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Online Master of Science in Applied Economics prepares students for job market

Students pursuing a Master of Science in Applied Economics through Georgia Southern University’s online program have access to an affordable and flexible program that provides training for real-world situations.

The fully online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) program, which is ranked No. 1 in affordability by Affordablecolleges.com and No. 11 by Bestcollegereviews.org, prepares students for careers in various roles including financial markets, industrial organization, government regulation, international trade, health care, economic development and consumer choice.

The MSAE program prepares students for inevitable changes in financial markets and teaches them how to pivot when making business and policy decisions.

By providing the skills and competencies necessary to perform theoretically meaningful, practical analysis of financial markets, students learn how to evaluate business decisions and policy programs and explain the progression of various events, as well as their impact on the economy in a business or policy context.

The courses taught in the online MSAE program are based on economic theory, providing a foundation in the structure and common patterns of business and policy decisions. Students are taught to quantify relationships while evaluating the relative importance of changes in the economic environment. Through courses and case studies, students are able to transfer knowledge and problem-solving skills across fields, allowing students to recognize the characteristics of new problems, adapt quickly to new circumstances and resolve the problems with skills that have been developed through the program.

Graduates of the program are ready to build sound econometric models and are able to use the best available software packages to interpret results in a way that helps make sound business and policy decisions. Graduates compete for employment in the for-profit and nonprofit private sectors as well as in federal, state and local agencies.

With geographic and schedule flexibility, the AACSB-accredited online MSAE program offers strong academics with courses designed and delivered by online certified professors, simulations and discussions and training in applied economic analysis using real-world data.

Students in the program also have the opportunity to receive a graduate certificate in Applied Economics to meet regional accreditation for teaching.

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving nearly 26,500 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit GeorgiaSouthern.edu.

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