Essential for success in the global economy
A master’s degree in economics is an increasingly essential tool in a global economy. The M.A. program in economics at New York University is one of the most rigorous in the country. It will give you a solid background in advanced economics and enable you to upgrade your skills in applied economic analysis and public policy. It can also serve as an excellent preparatory degree for those students wishing to go on to a Ph.D. program elsewhere in the U.S. Some of our MA Economic graduates have gone on to pursue a PhD at the following universities: University of Chicago, University of Minnesota, UCLA, University of Oxford, Ohio State, Georgetown and NYU.
Candidates who hold a master’s degree in economics have much better employment prospects than those of bachelor’s degree holders, and they also obtain a higher median base salary than candidates with bachelor’s degrees (from Occupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor Statistics). Opportunities for economists range from positions in the business world in banking, insurance, investment and communications firms to those in academic settings, government agencies, trade associations and consulting organizations. Our students are employed at such companies and organizations as: American Express, Credit Suisse, Goldman/Sachs/& Co., Smart Money Magazine, Time Magazine, Citigroup, Deutsches Bank, Bloomberg Communications, AIG Insurance Company, Moody’s Economy.Com, The IMF, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Royal Bank of Canada
NYU Economics Alumni Club
A degree is more than a paper diploma; it is experiences, friendships and opportunities that never graduate. NYU M.A. Economics Alumni Club is an independent student and alumni volunteer coordinated club for our M.A. Economics Family. Please check out the website for alumni news, upcoming events, job postings, career discussions, alumni marketplace and more. Join us to receive exclusive invitations to both NYU Department of Economic sponsored events as well as private social networking parties.
The M.A. degree in economics requires a minimum of three semesters of full-time study. The time limit for completion of the degree is five years for both full- and part-time students.
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ADvanced Practical Training
Advanced Practical Training duties is used to and must significantly enhance students' ability to apply economic principles in practice. For successful completion, students must prepare a report in which they describe how the internship or practical training has enhanced their understanding of economics. All Master and PhD in Economics are not required to take a course in Advanced Practical Training. However, this course is offered in case students are interested in taking it as an elective.