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Lead the Data Revolution.

The master of applied economics (MAE) at the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy prepares you to create meaningful change in a world shaped by interconnected economic forces. You’ll gain advanced skills for analyzing complex economic data to make strategic decisions affecting markets and policy. This expertise will be your key to a career of increasing responsibility as demand grows for economic analysts in the public and private sectors. Our location in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area with close proximity to Silicon Valley, will position you to join world-renowned organizations at the forefront of innovation.

The Master of Applied Economics Program addresses a critical unmet demand for technically trained professionals in finance, data science, risk management, and technology. By merging insights from the fields of economics, computer science, and finance, with an emphasis on methods and applications, this program will particularly prepare international students to become highly sought-after professionals for a wide range of US and global companies.

International students in this STEM-designated program will also be eligible for 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT) to work in the United States after graduation.

Whether you recently finished your college degree or are a mid-career professional, whether you majored in economics or another field, this rigorous yet flexible program can be tailored to build on your prior education and experience. You'll work with economics faculty who are talented researchers publishing on such topics as welfare policy, climate change, international trade, and mortgage securitization. All are dedicated teachers who’ll mentor you one-on-one throughout your course of study.

Learn about the rewarding career opportunities in this burgeoning field.

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