Graduate Economics Courses

ECON 5086. Problems. 1-3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 2-6 Hours).

This course offers students the opportunity to become acquainted with current research being conducted within the student's area of interest; directed reading of a number of sources selected in concert by the student's professor. Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

ECON 5308. Managerial Economics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Applies economic theory and methodology to business and administrative decision-making. The tools of economic analysis are demonstrated and their use in formulating business policies is explained. Topics include concepts of profits, production and cost functions, demand theory, competitive pricing policies, and business criteria for investment output and marketing decisions. Prerequisite: Approval of MBA Director.

ECON 5311. Econometrics and Forecasting. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Econometrics is the science of using statistics to estimate economic relationships, test theories, and evaluate the impacts of government and business policies. Econometrics is also used to forecast or predict how economic variables, stock prices, and other time-varying economic indicators behave. It is used not only in economics, but in fields as diverse as finance, marketing, political science, sociology, biology, and even comparative literature. This course is data-driven as students apply what they have learned in other courses to specific, testable research questions. Credit will not be granted for both ECON 4311 and Econ 5311. Prerequisites: COBA 5103 and COBA 5104, or MATH 5305, or AGEC 5317, or equivalent undergraduate preparation.

ECON 5320. Health Care Economics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course is intended to provide important background information surrounding the health care reform debate and address a spectrum of economic and policy issues impacting the health care industry. A basic overview of the health care industry emphasizing the economic issues affecting medical care delivery and finance is provided. The demand side and the supply side of the health care market are studied with the ultimate focus on the use of the technical tools of economics to address public policy issues. Emphasis is placed on the changing nature of health care and its implications for medical and health industry. The course is accessible for non-economics majors. Credit will not be given for both ECON 4320 and 5320. Prerequisites: None - Some background in accounting, economics and finance is helpful.

ECON 5359. Economic Applications and Issues. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Seminar examination of the application of economic theory in the firm (micro) and in the overall economy (macro); in-depth research and analysis of current economic issues through critical examination of the professional literature and the current environment of business government. Prerequisite: ECON 4365 Intermediate Economics or Micro and Macroeconomics.

ECON 5364. Seminar On Global Commerce. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Focuses on global competitive challenges facing business management teams. Students will evaluate how companies have strategically entered and developed international markets and managed global diversification. Students will learn to analyze international market potential, assess business risks and become familiar with institutions and national policies directing international trade. Prerequisite: ECON 4365 Intermediate Economics or Micro and Macroeconomics.