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The MSQE Program

General Information:   The Department of Economics offers a Master of Science in Quantitative Economics (MSQE).  The MSQE program is a professional degree that combines training in economic theory with training in quantitative methods/tools that can be used to analyze economic and other data, including “big data”.  The program qualifies as a STEM program.

Requirements:   An MSQE degree requires satisfactory completion of at least 30 credits maintaining at least a “B” (3.0) average. Of these 30 credits, 27 must come from required MSQE core courses, and 3 or more are from electives approved by the student’s major advisor.  The required core courses for the MSQE degree are:  ECON 5201 (Microeconomics), ECON 5202 (Macroeconomics), ECON 5301 (Mathematical Economics), ECON 5311 (Applied Econometrics I), ECON 5312 (Applied Econometrics II), as well as one graduate course in Economics in each of the following:  Programming and Computation with R, Open Source Programming with PYTHON, Panel Data Econometrics, and Big Data Analysis.

Job Placements of Recent MSQE Graduates:

• Lockheed Martin: Financial Analyst • Aegon-Industrial Funds: Analyst
• McLagan: Analyst • Niagara Bottling: Supply Chain Analyst
• Pratt & Whitney: Data Scientist • The Hartford: Data Scientist
• University of Connecticut: Researcher • KPMG Beijing: Analyst
• Symmetry Partners: Portfolio Analyst • Moody Investors Service: Analyst
• IDG Capital Liquid Network: Analyst

Summer Internships:

• IHS Market: Energy Company and Transaction Research Intern •Charter Communications: Data Analyst
• Voya Financial: IT Big Data Analytics Internship • World Bank: Short-Term Consultant
• CT Students for a Dream: Policy Coordinator • Collins Aerospace: Data Science/Analytics Intern
• Inter American Development Bank: Summer Consultant Internship • China-Eurasian Economic Cooperation Fund.: Assistant