Washington is home to two universities with master’s degree programs in economics, and many more schools of business offering specialized MBA programs in business and managerial economics. Professionals who wish to enter a management or executive career track in the corporate world would be well prepared with this degree.
A master’s level economics program is likely to offer courses in:
- Public economics
- Money and banking
- Labor economics
- Business finance
- International trade
- Monetary theory and policy
- International environmental law
Due to scholarly nature of many of these programs, students may be expected to produce independent research and present them in the form of a theses or dissertation.
Opportunities for Washington’s Economists in the Public
Sector and Academia
Due to Washington’s many universities and its thriving economy, there are many employment opportunities for professionals with a master’s in economics. Many of these positions can be found in the metropolitan hubs of Seattle and Spokane.
The Washington Employment Security Department predicts that the number of public sector economist jobs in the state will grow by 31 positions between 2010 and 2020. There will be 184 business and managerial economics professor jobs added during this period in addition to the 26 conventional economics professor jobs expected to be added.