The Department of Economics and Statistics consists of two units, namely the Economics Unit and the Statistics Unit. All members of the Department are actively engaged in delivering teaching of the highest standards and providing students with the training that prepares them for the demanding and ever-changing world of work.
The Department offers various undergraduate and postgraduate programmes that enable students to gain employment both in the public and private sectors. After graduating, many students integrate the world of work while some enrol on Masters programmes. Indeed, our former graduates are employed locally in Ministries and other prestigious local public and private organisations. Our graduates have also found employment in foreign destinations such as Australia, UK and USA and in international organisations such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to name a few. Many of our graduates have embraced academia and are currently teaching at local universities, including the University of Mauritius and also at many other international universities. Our Masters programmes such as the Masters in Public Policy and Administration, MSc Financial Economics, MSc Applied Statistics (with Specialisation in Actuarial Science) and the MA Economics (Collaborative Programme) provide an edge to those looking at further enhancing their knowledge. The MA Economics is offered in collaboration with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and is a very challenging programme. The Department is also currently providing training to PhD students.
In this vibrant department, several members of staff are PhD holders and are actively engaged in research. Some projects that members of staff are working on comprise a socio-economic study on drug abuse, climate change, sustainability, financial stability and so on. All research projects undertaken by the Department have a socio-economic approach whereby the contribution to society is clear. Members of the Department also provide consultancy services to relevant stakeholders.
I wish you all the best in your studies.