Professionals with an advanced degree in economics are considerably more likely to succeed in the field and obtain more lucrative salaries. Forbes reports that the median mid-career income for most people with a master in economics is $115,000, and that the demand for professionals with this degree is likely to increase 14% in coming years.
A master’s in economics often serves as a springboard for an executive position. In fact, it is the most popular educational background among CEOs of technology companies. Among the Fortune 100 CEOS, 12 percent possessed degrees in economics, second only to engineering.
Masters or MBA in Economics in Nebraska
Nebraska is home to two universities that offer master’s degrees in conventional economics. Nebraska is also home to many out-of-state universities that operate campuses within the state and offer master’s programs in business and managerial economics. The curriculum for these programs typically include classes in:
- Economic development
Nebraska students considering a career in corporate management may also wish to consider a course of study in management economics. MBAs are available through a number of campus based and online educational institutions. Many MBA programs permit a concentration in managerial economics, which is ideal for a career in private sector leadership posisitons.