Master's Program

Class Schedule

Spring 2018 Class Schedule
Summer 2018 Class Schedule
Fall 2018 Class Schedule

Course Descriptions

ECN 500 Selected Topics  3 IR
Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester. 

ECN 505 Mathematical Economics  3 Y
Introduction to use of basic mathematical techniques in economic analysis.
PREREQ: (ECN 301 OR 311) AND (MAT 284 OR 285 OR 286 OR 295 OR 296).

ECN 510 Special Topics in Economics  3 IR
Various special topics of economics issues offered as available.
PREREQ: (ECN 301 OR 311) or (ECN 601). R5, 18 credits maximum

ECN 521 Economic Statistics  3 S
Statistical methods applied to economics. Conventional descriptive statistics, conceptual and measurement problems peculiar to economics. Analytical statistics, including time-series analysis, elementary theory of probability and statistical inference, correlation and regression analysis. Nonparametric methods. This course is not suitable for students who have taken six credits of statistics to fulfill their quantitative skills requirement. Quantitative skill requirements of liberal arts core is recommended.
PREREQ: (ECN 101 AND 102) or (ECN 203) or (ECN 601).

ECN 522 Econometric Methods  3 Y
Statistical procedures. Problems of estimating parameters in regression models of economic behavior.
PREREQ: (ECN 521) and  (ECN 301 OR 311).

ECN 566 International Macroeconomics and Finance  3 Y
Monetary, fiscal, and regulatory consequences of mushrooming international financial markets including equities, bonds and other securities, commodity and options contracts, and bank deposits and loans.
PREREQ: (ECN 302) or (ECN 602).

ECN 600 Selected Topics  1 IR
Exploration of a topic (to be determined) not covered by the standard curriculum, but of interest to faculty and students in a particular semester.

ECN 601 Survey MicroeconomicTheory 3 Y
Microeconomics. For graduates with little recent work in economics.

ECN 602 Survey MacroeconomicTheory 3 SS
Macroeconomics. For graduates with little recent work in economics.

ECN 610 Special Topics in Economics 3 IR
Various special topics of economics issues offered as available.
PREREQ: ECN 601.  18 credits maximum 

ECN 611 Microeconomics I  3 Y
Consumer and firm theory. Emphasis on the development of analytic techniques and the ability to apply them to economic models.
PREREQ: (ECN 301 or 601) and (ECN 302 or 602).

ECN 612 Microeconomics II  3 Y
General equilibrium theory and advanced topics in economic theory.
PREREQ: ECN 611.

ECN 613 Macroeconomics I  3 Y
Aggregate economic analysis. Emphasizes macroeconomic models and main currents in contemporary macroeconomic thought.

ECN 614 Macroeconomics II  3 Y
Advanced topics and recent developments in macroeconomics. Inflation theory, monetary theory, open economies, rational expectations, and current controversies.
PREREQ: ECN 613.

ECN 621 Econometrics I  3 Y
Mathematical formulation of economic models. Statistical problems of estimating parameters in regression analysis.
PREREQ: ECN 605 AND ECN 620. 

ECN 622 Econometrics II   3 Y
Estimation problems and techniques in more complex economic models.
PREREQ: ECN 621.

ECN 631 Public Finance  3 Y
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. For Master's candidates.

ECN 635 State and Local Government Finance  3 Y
Crosslisted with: PAI 735
Expenditures and revenues of state and local governments. Fiscal aspects of intergovernmental relations.
PREREQ: ECN 601.

ECN 661 Economics of Development  3 Y
Crosslisted with: PAI 757
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.
PREREQ: PAI 723.

ECN 665 International Economics 3 Y
Balance of payments, foreign exchange markets, international trade theory, tariffs, quotas adjustment mechanisms, and exchange controls.

ECN 681 Money, Banking & Monetary Policy 3 SS
Financial instruments and structure, banking organization and regulation. Money supply determination control and policy. The Federal Reserve: structure and policy instruments. Master's or doctoral candidates only.
PREREQ: ECN 602.

ECN 997 Master's Thesis 0-6  

3 - Refers to the number of academic hours the course carries.
Y - indicates that the course is offered at least once every academic year (fall and spring, not summer).
S - indicates that the course is offered every semester.
SS - indicates that the course is offered summer only.
IR - indicates that the course is offered irregularly.