The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE) degree emphasizes practical applications and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economics faculty and forecasting team.
*Students can start in August or January of each year.
Our program features an intense quantitative element, including more econometrics, financial economics, and theory than most master’s programs. The econometrics curriculum contains unique forecasting and modeling components that provide valuable hands-on application of theory.
The Master of Science in Quantitative Economics has been ranked 3rd in the nation for quantitive economics programs by The Financial Engineer.
The publication's 2016 Master of Financial Economics Rankings is a comprehensive ranking of graduate financial economics programs in the United States.
Our program offers a highly applied curriculum and includes close collaboration with members of a world-class economic faculty and economics forecasting team.
International and domestic students are enrolled together in small classes (fewer than 20) that emphasize practical applications and interactive learning.
Graduates of our program go on to work in important roles for a wide variety of organizations, including:
- TD Ameritrade
- Union Bank
- Milken Institute
- Bank of the West
- FMB Wealth Management
"This program provided me with a challenging mathematical-oriented degree that focused on real-world applications. It's fantastic preparation for either career advancement or a Ph.D. program." Molly Clancy Senior Quantitative Modeler, Control Insights, and Analytics, Google
This is a unique evening program featuring applied research that includes:
- Major Theoretical Constructs
- State of the Art Mathematics & Economic Modeling
- Leading Edge Economics & Finance
- Real World Economic Forecasting & Assessment
Project-Based and Intellectually Rigorous
The M.S. in Quantitative Economics degree offers a highly applied curriculum and includes close collaboration with members of a world-class economic faculty and economics forecasting team. International and domestic students are enrolled together in small classes (fewer than 20) that emphasize practical applications and interactive learning.
These are the hallmarks of everything the School of Management strives to achieve in our programs. And no program embodies these concepts more than the MSQE.
This program includes seminars, projects, applied research, analysis, assessment, and more, including opportunities to work hands-on in creating forecasting models for the Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF).
Inside the classroom: Foundation
- A world-class faculty
- Rigorous preparation in mathematics, statistical analysis, and research
- Strong emphasis on the development of applied economic concepts and theory
Outside the classroom: Experience
There is no substitute for experience. Cal Lutheran's Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF) will put our students to work, providing unique opportunities for close collaboration with faculty in a thriving professional environment.
Students get hands-on training as applied economists in business, government and nonprofit settings where they will use their skills to:
- Perform rigorous econometric analysis
- Create and understand valid models and forecasts
- Analyze options and make recommendations
- Present and defend the analysis and recommendations in writing and in formal presentations
Course Terms & Calendar
On-campus courses are offered year-round in four, 11-week terms. Students typically start the program in the Fall term.
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