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M.S. in Applied Financial Economics

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Whether your undergraduate major was finance, biology or engineering, or anything in between the analytical tools and empirical modeling methods you’ll learn through Saint Louis University’s M.S. in applied financial economics program will help you evaluate trends and scenarios in the financial sector and beyond. Students in SLU’s quantitative-based M.S.-A.F.E. program develop in-demand technical skills and enter the workforce prepared to analyze and forecast financial and economic variables and markets. Through the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience developing and pursuing a research question, collecting data, using modeling tools to analyze information, writing results and presenting your findings.

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Funding Your Degree

Thanks to the generosity of successful alumni and friends of Saint Louis University, earning a world class master’s degree from the Chaifetz School of Business may be less of an investment than you think.

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The Chaifetz Difference

Flexible Format 

Students who choose a full-time class schedule can graduate in just one year, and most part-time students finish within two years, making the M.S.-A.F.E. an excellent choice for both recent graduates and established working professionals who are looking to improve their technical skills. Up to nine credits of prerequisite courses can be waived based on relevant previous coursework in accounting, economics and statistics, offering further flexibility to those with prior study in the field. 

Diverse Professional Options

As an in-demand and constantly evolving field, the practical skills students develop in economics, finance and data analytics through this program can be applied to a wide variety of potential careers in finance, economics, planning, forecasting and analysis. The interdisciplinary nature of the M.S.-A.F.E allows graduates to pursue a career from a wide variety of fields. Recent graduates of the program now work in roles including: portfolio analyst, research analyst, strategy analyst, risk analyst, policy analyst, securities analyst, forecasting analyst, data analyst, market forecaster, reporting analyst, staff economist and doctoral candidate. 

Locally Connected

As the oldest business school west of the Mississippi, the Chaifetz School has educated the business leaders of tomorrow for more than a century. That long history and Saint Louis University's deep roots in the heart of the city mean access to a vast network of alumni that run some of St. Louis' top companies.

Personalized Career Support

With in-demand skills and tangible experience, a Chaifetz School master’s will position you to accelerate your career. Leverage the program’s dedicated career advisors and professional development, networking opportunities and personalized career planning to make your post-grad goals a reality.

STEM-Certified Degree

Our program is STEM-certified, qualifying F-1 visa holders for an OPT extension. International students curious about their visa eligibility can learn more from the Department of Homeland Security.

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