The MS in Quantitative Economics delivers structured thinking about empirical problems and incentives.
The overarching goal of the program is to teach students to work with data in novel, unstructured environments, under conditions of ambiguity, and guided by Economic Theory. During the program, students attain mastery of what we dub ‘economics-based analytics, ‘ which includes the integration of econometrics and machine learning, and receive systematic training in the analysis of inter-temporal decisions in strategic situations and under conditions of uncertainty. Students also learn how to use basic economics principles and experimental designs to help people make better decisions as individuals and in groups.
After graduation, our students have gone to enjoy successful careers as data analysts, management consultants, data scientists, financial and business analysts, financial data consultants, analytic consultants, fund managers, investment banking analysts, cost and pricing analysts, account executives, compensation analysts, energy economics analysts, contract analysts, finance managers, forensic analysts, economic consultants, and a number of our graduates continue to further their studies and enroll in Ph.D. programs at leading universities nationwide.
Ultimately, no matter what you choose to do with your degree, Economics is about solving problems and improving people’s lives. A MS in Quantitative Economics can be useful to many different kinds individuals and can lead to many interesting career choices. The four individuals in the video below offer their insights on how a background in economics can be a tool for solving a variety of human problems.
Video Credit: The American Economic Association.