M.S. Economics


Our master's program in economics equips you with the intellectual rigor to find clever solutions, right in the world's hub of innovation and in one of the most skill-oriented job markets. Typical career destinations for professional economists in the Bay Area are:

  • Corporate finance and banking
  • Marketing research
  • Consulting
  • Public and NGO administration
  • Research and teaching


The demand and income premium for hard skills is always increasing. Economists are experts at quantitative analysis:

  • Identifying optimal actions and policies.
  • Anticipating market outcomes and evaluating the effects of changes.
  • Modeling data to explain and predict.


Why the M.S in Economics, Why Here?

  • 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.
  • Choose one of two tracks: General Economics (for applied research and policy careers) or Quantitative Business Modeling (for marketing / data science and finance careers).
  • 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 statistical software.
  • Modern electives geared toward important current topics, taught by active researchers.
  • 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.
  • 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, UCSD, and Brown) with full funding.

Information Sessions

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 Program Director

Assistant Professor, Joseph Kuehn


(510) 885-7705