Graduate Program



Master of Arts in World Economics and Migration 

Migration in today’s globalised world stands at the heart of key national and international debates. It has developed new dynamics and poses new social, economic and political challenges. From this viewpoint, the School of Economics and Management at Khazar University offers the Master’s Program in World Economics and Migration Processes. The program introduces students to key concepts, research and analysis in the economical aspects of migration. It enables students to understand the nature of local, regional and international migration and its role in global social and economic change. Teaching in the program combines lectures and discussion seminars. Students have individual dissertation supervision and are expected to complete an internship during the program. The Master’s Program in Migration Studies  is aimed toward students who wish to work with migrants and asylum seekers in  Azerbaijan and different parts of the world; who aspire to posts in International Organization for Migration, State Migration Service, United Nations, Council of Europe, European Union, World Bank, national policy think-tanks, government research and policy departments, or NGOs; and to students wishing to pursue doctorates in the field of World Economics and Migration Processes.

Aims and objectives:

  • to analyze theoretical and empirical models developed to study the economic impact of migration;
  • to realize the processes involved in the close relationship of migration with world economics;
  • to analyze the political economy of migration from a historical perspective, different forms of the study of migration and major trends in migration theories;
  • to offer students the opportunity to combine study and analysis of new critical perspectives on the world economy and migration studies;
  • to develop students’ ability to think critically;
  • to foster students’ ability to carry out independent research.


Master of Arts in World Economics and Migration Processes 

Study Plan



Course Title

ECTS

Comments

(i.e. obligatory/ elective, module is linked to etc.)

Semester 1

Research Methods for Social Sciences

6

Elective

Economic Development and Migration Processes

8

Major

Statistics and Econometrics

10

Major

Introduction to Migration Studies

8

major-elective

Sub Total:

32

 

Semester 2

Globalization and Human Resource Management

8

Elective

Economics of Natural Resources

6

Elective

Accounting, Finance and Law

6

Elective

 

Regular and irregular migration, trafficking and smuggling

8

major-elective

 

Sub Total:

28

 

Semester 3

Internship (field practice)

20

Major

 

 

 

International Economics and Migration

10

Major

Sub Total:

30

 

Semester 4

 

 

Master Thesis

30

 

Sub Total

30

 

Total number of ECTS semester 1 – 4:

120