Master of Arts in Economics

Master of Arts in Economics

Whether you aspire to work on Wall Street or influence public policy, a Fordham M.A. in economics will add value to your career.

You’ll hone your analytical skills and learn from faculty members who have built their careers straddling the academic and professional worlds. With expertise in economic development, finance, international economics, and monetary economics, our faculty members have served as advisers and consultants to global players in these fields, including the United Nations, the World Bank, Citibank, and more. Plus, you’ll pursue your studies in New York City, the financial capital of the world.

Program Basics

  • Designed as a one-year program for full-time students
  • Late afternoon and evening courses to accommodate part-time students
  • Curriculum requires 10 courses including four core courses and six electives for a total of 30 credits
  • Courses held at the Rose Hill campus in the Bronx


Program Highlights

Our students can choose to focus on the following areas of study:

Financial and Monetary Economics 

  • Study portfolio selection, risk management, asset pricing, financial markets, and corporate finance.
  • Build practical experience in financial modeling, readings, and quantitative skills.
  • Analyze financial decisions made by firms and valuation decisions made by investors.

International and Development Economics

  • Apply economic analytical tools to business and public policy problems that arise through foreign trade, investment, development assistance, and capital flows.
  • Develop experience in evaluating economic policy, analyzing country risk, and assessing human development programs through responsible use of economic analysis 
  • Learn techniques of stabilization policy and methods to sustain economic growth



Our graduates have gone on to careers as financial analysts, economists, and executives in a variety of sectors:

  • Multinational business
  • International banking
  • International public administration and government
  • Private sector and NGO development