The Master’s degree in Applied Economics focuses on the study of economic decisions in three aspects: first, the rigorous study of economic theory that allows questions and problems to be posed in a solid manner; second, incorporate into the analysis, the use of modern and sophisticated tools, including econometrics and data science; and, third, to broaden the perspective of the discipline by studying public policy and leadership that contribute to the design of viable public policies.

The objective of this program is to train professionals who:

  • Will be leaders within public, private and social organizations, capable of solving problems.
  • Design and trace the critical path to implement economic and social public policies that have high probabilities of positive impacts.
  • Be a reference in Latin America in the study and implementation of the economic analysis applied to the improvement of society and public activity.

The Tecnologico de Monterrey seeks to integrate a new generation of students in all of its graduate programs who have completed their undergraduate studies, distinguished by being: talented, enthusiastic people, committed to the development of their environment and to the well-being of society; people who have the potential to successfully complete their graduate program and become leaders with entrepreneurial spirit, human sense and internationally competitive.

Therefore, for admission, the applicant participates in a comprehensive selection process that considers:

  • The result of the test for admission to Graduate Studies (PEAP).
  • The overall grade point average for professional level studies.

Each School may have additional requirements.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  1. Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree Certificate where the following information is indicated:
    1. The overall GPA.
    2. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  2. Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree.
  3. Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally.
  4. Curriculum vitae.
  5. When applicable, submit two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  6. When applicable, take the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP), and obtain at least 500 points in the adaptive version or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  7. When applicable, obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument to assess the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

*The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee

**Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


Face to Face


21 to 27 months


Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública Monterrey

Escuela de Gobierno y Transformación Pública Santa Fe




Once completed the Master's degree, graduates will be able to:

  • Systematically analyze complex economic problems considering not only the economic environment but the local, national and international sociopolitical context.
  • Propose public policy solutions based on a solid and rigorous analysis, which increases the chances of positive impact on society.
  • Rigorously evaluate any public policy, determining its impact and economic, financial and social viability.
  • Use rigorous methodologies to analyze the decisions of agents in an economy, to propose innovative solutions.