Program Highlights

The M.S. in Quantitative Economics degree emphasizes practical applications in curriculum and interactive learning, including close collaboration with members of a world-class economic faculty and economics forecasting team. With a strong emphasis on the development of applied economic concepts and theory, this unique evening program rigorously prepares our students in mathematics, statistical analysis and research. Click here to learn more about our courses.

Certified Forecaster Program

The M.S. in Quantitative Economics has been designated as a certified forecaster program by The International Institute of Forecasters (IIF) and has been ranked 4th in the nation for Quantitative Financial Economics Programs.

Center for Economic Research and Forecasting

There is no substitute for quality experience. Students in our M.S. in Quantitative Economics program put to practice the curriculum they learn in class at Cal Lutheran’s Center for Economic Research and Forecasting (CERF)

In close collaboration with faculty, our students work in a thriving professional environment to create customized reports for businesses, government, and nonprofit organizations. Students use their applied economists skills to:

  • Perform rigorous econometric analysis
  • Create and understand valid models and forecasts
  • Analyze options and make recommendations
  • Present and defend the analysis and recommendations in writing and in formal presentations
  • Develop annual Ventura and San Fernando Valley counties’ economic forecasts, as well as Oregon’s

CERF garnered the 2019 Zillow Home Price Expectations Forecast Accuracy award and is recognized as one of the five most accurate forecasters in the nation.

This is a serious program. It’s not easy. You need to be able to do the math and you need to work. But when people see the M.S. in Quantitative Economics on your resume, they know what it means. You will bring the tangible, real-world skills and high-level problem solving abilities they need. It makes a big difference.

Julia Kaminskaya ‘13, M.S. in Quantitative Economics