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.

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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.


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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“The MQE program was a fantastic learning experience that equipped me with a set of strong technical skills. The program faculty and staff were extremely supportive, and I would absolutely recommend the program to prospective students in the future.”

Robert DeWitt ’21
USMC Veteran

News and Upcoming Events

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Upcoming UCLA Campus Tours for Graduate Students
May 25 @ 3pm

Pre-register for a 60-minute walking tour to learn general information about the UCLA campus with attention to the graduate student experience. Unable to visit campus? Check out the virtual tour of campus and graduate housing. 

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MQE Career Series (Current Students)
May 27 @ 12pm

Our Spring MQE Career Series continues on May 27 with a talk on the Current State of the Market & What’s to Come with Lisa Detanna, SVP at Raymond James & Associates. Contact us for registration details.

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Welcome newly admitted MQE students!
May 2022

Congratulations to those who were recently accepted into the UCLA MQE program. We can’t wait for you to become a part of our community. Click on the “Students” tab to gain important information about the program.