Are you interested in a Masters in Economics?

I am currently serving as Director of Graduate Studies for the MS in Economics program at Cal Poly. I  want to let you know about an MS Economics information session I am holding on UCSB campus in the UCen Chumash Room, from 5-6pm next Wednesday, November 16. I hope you can help me get the word out to interested students.

For students who are not sure they are interested, but are hungry, I will provide a boatload of free Woodstock’s pizza.

The MS in Economics program is a good fit for students seeking a nexus between economics and big data. Our program provides students with exposure to advanced training in both theoretical and empirical economics. The program focuses on applied empirical skills, designed to develop comfort in working with large datasets using an array of computer programs. Our program includes three econometric classes, including a class on advanced cross sectional and panel data and a separate class in time series and forecasting techniques. In addition we offer a class that includes training in data management programing in Stata and r.

There will be lots of job opportunities for anyone who completes this program. The job placement from last year’s cohort was highly successful, with an average starting salary of approximately $70,000. Some examples of our placements include Economists hired at Oracle, OnPoint Analytics, Sinclair, Transunion Bank, Fair Isaac Corporation, Ernst & Young, Price Waterhouse, and Union Bank, and admission to Ph.D. programs. Our program is competitively priced and can be completed in one calendar year.

Economists are among the top 5 highest paid professionals requiring a MS degree. Increased access to data in the business world will continue to enrich this career path. The MS in Economics program at Cal Poly provides a great opportunity for technically-oriented students.

Please pass the information along about tomorrow’s information session to interested students. A flyer announcing the event is attached. You can also direct students to our website to find out more: