Learn more about Boston College’s Master of Science in Applied Economics program from alumnus, Ivan Lozano. In the video above, hear how his background in economics led him to the MSAE program to continue his education.

MSAE Program Experience

When asked to speak on the student experience in the MSAE program and in the Boston College community, Mr. Lozano responds that he chose the program and school to go beyond simple numbers; he also wanted to learn about the role numbers play in decision-making.

Today, Mr. Lozano works for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts on its public welfare programs. In his role, he uses his education from the MSAE program to understand how the programs were running and determine ways to help people that are receiving aid from the programs.

The MSAE program at Boston College is a new kind of degree for a new kind of leader. Whether you are a recent graduate with a bachelor’s degree ready to maximize your career opportunities in a rapidly growing field or an established professional who wants to elevate your career in a changing world, the MSAE can help you expand and refine your skillset.

MSAE Faculty

With $63.3 million in sponsored research grants, 304 proposals submitted yearly, and 30 academic institutes and centers, Boston College is a top-tier research institution. With the research comes a faculty of accomplished academics and current industry practitioners in Boston College’s MSAE program.

In the early months of 2020, four well-known MSAE program faculty discussed the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the global economy during a live webinar. This webinar drew 140 attendees from 21 states and 14 countries. The webinar was moderated by the program director and associate dean for strategy, innovation, and technology at Boston College’s Woods College of Advancing Studies, Aleksandar (Sasha) Tomic.

“To understand the economic impact, one must understand the process driving epidemiological forecasts which inform public policy as well as implications for public health systems whose capacity also plays a role in the decision regarding closing and re-opening of business,” Tomic said. “In addition, there will be behavior changes that will affect the economy for a while to come. Finally, there is the modeling of the economic impacts themselves.”

For more information about the MSAE program, visit the program website.