Fast-track your education with an accelerated degree in Economics and join the next
generation of economists.
If you’re looking for the straightest line from education to professional, a UND Master
of Science in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics (M.S.) degree is right for
you. And, now with the option of an accelerated degree program, you can complete your
higher education in an efficient way. With this accelerated program, you’ll gain the
hands-on and practical expertise that today’s employers are looking for.
Combined (Major and Master's)
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Why study economics at UND?
Students seeking the accelerated degree may apply to the School of Graduate Studies
after completing 60 credits.
Graduate Application Deadlines
May 15* | Aug. 1
Oct. 15 | Dec. 1
March 15* | May 1
When you study economics, you'll investigate the subject from two perspectives. The
view from 30,000 feet, or macroeconomics, covers society-wide issues such as inflation,
unemployment and economic growth. You'll also study the field on a closer, or microeconomic,
level, learning to analyze product pricing, competition between businesses in an industry,
and the effects of regulation.
Because you'll perform wide-ranging quantitative and qualitative analysis of economic
and social forces as an Economics student, this major is a great launching pad for
careers such as data analysts, data quality managers, and in other fields that demand
an understanding of individuals and society - as well as, of course, careers in academia
and as professional economist. (If you're interested in pursuing graduate study in
economics or actuarial science, consider enrolling in the quantitative track offered
by the major.)
Looking to learn advanced applied economic skills? UND's M.S. in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics provides students the opportunity to learn data analytics informed by economics perspectives.
Whether you complete a thesis or an independent study, you'll work directly with a
faculty adviser as you learn to gather data, apply economic theory and communicate
clearly with others — all skills critical to landing a career in private industry
All requirements for both the undergraduate and M.S. degrees must be met, and these
students may double count up to 12 graduate-level credits towards the requirements
for their undergraduate degree and their M.S. degree requirements. Accelerated degree
students must obtain their M.S. degree within 12 months of completing their undergraduate
degree, provided that the degree requirements can be completed in that time frame.
Accreditation by AACSB
This program is accredited by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. Accreditation by AACSB
International puts the Nistler CoBPA in the top 5% of business schools in the world.
Combined or Accelerated Economics Program
We support your research: Students and recent grads are eligible for department grants
to cover the costs of conferences and research materials.
Hear leading economists discuss insights on emerging issues at the annual Korus Seminar
Series in Economics & Finance.
Learn to clearly analyze and explain datasets to wide variety of individuals, a skill
that will lead to countless career opportunities.
Economists have an inside track on predicting the results of policies set by governments
and businesses. As a result, you'll be in demand as a researcher, manager or administrator
in a range of industries. Some of the industries economics majors typically work in
Increasingly, companies are relying on economists to analyze customer-level data to
issue sales projections and forecast consumer behavior. A Master's in Applied Economics
& Predictive Analytics puts you in position to launch a career in:
Where UND Economics Alumni Work
Economics alumni have gone on to a variety of successful careers with:
Wells Fargo & Company
American Bank Systems, Inc.
Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc.
Economics Courses You Could Take
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ECON 395. Special Topics in Economics. 1-3 Credits.
Specific topic will vary from year to year; some years an important development in economic theory, other years, a significant issue in economic policy. Repeatable to 20 credits. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. Repeatable to 20 credits. On demand.
ECON 380. Global Economic Development. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on economic development issues at the global level. It covers both developing countries in the conventional sense and economies in transition from socialism to a market economy. In this context development is broadly defined as the transition from one stage of development to another. Selected topics common among these countries (such as determinants of growth, modernization, technology, price liberalization, privatization, macro stabilization, trade policies, legal structure, organized crime, inequality, poverty, human capital, and global sustainability) are discussed to better understand the forces that shape the wealth and well being of nations and people in the world around us. Prerequisites: ECON 201 and ECON 202. On demand.
ECON 411. Economic Forecasting. 3 Credits.
An introduction to Economics Forecasting and Time Series Analysis. The course will cover specifications and estimation of ARMA models, seasonality, non-stationarity, unit roots and forecast evaluations. Empirical applications are used throughout the course. Prerequisite or Corequisite: ECON 410 or ECON 506. S.
ECON 506. Econometrics. 3 Credits.
Econometric analysis of economic and financial data. Topics include simple linear regression, multiple linear regression, and nonlinear regression functions. Techniques for dealing with violations of the regression models assumptions, including multicollinearity, heteroskedasticity, measurement error, endogeneity, and autocorrelation. Additional topics include binary variables, instrumental variable regression, big data, and time-series models. Estimation and testing of economic models will be an important part of the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the MBA or MSAE program, or department consent required. S.