M.S. Program Director
Willard Walker Hall
M.S. in Economic Analytics (ECAN)
The Master of Science in Economic Analytics is an intensive program that will guide students through economic modeling and theory to computational practice and cutting-edge tools, providing a thorough training in descriptive, predictive, and prescriptive analytics. Students will be armed with a solid knowledge of econometric and machine learning methods, optimization, and computing. These “big-data” skills, combined with knowledge of economic modeling, will enable them to identify, assess, and seize the opportunity for data-driven value creation in the private and public sector.
Upon successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to receive an Enterprise Systems Graduate Certificate (Business Analytics Concentration) in addition to the M.S. in Economic Analytics degree. Students must separately apply for the certificate prior to degree conferral.
Requirements for M.S. in Economic Analytics
Prerequisites to Degree Program
Students entering the M.S. in Economic Analytics program are expected to have already mastered basic economic concepts or, demonstrated, with an official GMAT or GRE test score, the ability to master economic concepts taught in the program. Students without academic backgrounds in economics may be required to take additional hours or noncredit preparatory classes prior to enrollment in the M.S. program. International applicants must submit an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score, or complete the Intensive English Language Program (Spring International Language Center) and receive an English proficiency recommendation for admission. Other admissions criteria can be considered on a case by case basis. Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Requirements for the Master of Science Degree
Requirements include one or more courses from each of the following core areas: Data Management, Economic Models, Econometrics and Data Science, and Communication and Professional Development.
Students whose previous studies or experience indicate mastery of basic economic concepts must satisfactorily complete the 30 hours of course work listed below.
|ECON 5243||Managerial Economics||3|
|ECON 5263||Applied Microeconomics||3|
|ECON 5743||Introduction to Econometrics||3|
|ECON 5763||Economic Analytics||3|
|ECON 5783||Applied Microeconometrics||3|
|ECON 636V||Special Problems in Economics||3|
|ISYS 5103||Data Analytics Fundamentals||3|
|ISYS 5833||Data Management Systems||3|
|ISYS 5843||Seminar in Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management||3|
Additional Degree Requirements, Non-Thesis Option
In addition to 30 hours of required coursework, students must take a comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam will take the form of the final project in ECON 5763 Economic Analytics (tools and project). An individual’s grade of B or above in the project will be considered a pass on the comprehensive exam.