The Master of Arts (M.A.) in Economics and M.A. in Financial Economics program at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a multi-track program designed for students seeking careers in economics. A Master of Arts degree in Economics offers a student a flexible program allowing a wide range of needs, and produces graduates capable of applied research and progression to doctoral programs. Students have the ability to learn and apply economics and financial principles to the U.S. and international financial systems. Grounded in a liberal arts foundation, the degree program also provides the student with a deeper knowledge of history, institutions and forces at work in the world economy. The flexibility of the program allows the student to pursue or blend an applied concentration which provides for a more academically oriented program, or a theoretical concentration providing a more practical orientation.
The Master of Arts degree in Economics program will prepare the student for career advancement in the private sector (non-profit institutions, school systems, industry rand financial institutions) as well as in various levels of government. As business becomes more sophisticated, the demand for increased knowledge and abilities in the field of economics has become greater. The Master of Arts degree in Economics will enable the student to achieve a higher level of sophistication that the business world is demanding. The degree will also prepare you the student for managerial advancement in the rapidly emerging international sector of the economy.
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