Economics, Master of Arts

Fall Admissions Deadline: May 15th
Spring Admissions Deadline: November 20th

Prepare for a dynamic career with our MA program in Economics. We offer a rigorous curriculum that blends economic theory, quantitative methods, and practical applications. Choose from specialized tracks in Finance, Business Management, or Public Economics to align your studies with your career goals.

Our internationally renowned faculty excels in fields such as finance, entrepreneurship, and international economics, enriching your learning experience. Graduates have gone on to secure positions in top companies worldwide, while some have continued their academic journey in prestigious Ph.D. programs or MBAs.

Receive comprehensive support through tutoring, career services, and scholarship awards for outstanding students. Invest in your future with a program that combines academic excellence with real-world relevance. Join us today and unlock a world of opportunities.

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Student Info

Our graduates have gone on to jobs with excellent companies and institutions in the US and around the world, including the New York Fed, World Bank, Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, Major League Baseball, and into pursue Ph.Ds at Universities such as Cornell University or MBAs at Harvard University.

Faculty Info

Our faculty members are internationally recognized for their teaching excellence and groundbreaking research. They specialize in areas such as finance, entrepreneurship, leadership, international economics, econometrics, environmental studies, and social networks. Their expertise enriches your learning experience and provides valuable insights.


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Curricular Innovation

At our institution, we pride ourselves on creating a truly immersive learning environment. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our small-sized classrooms and the implementation of a highly effective cohort model. These intentional choices foster close-knit communities of learners, allowing for personalized attention, meaningful peer interactions, and collaborative experiences. With this approach, you'll gain a top-notch education with solid foundations in economic theory and develop quantitative skills (programming, use of microdata, big data analysis). Finally, in our program you can form lasting connections that extend far beyond the classroom, setting you up for a successful and fulfilling future.


Admissions Facts

Total Credits: 33-36

GRE Required: No

Minimum Language Test Scores: 550 (TOEFL PBT),79-80 (TOEFL IBT), 6.5 (IELTS), 53 (PTE) or 105 (Duolingo)

Degree Awarded: M.A.

While an undergraduate major in Economics is not a requirement, it is quite helpful.  It is strongly recommended that all applicants have taken undergraduate core courses in microeconomics and macroeconomics, both introductory and intermediate; econometrics, or an equivalent statistics course, preferably for the social sciences; and calculus.  In general, students with substantial coursework in economics, mathematics, and statistics, and with good grades in these courses, will receive preference in the admissions process.  A resume showing experience in economics-relevant work areas, while not a requirement, may also be helpful.

Supporting Documents Required:

  • Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Resume/CV
  • Personal Statement

What is the value of this degree for the student?     

MA Economics graduates possess strong analytical skills that can be applied to various fields and positions including business and management, finance, public policy, private & government sectors. Program also provides students with specializations in finance, business management & public economics, and has an integrated course curriculum focused on economic theory, quantitative methods, and practical skills.

Recent student job placements and/or distinctions:    

Alumni from the program have gone on to work at various government agencies and in the private sector. Some have pursued doctoral studies in economics. Recent placements include Investment officer at the Virginia Retirement System, research analyst at Brown University, director of data science at Realogy Holdings Corp, research analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, diversity & inclusion program manager at Uber, lecturer of Law and Economics at the University of Amsterdam. 

Who is the ideal student for this program?        

IFor students who already have careers, we offer a scholarly space in which they may engage their current professional responsibilities and interests using theoretical frameworks. For students who are preparing for a first career or career change, our program offers varying perspectives from which to explore potential paths.

Program Advisor: Prof. Marta Bengoa Calvo,

For more information, please visit the Program Website.

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Last Updated: 12/14/2023 13:47