Why the MA Econ, Why Here?

Highlights

  • Prepare for the needs of the future economy right where it’s created – halfway between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, in the beautiful East Bay.
  • Innovative program and outstanding faculty at low Cal State costs.
  • Finish in as little as a year, or suit your personal timetable and work schedule.
  • Non-economics majors are eligible for admission, no work experience is required.

Curriculum

  • Designed to make advanced economics accessible and relevant.
  • Overarching focus on application of analytical skills to informed decision making.
  • Emphasis on empirical techniques and use of standard economic software.
  • Modern electives geared toward important current topics, taught by active researchers.

Delivery

  • A leading economics faculty in the CSU system, complemented by selected Bay Area professional economists.
  • We do not offer the PhD: all our attention in graduate training is on a high-quality master’s.
  • All classes are taught after 6 pm on weekdays to accommodate full-time work schedules.
  • Class sizes are always small.

Quality Markers

  • Accredited by AACSB, the most prestigious business school certification body.
  • Testament to our reputation, our graduates have been accepted to highly competitive PhD programs (such as Wisconsin and Brown) with full funding.