The Master of Applied Economics Program

Welcome to the Master of Applied Economics program at UCLA. Our intensive, 1 academic year program offers unique opportunities for students to master theory and application of the three general areas of economics, enhance their skills in written and oral communication of economic ideas, and gain hands-on experience in elective courses. Students will also share ideas with major economic industry leaders, furtherpreparing them for success in the job market upon graduation.

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Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the 2020-2021 MAE application deadline has been extended through July 31, 2020. Follow this link to apply.
The Master of Applied Economics recognizes the disruptions that students face in the wake of the global COVID-19 outbreak and will begin to temporarily accept applications that do not include the required GRE score. We will continue to review all applications holistically to maintain the goals of the program. Please contact the MAE office at with any questions.


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STEM Certified

This degree program classifies as STEM (CIP Code 45.0603: Econometrics and Quantitative Economics).

STRENGTHEN YOUR TALENT PIPELINE:  Tap into the quantitative and financial analysis expertise offered by MAE candidates by showcasing your job and internship openings, hosting applied projects and case studies, or reviewing our MAE Candidate Resume Book.  Contact Sabrina Chen for details. 

Where Our Alumni Work

  • AmTech
  • Bank of Hope
  • China Eastern Airlines
  • China Merchant Capital
  • Comunidad Mujer
  • CybEye
  • Beacon Economics
  • Apex Logistics
  • Latimer Partners LLC
  • Wilshire Media Group
  • Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
  • EY
  • Geringer Capital
  • Global Genius Fund
  • Kayne Anderson
  • K2 Economics
  • KPMG
  • Liferay
  • Protiviti
  • United AMG
  • United Nations Development Program
  • US Golden Career Human Resources and Technology
  • Talking Data
  • Resolution Economics
  • Soochow Security
  • Uphonest Capital
  • Westlake Ventures
  • University of Zurich
  • Fow-Volkswagon
  • Crestridge Consultants
  • Missfresh
  • Financial Services Agency, Japan
  • Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Accenture
  • CIT Bank
  • LA College
  • Bank of Mexico
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers
  • Industrial Securities
  • Aaron Capital
  • Crest Point LLC
  • Techfield LLC
  • Bocconi University
  • China Securities
  • Department of Land Transport, Thailand
  • Ingenius Prep

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