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
- 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.
Assistant Professor, Joseph Kuehn