Mission & Learning Goals
The goal of the MS in Applied Economics & Predictive Analytics program at the University
of North Dakota is to provide students the quantitative and applied skills required
to succeed as an economist involved in economic development, strategic planning, consulting,
and applied research in a broad array of institutional
settings. These goals are achieved through a program where coursework, experiential learning, and independent research develop a strong foundation to understand and apply economic theory, collect and analyze data, and communicate technical material effectively to others.
Student Learning Goals and Objectives
Learning Goal: Students acquire quantitative and applied research skills.
Objective 1: Students develop knowledge of economic and statistical theory
Objective 2: Students learn to use applicable techniques to quantitatively analyze data.
Learning Goal: Students will be effective communicators
Objective 3: Students develop oral presentation skills
Objective 4: Students develop written communication skills
Learning Goal: Students are able to conduct independent research
Objective 5: Students develop an ability to perform, use, and understand economic research.
Campus graduate students who are pursuing a degree in the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration can apply to be a Graduate Assistant (GA). These positions allow you to work alongside faculty and staff in the college and hone your research skills and assist with teaching-related activities. GA's are compensated with a competitive stipend and/or tuition waivers. To apply, please contact Michelle Garske at michelle.garske@UND.edu.