The UB Department of Economics is committed to the educational goals of the University at Buffalo. These include providing students the basic knowledge required to understand how economic problems are approached, and imparting the basic qualitative and quantitative tools used by economists to solve economic problems. The Department is dedicated to contribute to these goals by devoting efforts to better serve the needs of our undergraduate and graduate students, by engaging in cutting edge research, and by continuously improving the design of our academic programs, our curriculum and our course offerings.
Department Student Learning Outcomes
Students majoring in economics will learn and apply the methods of economics in depth. They will become familiar with the discipline, the role economics plays in relation to other areas of study, and the impact economics has on decisions and policy-making. At the end of their academic program, all Economics students should:
- Have a basic understanding of macroeconomics and microeconomics that will enable them to succeed in both academic and professional post-undergraduate pursuits.
- Be able to analyze current economic issues employing argumentation, written communication, mathematical models, and graphical analysis.
- Present information in quantitative formats that are clear and move the argument forward.
- Recognize, define, and analyze the constraints associated with resources and identify both cost and the benefits of particular “solutions” to social, economic, and political problems.
- Evaluate the feasibility of the success of a particular social strategy based upon the underlying economic realities.
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Welcome all new MA/MS Economics Students
We are delighted to have you in our program and are looking for a productive and rewarding interaction with you. We realize that many of you did not come to our orientation session yesterday because we could not send you a notice about it well in advance of the meeting as we normally do. For the benefit of those of you who were not present in the orientation session, we promised to share with you at least one bit of information that was presented in the meeting by the Department Chairman, SUNY Distinguished Professor Isaac Ehrlich. It contains data on the labor market for those holding Master degrees in economics compared to other disciplines. There were many other types of information delivered to those present in the orientation session about the objectives of our MA/MS program and the way it functions by the MA Program Director, Professor Winston Chang, and by Lecturer Tom Labert of the Merrill Lynch Division of the Bank of America.
Having been pioneers in the development of this program as a stand-alone, day time program based on specializations in areas like Financial Economics, International Economics, and Law and Economics, and Quantitative Methods which are now emulated by many other schools, we remain particularly proud of the strong mix of analytical skills and practical insights we offer to our students in the program which make them excellent candidates for employment in the private sectors or admission to first rate PhD program. We hope you will follow some of the relevant developments in our MA/MS program by continually visiting our web site and by attending the social gatherings we are planning for you. Meantime, however, let share with you the labor market data you may be pleased to see.
The University at Buffalo is committed to ensuring equal access to its programs and activities. The entire notice of non-discrimination can be viewed here.