Careers

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.

Plan for Success. 

As you consider your options, you can count on advice from your professors and job search support from our career services team. We encourage you to use the full complement of career services available at Mills, including:

  • Individual career counseling with career assessment
  • Resume review, cover letter preparation, and mock interview practice
  • Graduate school application assistance
  • Managing your online presence
  • Internship and job search postings
  • Workshops, industry panels, and information sessions
  • Networking opportunities with employers in all sectors
  • Connection to the Mills College network of more than 25,000 graduates