Bachelor’s in Economics

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Introduction to the Program

Computer Science at NYU Shanghai is a four-year program for international students taught in English. The curriculum strives to not simply just provide a very good undergraduate education for people interested in studying economics but also provides skills to pursue a wide variety of careers in both the public and the private sector.

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About the Program

The study of economics will enhance your fundamental analytic and quantitative skills.  It leads naturally to careers in business, law, and in economics research and consulting, as well as provides a solid foundation for students who will pursue an MBA degree. Students who wish to attend graduate school in economics should take courses in mathematics beyond the requirements of the economics program.

The economics faculty at NYU Shanghai offers a rare combination of excellence in research and teaching. Many of the economics courses offer the advantage of a liberal arts college setting, including small class sizes and a significant interaction between faculty and students. The economics curriculum at NYU Shanghai is designed to introduce students to these fundamental dynamics of human life and, in doing so, is grounded in three basic pedagogical principles:

  • Undergraduate students must be exposed to the “big ideas” and pressing social issues of our world and given economic frameworks for thinking about them.
  • A meaningful study of economics requires being able to think about problems from local, regional, and global perspectives.
  • Understanding how individuals’ make decisions also requires incorporating insights from neuroscience and psychology.

Effective economic analysis increasingly involves both conducting and effectively communicating the results of quantitative analyses of data using econometric methods.

The economics major requires the completion of 12 courses. Given the sequential nature of the major, students are strongly advised to begin as early as possible. Ideally, six full semesters are required to complete the economics major, as it is impossible for students to complete it in fewer than five semesters. Students must pay close attention to the prerequisites for each course, as they are strictly enforced.

Required for the major are six courses that ensure student proficiency in each of these three core areas: microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. Thus, all majors are provided a solid foundation of knowledge in understanding the economic way of thinking to analyze both individual and aggregate economic activity. In addition, these courses demonstrate how statistical analysis of economic data is conducted and provides an overview of how to carry out and interpret empirical research. Following the completion of these six core classes, students are free to choose among a host of courses that either further develops their theoretical foundation or demonstrate the application of this knowledge to specific fields of study within economics such as development economics, behavioral economics or public economics. All intermediate and advanced level courses at the 300 and 400 level are taught in small sections and include a great deal of interaction with the professor.

Required Documents

You will need to provide the following:

  • Results from standardized tests and/or national exams

    • The SAT Reasoning Test (essay test not required); or

    • The ACT (writing test not required); or

    • Three SAT Subject Test scores (one in literature or humanities, one in math or science, and one of your choosing); or

    • Three AP exam scores (one in literature or humanities, one in math or science, and one of your choosing); or

    • The International Baccalaureate Diploma; or

    • Three IB higher-level exam scores (if you are not an IB Diploma candidate); or

    • Results from a nationally accredited exam that is considered locally to signify the completion of secondary education, is administered independently of the student’s school and has been approved by the NYU Office of Undergraduate Admissions (the most up-to-date list of accepted examinations can be found here)

  • The Common Application School Report and official high school transcript

  • One teacher evaluation (students may submit an optional second teacher evaluation, but please submit no more than two)

  • The Common Application Mid-Year Report (This should show your first-semester senior year grades. Have your counselor submit the report by March 1 through the Common Application.)

Application Deadline

January 1

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB300,000 per year. The total for the 4-year program is 1,200,000 RMB.

Application

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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