The M.S. Applied Economics and Data Intelligence combines skills in programming, data gathering, and data management from courses in the Lee Business School’s Management Entrepreneurship, and Technology (MET) department, with skills in economic reasoning and statistical analysis skills taught in graduate-level Economics courses. The program is designed to attract students with focused career choices that require core competence in programming and constructing data systems with analytical and statistical skills. It also prepares students for careers as data scientists. The economics portion of the joint degree advances students’ knowledge in economic theory. It also provides students with skills associated with advanced statistical and econometric analysis, and helps students develop their communication skills. The MET portion of the joint degree is designed to equip graduate students with a solid foundation in programming, building data management systems, and data mining.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply economic models to business problems.
  • Analyze data with advanced statistical and econometric techniques.
  • Learn and employ techniques of data analysis to inform business strategy.
  • Apply computer programming and computing software to analysis of data.


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Master of Science - Applied Economics and Data Intelligence


Department of Economics

Economics studies how to allocate scarce resources to meet unlimited wants. A blend of theory and applied quantitative and analytical skills, a degree in economics prepares students for jobs in businesses, financial firms, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations and for advanced degrees in business, economics, law, public administration, and other social sciences.


Department of Management, Entrepreneurship, and Technology

The Department of Management, Entrepreneurship and Technology offers bachelor’s degrees in entrepreneurship and management as well as a master’s degree in management information systems (MIS), dual master’s degrees in MIS and hotel administration and MIS and MBA, and a graduate certificate in MIS.


Lee Business School

The Lee Business School advances the knowledge and practice of business; develops business leaders; and fosters intellectual and economic vitality through the creation and dissemination of knowledge and outreach.