Master in Applied Economics and Agricultural Economics PDF Print E-mail

The Master program covers the areas of applied economics and agricultural economics with courses that are offered in semi-intensive mode, allowing students to complete their training in four semesters (eighteen months). In applied economics, two fields of specialization are offered:

1. Macroeconomics and Public Sector Management

2. Population, Education and Employment

In general, students in all seven Class B campuses will follow the basic courses (core courses) in Economics, and then join the Common Option Campus Courses (CCCO) where specialization courses are offered. For admission to Masters program, the candidate must be a graduate with Bac +4 in the current system, and the equivalent of  the License degree in the BMD system in economics or other disciplines (agronomy, biology, mathematics, sociology, demography).

An upgrade is planned for non-economists candidates enrolled in the program of Agricultural Economics.

Courses and fields of specialization

The list and course content are designed to ensure proper consideration of key aspects of the Agricultural and Applied Economics making the news in the economies of the region served by the program. Overall, Africa is still experiencing enormous difficulties in design and implementation of appropriate policies in areas such as production, natural resource management, marketing and agricultural marketing and land legislation on the ownership and land use to maximize production. Recent events in the global agricultural context such as land grabbing, must be treated analytically to allow policy makers to understand the risks, benefits and costs. In terms of development, there is generally on the continent, especially in its French-speaking region, a lack of role models that can bring economic growth to translate into poverty reduction and increased well-being especially in terms of society's most vulnerable population. Labor markets seem to be in total phase shift with  school and university education in many countries, resulting in high rates of unemployment of graduates. Population movements following the multiple of political or economic crises make them vulnerable to poverty and even destitution. In this context, the space represented by the various economies in the region can be conceived as a means of action through coordinated policies between nations. In order to ensure to all graduates of PTCI a solid foundation in economic theory, students receive basic courses in economic theory and quantitative techniques, along with application courses in :

Economic Theory:

Microeconomic Theory

Macroeconomic Theory

Quantitative Techniques:


Mathematics for Economists

Statistics for Economist

Applications and Methods:

Evaluation of projects

Research Methods

After these basic lessons in economics, students will be encouraged to take courses in three specialty areas, subdivided into core courses and optional courses.

Cross-Cutting Course  (each student takes this course):

Module 1: Population, sectoral strategies, poverty reduction, social capital, inclusive growth and gender

Module 2: Economic Structure and Unemployment in African Countries (including the issue of the mismatch between training and employment)

Core Courses in Agricultural Economics are:

Production Economics

Agricultural Finance

Environmental Economics and Natural Resources

Development and Trade of Agricultural Products

Optional Courses in Agricultural Economics are:

Agricultural Policy

Analysis of Prices of Agricultural Products

Rural Institutions

Farming systems, Livestock and Agricultural Plots

National Agricultural Trade and Markets

International Trade in Agricultural Products and Partnership Agreements

Core Courses in Applied Economics are:

Macroeconomics and Public Sector Management

Financial Economics

Open Economy Macroeconomics

Political Economy and Public Decisions

Public Finance, Population, Education and Employment

Labor economics and labor markets in Africa

Economics of education

Health Economics

Industrial Economics

Optional Courses in Applied Economics are:

Macroeconomics and Public Sector Management

Money and Banking

The Microfinance Institutions

The Capital Markets and Derivatives

Economic Governance

Trade Negotiations

Practical and economic theory of regional integration

Population, Education and Employment

Urbanization, migration and human impacts

Economics of conflict and the resettlement

Public health, health financing and cost

Teaching  Staff. PTCI, in its operation, does not have its own teaching staff. The program is a training framework that uses external resources to ensure the  required lectures. In the past, the teaching staff used to come from French-speaking African universities and universities of Europe and North America. For the implementation of this proposed project, Phase II of  NPTCI plans to use the same channels.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 June 2012 10:44