Where Economics meets Data Science and Finance

Our top-ranked, STEM-designated graduate degree program unites a global community of students, scholars, and industry leaders committed to leveraging data science, finance, and economics to address society’s greatest challenges.


of UCLA’s MQE graduates are employed across a range of fields within three months of completing the program.

Become Part of a Global Community

Learn from internationally recognized Nobel Laureates, policy leaders, and business executives, and engage with MQE faculty and students from more than 30 countries.

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Choose Your Focus

Complete your degree MQE on your terms — in 9 to 18 months — with a wide range of courses in data science, machine learning, financial modeling, forecasting and economics.

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Accelerate Your Career

Tap into MQE’s worldwide network of top-ranked financial institutions, consulting firms, government agencies, tech companies and global businesses to advance your career.

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Solve Business Problems

Through our Applied Business Projects, you can leverage the skills gained in the MQE program to solve business problems faced by corporations of all sizes.

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Be inspired, enlightened and informed

Learn directly from some of the most notable and influential economic leaders in the world through our Distinguished Speaker Series.

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“UCLA’s MQE program stands out because it teaches the skills needed for success today and in the future. While searching for a master’s program, I wanted to find a school where I could improve my quantitative skills and learn how to do research. MQE was the clear choice because of their emphasis on providing the mindset and skillset to succeed.”

– Steven Spear Jr.
Current MQE student

News and Upcoming Events

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Congrats Class of 2023!
June 2023

Congratulations to our June 2023 graduates! We’re excited for your next steps and the incredible impact you will make.

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2023 MQE Commencement Speaker
June 16 @ 4 PM

The MQE 2023 Commencement will feature Ellen Ma, MAE ’17 who will offer insights on her career journey in Venture Capital. Ellen is a Forbes 30 under 30 Awardee and MQE Advisory Council Member.

Join us for our 2023 MQE Professional Development Summit Networking Mixer
Summer 2023

This event is your opportunity to network, build your MQE connections with corporate partners and MQE alumni, to learn more about their respective companies/industries and get advice on how to pursue opportunities of interest to you. Check your email for details!