The Lone Star State is home to a number of universities and colleges offering master’s degrees in conventional financial economics, as well as many business colleges offering MBAs with managerial economics concentrations. While conventional financial economics programs are most often offered through a university’s economics department, programs related to business and managerial economics are available through schools of business.
Many of these institutions, as well as national schools authorized by the Texas Department of Education to enroll state residents, have satellite campuses located throughout the state’s metro areas that confer master’s degrees in economics.
Even with a high number of traditional campuses available in Texas, some students prefer online programs for their graduate work. Opting for an online program is an excellent choice for busy professionals or returning students who aren’t interested in the state’s “big school” environment, or otherwise don’t have easy access to campuses based in one of these major cities:
- Fort Worth
- El Paso
- Corpus Christi
Recent Economic Analysis of Texas
A recent economic report by the Houston Business Journal names Texas as the best southern state for entrepreneurship. Texas’ public sector economists are quick to point out that the state also ranks well in the following categories:
- Per capita income
- Growth of businesses
- Business-formation rates