MA Economics vs MS Economics
The Importance of Skill Sets
- The comparisons below aren't meant to point out that one program is better than another. Rather, prospective students need to understand the skills set various graduate programs offer.
- One program is NOT better than the other! We advise prospective students to assess their current skills against the demands and requirements of the next step or their career (either professionally or academically (i.e. PHD program). To begin your assessment, we recommend securing a copy of a job description or PHD requirements and researching it by studying trade publications, attending business seminars focused on industry trends, as well as setting up informational interviews with professional leaders in your area of business. Once you get the information, you should rate your skill set based upon the skills that are critical for your current job or the one you want. How well do you perform now, what will it require for you to keep pace or even ahead of industry demands, and what will it require for you to be an industry leader? Is a Masters in Economics aligned with the skill set you require?
|MA Economics (30 Credits)||vs||MS Economics (45 Credits)|