Whether you want to complement your professional skills or are looking to make a career change, the MPS in applied economics and management may be a fit for you. While many of our students have existing professional experience, we consider all applicants, regardless of experience level.
Applicants need not have majored in economics-related fields as undergraduates to be considered, although any deficiencies in preparation may lengthen the graduate program.
For those interested in one of the five concentrations, following is a snapshot of the backgrounds and interests typical of students who go into each.
- Individuals who want to take on the big issues perplexing the industry by using the emerging tools of behavioral economics; including those with undergraduate degrees in any major who are looking for an applied context to leverage their skills.
- Individuals interested in high-impact careers in behavioral sciences but who are still exploring various domains including economics, psychology, marketing, public health, nutrition, communication, and food science
- Students with a BA or BS degree from an accredited school with at least one semester of calculus
- Individuals from a science and technology background who are interested in learning about business and economics in order to become leaders in their fields
- Engineering and science majors who wish to build professional careers in technology and innovation
- Undergraduate business majors who would like to learn about technology topics and connect with technical students
- Individuals with interest in contemporary environmental and resource-policy issues and methods, including bio-economic modeling, energy economics, experimental economics, and policy analysis
- Individuals interested in the international and development economics community who work in a wide variety of areas, including emerging markets, agricultural development and food policy, and distributional and welfare impact of growth
- Students interested in food industry or agribusiness, including management, marketing, or finance specializations
- Individuals interested in learning to address the comprehensive vertical (from land to consumer) problems, including marketing, demand analysis, and quantitative methods