Why a MS in Applied Financial Economics?
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), indicates that economics-related employment prospects are best for those with graduate degrees.
Job Market Demand
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics specifically noted that the brightest prospects are for those with graduate degrees who have skills in quantitative analysis and the ability to apply quantitative analysis to economic modeling and forecasting.
With the focus of the MS in Applied Financial Economics on strong analytical skills, when coupled with application, Cook School graduates will be qualified for a range of analysis-related jobs. In addition, there is high interest among employers to hire individuals with training in practical, empirical analysis in areas such as: portfolio management risk analysis forecasting investment performance measurement
Multiple Opportunities After Graduation
Graduates of the Cook School’s MS-AFE degree program will be qualified for a range of analysis-related jobs. Sample job titles for graduates of the proposed program might include:
- Research Analyst/Associate/Assistant
- Policy Analyst
- Data Analyst
- Staff Economist
- Strategy Analyst
- Business Economist
- Securities Analyst
- Market Forecaster
- Instructor (e.g. community college or university non-tenure track)
- Doctoral Student