Our Master of Arts in Economics program focuses on current, real-world economic issues and trains students in the applied analytics and quantitative skills needed to support and advise employers.
- Interdisciplinary program
- Frequent guest lectures from the field of economics.
- Industry focused events
- Program focuses on real world applications
All students applying to the MA Economics program must have the following:
- Copy of university transcripts demonstrating that the applicant earned at least a 2.75 grade point average in their last sixty semester units
- Statement of Purpose
- Have either the equivalent of the baccalaureate in Economics at Cal State LA, or complete, with a B (3.0) average, a set of prerequisite courses selected by a department advisor
For a detailed list of requirements for admission into our graduate programs, including requirements for international students, please visit our requirements page here.
A total of 30 to 31 units is required for the completion of this degree. Core courses make up 15 of those units.
ECON 5100 - Seminar: Applied Microeconomic Analysis (3 units)
Prerequisite: ECON 4100. Modern microeconomic theory and applications: empirical modeling of demand, cost, and production; practical illustrations of such applied topics as pricing practices of firms and public policy issues.
ECON 5140 - Seminar: Econometric Analysis (3 units)
Prerequisite: ECON 3090. Advanced treatment of statistics; employing the linear regression model and its extensions to analyze economic systems and test economic theories.
ECON 5150 - Seminar: Applied Econometrics (3 units)
Prerequisites: ECON 5140 Topics in applied econometrics; statistical procedures for graduate level research; cover models involving cross-section, time series and panel data; use of econometrics software.
ECON 5200 - Seminar: Macroeconomics and Monetary Policy (3 units)
Prerequisite: ECON 4030. Major macroeconomic issues and policy debates; consumption and investment behavior; government debt; wage/price rigidities; inflation, unemployment and stabilization policies; implementation of monetary policy.
ECON 5210 - Seminar: International Macroeconomics and Currency Crises (3 units)
Prerequisite: ECON 5200. Major issues in international capital flows and currency fluctuations; exchange rates and central-bank intervention; financial crisis analysis and management; financial vulnerability indicators; contagion of financial crises.
Each option requires 12 units. This is part of the 30-31 units required for the completion of the program.
- Financial Economics
- Global Economics
- Public Policy Economics
For more information please visit the University Catalog.