A graduate degree in Applied Economics from the Lindner College of Business offers exceptional job placement and significant career advancement opportunities.
High Marketplace Value
Over the last five years (2009 – 13), Lindner MA Applied Economics graduates have earned a median starting salary of $65,000 and 15% of them earned more than $80,000. Graduates of the MA Applied Economics program typically earn $20,000 more than those with an undergraduate business degree alone.
Nearly 66% secured jobs prior to graduation and 88% landed a job within three months after graduation, with an additional 12% acquiring a new position within three to six months.
Economics That You Can Apply
Our students obtain hands-on experience in applying economic theories and principles to real-world situations. Students not only receive solid training in theory and applications, but also they build a strong background in applied econometrics and data analysis.
By the end of the program, our students understand how to build sensible models based upon economic principles, and how to actually estimate, test, interpret and explain these models.
Extensive Career Opportunities
Leaving with an exceptional toolkit of applied economic and econometric skills, our graduates enjoy career success as analysts in market research, insurance, healthcare, and in banking and finance. Others have taken positions with consulting firms as well as in public-sector planning and economic analysis organizations.
The degree can also serve as excellent preparation for further study in a PhD program. Over the last several years, we have placed graduates in PhD programs at Indiana University, Vanderbilt University, University of Oregon, Duke University, University of Texas, Purdue University and others.