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A program of directed individual readings for advanced undergraduates. Conferences with members of the College of Business Administration faculty and written reports are required. Course often incorporates special topics and activities not covered in traditional courses.

Credit Hours: 3

A study of consumer and producer behavior in the determination of prices and output, wages and productivity, profit and market structure.


Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester

A study of the behavior of economic aggregates including national income, consumption, investment, foreign trade, the demand for and supply of money and government policy efforts to influence these aggregate to meet national goals.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102

The course stresses practical applications of statistics to business. Topics covered include a review of basic statistical concepts, hypothesis testing, chi-square analysis, regression analysis and forecasting.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Fall and Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: MAT 201

An in-depth examination of theory of consumer behavior, production cost, and the pricing of goods.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

A study of classical, keynesian and monetarist models as these pertain to aggregate behavior in the achievement of society’s economic goals.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of law and economics, focusing on the  common law areas of torts, contracts, property and criminal law. Economic concepts are used to assess which legal rules are economically efficient, and to predict which legal concepts will be effective and which will not.


Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102

Case studies or directed investigations focused on current problems and topics that are increasingly of concern to modern businesses. The topics covered may be current issues in Economics and/or involve new and emerging areas of study.

Credit Hours: 3

The economic basis for trade among nations; comparative advantage, exchange rate systems, balance-of-payments, trade barriers, investment and development; international economic policies.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

Allocation, distribution, and stabilization aspects of government budget policy, including critical analysis of theories and principles of taxation, expenditures, and intergovernment fiscal relations.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Spring Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102

Health economics uses economic tools to analyze the organization, delivery, and financing of health care. This course enables students to: (1) understand the relevance of economic concepts in the healthcare sector, (2) describe systems of health care financing and delivery, and (3) use economic reasoning to evaluate healthcare policy.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102 or approval of instructor

A study of the growth of national income (i.e., economic growth) and changes in the technical and institutional arrangements by which it is produced (i.e., economic development). The main focus of the course rests on the non-Western third world countries.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally Offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

The nature of money, monetary standards, the commercial banking system; the Federal Reserve; monetary theory and policy; fiscal policy.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102, ECO 103

Credit Hours: 3   /  fall semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102

In this course students examine the organization and actions of firms within their industries and within their supply chains. Topics include firm costs, market structures, strategic behavior, game theory, entry, entry deterrence, collusion, product differentiation, advertising, R&D, price discrimination, and horizontal and vertical integration.

Credit Hours: 3   /  Normally offered Fall Semester   /   Prerequisites: ECO 102

The objective of this course is to prepare students for empirical work in economics and who want to strengthen their empirical ability. Specifically, topics covered will include basic data analysis, regression analysis, testing, and forecasting. Students are provided the opportunity to use economic data to test economic theories.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: ECO 231

This course will be an opportunity for advanced students of economics to do research within a specific subject area of the discipline. The students will be expected to apply their acquired skills (from ECO 440 and other economics field courses) to a special issue of their choice. The course will be conducted as a coordinated research effort combining group presentations of journal articles with an individual research project.

Credit Hours: 3

This course is focused on the analysis of information using general and specific software analysis tools for quantitative business analysis.  The course includes an in depth coverage of the more sophisticated functions and techniques available in Microsoft Excel, techniques in automating spreadsheet function with macros and VBA.  This course also covers the new extensions to Excel that are focused on large data manipulation and analysis.

Credit Hours: 3   /  fall and spring semesters   /   Prerequisites: MGT 390, ECO 231, MGT 160