Economics is a versatile degree qualifying you for a wide range of career choices. It instills habits of critical thinking and decision-making, and provides research and analytical skills, that are valued in many professions. Economics majors find jobs in finance, banking, investment banking, sales and marketing, insurance and actuarial science, public administration, labor relations, foreign affairs, and journalism.
The MA in Economics at the University of Memphis is a STEM-designated degree that has two tracks, an applied track and an academic track, to meet each student's particular interests. Whichever program you choose, we have a proven track record of placing graduates in some of the best PhD programs and top corporations in the world.
The Economics concentration in the PhD program provides students with both the theoretical background and strong empirical skills necessary to be a professional economist. The strong analytical skills and extensive training in empirical methods using the latest econometric software make our graduates highly sought after. Recent graduates have found employment opportunities at Fortune 500 firms, government agencies and major Universities.
The courses in this certificate will provide tools in microeconomics and macroeconomics that will help managers make better business decisions. It will provide training needed for students to pass the Certified Business Economist (CBE) exam offered by the National Association of Business Economists. The Department of Economics id affiliated with NABE and is now an official training program for the CBE.
The courses in this certificate will help managers translate data into models to make forecasts and to support decision-making in a wide variety of fields, ranging from macroeconomics to finance and marketing. It will provide the tools to be a “tech” economist, using econometrics and big data to solve business problems.