Learn to combine the knowledge of applied economics with insights into sound investment strategies—explore the strong complementary nature of economics and business with this dual degree program.

Degree Type:
Dual Degree
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC
8 three-credit courses for MS, and 21 two-credit courses for MBA
Time to Complete:
Varies based on course availability and schedule
$4,724 per course for Applied Economics portion of the program. Tuition rates for the MBA are available on the Carey Business School website. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Program Overview

Because of the strong complementary nature between business and economics, the Carey Business School of Johns Hopkins University and the Applied Economics Program have eliminated the overlap between the MS in Applied Economics and the MBA. You now have an opportunity to earn both the MS degree and the MBA for fewer courses than if pursued separately.

Students interested in the Dual MS in Applied Economics/MBA—including current students of either school—can pursue the degree and attend both Carey & AAP simultaneously. You should apply to the Dual MS in Applied Economics/MBA through Advanced Academic Programs before you graduate.

Program Requirements

Those entering with only a single Calculus course must first take Applied Economics’ 440.304 Mathematical Methods for Economists, a non-credit, full-length course, at half tuition, as the first of nine program courses. Those entering with two Calculus courses may study the extra material on their own.

MS in Applied Economics Requirements

  • Microeconomic Theory – 440.601
  • Macroeconomic Theory – 440.602
  • Statistics – 440.605
  • Econometrics – 440.606
  • Macroeconometrics – 440.614, Macroeconomic Forecasting – 440.615, Financial Econometrics – 440.617, or Microeconometrics – 440.618
  • Applied Economics Elective I
  • Applied Economics Elective II
  • Applied Economics Elective III

For MBA Program Requirements, Contact Carey Business School

Current students, please contact your MBA Academic Advisor if you have any questions.

Carey Business School Admissions

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