ECONOMY




ECON 5200-Overview of Economics /Quantitative Techniques .............................................1.00 Credits

An overview course of microeconomics and macroeconomics, and quantitative techniques in business. This is an accelerated MBA prerequisite course for ECON 6106 and MGMT 6108. Waivers will be granted to students who completed ECON 2105, ECON 2106, and ECON 3205 or equivalent courses with grades of "C" or betterPASS/FAIL Grading.


ECON 6100-Independent Study in

Economics...............................................3.00 Credits

Special economic research projects undertaken by MBA students under the direction of Economics graduate faculty. Students are required to conduct independent research and write scholarly papers, after they have completed at least 12   semester hours of MBA level course work beyond prerequisites.


ECON 6101-Microeconomic Theory and Price

Analysis...................................................3.00 Credits

The course studies the efficient role of price mechanism in the allocation of resources. It examines the individual economic unit, the consumer, and the firm. The course develops an understanding of the factors underlying the determination of price and output in different market situations.

Prerequisite: ECON 2106 or ECON 5200


ECON 6106-Economics for

Managers.......................................3.00 Credits

This course is an overview of basic economic theory applied to modern business decision- making. It will cover major macroeconomic and microeconomic concepts that are important to managers working within the American economy. The course is designed to develop students' understanding of how to efficiently achieve the goals of the firm and their ability to recognize how economic forces affect the organization.

Prerequisite: ECON 2105 and 2106 or ECON 5200

ECON 6108-International Trade and

Finance................................................... 3.00 Credits

Theory of the international exchange of goods and services. Emphasis on current problems and policy.


ECON 6128- Contemporary Economic

Issues..................................................... 3.00 Credits

The course discusses the economics of social issues. Focus will be on today's most pressing social and economic problems from both domestic and global viewpoints. Students will examine the issues of, but not limited to, Social Security and Medicare, Economic Growth, Poverty Problems, Government Expenditures and Tax Issues, and Protectionism versus Free Trade. The course goes in depth discussing the applicable theories and contemporary issues.

Prerequisite:  ECON 6106


ECON 6145- Banking and Foreign

Exchange.................................................3.00 Credits

The nature of money standards, Federal Reserve System, theory of money, credit and banking.


ECON 6205-Introduction to

Econometrics........................................ 3.00 Credits

The course discusses the mathematical formulation of economic theories. Focus will be on the use of statistical procedures to measure the theoretical relationships and to verify or reject such theories. Prerequisites: ECON 3205 and ECON 6106


ECON 6605-Labor Economics ............ 3.00 Credits

The course focuses on application of economic theory to labor markets and discussion of the impact of market powers such as labor unions, government, and big corporations and the discrimination of the resulting distribution of income. Prerequisite: ECON 6106