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Sample Courses

As a master's student, you will have multiple courses to choose from when selecting your core and elective courses. Below is a small sample of course options, allowing you to draw from a range of foundational topics and skill-building courses.

Microeconomics I (ECN 611)

Consumer and firm theory. Emphasis on the development of analytic techniques and the ability to apply them to economic models.

Microeconomics I (ECN 613)

Aggregate economic analysis. Emphasizes macroeconomic models and main currents in contemporary macroeconomic thought.

Econometrics I (ECN 621)

Mathematical formulation of economic models. Statistical problems of estimating parameters in regression analysis.

Public Finance (ECN 631)

Economics of expenditure and taxation decisions of U.S. federal government. Public choice, economics of transfer payments to individuals, personal and corporate income taxation, and economics of social security program.

Economics of Development (ECN 661)

Economic development in international settings. Labor and employment, population, education, health and nutrition. Why some countries have rapid economic development, and others low growth and pervasive poverty.

Money, Banking & Monetary Policy (ECN 681)

Financial instruments and structure, banking organization and regulation. Money supply determination control and policy. The Federal Reserve: structure and policy instruments.

Professor Yingers teaching in Maxwell Hall classroom

Accelerated Master's Degree Option

The combined B.S. plus master of arts (M.A.) program in economics is designed to allow strong B.S. students the opportunity to earn a high quality STEM designated M.A. in economics with two additional semesters of study beyond the B.S. degree. The combined B.S. and M.A. program in economics will provide students with sought after skills and valuable credentials that will enhance their opportunities for future employment and possible graduate work.

The credit hours accumulated for the M.A. portion of the combined degree under the plan below are:

  • 3 credits for ECN 505 (also counts towards the B.S.)
  • 3 credits for ECN 522 (also counts towards the B.S.)
  • 6 credits for two 600-level courses taken in the senior year (also count towards the B.S.)
  • 9 credits in the fall of the fifth year
  • 9 credits in the spring of the fifth year
Economics Department
110 Eggers Hall