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Economics, M.A.

Darla Moore School of Business

The Master of Arts in Economics combines a solid foundation in economics with an emphasis on practical applications. You'll acquire some of the most sought-after skills in business and government today.

You'll develop real-world economic and financial experience, covering a vast array of industry-related topics such as sales and revenue forecasting, marketplace trend analysis and econometric modeling. Choose from three track options — economics, financial economics or thesis — according to your education and career goals.

Program Highlights

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    Flexible Curriculum

    Get the flexibility you need, regardless of the track you choose, to customize your degree to suit your needs and aspirations.

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    An Outstanding Faculty

    Learn from a world-renowned faculty full of thought leaders who have a wealth of relevant industry experience.

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    Take the Next Step

    Enjoy all the advantages offered at the Moore School, which is internationally renowned for its superior programs.

What You’ll Study

After taking four core courses in microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and applied statistics, you'll choose from the non-thesis economics track, the thesis economics track and the financial economics track, according to whether you are interested in business, government or the finance sector, or pursuing a Ph.D.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Teaching

    Foster learning by conveying knowledge, skills and concepts to students

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

    Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

  • Budgeting

    Creating a financial plan by estimating expenses and revenues to allocate resources effectively

    Problem Solving

    Identifying, analyzing and resolving problems or challenges using creative and effective strategies

    Critical Thinking

    Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Consultant
  • Actuary
  • Investment Manager
  • College Professor

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • Education
  • Government
  • Private or Public Industry
  • Public Policy Administration

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