduates are economist, financial risk analyst, data analyst, financial planner, financial controller and financial economist.

What’s The Career Outlook For The Master of Science in Economics and Finance?

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 Science in Economics Online Degree Accredited?

Rest assured that you’re making a right choice 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 MSc in Economics?

MBA degree programs have a broader scope, while master of science in economics and business administration offers deeper and more specialized knowledge. MSc economics graduates develop specific skill sets that set them apart as experts in a particular field or subject.

Is a Masters in Economics Worth it?

According to research, master’s in economics is ranked as the 4th highest paying postgraduate degree. Obtaining your MSc economics distance learning degree will shape you into a strong candidate for top-tier positions across industries.

Can I Obtain my Degree While Working Full-Time?

Absolutely! Our master of science in economics online programme 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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