About this course
The Department of Economics presents a curriculum leading to the Master of Arts (MA) degree. Courses of study allow a concentration in one of three tracks: Economic Analysis, Financial Economics, or International Economics. All three tracks seek to provide students with analytical skills useful in decision making and a broader understanding of the overall economic environment. Options provide as much flexibility as is compatible with the student’s background and career interests.
The economic analysis track is particularly suitable for students who wish to continue their studies in economics at the doctoral level. Financial Economics includes course work in financial management and areas related to money and capital markets, monetary policy, and financial and monetary institutions. It is particularly suited to those seeking employment in the financial sector. International economics is geared to those with an interest in the international economy, both from a business and policy perspective
- Have earned a four-year undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution or a recognized institution in another country whose requirements for the bachelor’s degree are substantially equivalent to an American fouryear bachelor’s degree.
- Have a grade point average of at least 2.75 on a 4.00 scale for the last 60 semester hours of course work and for all courses in economics and required mathematics.
- Non-native speakers of English must have received a minimum score of 550 on the paper based or 79 on the internet based TOEFL or a minimum overall band score of 6.5 on the IELTS