Economics (ECON)

ECON 505 MICRO ECONOMICS (1.5)

Covers comparative advantage, supply and demand, elasticity, opportunity cost, competition and monopoly, and externalities. Emphasizes understanding concepts that are useful in making effective choices in a variety of economic and managerial situations. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECON 506 MACRO ECONOMICS (1.5)

Covers economic growth, monetary and fiscal policy, inflation and unemployment. Emphasizes understanding concepts, such as Federal Reserve policy, that are useful for managerial decision-making. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

ECON 531 MONEY & BANKING (3)

ECON 540 PERSONNEL ECONOMICS (3)

Use of economics to solve practical personnel problems with specific issues in training, turnover, hiring and incentives. Fringe benefits, evaluation and legal constraints. Prerequisite: ECON 201.

ECON 541 LABOR ECONOMICS AND LABOR RELATIONS (3)

The determination of wages. Labor unions: history, structure, activities and effects. Government labor policy. Prerequisite: ECON 201 and ECON 202.

ECON 570 TOPICS IN ECONOMICS (3)

Workshop designed to investigate special topics of current interest in economics. Introduction of a new course for possible addition to the curriculum or a select topic given mutual faculty and student interest. May be repeated for a maximum of 18 credits provided a different subject area is covered. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

ECON 574 ECONOMIC ISSUES OF GENDER (3)

Explores the changing role of men and women in the United States and other economies with specific emphasis on issues such as differences in occupations and wages, theories of discrimination, the economics of the household, child care, divorce, poverty and the effect of government programs on families. Prerequisite: ECON 201.

ECON 585 SEMINAR ON ECONOMIC ISSUES (3)

Research and writing of papers on an economic issue selected by the instructor. Prerequisites: ECON 3009, ECON 313 and ECON 310.

ECON 593 WORKSHOP ON ECONOMIC EDUCATION (3)

Designed to help teachers and school administrators gain a better understanding of the economic working of the society in which we live. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

ECON 605 BUSINESS AND PUBLIC POLICY IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY (1.5)

Employs an economic framework to analyze and evaluate public policy issues affecting business, such as globalization, environmental and health-care matters, and corporate social responsibility. Integrates ethical and managerial implications. Prerequisites: ECON 505 and ECON 506 or permission of the MBA program director.

ECON 670 SPORTS ECONOMICS (3)

Study of sports and the sports industry using economic models. Loosely organized according to the fields of industrial organization, public finance, and labor economics to allow for an investigation of many of the issues that regularly come up in sports. Topics include league makeup, stadium financing, team location, competitive balance, and incentive structures. Prerequisites: ECON 504 or equivalent.

ECON 690 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Individual and supervised study in selected areas of economics. Prerequisite: permission of instructor.

ECON 693 ECONOMIC EDUCATION RESEARCH AND METHODS (3)

Methodology and research in contemporary economic education in the elementary and secondary schools. A contemporary issues approach to economic instruction is employed. Prerequisites: ECON 301, ECON 309, ECON 323 and ECON 335.

ECON 695 SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS (3)

Research and writing of papers on an economics issue selected by the instructor. Prerequisites: ECON 309, ECON 323 and ECON 335.

ECON 697 INTERNSHIP IN ECONOMICS (3)

Supervised work experience designed to provide an understanding of the economic system and the practical applications of economic principles. Prerequisite: Consent of internship coordinator.

ECON 765 ECON 765 UBTUMBA (3)

ECON 799 ECON 799 UBTUMBA (3)