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M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Information and Internet Economics (45 credits)

The program in Information and Internet economics is a cooperative venture of the Departments of Economics, Computer Science and Engineering; School of Informatics; the Management Sciences and Systems program; and the School of Law. The program reflects the growth of interest in economics and other disciplines in the ongoing “information revolution” and its impact on transaction costs, industrial composition, financial markets, international trade and exchange, and product and process innovation.

The purpose of the specialization is to increase students’ understanding of the impact of information technology in all of these areas. It aims to enhance students’ ability to assess the cost and value of alternative information systems and channels. It also aims at increasing students’ ability to utilize information and econometric tools to provide research and consulting work bearing on the role of information technology at the enterprise and market level.

Emphasis is placed on courses in information economics, industrial organization, and international economics, as well as information systems, e-commerce, data mining, and the legal aspects associated with computer technology and e-commerce.

Listed below are sample course plans to give students a better idea about what their coursework timetable might look like. Please note that this is for illustration purposes only. If you have any questions or concerns regarding appropriate coursework, please make sure to e-mail prior to registration.

M.A.: Thirty credit hours including the five core M.A. courses plus it is recommended, plus it is recommended courses form the “list of required courses” for the specialization but not more than two outside the Department of Economics. Successful completion of the M.A. Macro/Micro Comprehensive Examination. Note: Despite taking various International Economics electives, you would only confer the M.A. degree.

M.A. & Advanced Certificate: Forty-Five credit hours including the five core M.A. courses, all of the required courses plus at least one course from the list of electives. Successful completion of the M.A. Macro/Micro Comprehensive Examination.

Courses Required
ECO 555 Information and Internet Economics
ECO 569 Industrial Organization
MGS 616 Decision Support Systems (prerequisite: ECO 555)
MGS 659 E-Commerce (prerequisite: ECO 555)
Electives
ECO 535 International Economics
ECO 536 International Finance
ECO 595 Topics in International Economics
ECO 597 Internship in Applied Economics (requires: approval of M.A. program director)
COM 621 The Evolution of the Internet
COM 622 Communication Technology and Public Policy
COM 627 The Internet & Society
CSE 531 Analysis of Algorithms
CSE 731 Data Mining
CSE 732 Electronic Commerce
MGS 607 Technology Management and E-Business
LAW xxx Intellectual Property
LAW xxx E-Commerce Law (1 credit)
LAW xxx Intellectual Property and the Internet-Cyber Piracy (1 credit)
LAW xxx Trademark Law (1 credit)

Upon successful completion of the above 45 credit hours of coursework and passing both parts of the M.A. Comprehensive Exam, a student will confer the M.A. degree in Economics & Advanced Certificate in Applied Economics with a concentration in Information & Internet Economics.

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M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Information and Internet Economics (45 credits)

1 1/2 Years (Fall Admission)
Fall (Semester 1)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO 580 Econometrics I 3
MGS 607 Tech. Mgmt. & E-Business 3
ECO ECO Elective 3
15 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 555 Info and Internet Economics 3
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
MGS 616 Decision Support Systems 3
MGS 659 E-Commerce 3
15 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Fall (Semester 3)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 569 Industrial Organization 3
ECO Economics Elective 3
ECO Economics Elective 3
ECO Economics Elective 3
ECO Info and Internet Elective 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
15 Credit Hours
45 Credit Hours

M.A. and Advanced Certificate: Information and Internet Economics (45 credits)

2 Years (Fall Admission)
Fall (Semester 1)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO 580 Econometrics I 3
MGS 607 Tech. Mgmt. & E-Business 3
12 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 555 Info and Internet Economics 3
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
ECO Economics Elective 3
12 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Fall (Semester 3)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 569 Industrial Organization 3
ECO ECO Elective 3
ECO ECO Elective 3
ECO Info and Internet Elective 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
12 Credit Hours

 

 
Spring (Semester 4)
Course # Title Credits
MGS 616 Decision Support Systems 3
MGS 659 E-Commerce 3
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
6 Credit Hours
45 Credit Hours

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