Applied Financial Economics, M.Sc. | Saint Louis University | Saint Louis, United States
12 months
1160 USD/credit 34800 USD/year
1160 USD/credit 34800 USD/year
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The Master of Science in Applied Financial Economics at Saint Louis University is a one-of-a-kind program in the region that responds to the market need for individuals to enter the labor market with a set of applied technical skills.


About Applied Financial Economics at Saint Louis University

Saint Louis University's Master of Science in Applied Financial Economics is a quantitative-based, applied program that focuses on analysis and forecasting of financial variables such as interest rates, stock returns and their effects on financial markets.

The M.S.-AFE program consists of 30 credits that can be completed full time in as little as one calendar year. As a prerequisite, the program also requires nine credits of foundation coursework in economics, accounting and applied business statistics, part or all of which may be waived for students demonstrating competency through previously completed coursework. No work experience is required, which means that students can transition into the program upon achieving their undergraduate degree.


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the outlook is bright for individuals with graduate degrees who have skills in quantitative analysis and the ability to apply quantitative analysis to economic modeling and forecasting.

Graduates of the applied financial economics program will be qualified for a range of analysis-related jobs. Possible positions include:

  • Research analyst/associate/assistant
  • Policy analyst
  • Data analyst
  • Staff economist
  • Strategy analyst
  • Business economist
  • Securities analyst
  • Market forecaster
  • Instructor (e.g. university non-tenure track)
  • Doctoral student

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Accounting for Managers
  • Economics for Managers
  • Applied Business Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Forecasting Macroeconomic and Financial Variables
  • Applied Financial Economics Capstone

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis once all application materials are received. Application files are reviewed holistically (undergraduate performance, internship or professional experience and professional goal statement). The average time for admissions decisions is two weeks.

  • For non-native speakers of English, an official English Language test score report is also required and must be sent directly to the institution.

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Professional goal statement of fewer than 500 words

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    34800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1160 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    34800 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1160 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Saint Louis

1015 - 1530 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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