The Johns Hopkins Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Applied Economics responds to the needs of students who envision careers blending business and economics.



3 years (31 courses)


$1,330 per credit (MBA) | $4,000 per course (MS)

Inside Look Into MBA/MS in Applied Economics

Program Features

The strong complementary nature between business and economics is harnessed by the Johns Hopkins Master of Business Administration/Master of Science in Applied Economics, which eliminates the overlap between the MS in Applied Economics and the MBA and enables students to earn both the MS degree and the MBA in fewer courses than if pursued separately

The MBA portion of the degree must be completed on-site at the Carey Business School's Washington, D.C. Center. Students may complete the MS in Applied Economics portion of the degree fully online or fully on-site in Washington, D.C. Both Carey & AAP can be attended simultaneously.

Sample Curriculum

Offered through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Carey Business School, the program allows you to earn two advanced degrees in less time than it takes to earn them separately. The program is specially designed to fit the schedules of working adults, following a curriculum sequence that allows you to complete both degrees in three years.

Program requirements include:

MS in Applied Economics

  • Microeconomic Theory
  • Macroeconomic Theory
  • Statistics
  • Econometrics
  • Microeconometrics or Macroeconometrics
  • Applied Economics Elective I
  • Applied Economics Elective II
  • Applied Economics Elective III 


  • Business Law
  • Accounting and Financial Reporting
  • Marketing Management
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Corporate Finance
  • Business Leadership and Human Values
  • Decision Models
  • Business Communication
  • Operations Management
  • Investments
  • Negotiation
  • Economics for Decision Making
  • The Firm and the Macroeconomy
  • Information Systems
  • Seven (7) Carey Electives

For a detailed curriculum overview, visit the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences program website.

Tuition & Fees

MBA Tuition

Applicants to the program should refer to the Carey Business School Tuition and Fees chart for current MBA tuition amounts.

MS in Applied Economics Tuition

Tuition and fee information for the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences is available here.

We offer a variety of financial aid programs, including scholarships, loans, and work study opportunities. For more information about financial aid for this program, please click here.

How to Apply

Applications for the MBA/MS in Applied Economics dual-degree program must submitted to the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences Advanced Academic Programs. The admissions committees of both schools will review each application.

To apply, visit the Advanced Academic Programs admissions page.

For more information, call 202-452-1940 or email

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