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Parker College of Business MSAE recognized among Top 5 Online Master’s Programs

Georgia Southern University’s Online Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) in the Parker College of Business has been recognized as one of the top five online master’s programs in economics by Master’s Programs Guide.

Master’s Programs Guide ranked the MSAE program No. 5 in its 10 Best Online Master’s Programs in Economics. Through extensive research and data analysis, Master’s Programs Guide prioritized four major factors for its ranking: earnings potential, affordability, student satisfaction and selectivity.

“Being ranked in the top five best online master’s programs in economics is an honor that confirms the marketability of our students upon graduation and reaffirms our department’s goal of delivering a quality program in economics in the online environment at an affordable price,” stated Amanda King, Ph.D., MSAE coordinator.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary for an economist in 2018 was $104,340. The typical entry-level credential for this profession was a master’s degree. The number of jobs for economists is expected to grow by 8% by 2028, equating to approximately 1,700 jobs created. Other careers held by economists include actuaries, personal financial advisor, market research analysts and operations research analysts, among other analyst positions in the public and private sectors.

The MSAE program is a fully online graduate program offering working professionals the opportunity to advance their career with the skills needed to perform analyses of financial markets, government regulation, international trade, health care and economic development, among other industries. Students in the program learn to evaluate and apply business decisions and policy programs while gaining skills to explain the progression of various global events and their impact on the economy in a business or policy context. The program also offers a graduate certificate in applied economics.

To learn more about the online MSAE program, visit


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