Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) February 03, 2014
American University today announced their Master of Arts (MA) in Economics, Applied Economics specialization, is now available online. Starting May 2014, students all over the world can take advantage of the program’s renowned faculty and robust curriculum. This addition is in response to the need for highly credentialed economists in organizations across many industries.
Delivered through an innovative online platform, this degree brings real-world analysis from today’s most relevant scholars, research institutes and international organizations directly to working professionals. “Many organizations and companies need skilled economic professionals who are able to provide economic analysis to help forecast sales and other economic trends,” said Kara Reynolds, Associate Professor and MA Program Director. “The online MA in Economics from American University provides students with an understanding of current economic policies, as well as insight to current issues that will have an impact in the future.”
Through a robust curriculum consisting of 15 core credit hours, 12 elective hours, and three credit hours to complete a capstone experience, graduates are able to gain crucial insight into today’s economic issues and prepare for a career in a variety of settings.
Employment of economists is projected to grow 6 percent from 2010 to 2020, as organizations across many industries are increasingly relying on economic analysis and quantitative methods to analyze and forecast sales and other economic trends.*
With a MA in Economics, you’ll have the right credentials to help obtain a leadership position these categories:
For more information about the online MA in Economics at American University, visit programs.online.american.edu or call 855-725-7614.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Economists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/economists.htm (visited Oct. 08, 2013).
About American University:
Founded in 1893 and located at the top of Embassy Row in the nation’s capital, American was chartered by the United States Congress as a national university dedicated to public service. As a college-centered research university, we’re home to some of the most prestigious faculty in the world. At American, smart, passionate and engaged students and faculty focus on using their knowledge to create meaningful change. Our historic academic strengths in international service and public affairs inspire our sense of social responsibility and a commitment to cultural and intellectual diversity.