Employment and Graduate Studies

The Economics major at NYU Abu Dhabi is designed to foster rigorous analytical abilities, critical writing and communication skills, and the capacity to interpret and use statistical data — all in the service of developing sound economic reasoning and problem-solving skills. These transferable strengths are of value in a broad array of academic and professional paths:

  • economics
  • business
  • law
  • public service
  • graduate studies

The Career Development Center at NYU Abu Dhabi works with students to help improve interpersonal skills, find internship and job opportunities, and prepare for graduate school.


My degree prepared me for both the rigor and the social challenge of an MBA. The liberal arts education and my major equipped me with the tools I need to succeed.

Layan Abu Yassin, MBA student at NYU Stern

Doors Open with a NYUAD Degree 

Our alumni leave NYUAD with jobs and graduate schools lined up for them.

Where Are They Now?

Economics graduates from NYU Abu Dhabi are working and in graduate schools around the world. This is just a small sample.


  • A.T. Kearney
  • Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
  • AlphaSights
  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Arthur D. Little
  • Bain and Company
  • Barclays
  • Bloomberg
  • Citi
  • Deloitte
  • Emaar Properties PJSC
  • Ernst & Young
  • Goldman Sachs
  • HSBC
  • Jetbridge
  • KBBO Group
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Peggy Guggenheim Museum
  • Portas Consulting
  • PwC
  • VentureSouq
  • Shorooq Investments

Grad Schools

  • University of Oxford
  • Columbia University
  • HEC Paris
  • Paris School of Economics
  • Peking University
  • Texas A&M University
  • MIP Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business
  • University of British Columbia
  • Council on International Educational Exchange CIEE
  • Royal College of Art

Student Highlights

Shaping His Future

I was able to use the skills I've learned at NYUAD during my internship with J.P.Morgan, and eventually translated it into a full time job after graduation. 

Course Spotlight

Taught by American political consultant and best-selling author Frank Luntz, Europe in Crisis: Brexit and the Future of the EU, was held in London, Brussels, and Paris. 

Course Spotlight

I took this class because I wanted to explore the world of blockchain and cryptocurrencies, as I see myself working in this area in the future.

Social Scientists Want to Make the World a Better Place

The world is changing fast. How will you make a difference?