Department of Economics
Graduate Programs in Economics

Master's Program  |   Ph.D. Program

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.

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