Economics (ECON)

ECON 201  Principles of Macroeconomics  3(3-0)  

Applications oriented approach to understanding the economy including monetary policy, deficits and surpluses, international issues; fundamental differences between liberal and conservative economic policies. (F, S) (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)

ECON 202  Principles of Microeconomics  3(3-0)  

Illustrates how firms make price, wage and profit maximizing decisions. Other topics include market performance, market failure, environmental issues and government intervention. (F, S) (Gen Ed: SS, GT-SS1)

ECON 301  Intermediate Macroeconomics  3(3-0)  

In-depth study of macroeconomic models including classical, Keynesian, monetarist, new classical and new Keynesian systems. Evaluates applications of monetary and fiscal policies in different models. Prerequisite: ECON 201. (F)

ECON 302  Intermediate Microeconomics  3(3-0)  

In-depth study of microeconomic theories of production and consumption. Emphasis on strategic behavior and decision making under uncertain conditions. Prerequisite: ECON 202. (S)

ECON 308  Economics For Managers  3(3-0)  

Advanced study of economic concepts for managerial decision-making. Topics covered include demand estimation and elasticity, cost estimation, macroeconomic indicators, and the Federal Reserve system. Prerequisite: ECON 201 and ECON 202. (F, S)

ECON 310  Money and Banking  3(3-0)  

Topics include behavior of interest rates, money supply process and theory of central banking, determinants of exchange rates and current issues of international financial system. Prerequisite: ECON 201. (*)

ECON 320  Geography of the World Economy  3(3-0)  

Students explore geographic dimensions of economic activities to better understand world regions, locational advantages, and geopolitical dynamics in an increasingly interconnected global economy. (*)

ECON 325  Real Estate Economics  3(3-0)  

Explore the role of Real Estate in the U.S. economy. Examine the economic factors in the market, including property valuation, investment analysis methods, mortgage lending & investment strategies for wealth accumulation. Prerequisite: Econ 201 & 202. (F)

ECON 420  Regional Economic Analysis  3(3-0)  

Applies regional economic concepts to real-world projects. Develops skills in accessing a community's trade area, trade relations between communities and sources of local employment growth. Prerequisite: ECON 201. (*)

ECON 475  International Economics  3(3-0)  

International trade and finance theory. Topics include trade protectionism, regional alliances, role of international organizations, economic development, exchange rate determination and balance of payments. Prerequisite: ECON 201 and ECON 202. (*)

ECON 490  Special Projects  (1-6 V)  

Special Projects. (*) Repeatable (6).

ECON 491  Special Topics  (1-3 V)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. (*) Repeatable (6).

ECON 495  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Independent Study. Prerequisite: Senior standing in School of Business and permission of department chair. (*) Repeatable (6).

ECON 498  Internship  (1-6 V)  

Supervised field work in selected business, social, and governmental organizations; supplemented by written reports. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing in School of Business and permission of internship coordinator. (*) Repeatable (6).

ECON 501  Fundamentals of Economics  1.5(1.5-0)  

This class prepares students to understand the market economy and forces that affect prices of goods and services, prices of resources and profit maximizing decisions. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA. (*)

ECON 505  Principles of Microeconomics  3(3-0)  

Applications oriented approach to understanding the economy including monetary policy, deficits and surpluses, international issues; fundamental differences between liberal and conservative economic policies. (*)

ECON 510  Economics for Managers  3(3-0)  

Provides the macro- and micro-economic understanding managers will use throughout their careers. Topics include demand estimation, pricing, decisions under uncertainty, domestic monetary policy, international economics. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*)

ECON 591  Special Topics  3(3-0)  

Special Topics. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*) Repeatable (6).

ECON 595  Independent Study  (1-3 V)  

Individual study of a subject determined by the instructor and student with permission of the director. Prerequisite: Admission to MBA or permission of MBA Director. (*) Repeatable (6).