Objectives for ECON 103/104
- Students will gain a basic understanding of the working of markets, the nature of market structures, and the linkages in the world economy.
- Students will gain a basic understanding of basic research methodology including literature surveys data gathering statistical analyses of economic data and policy implications of economic theory and empirical research in economics.
- Students will gain a basic understanding of economic institutions such as the Federal Reserve. Students will be prepared for master's level studies in economics or related fields.
- Students will be prepared for employment in the public and private sectors at levels appropriate for baccalaureate holders.
Students will acquire an understanding of economic principles and preparation for more advanced courses that build on these principles. Students will be exposed to basic analytical concepts such as supply and demand elasticity and economic welfare. They will gain an appreciation of economic incentives in determining market behavior and will learn the importance of taking into account economic costs when looking at the actions of economic agents such as firms and consumers. Students will have a basic understanding of economic institutions such as the Federal Reserve.
Objectives for ECON 305
Students will integrate the material in the pre requisite courses: ECON 103, ECON 104, QBA 201, and MATH 163A. Students will be able to solve complex problems that require multiple steps and integration of information from several sources, and learn to apply the basic principles of economics that they learned in the one hundred level courses with the statistical analysis they learned in QBA to provide a basis for sound managerial decision making.
Economics Graduate Program MA
Economics and Graduate Program MFE
- Students will gain in-depth knowledge of markets, market structures, and the world economy.
- Students will gain in-depth knowledge of basic research methodology including literature surveys, data gathering, data analyses, and policy implications.
- Students will be well prepared for Ph.D. level studies in Economics or related fields.
- Students will be prepared for professional employment in the public and private sectors at levels above those normally expected of baccalaureate holders.
- Students will acquire an in-depth knowledge of markets in general and the workings of financial markets in particular.
- Students will acquire the knowledge in the fields of accounting finance, international finance economic derivatives, mathematical economics, and managerial economics necessary for them to pass the Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) examination.
- Students will gain a basic background in financial economics sufficient to prepare them for Ph.D. level studies in the field of finance or financial economics.