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Economic and Financial Policy

MPA students concentrating in Economic and Financial Policy explore ways in which public policy affects economic and financial decision making, and vice versa. Students may study these policy issues at the level of international organizations, federal/state/local government, non-governmental organizations or the private sector. MPA students can draw on the broad MPA Program faculty strength in this area, and further identify a public affairs focus. This can include: (1) economic policy and public finance, (2) finance and financial policy, and (3) international economics.

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Representative Coursework

  • PADM 5755: Infrastructure Financing
  • PADM 5410: Nonprofit Finance and Management
  • PAM 5070: Behavioral Economics and Policy
  • PAM 5440: Regulating Financial Institutions
  • PAM 5170: Market Regulation and Public Policy
  • NBA 5240: Macroeconomics and International Trade

Representative Employers (Full Time & Internships)

  • Accenture
  • Bank of China
  • Boulder Institute of Microfinance
  • Citibank
  • Deloitte
  • Empire State Development
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • McKinsey
  • NYC Economic Development Corporation
  • NYC Office of Management and Budget
  • Twitter
  • US Office of Management and Budget

Representative Occupational Titles

  • Director, Strategy and Business Development
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Operations Manager
  • Senior Consultant
  • Senior Financial Analyst