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Applied Economics, MS

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Applied Economics program have achieved success in their careers in the Bay Area and beyond, joining teams at companies including Google, Visa, Shell and more. Others also pursue further study in applied economics in a PhD program.

I am looking to gain the skills needed to harness the power of big data to help answer business and economic questions, and I can think of no better place to do that than USF."

Dean Boerner ’23 Applied Economics MS

Positions & Employers

A partial list:

  • Software Engineer, Mpower Logic
  • Research Analyst, Apartment List
  • Data Scientist, Milliman
  • Data Science Fellow, Correlation One
  • EU Policy Researcher, Shell
  • Analyst, Business Science, MediaCom
  • Data Manager, Aguilas
  • Sales Operations Specialist, Rahi Systems
  • Analyst, Business Analytics, Retail at Sephora
  • Product Data Scientist, Fetch Rewards
  • Associate Data Scientist, Citi
  • Business Operations & Strategy, Kyte
  • Administrator, On-Field Operations, Major League Baseball
  • Data Analytics Manager, Development, University of San Francisco
  • US Interchange Pricing Analyst, Visa
  • Data Scientist, Evidi
  • Vendor Manager, Amazon
  • Portfolio Management Analyst, PG&E
  • Data and Policy Analyst, Acumen LLC
  • Data Scientist, Thumbtack
  • Data Center Market Analyst, Intel Corporation
  • Research Analyst, Polaris Pacific
  • Data Analytics Engineer, Firework
  • Team Lead, Enterprise Business Development - Data Analytics, Google Cloud, Google


Although not required, most of our students seek out internships during the summer between their first and second year to gain practical experiences within the private and public sectors in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.

Summer internship examples:

  • Corporate Risk Intern, Wells Fargo

  • Product Manager Intern, Amazon

  • Data Analyst, Akousist

  • Process improvement Intern, Wiley

  • Data Science Intern, TriNet

  • Graduate Intern | Renewables Portfolio, California Public Utilities Commission

  • Client Operations Internship, True Capital Management

  • Machine Learning Engineering Intern, Edmentum

  • Data & Research Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity

  • Economic Development Intern, City of Pittsburg - Economic Development Department