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MA Electives Outside the Department

List of approved classes outside the Economics Department that can be used as an elective towards an M.A. degree

Below you will find a list of approved electives that can be used towards your M.A. Economics degree. Please note that you are allowed to take up to two [2] classes outside the department towards the M.A. degree. You can decide to take additional outside electives so long as you meet the minimum requirements of the M.A. program.


In order to register for a class outside the Economics Department:

  1. Fill out this form on the Registrar’s page: Petition for Course Outside of Your Primary Academic Career
  2. Have the instructor of the course sign the form.
  3. Return the form to the main office of the department the class is offered by. For example, if it’s a Management course, you should turn in the form to 203 Alfiero.

What if a course you’re interested in isn’t on the list?

If you wish to take a class that is not on this list to use for your degree:

  1. Fill out this form: Petition approval for non-ECO elective towards Masters degree
  2. Submit it to the Director of the Masters Economics Program for approval.

List of Approved Electives Outside the Economics Department

School of Management Math Department
School of Law Political Science Department
Communication Department Professional Health
Geography Department Computer Science
School of Architecture School of Engineering
Statistics Department


School of Management 

Course Title Prerequisites
MGA 606 Intermediate Financial Reporting MGA 604
MGA 632 Financial Statement Analysis MGA 604
MGA 635 Global Financial Reporting Please consult Management School
Note: Either MGA 606 or MGA 632 or MGA 635 (not both) can be used towards
the Advanced Certificate or M.S. degree in addition to MGA 604.
MGF 633 Investment Management MGA 604 & ECO 526
MGF 636 Complex Financial Instruments ECO 526 & MGF 633
MGF 637 Financial Modeling
MGF 641 Financial Policies and Strategies ECO 526
MGF 638 Fixed Income Securities MGF 633
MGF 642 Financial Planning and Evaluation MGA 604 & ECO 526
MGF 643 Strategic Financial Management and Value Creation ECO 526 & MGF 641
MGF 656 Acquisitions Transactions
MGF 658 Mergers & Acquisitions Strategy
MGF 661 Management of Financial Institutions
MGF 667 CL Securities Permission of Instructor
MGF 685 International Financial Management MGF 631, MGQ 606
MGF 695 Advanced Corporate Fin MGF 641 & permission of instructor
MGF 696 Portfolio Theory and Strategy MGF 633 & permission of instructor
MGM 636 International Marketing
MGM 685 Management of Multinational Corporations
MGS 607 Technology Management and E-Business
MGS 613 Database Management Systems MGS 602 or permission of instructor
MGS 616 Decision Support Systems ECO 555
MGS 659 E-Commerce ECO 555

School of Law

LAW 565            Advanced Finance Regulations after Crises

LAW 567            State and Local Responses to Climate Change

LAW 568           Environmental Law-Pollution Control

LAW 606           Introduction to Health Law

LAW 607            Technology Management and E-Business

LAW 609           Corporate Tax

LAW 618            Public Health Law

LAW 633            State and Local Finance

LAW 641            Insurance Law

LAW 661            Corporations

LAW 665            Regional Economic Development

LAW 674            International Business Environment

LAW 688           Introduction to Securities Regulations

LAW 693            Labor Law

LAW 696            Intellectual Property-Introduction

LAW 731             International Trade and the Environment

LAW 770            Economic Development


Communication Department

COM 622 Communication Technology and Social Change

Geography Department

GEO 518             Population Geography

GEO 519             Transportation

GEO 530            Urban Geography

GEO 531             Introduction to International Trade

GEO 625             Industrial Geography

GEO 632             Macro Issues in Trade

GEO 634             World Cultural Regions and

Commercial Problems

GEO 636             Spatial Problems of Multinational Operations

GEO 640            The Asian-Pacific Economy

Math Department

MTH 511             Probability Theory

MTH 512            Introduction to Statistical Inference

MTH 517             Survey of Advanced Calculus

MTH 518            Survey of Partial Differential Equations

MTH 527            Introduction to Topology

MTH 531            Introduction to Real Variables I

MTH 532            Introduction to Real Variable II

MTH 537            Introduction to Numerical Analysis I

MTH 558           Mathematical Finance I

MTH 559            Mathematical Finance II

MTH 560           Game Theory

MTH 631            Analysis

Political Science Department

PSC 505              American Politics

PSC 553              Formal Political Theory

School of Professional Health Sciences

SPM 502             Advanced Methodology

SPM 507             Introduction to Health Care Orgs.

SPM 517              Methods of Survey Research

SPM 523             Introduction to Program Planning Evaluation

SPM 539             Introduction to Health Economics

SPM 540             Epidemiology and Health Policy

SPM 541              Medical Sociology

SPM 542             Health Policy in the U.S.

SPM 612              Development of Research Strategies Designs

Computer Science Department

CSE 503              Computer Science for Non-Majors I

CSE 731               Data Mining

CSE 505              Fundamentals of Programming Languages

CSE 732               Electronic Commerce

School of Architecture

PD 502                Real Estate Development

PD 513 Quantitative Methods for Planning

PD 538                Econ Concepts & Contexts

PD 577 Economic Analysis for Consultants, Policy, and Community

PD 579 21st Century Studies: Global Issues and Futures

School of Engineering
IE 575  Stochastic Methods I
IE 576  Stochastic Methods II

Statistics Department
STA 545              Statistical Data Mining 1
STA 581              Multivariate Data Analysis