Take Post Bac mathematics Courses for Ms Econ or MS Finance?

<p>I have recently graduated from a large Public University. I woud like to enter either a masters program in Finance or Economics, but i currently Lack the necessary mathematics courses typical of ecceptees at higher ranked programs. There are also number of "Terminal" Masters Programs in economics offered by Non-top tier Universities, many of which require very little prior mathematics or quant training. </p>

<p>So I have a few questions:</p>

<p>Is anyone aware of the job placements for these "Terminal Masters orgrams in economics offered by the non-elite Universities?</p>

<p>And I should I take Post Baccalaureate Mathematics courses at a local public university to obtain the courses I need to appeal to a higher ranked Masters Program?</p>

<p>Alphabetical</a> List of U.S. Graduate Programs in Economics</p>

<p>There are some well-known schools that offer an MA in Economics, but they, too, require a decent amount of math before accepting applicants.</p>

<p>Take the minimum (AT LEAST) required to even be eligible for econ programs (single and multivariable calculus, linear algebra, stats) and take some proof-based classes like Real Analysis and Topology if you can.</p>

<p>Can you explain why you recommend proof-based math for a terminal Master's program? I am asking because I have seen several PhD programs recommend it but not a single Master's program.</p>

<p>I'm in the similar situation, except I'm considering MS in Statistics. Taking and acing them should help you if you graduated with a bad gpa, right?</p>

<p>b@r!um, I'll be honest and state that I've never really looked at admissions procedures for Masters in Econ. However, if the Masters level microecon sequence is similar to its doctoral counterpart, proof-based courses are almost necessary to do well. Also, when evaluating empirical and analytical models (let's say OP might work in policy), being able to validate said model would be integral.</p>