Program Highlights

A unique evening program featuring applied research that includes:

  • Major Theoretical Constructs
  • State of the Art Mathematics & Economic Modeling
  • Leading Edge Economics & Finance
  • Real World Economic Forecasting & Assessment

Project Based and Intellectually Rigorous

The M.S. in Quantitative Economics degree offers a highly applied curriculum and includes close collaboration with members of a world-class economic faculty and economics forecasting team. International and domestic students are enrolled together in small classes (fewer than 20) that emphasize practical applications and interactive learning.

The program includes seminars, projects, applied research, analysis, assessment, and more.

Curriculum Map


  • 12 courses (36 units)
  • Highly applied and project based - closely associated with a world-class faculty

The M.S. in Economics Curriculum

  • Microeconomics I - Partial Equilibrium Theory
  • Microeconomics II - Equilibrium; Market Power; Market Imperfections
  • Macroeconomics I - Macro Models; Fiscal Policy
  • Macroeconomics II - Monetary Policy; Topics
  • Introduction to Financial Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Financial Economics II - Theory and Practice of Derivatives
  • Economic Modeling
  • Financial Economics III - Risk Management for Financial Institutions
  • Econometrics I - The Classical Model with Extensions
  • Econometrics II - Cross Section Methods
  • Econometrics III - Time Series Methods

Program Approved by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) August 31, 2009, with commendations, and without recommendations.

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