Time and Location
November 13th from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM in North Hall 1110
This coming week the Undergraduate Economics Association invites Steve Hamilton, the Cal Poly M.S. Quantitative Economics Program Director and Professor of Economics to speak about the advantages of pursuing a masters degree in economics and the opportunities available at Cal Poly. The meeting will include a brief presentation followed by an open discussion.
More about the MSQE program:
The MSQE program trains students to apply advanced economic theory, econometrics, and programming skills to analyze big data and make predictions for informed business decisions.
Job placement from the MSQE program has been highly successful over the past several years, with the average starting salary of approximately $72,000. Examples of recent placements include Oracle, OnPoint Analytics, Cornerstone Analytics, Analysis Group, Jeffries, Sinclair, Transunion Bank, General Dynamics, California Air Resources Board (ARB), Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO), Predictive Intelligence, Caesar’s Palace, Union Bank, and Uber. We also have placed students into Adjunct Professor positions at Cal State Universities and Community Colleges. In addition, roughly 10-20% of our MSQE graduates go on to attend highly-selective Ph.D. programs.
The MSQE program is an intensive,10-month program that jointly meets three goals: (i) it advances analytical skills for students seeking jobs as economists in business careers; (ii) it qualifies students to teach economics as a lecturer at the university level; and (iii) it refines core academic skills for students seeking entry into PhD programs in economics and business. The demand for data savvy economists in the private market is exploding right now. Indeed, the Wall Street Journal recently ranked economists among the top 5 highest paid professionals requiring an MS degree.
The MSQE program draws heavily on advanced economic theory and econometrics coursework to prepare graduates to think critically about real-world problems, which is the foundation needed for success in both academic and business careers.
The early admission deadline for the program is February 1, 2019. You can also visit the Cal Poly MSQE website to find out more: http://econgrad.calpoly.edu.