Master of Arts in Economics

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Gain Analytical Skills in the Financial Capital of the World

In today's interconnected world, a master's degree in economics is essential for success in the global economy.

Whether you're seeking a career on Wall Street or aiming to influence public policy, Fordham’s rigorous one-year program will equip you with the skills and tools necessary to excel in this fast-paced industry.

Here, you’ll hone your analytical skills, improve your knowledge of economic theory and its advanced application, gain insight from experienced faculty members, and establish an extensive professional network with close ties to New York City and beyond.

Why Choose Fordham?

  • Learn from experts who bridge the gap between academia and the professional world. Our faculty are seasoned professionals with deep experience in economic development, financial economics, applied microeconomic fields like health and environmental economics, computational and monetary economics, as well as advanced micro-theory and econometrics. In addition to publishing in academic  journals and the popular press, our faculty have worked with colleagues at the United Nations, the World Bank, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the International Monetary Fund, and companies from Citibank to TIAA-CREF as well as local institutions like the Bronx Council on Economic Development.

  • Immerse yourself in the epicenter of finance and corporate activity – New York City. As the financial capital of the world, it offers our students unparalleled opportunities for networking, internships, and real-world experience.

  • STEM Program Logo

    Fordham now designates the M.A. in Economics with the STEM CIP code of "Econometrics and Quantitative Economics." This more accurately reflects our academic programs' quantitative and analytic focus and allows our international students with valid F1 visas to request a two-year extension for OPT (in addition to the standard one year). Please consult Fordham’s STEM Extension page for more information.

Program Highlights

  • Accelerated Learning: Our one-year program is designed for full-time students, ensuring a swift path to your M.A. in Economics.
  • Flexibility: For those balancing work and study, we offer late afternoon and evening courses to accommodate your schedule.
  • Comprehensive Curriculum: With 10 courses in total, including four core courses and six electives, you'll acquire a well-rounded education with 30 credits plus a capstone research project.

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Career Outcomes

Your future starts at Fordham! Join the ranks of our successful alumni who have ventured into diverse career paths:

  • Financial Wizards: Become a financial analyst, leveraging your newfound skills and knowledge.
  • Global Bankers: Venture into the world of international banking, where economic expertise is highly sought after.
  • Public Policy Shapers: Make your mark in international public administration and government.
  • Change Catalysts: Drive change in the private sector and NGO development with your economic insights.

Ready to Elevate Your Career? Apply Now!