The online Master of Arts in Economics program from American University provides you with the knowledge, credentials, and skills in analysis and communication necessary to advance your career and make an impact. The program benefits from AU’s location in Washington, DC, the epicenter of economic policy, by connecting you with the organizations and individuals impacting the global economy today.
The curriculum is policy-oriented with hands-on statistical guidance. Coursework in this online finance degree examines economic theory, challenging you to interpret how policies will affect markets and translate those complexities for a wide audience. Students also learn how to utilize Stata, a state-of-the-art statistical software tool used widely throughout the economics field.
Graduates of this program will be prepared for roles in diverse settings such as:
- Government agencies
- Congressional committees
- Financial institutions
- Economic consulting firms
- Business finance
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School Accreditation & Licensing
American University is accredited by:
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Program Requirements & Restrictions
Minimum EducationBachelor Degree
Admission TestsProof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)
Statement of Purpose/Intent, Resume/CV, Recommendation/Reference Letter(s), Official College Transcript(s), Interview