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MS Quantitative Economics

About MS Quantitative Economics

About MS Quantitative Economics

Economists are highly paid professionals, yet undergraduates are rarely trained to become one. With an emphasis on advanced econometrics, economic theory, data analysis and real-world, hands-on learning, our intensive one-year MS in Economics is ideal for those looking to advance analytical skills for business careers, or ramp up quantitative skills for PhD programs.

Our full-time MS Economics program prepares students for careers working in big data environments. Students enjoy small classes, with courses taught by nationally recognized scholars dedicated to student success. Our Learn by Doing culture fosters close connections with faculty and provides the mentorship necessary to deeply understand the role of economic analysis in a business environment. Our graduates go on to secure jobs in finance, banking, economic consulting as well as academia.

Application /
Important Dates

  • Oct 1, 2017

    Application Period Opens

  • Feb 1, 2018

    Priority Application Deadline

  • Apr 1, 2018

    Final Application Deadline

Key Features

OCOB Classroom

Advanced Curriculum

The MS Economics program draws heavily on advanced economic theory, programming and econometrics coursework, helping prepare students to think critically about real-world problems and use market data analysis to guide business decisions.

Economics Learn By Doing

Learn By Doing

We provide a fertile, Learn By Doing environment where faculty are engaged in mentoring students for success. This includes students planning to continue on for a Ph.D degree, who benefit tremendously from one-on-one faculty attention and real-world research experience not typically offered in MS Economics programs.

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Job Placement

Economists are among the top five highest paid professions for individuals with master’s degrees, which means job placement for our MS Economic students is outstanding – from Amazon, Google and Price Waterhouse, to top university economics Ph.D. programs.

Faculty

Carlos Flores

Carlos Flores

Associate Professor of Economics

Aric Shafran

Aric Shafran

Associate Professor of Economics

Jonathan James

Jonathan James

Assistant Professor of Economics

Garland Durham

Garland Durham

Associate Professor of Finance

Jason Lepore

Jason Lepore

Assistant Professor of Economics

Steve Hamilton

Steve Hamilton

Professor of Economics

Curriculum Overview

Advanced economic theory, econometrics and programming skills are prerequisites to work as a professional economist in the marketplace, knowledge that we cultivate throughout our highly technical curriculum. Classes are held full-time on campus and styled to the rigor of a first-year Ph.D. sequence in economics.  ...

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Program Specifics

Does the MS Quantitative Economics sound like a program for you? Review our requirements to see what is needed to apply to our program. Feel free to connect with one of our academic advisors if you have specific questions.     -More Details Forthcoming

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Events

M.S. Quantitative Economics Information Session

Learn about Cal Poly's M.S. Quantitative Economics program

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January 18, 2018

Winter Career Fair

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with over 150 employers

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January 24, 2018

Spring Career Fair

This is the last Career Fair of the year, so don't miss out!

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April 18, 2018
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Student Profiles

Ben Koos

Ben Koos,
MS Quantitative Economics

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Reed Kamsler

Reed Kamsler,
MS Quantitative Economics

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MacKenzie Smith

MacKenzie Smith,
MS Quantitative Economics

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