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Started in the academic year 2012–2013, the Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MQE) at Yeshiva University is open to graduates in economics and related fields, or mathematics and related fields (four-year bachelor's degree or equivalent). The MQE is offered by the Department of Economics at Yeshiva University and is part of the new Graduate Programs in Arts and Sciences at YU. The department stresses the importance of research both in its own right and as complementary to high-quality teaching. With a Yeshiva University-unique, financially sustainable and visionary working model in mind, we built our strength as a research group and opened the MQE to train students for analytical or research-based careers in economics and finance.

Attention: we accept applications for the 2016–2017 academic year starting December 1, 2015. The online application button does not offer the MQE option until Dec 1, and should not be used to apply until that date.

 Application deadlines are February 1 (early admission) and April 25, 2016.

A Comprehensive, Rigorous Program

The MQE is a pre-experience, STEM accredited, 12-month long program that covers subjects and topics fundamental to students who want a career in analytically-minded positions in the private or public sector. The Manhattan location allows proximity to a variety of businesses and government organizations where economics is a useful trade tool for a variety of jobs. The MQE is also a valuable degree to continue studies onto a PhD program: unlike MSc programs of other, even more prestigious, universities, at our MQE students enjoy the benefit of direct exposure to research faculty.

Yeshiva University offers high-quality courses to small sets of students, which allow better interaction with faculty. Students in the MQE will receive rigorous training in micro, macro and financial economics. Students will also get training in statistical and computational aspects of economics, with applications to fields such as macro-labor economics, public finance, monetary policy, financial economics and market design. Courses refer to textbooks or to lecture notes, describing the content of the lectures and specifically designed for the course. Classes may be supplemented with material available online. Econometrics classes are complemented with hands-on lab sessions.

As our program straddles between mathematics and economics/business, it is of interest to the very many talented math-trained college students in the US and around the world who want to switch career and move into the world of business or policy making. In fact, if you are a engineering, math or sciences major you can leverage your math skills while learning business and government fundamentals -economics is the mother of all business disciplines, and it's at the heart of policy making. New York City is still the hub for many high-pay  jobs and some of the most interesting careers are made out of here.

Additionally, if you are interested in social and economic engineering, want to get a PhD, but cannot currently make it into a PhD program in the US -because of lack of connections to US schools- our placement record indicates that we can help you succeed in the global competition for PhD admissions. We have sent our graduates to U Rochester, Toulouse School of Economics, and other prestigious PhD programs.


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