From: College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Virginia Tech’s online Master of Agriculture and Applied Economics, for individuals who want to gain graduate-level knowledge in advanced economics and data analytics, is now accepting applications for summer and summer. fall 2022. These skills prepare program graduates with the expertise to meet the challenges and opportunities facing business and government today.
Since its launch in 2021, the innovative online program has been preparing students for high-paying positions as business strategists, data analysts, managers, consultants, and more.
“This program will produce sought-after experts, and graduates will walk away with the confidence and knowledge to make an impact and develop solutions to today’s pressing issues,” said Donna Faltin, Program Director and Associate Professor of Practice. in the Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics. .
In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020, the expected job growth for economists through 2030 is 13% and graduates can expect to earn an average of $108,000 per year.
Our MS alumni are recruited by employers like ExxonMobil, Smithfield Foods, Economic Research Service, US Department of Agriculture, Pinnacle Foods, Farm Credit, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Virginia Corn Growers Association, US Department of Defense, Conagra Brands, Croplife America , and Virginia Economic Development Partnership.
The nationally recognized program offers a virtual information session every Wednesday at noon. Anyone interested can register for the free session. Visit us online for full program details.