Economics- Master of Arts

For information, contact:
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Economics, Suite 2054 Farmer School of Business (513-529-2836)
www.fsb.miamioh.edu/departments/economics/meco

This program prepares students for careers as professional economists, equipped to serve academia, government, and the business world. Accordingly, this program provides a background in economics that can serve as a terminal degree or preparation for further graduate study. Emphasis is on theoretical and statistical techniques used in the investigation of empirical problems.

The Farmer School of Business also offers a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Accountancy; these programs are described under their alphabetical listings.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should have completed, with a grade of C or better: intermediate-level courses in microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, at least one course in calculus, and at least one course in statistics. Additional mathematics courses are strongly recommended. GRE examination scores and three letters of recommendation should be sent to the department address listed above.

Program Requirements

(31 semester hours)

Concentration in Applied Economics:

ECO 514 Mathematical Microeconomics (4)

ECO 615 Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3)

ECO 617 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3)

ECO 663 Econometrics (3)

ECO 671 Topics in Applied Econometrics (3)

ECO 672 Applied Time Series Analysis (3)

ECO 685 Graduate Research Methods (3)

Choose six additional hours from either ECO 640 (3), ECO 650 (3) or any 500-level economics class (3).

Thesis Option:

ECO 685 Graduate Research Methods (3) and ECO 690 Independent Study (3) and research paper prepared under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their research paper and related study in economics.

Project Option:

ECO 690 (6) and a research project and paper conducted under supervision of a faculty member. Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their project and related study in economics.

Concentration in Financial Economics:

ECO 514 Mathematical Microeconomics (4)

ECO 615 Advanced Microeconomic Theory (3)

ECO 617 Advanced Macroeconomic Theory (3)

ECO 663 Econometrics (3)

ECO 671 Topics in Applied Econometrics (3)

ECO 672 Applied Time Series Analysis (3)

FIN 635 Investment Management (3)

FIN 675 Applied Advanced Corporate Finance (3)

Thesis Option:

ECO 685 Graduate Research Methods (3) and ECO 690 Independent Study (3) and research paper prepared under the supervision of a graduate faculty member. Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their research paper and related study in economics.

Project option:

ECO 690 (6) and research project and paper conducted under supervision of a faculty member. Students must pass a written, oral, or combined examination on their project and related study in economics.

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