MA in Applied Economics

Gain a combination of theory, policy analysis, and data analysis to identify, understand, and solve real-world problems in business, finance, and government.

  • Only fully online MA in Applied Economics in North Carolina
  • 30 credit hours
  • Full-time and part-time options available; can be completed in just three semesters
  • 90% placement rate for graduates within three months of graduation
  • Earn both an MA in Applied Economics and a PhD in Economics in as little as four years
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Develop a strong foundation of economic theory, mathematics, and econometrics, and an understanding of policy analysis fundamentals.

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downloadThe Bryan School of Business and Economics holds dual accreditation in business and accounting from the AACSB – a distinction held by only 1% of business schools in the world.

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