If you are seeking a career as a business economist or other related profession, UND's Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) degree is designed for you.
The MSAE program emphasizes the development of professional economists who may do economic research, consulting and forecasting for organizations of all sizes and types, including government and private industry.
You may also want to earn your MS in Applied Economics if you are interested in pursing your doctorate degree in economics or related fields.
Typically, graduate students in Applied Economics have educational backgrounds in economics or business, with a strong background in macroeconomic and microeconomic theory.
UND's part-time, online program is designed for working professionals who are unable to attend a full-time, on-campus program.
A four-year bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university.
An overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 or greater for all undergraduate work or a GPA of at least 3.0 for the junior and senior years of undergraduate work (based on A=4.0).
Official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). At the discretion of the MSAE Program Director, test scores may be waived for students holding a graduate degree in a business or STEM related field from an AACSB accredited institution.
Satisfy the School of Graduate Studies’ English Language Proficiency requirements as published in the graduate catalog.
Complete ECON 308 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory, ECON 309 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory and Policy, ECON 210, Introduction to Business and Economics Statistics, and MATH 146 Applied Calculus or equivalent.
Applicants may be eligible for admission in “Qualified” status with six credits of requisite undergraduate work provided that they meet all other stated admission criteria. In such cases, the student must satisfy all conditions in her/his admission letter in order to advance to “Approved” status. Failure to address the conditions of admission as stated in the admission letter will be viewed as unsatisfactory progress and could result in dismissal from the School of Graduate Studies.
ECON 416 Mathematics for Economists and ECON 411 Economic Forecasting are the two courses that students in the combined program are permitted to count toward both a UND bachelor’s degree and the MSAE degree, but only if these courses are declared for graduate credit. All other courses taken for credit in the combined program must satisfy only bachelor’s program requirements, or only MSAE program requirements.
Combined BS/MSAE Option: A combined BS/MSAE option is available to outstanding undergraduates who have completed 90 semester hours in a bachelor’s program at UND. Interested students should consult with the MSAE Program Director.
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