Virginia Commonwealth University

School of Business

Economics, MA


PO Box 980149

PO Box 843051

Richmond, VA 23298

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.A. - Economics

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The School of Business offers a Master of Arts in Economics designed to provide graduates with the knowledge and experience to qualify for a wide and rapidly expanding range of analyst positions in the private or public sectors. A unique feature of the program is a three-course sequence in Applied Econometrics. These courses emphasize the application of modeling techniques and data analysis through the introduction of cases and projects. Graduates of the MA program in Economics will find their degree to be an outstanding bridge to doctoral work, should their career path lay in that direction. Students with particular interest in financial sector positions may elect the optional specialization in Financial Economics.
The MA in Economics with no concentration requires 30 graduate credit hours in Economics and Business. The concentration in Financial Economics requires 33 graduate credit hours in Economics and Finance. The core of the program with no concentration consists of three courses in Economic Theory and three courses in Econometrics. An additional course in Financial Markets is required for students in the Financial Economics concentration. Students also take four electives, two of which may be a thesis.


AACSB International – Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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