Learn more about Boston College’s Master of Science in Applied Economics program from student, Mercedes Losada Rubio. Ms. Rubio started the program following her graduation with an undergraduate degree in finance.

MSAE Program Experience

The student spotlight video lets you hear directly from Ms. Rubio about what made her decide to choose the MSAE Program at Boston College. As you’ll hear, her answer is clear – she wanted hands-on experience directly applicable to real-world initiatives, rather than that of academia. Following her undergraduate experience as a finance major and her experience with commodity trading, Ms. Rubio realized that she wanted to pursue a career in economics. The MSAE Program at Boston College provided the opportunity to learn everything she needed to know about data analysis, as well as a strong foundation in economics. The program prepares graduates to contribute immediately and advance quickly in many industries, including Finance and Banking, Healthcare, International Development, Social Policy, Analytics, and Government.

The MSAE Program at Boston College

What makes the Master of Science in Applied Economics Program at Boston College exceptional? The MSAE program, which is part of the Woods College of Advancing Studies, is driven by top-tier faculty, many of whom are top practitioners in their field, to ensure an innovative and applicable curriculum. Led by Dr. Aleksander (Sasha) Tomic, the program prepares students from around the world to make effective, highly impactful decisions with a deep understanding of big data and ethics.

The program can be completed on-campus or online, giving students the option to choose the learning modality that works best for their learning style. “With the launch of the fully online-option for the MS in Applied Economics program and the graduate certificate in data analytics, we now offer maximum flexibility to meet our learners, while maintaining our standards for a rigorous and personalized learning experience,” said Dr. Tomic.

The program can be pursued on a full- or part-time basis, with classes held in the evenings and on weekends. Students can choose between a broad-based or specialized track, which lets them prepare for multi-industry career opportunities or take a deeper dive into a specific focus area.

MS in Applied Economics Degree Outcomes

What will you learn in an MS in Applied Economics degree? The program allows students to gain real-world skills to apply in the workplace during the program and after graduation.

As a part of the program, students will master the roles and methods to understanding complex policy, industry trends, analytic strategies, and modeling. They will learn to evaluate policies and programs, develop forecasts, track consumers’ behavior, and design marketing campaigns, as well as build a theoretical foundation and quantitative skills to form policies and strategies that can make a real impact on organizations, industries, and society.

Join the University’s network of more than 180,000 alumni worldwide. Applications for the program are on a rolling basis for admission in the fall or spring semesters. All majors are welcome to apply, and international students are encouraged to apply. If you want to find out more about the program or apply, click here.