In the Department of Economics, qualified students may work toward the MA degree with a major in Economics or the
PhD degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics.
NOTE: Every graduate student must comply with the general requirements of the Graduate
School (see Admissions Regulations, Academic Regulations, and Minimum Degree Requirements) and the program requirements of the degree being pursued.
I. Ph.D. Program
The objective of the PhD in Business Administration with a concentration in Economics
is to prepare candidates for a successful academic or professional career in economics
and business. Through an intensive, advanced level training in both economics theory
and quantitative methods, students learn to conduct independent research and prepare
for various responsibilities of a professional career. The Economics Department has
an outstanding faculty with a strong orientation in applied as well as theoretical
research. For admission, program content, and financial aid information, see the Ph.D. Program in economics.
Job placements of recent Ph.D. Graduates include Xavier University, Elizabeth City
State University(UNC Higher Education System), Kent State University, Niagara University,
West Virginia State University, EAFIT(Colombia), Asia Pacific Institute of Management(India), Methodist
Le Bonheur Healthcare, Center for Disease Control, Security and Derivatives valuation,
Aegon USA Investment Management, New York Fashion Institute.
II. Master's Program
Program objectives are: (1) achievement of a solid foundation knowledge in economic
theory and economic analysis; (2) acquisition of an advanced level of knowledge in
either applied economics or academic economics; (3) acquisition of the quantitative
skills to effectively address research problems and the ability to make significant
professional contributions as a professional economist or within a functional area
of business; and (4) ability to compete effectively for professional positions in
the private or public sectors. For admission, program content, and financial aid information,
see the Master's Program in economics.
Placements of recent Master's Graduates pursuing Ph.D. in economics include London
School of Economics, Washington University, Boston University, McGill University,
Cornell University, Florida State, University, Columbia University, University of
Texas at Austin, University of Toronto.