The Department of Economics-NY at Pace University offers the Masters of Science Degree in Applied Quantitative Economic Analysis and Policy administration (MSAQEP). It uses an On-line-Hybrid format to make all course readily available to Full-time and Part-time graduate students, both domestic and international. The mission of the new Masters of Science Degree program is to provide advanced training in applied economics with a special emphasis on data analytics and economic policy analysis. The program is also STEM designated to enable intentional students the opportunity to obtain OPT status and work 3 years in the U.S. It offers a hands-on training in quantitative reasoning tools, problem solving, and policy analysis through a flexible on-line and hybrid delivery. We seek students who have undergraduate backgrounds in economics, the social sciences, mathematics, computer science, health care and education. The goal of the program relates to the academic priorities and strategic objectives of Dyson College of Arts and Pace University as it reflects the school’s and the university’s learning philosophy of fostering analytical and creative thinking that is combined with real-life experience. These cutting-edge skills are in high demand, potentially lucrative and are rewarding on the personal level. The program’s mission echoes Pace University’s strategic objective of preparing our graduates to become professionals in the field of economics and make positive contributions to the world of the future as economists, business leaders, and economic educators.
The program builds on the Economics Department’s success in the National Federal Reserve Challenge, a competition that tests undergraduate college students’ knowledge of the US economy, central banking and monetary policy. The Pace University team has the distinction of winning the nationally recognized first place award 4 times in the national competitions in Washington D.C. in the last six years. In addition, we have recently entered the National Fiscal Challenge, last year placing third in the finals and this year second in Washington, DC. The new program is a reflection of the Economics Department’s focus on policy, quantitative analysis, and research. In this emphasis on policy and quantitative analysis, the Economics Department at Pace University has unique advantages. This gives us an opportunity to create a unique program that would set us apart from other MA and MS programs in the regional metropolitan area