Accelerated MA in Economics

Anna Sterbenz

Anna Sterbenz

Why did you choose to do a BAM program?

I knew that I wanted to pursue a graduate degree to get a competitive edge in the job market. I saw this program as being beneficial due to the time and money saved, as well as the reputation of GMU’s economics department.


What has been your favorite class or experience in the program?

I was lucky enough to have room in my schedule to pursue a minor in Computational & Data Science addition to my BA & MA in Economics. Skills in programming are highly sought after and the opportunity to take these classes was been invaluable.


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

I hope that I can apply the professional and academic skills I have learned throughout the program to pursuing a career in finance. A master’s degree in economics provides me with the necessary knowledge to conduct analysis of financial markets, as well as quantitative and analytical expertise.