The African School of Economics is one of the leading graduate institutions in Africa. We offer students a distinctive educational approach that balances theory with professional practice. This balance is reflected in our curriculum, which varies widely among degree programs. ASE educates Africa’s future generation of business and economic leaders by integrating coursework in the social science and the humanities. Our students not only develop analytical skills but also acquire substantive knowledge in the fields of economics, history and statistics. All ASE courses reflect the multidisciplinary nature of our graduate programs. Renowned scholars and practitioners who have served in leadership positions across four continents present guest lectures, workshops, academic development seminars and professional development colloquiums to further enrich our academic community.

Current Programs

Program Requirements

Master’s Degrees

Full-time master’s degrees are offered in a two-year timeframe while part-time degrees are offered in a three-year timeframe. Prior to the start of their studies, students take math and English placement exams, and are required to complete preparatory coursework one month before the start of the academic year. Prior to the start of their second year of studies, students must pass a comprehensive examination. All students are required to complete several core classes, have a choice of elective courses and will write a thesis report in their final semester of study.

Doctoral Studies

The PhD program is covered in five years, with two years of coursework and three years devoted to dissertation writing.