MSc Economics of the Middle East

Location: LAU Beirut & Byblos. 
Duration: two years.
Degree Requirements: graduate-level economics, introductory MENA economics and specialized courses. 

The Department of Economics  offers a  joint degree – the MSc Economics of the Middle East, with Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany.

The MSc. EMEA is a unique graduate program designed for students who want to acquire a solid foundation in economic analysis, in combination with specific knowledge about the economies of the MENA region.

For this purpose, the MSc. EMEA combines an academic focus with hands-on regional experience: lectures take place at the Lebanese American University (LAU) and Philipps-Universität Marburg while the master’s thesis may be written during a six-month stay in the MENA region.

MSc. EMEA Program Brochure

MSc. EMEA Application Information

MSc. EMEA Deadlines

MSc. EMEA Application

Graduate Assistantship

The Department of Economics in Beirut is currently accepting Graduate Assistantship applications for current and new students in the MA in Applied Economics and the MSc Economics of the Middle East.

Graduate Assistantship (GA) is intended to enhance students’ educational experiences, through providing academic services to their department/school, such as teaching and research. In return, a percentage of their tuition fees is waived.

Interested applicants should refer to:

Ms. Jihane Abou Ibrahim:

GA Application Form

The Economics Department at LAU is more like an economic school of thought. The professors don’t just teach us tools and theories; they have a certain view and vision. They present the theories, but then motivate us to challenge both the theories and the traditional way of thinking.”

                              - Mahmoud Abdeljawad, MSc. EMEA Student -