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MA in Applied Economics

The Department of Economics works to assist students in their post graduation plans.  This includes aiding students in both their job search and PhD application processes.  The director of the program is available to assist in all aspects of these processes including CV preparation, dissemination of job opportunities, interview preparation, and assistance in the evaluation of competing offers.

Graduates of the Applied Economics MA program have continued their studies in the following programs:

  • Michigan State University, PhD Economics
  • University of Colorado Boulder, PhD Economics
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, PhD Economics
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PhD Economics


Graduates of the Applied Economics MA program have found employment with the following organizations:

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Finance
  • Research Associate, Planning Implementation Evaluation
  • Research Analyst, Mathematica
  • Senior Data Analyst, Grubhub
  • Marketing Analyst, Bashpole Software Inc.
  • S&P Global
  • Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • BMO Harris
  • Bob Evans Corporate
  • Nielsen Ratings
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Bank of America
  • Portland Cement Association
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority
  • Uline
  • nuEra
  • Chime
  • Euromonitor International
  • ITR Economics
  • Northern Trust
  • CareerBuilder