Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance
Full-Time One-Year Program
2018 Application Period Extended to June 30, 2018
2018 Pre-session Course Enrollment Recommendation for Admitted Applicant​s
Admitted Students (General Application) Academic Year 2018
Admitted Students ( Academic Excellence) Academic Year 2018
MAIEF Tentative Schedule Academic Year 2017
    Context and Impetus
Achievements are matters of goals. Realizing this vision means combining intellect, action and global knowledge to an increasingly complex and competitive world. In this dynamic environment, there is a strong demand for well prepared individuals and organizations to seize these new opportunities. In order to do so, they must have the proper mind set, tools and strategies.

It is therefore important to further broaden our horizons by studying practical fields such as international economics and finance. To develop this understanding, theories need to be linked to realities of Asia and the rest of the world.  Mastery of this discipline will enhance the skills of our new generation of world-class professionals for years to come.

The Master of Arts in International Economics and Finance is designed for future decision makers who are interested in pursuing a career within the private sector, the public sector, or international organizations. Taught by high level international academics and professionals, the program prepares its graduates to face growing challenges within their nations and corporations by mastering the important field of international economics and finance.
The program provides a structured and relevant core curriculum coupled with a wide variety of elective subjects which reflects important issues in international economics and finance. It guides students from theory to practice through examples properly adapted to Asia and the rest of the world. It differs from a traditional M.A. in Economics or Business Administration in several significant ways. By offering insightful views of both international economics and business administration it provides graduates with solid analytical tools, strong methods of empirical research, and public policy evaluation skills. These skills will help support our graduate’s decision-making throughout their professional careers. Furthermore, students will be learning through interactive discussions and international experiences. During the program, students are required to participate in an overseas field trip in order to visit leading international business institutions and interact with their decision makers.
The students are exposed to conventional lectures while a strong emphasis is placed on working closely with professors and specialists from various nations to undertake independent research. The learning process is supplemented throughout the program by seminars and conferences. Our graduates are thoroughly prepared through a unique and comprehensive approach which combines technical training and sound methodologies of analysis. Graduates will therefore gain a profound understanding of economic, political and legal forces that make up international economies. The M.A. in International Economics and Finance is conceived for serious graduates who are determined to succeed in the global workplace.
The M.A. in International Economics and Finance is an intensive one-year program which operates on a schedule of three semesters (trimesters) of four months each. One course is offered every month to accommodate the schedules of visiting professors. Full-time attendance is required of all students.
To fulfill the requirements of the first two semesters and continue on to the third semester, students must pass all Core Courses.For the last semester, students must select one of the following options:

Thesis option


Elective courses option

  Thesis-option students must complete all Core Courses in the first two semesters after which the student begins to prepare his/her thesis by consulting with a committee of advisors. Students must pass their thesis and their oral examination by the end of the third semester in order to complete the program in one year.
  Elective course-option students must complete all the Core Courses in the first two semesters prior to commencing the Elective Courses. Students are required to take and successfully pass four Elective Courses in the third semester. Elective course-option students must pass a Comprehensive Examination at the end of the third semester in order to complete the program in one year.
Every student is required to take all of the eight Core Courses during the first two semesters. The third semester is designated for the thesis or elective course-option.
Academic Year Calendar and Courses 
  Core Courses
  First Term (August - November)
  Course No. Course Credit
  2940603 Advanced Economic Theory I  (Part I, Part II) 3
  2940604 Advanced Economic Theory II (Part I, Part II) 3
2942605 International Trade 3
  2942606 International Finance (Part I, Part II) 3
  Second Term (November-April)
  Course No. Course Credit
  2942612 Economics of International Investment 3
  2940605 Quantitative Methods in Economic Analysis 3
  2942619 Financial System and Assets 3
  2942609 Research Method and Workshop in International Economics and Finance 3
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  Elective Courses
Devoted to thesis writing or elective courses depending on the student’s option.
  Third Term (April-August)
  Option A: Thesis
  Course No. Course Credit
  2942811 THESIS 12
  Option B: Comprehensive Examination
  Course No. Course Credit
  2942711 Individual Study in International Economics and Finance 3
  2942710 Special Topic in International Economics and Finance
Section 1: International Trade
  Section 2: International Finance (Part I , Part II) 3
  2942620 International Banking and Financial Markets 3
  2942610 International Business Economics (Part I, Part II) 3
  2942608 Law for International Economics and Finance 3
  2942621 International Political Economy 3
  2942617 Strategic International Trade Policy 3
  2942618 Asian Economy
The academic performance of students is assessed according to the rules of the Graduate School, Chulalongkorn University. Grades A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D and F are conferred. Each student must maintain a GPA of 3.00 (B average) in addition to successfully passing the examination of his/her thesis or Comprehensive Examination. Only then will the students be awarded the Master of Arts Degree in International Economics and Finance.
The M.A. Program in International Economics and Finance is open to all university graduates. The applicant must hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.00 and have a good command of English (minimum TOEFL of 520). A background in economics or related disciplines is expected (i.e. a minimum of two economic courses throughout the applicant’s undergraduate studies is required). While work experience is not obligatory, candidates with fulltime work experience and relevant extra-curricular activities are always much appreciated. Note that admission exceptions can be made for otherwise qualified candidates.
Download Application Form (.pdf ~ 92kb)
Application Forms with all the accompanying documents must be sent to the Admission Office no later than February 20nd of the respective academic year you wish to begin your studies.
The following documents must be submitted with the Application Form:  
  1.  One Photograph of applicant
  2.  Photocopy of previous degrees
  3.  Photocopy of certificates
  4.  Application Fee THB 800 by Cash / Cashier Cheque or Draft
made it payable to Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
  5.  Official transcript from the college or university previous
  6.  Statement from employer confirming that leave will be
  7.  Photocopy of identification card/passport
  8.  Photocopy of marriage certificate (only if current name is
different from that printed other documents)
  9. The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), British
Council (IELTS), or equivalent English
language test results (CU-TEP)
  10. Recommendations from two unrelated persons who are able
to evaluate academic and/or professional
  11. Description of current vocation, responsibilities and activities
(types on one A4 page)
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Account Name: Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University
Account Number: 403-494540-4
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Bank Name and Address: Siam Commercial Bank PLC Saving Account
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  254 Phayathai Rd., Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330 Thailand
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Application Fee 

Baht  800  Baht  800 
  Tuition Fee Schedule Thai Non-Thai
  Tuition per semester Baht 23,000 Baht 23,000
  Fee per semester Baht 57,000 Baht 62,000
  Workshop and field study

Approx. 60,000

* All information is subjected to change without notice.
 Other expenses for non-resident students are estimated below:
  Books & Supplies; Data processing  20,000   
  Accommodation  96,000   
  Meals & Personal Expenses  84,000   
M.A. Programme in International Economics and Finance  
Faculty of Economics (Room 507), Chulalongkorn University  
Phaya Thai Road  
Bangkok 10330 Thailand  
Tel: (662) 218 6295, (662) 218 6218  
Fax:(662) 218 6295