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

The program in international economics is a cooperative venture of the Departments of Economics and Geography, and the School of Management. You will be trained to understand the forces that influence international trade and economic development, the balance of payments, international capital mobility, and fluctuations in the currency markets.

You will also examine opportunities for and barriers to trade, the geography of trade, and the increasing globalization of corporate activity and all markets. The collapse of the command economies of eastern Europe; the swift pace of economic reforms in China and other East Asian countries; and the creation of free-trade blocks in Europe, in the Pacific Rim, and on our own continent have intensified the movement of goods and services, financial and human capital, technology transfers, direct foreign investment, and joint ventures.

The continuous expansion of the foreign sector of our own economy, as well as those of developing countries, provides an array of employment opportunities requiring basic understanding of international trade and economic growth and development.

Upon completion of the international economics specialization, you will be prepared especially for positions in companies involved with international trade, consulting firms, and government agencies.

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 two courses from the list of electives. Successful completion of the M.A. Macro/Micro Comprehensive Examination.

Courses Required
ECO 535 International Economics
ECO 536 International Finance
ECO 595 Topics in International Economics
Electives
CDN 502 US -Canada Relations
ECO 516 Economic Development
ECO 518 Economics of East Asia
ECO 526 Financial Economics I (Capital Markets)
GEO 531 Introduction to International Business and World Trade
ECO 582 Applied Econometrics
ECO 569 Industrial Organization
ECO 597 Internship in Applied Economics (requires: approval of M.A. program director)
GEO 519 Transportation
GEO 625 Industrial Geography
GEO 632 Theoretical Foundations of International Business
GEO 634 World Cultural Regions and Commercial Problems
GEO 636 Spatial Problems of Multinational Operations
GEO 640 The Asian-Pacific Economy
MGF 685 International Financial Management
MGM 636 International Marketing
MGM 685 Management of Multinational Corporations

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 International Economics.

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M.A. and Advanced Certificate: International 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
ECO 535 International Economics 3
ECO Economics Elective 3
15 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
ECO 536 International Finance 3
ECO 595 Topics in International Econ 3
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
ECO Elective 3
15 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Fall (Semester 3)
Course # Title Credits
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
15 Credit Hours
45 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)

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

2 (Fall Admission)
Fall (Semester 1)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 505 Microeconomic Theory 3
ECO 507 Macroeconomic Theory 3
ECO 580 Econometrics I 3
ECO 535 International Economics 3
12 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Spring (Semester 2)
Course # Title Credits
ECO 581 Econometrics II 3
ECO 536 International Finance 3
ECO 595 Topics in International Econ 3
ECO 576 Topics in Microeconomics 3
12 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Fall (Semester 3)
Course # Title Credits
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
12 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)
Spring (Semester 4)
Course # Title Credits
ECO Elective 3
ECO Elective 3
6 Credit Hours
45 Credit Hours
Macro/Micro Comp Exam (end of semester)

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