Masters in Applied Economics

The Master of Arts in Applied Economics (MA-APEC) degree program provides students with a solid understanding of the fundamental tools of economic analysis that are employed to conduct rigorous study of economic issues and economic policies. The focus of the program is applied economics. This focus contrasts with that of alternative professional degrees, such as an MBA, which provide the relevant training for a career in business or management. The program’s focus on applied economics also is distinct from that of a masters degree in economics, which is frequently considered a stepping stone to a PhD in Economics and concentrates on contributions to academic research.

The Masters of Applied Economics program gave me incredible exposure to people working in the positions and organizations that I wanted to build a career in. With so many classes that emphasized conducting research and delivering presentations, I was able to build a strong portfolio of work that was invaluable in landing me my current role.

Jenny Grimberg, CBE, Class of 2017
  1. Program Overview
  2. Course of Study
  3. Core Courses
  4. Elective Courses
  5. Frequently Asked Questions about the Program
  6. Student Handbook (new window)