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Quantitative Economics


30 credits | Master of Science | Full time | On Campus | Day and Evening Classes

Yeshiva University’s M.S. in quantitative economics (MQE), based in New York City, blends macroeconomics and microeconomics, econometrics, probability/statistics, computation, behavioral economics and data science to inform monetary and fiscal policy, labor markets, public finance, market design, and more. The program provides a broader scope than most master’s degrees in applied economics and offers a unique quantitative focus, which gives you an edge when applying for jobs in finance and investment, commercial banks, accounting, consulting, think tanks, insurance, healthcare, government and NGOs. Current job openings include financial analyst, econometrician, quantitative analyst, and risk analyst.

Our MQE graduates have landed positions at Barclays, Bloomberg, Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, Royal Bank of Canada, and the New York City Office of Management and Budget and the Economic Development Corporation. In addition, several graduates have continued on to Ph.D. programs at prestigious institutions, such as the University of Rochester and the Toulouse School of Economics. Get a master's in quantitative economics and blend probability and statistics with monetary policy, markets and finance.

Jobs for economists are expected to grow by 14% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, and the average salary for an economist was $105,200 in 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Generous scholarships and financial aid are available for a limited time. Come to New York City to study and network with the best.

  • Still Qualify for OPT
  • Earn your STEM Master’s Degree in less than 2 years


  • Implement model-based quantitative analyses via simulation, computation and estimation.
  • Discover structural mechanisms behind economic and social institutions, in addition to institutional, geographic and historical details.
  • Explore practical and hands-on data science topics using the latest tools such as Python, R, SQL and Matlab.
  • Participate in research-rich and project-based coursework, as well as small class sizes that enable one-on-one interaction with senior faculty.

Summer starts: May 24th.  Fall starts: August 30th

Quantitative Economics: available online for spring and summer. On campus resumes in fall depending on COVID. OPT available after completion of Spring 2022 semester.

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021

Spring 2022

Summer 2022

  • Microeconomics I
  • Mathematical Methods
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Macroeconomics I
  • Microeconomics II
  • Time Series 
  • Macroeconomics II
  • Elective
  • Capstone

OPT eligible


Gain industry experience in major companies, startups, and YU’s Innovation Lab through internships that count towards your degree. Read more on the curriculum page or speak with an advisor.

Yeshiva University's master’s in Quantitative Economics is a STEM-approved degree. International students may be eligible for up to 36 months of Optional Practical Training (OPT). The program also offers several opportunities for Curricular Practical Training (CPT).

Students can specialize in Quantitative Finance and gain hands-on knowledge on financial products, markets, and econometric models. Students who complete the Specialization in Quantitative Finance will be uniquely qualified for careers in portfolio management, credit risk, derivatives analysis, and similar types of roles.

The MQE has partnered with the Paris 1 University Pantheon-Sorbonne to give selected MQE students the option to spend one semester in Paris, France, taking advanced courses in quantitative economics. In particular, MQE students will have access to the MSc in Models and Methods of Quantitative Economics 'Erasmus Mundus' (QEM). This program is run in partnership with other European universities, including Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain), IMW - Institute of Mathematical Economics of Universität Bielefeld (Germany) and Università Ca' Foscari Venezia (Italy), and attracts each year about 50 students from all over the world.

  • Top-notch research and industry faculty.
  • Career support and professional networking opportunities.
  • Small classes where you’ll get to know everyone by name.
  • Opportunities to gain industry experience through internships and fieldwork.