The Master of Science in Economics and Policy
Analysis program focuses on economic theory as it applies to
real-world business and policy, econometric skills and the ability to
analyze data to propose policies and solutions.
The program is
designed for the student who
has earned a bachelor’s degree, or who has earned or
is earning an MBA.
Through the MS in
Economics and Policy Analysis program, you will develop skills and knowledge
- Conduct statistical
and econometric research grounded in sound economic models using
data from multiple sources on different policy issues.
- Demonstrate research
findings through written analyses for audiences that include business
professionals, economists, policymakers and the public.
- Understand the
relationship between economics and politics.
Research and Fellowship Opportunities
includes a heavy emphasis on research. You will work closely with a faculty
member on research projects, enhancing your research, writing and presentation
Upon meeting certain
requirements, you will also be eligible to participate in a research
fellowship, allowing you to work full-time for 12 to 16 weeks. You may
complete the fellowship in Chicago or spend your time in another city, such as
degree prepares students to pursue careers in a variety of
- Business development
- Federal and state
governmental agency work
- Trade association and