What Can I Do with a Master of Applied Economics from Mills?

As quantitative data have become more plentiful, the skills to analyze and use big data sets have become more valuable to employers. A master of applied economics can help you attain a higher salary and faster career advancement in a range of fields, including: 

  • Consulting
  • Corporate planning
  • Education
  • Environmental management
  • Finance
  • Government regulation
  • Healthcare
  • International economic affairs
  • Social media
  • Utilities


Graduates holding this degree work as economists, economic analysts, data analysts, financial analysts, marketing analysts, planners, researchers, and statisticians, among other positions. The program can also prepare you for doctoral study in economics.

As you consider your options, you can count on advice from your professors and job search support from our career services team.