Economics (ECON)

ECON 5311  Foundations in Economics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN INTENSIVE STUDY FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS WITH LIMITED OR NO ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE IN ECONOMICS. PROVIDES AN INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES, ANALYSIS AND PROCEDURES USED IN GRADUATE-LEVEL STUDY.

ECON 5315  Managerial Economics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

A GRADUATE-LEVEL COURSE IN MANAGERIAL MICRO ECONOMICS FOCUSING ON THE USE OF ECONOMIC TOOLS AND CONCEPTS TO ASSIST MANAGERS IN DECISION-MAKING. TOPICS MAY INCLUDE MARKET DEMAND AND ELASTICITY, DEMAND ESTIMATION, PRODUCTION AND COST FUNCTIONS, MARGINAL ANALYSIS UNDER VARIOUS FORMS OF MARKET STRUCTURE AND GAME THEORY.

Prerequisite: ECON 5311.

ECON 5320  Health Economics and Policy  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION OF CLASSICAL AND MODERN ECONOMIC THEORY, PRINCIPLES AND PROCEDURES APPLICABLE TO THE HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR PUBLIC POLICY.

Prerequisite: ECON 311.

ECON 5335  International Economics  
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours)  

AN ANALYSIS OF WHY INTERNATIONAL TRADE TAKES PLACE AND HOW PRIVATE AGENTS REACT TO CHANGES IN GOVERNMENT POLICIES. DETERMINATION OF EXCHANGE RATES, EXPORTS, IMPORTS, CAPITAL FLOWS, EMPLOYMENT, PRICES, INTEREST RATES, AND ECONOMIC GROWTH ARE THE FOCUS OF SIMPLE ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES. MONETARY AND FISCAL POLICIES ARE ALSO EXAMINED IN AN INTERNATIONAL MACROECONOMICS CONTEXT.

Prerequisite: ECON 5311.

ECON 5370  Seminar  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

SEMINAR IN AN IDENTIFIED TOPIC IN ECONOMICS. MAY BE REPEATED FOR SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT TOPICS WITH WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM THE DIRECTOR OF MASTER'S PROGRAMS.

ECON 5396  Directed individual Research Or Readings  
1-3 Semester Credit Hours  

CONTACT DIRECTOR OF MASTER'S PROGRAMS.