2-Year PGDM Programmes

Madras School of Economics offers the following 2-years (6 terms) PGDM Programmes approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Govt of India.

PGDM Finance
PGDM Research & Business Analytics

About the Program
These two programs aim to train students for technically challenging jobs with
financial institutions, consulting services, and analytics companies. They provide an unique blend of complex mathematical knowledge with practical problems so that students meet the current demands of industry. Experts visiting from industry and reserach labs further enrich the program
• Develop a strong foundation for Interdisciplinary work
• Combine course works from areas of Finance, Economics, Management
Analytics and Data Sciences
• Exposure to the latest trends in Academics and Industry through Projects and
• Offer good Placements

MSE has an already proven record of excellent placements for its existing PG programs. Leading multinational companies visiting MSE campus regularly are: CITI, Deloitte, Ford, TCS, HSBC, Cognizant, JP Morgan etc. MSE has a
dedicated team to take care of internship and placements. See MSE website for more details.

Eligibility Criteria
• Full time Undergraduate degree in any discipline with a consistent academic record. at +2 level). Candidates awaiting their final year degree
results can also apply.
• Applicants must also submit scores of one (or more) of the following standardized tests: CAT/XAT/GMAT/CMAT/etc.
• Shortlisted candidates will face a personal interview

2-Year M.A.Programmes

Madras School of Economics offers the following 2-year (4 semester) Post Graduate programmes in collaboration with the Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur :

M.A. General Economics
M. A. Financial Economics
M.A. Actuarial Economics
M.A. Applied Quantitative Finance
M.A. Environmental Economics

MSE courses are recognized as advanced courses by academic circles and the market. Campus recruitment takes place in the 3rd semester by various leading businesses and other institutions. Our students have been recruited by leading organizations like HSBC, Nathan Associates, IFMR, Citigroup Global Services (CGSL), Hewlett Packard, Symphony, Mu Sigma, Infosys BPO and Genpact.


Course University Intake Eligibility
M.A.General Economics Central University of Tamil Nadu 30+3(EWS) Any graduate of a Recognized University with a minimum of 55% marks for General category, 50% for OBC – Non Creamy Layer, and 45% for SC/ST/PWD candidates and had studied Mathematics or its equivalent  at plus two level.
M.A.Financial Economics 30+3(EWS)
M.A.Applied Quantitative Finance 30+3(EWS)
M.A.Actuarial Economics 30+3(EWS)
M.A.Environmental Economics 30+3(EWS)

5-Year Integrated Programme

A Five-Year Integrated programme leading to M.A. in Economics is also being offered by the Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur in collaboration with Madras School of Economics. The details for this course are given below :

Course University Intake Eligibility
Integrated M.A. Economics (First three years at CUTN, Thiruvarur, Last two years at MSE) The specialisation at MSE will be allotted based on their CGPA in the first three years of study at CUTN. Central University of Tamil Nadu 30 Plus two examination of any recognized Board in India with 60% marks in aggregate for general category, 55% for OBC (non creamy layer) and 50% for SC/ST/PWD candidates. Economics/Mathematics /Statistics at the plus-two level.

Application Procedure for M.A. Economics/M.A. Financial Economics/ M.A. Applied Quantitative Finance / M.A. Actuarial Economics / M.A. Environmental Economics / Integrated M.A. Economics:

Refer to the Central University of Tamil Nadu,Thiruvarur :

Ph.D in Economics

MSE is recognized by both Madras University and Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur as an institution in which research work leading to Ph.D. can be conducted. Ph.D. students are selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance examination and a research proposal.

Students admitted to the Ph.D. programme are advised by their respective doctoral committees to take a course work in economic theory, quantitative techniques and in one of the following fields of specialization – International Economics, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Industrial Economics, Energy and Environmental Economics. They also have to write a dissertation. The Ph.D. Scholars will be given an opportunity to interact with foreign and Indian economists during MSE seminars, to visit other research institutions and to participate in the research activities of the school. They are given financial support. However continuation of financial support will be conditional on good academic performance.

For more details about the Ph.D. program, please visit

Madras University regulations for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) Degree Programme
Central University of Tamil Nadu Thiruvarur Ordinance for Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Degree Programme

Admission for Ph.D. in Economics MSE - University of Madras

Admission for Ph.D. in Economics MSE - Central University of Tamil Nadu