MS in Applied Economics Career Outcomes

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2022 Employment Report Data

The data below details the compensation, companies, industries and job functions of the last class of graduates from this Lehigh Business program. The data is accessed via the Lehigh University Graduate Next Destination Report annually.

$70,000 was the median base salary for '22 MSAE graduates
50% of '22 MSAE graduates received multiple offers
83% of '22 MSAE graduates were employed, continuing education, or pursuing military or volunteer experience


Digging into Lehigh Business Graduate Outcome Data

This video unpacks the most recent employment data from our MBA & Specialized Masters programs ('22). This event will also include information related to career services and resources available to Lehigh Business Graduate Students.


Sample of Top Hiring Companies

Alibaba Group
Insurance Corporation of British Columbia
Tradeweb LLC


Sample of Position Titles 

Analyst, Wind Asset Management
Business Consulting
Business Valuation Associate
Data Engineer
Technology Risk Consultant 

2022 MS in Applied Economics Data for Industry


An analysis of the industries that students from this Lehigh Business program are joining upon graduation.


56% Financial Services, 22% Technology, 11% Energy, 11% Retail



An analysis of the functions within an organization that students from this Lehigh Business program are joining upon graduation. 

2022 MS in Applied Economics Data for Job Function

44% Finance/Accounting, 22% Consulting, 11% Engineering, 11% Information Technology, 11% Operations/Logistics


Where students learn about jobs

Respondents can select more than 1 response in multi-select items, so the percentages do not necessarily sum to 100%.

40% Alumni Network/Connection
20% Faculty/Advisor Referral
20% Handshake
20% Internet Search of External Job Postings
20% Internship/Practicum obtained through Lehigh
20% Job Fair/On-Campus Interviews sponsored by Lehigh