Industrial economics is a major branch of applied economics, and mainly conducts researches on the relationships among different industries and the change rules of internal organizational structure. Graduates of this major should be qualified to carry out research work in government departments, research institutes and business enterprises.
Research fields: industrial organization theories and policies, industrial security analysis and evaluation, regional industry structure and policies, and industrial competitiveness study.
Postgraduate students of this major will be granted economics master degree after 2 year’s study if all evaluation passed.
2. Educational Objectives
Students who got the economics master degree for this major should have solid theoretical foundation and systematical specific knowledge in industrial economics and management. They should possess ability of observation and analysis on issues of industrial economics, be familiar with the process and methods of international economic and technical cooperation, and be competent to conduct research work in government departments, research institutes and business enterprises.
3. Credit Requirement and Curriculum
The minimum course credit for postgraduate students is 26 including at least 6 credits of curriculums with the number starting with six (See the following chart).
For those postgraduate students whose bachelor degree is not management, they should additionally learn following two courses: Macro & Micro Economics and Applied Economic Statistics. Students who passed the examinations would get relevant course credits.
Chart: The Curriculums for Postgraduate Students in Industrial Economics
4. Degree Paper
The requirements for master degree papers of this discipline comply with the related provisions in “General Rules for Postgraduate Training Program of USTB” and “Thesis Defense and Application for Master Degree of USTB”.
The postgraduate students of this discipline should submit at least one thesis which has been published in national academic seminar or national academic journal to Thesis Supervisory Committee before the official dissertation defense. The time interval between the approval of topic-selecting reports and the thesis defense should be no less than 32 weeks.