As a student of Applied Economics, you will be prepared to work at a private firm or government agency in forecasting, market research or policy analysis. You'll be learning in a program that emphasizes the practical aspects of economic theory and provides a solid foundation in advanced microeconomics, macroeconomics, econometrics and forecasting. Coursework focuses on economic theory, applications of theory, research methods and empirical analysis.
Students can work toward a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Applied Economics simultaneously through the 5-year track for undergraduates. Opportunities available to engage in research with faculty members. Prepares students for jobs in business, government and non-profit institutions that require advanced quantitative skills. Graduate assistantship positions available each year in both the fall and spring semesters. Prepares students for Ph.D. programs in economics, applied economics and finance.
All faculty hold doctorates in economics. Faculty research has been published in "American Economic Review," "Economics Letters," "Journal of Economic Education," "Journal of International Economics," "Journal of Money, Credit and Banking," "Public Choice" and the "Rand Journal of Economics. Graduates have gone on to jobs in the private sector and government, especially in the banking industry. Others have been accepted into Ph.D. programs in economics or applied economics throughout the country.