The Applied Economics Major
Economists like to say that everything in the world can be explained by economics. While perhaps that is a slight exaggeration, the fact is that economists study issues as small as how people decide what to do during a day and as large as global warming. Economics is a field that students will be able to use throughout their lives.
So ask yourself. Do I want a major that allows me to be challenged? Do I want a major that qualifies me for virtually any management position? Do I want a major that will allow me to have the opportunity to double major? Do I want a major that will give me the insight on many of the opportunities that will be presented to me in my everyday life? If you answer yes to any of these questions, then a major in applied economics would be perfect for you.
With the Applied Economics major, you will be able to focus on classes that interest you, as well as classes that will provide you with information that will be useful throughout your whole life. The Applied Economics major also lets you, as students, broaden your horizons and take classes that are outside of the major. This helps graduating Applied Economics majors to have a wide-ranging education that will be helpful in virtually every job market. The two Applied Economics graduates from last year became a business analyst for Target and a stockbroker for Edward D. Jones. These are just two examples of the job opportunities that can be presented to you after graduation.
A student can choose one of two tracks; the Information Systems Track (CIS 2040 or above, CIS 3105; MGT 3130) or Financial Sector Track (ACC 2220, ACC 3400; MGT 3420).
The following is typical, suggested, but not binding course progression for an Applied Economics major.
First Year Program-required of all students; the equivalent to four courses.
CIS 2000 (or higher) Computer Information System
General Education Courses or electives
ECN 2230 Principles of Microeconomics (II)
ECN 2280 Principles of Macroeconomics
PSY 3331 Statistics (V)
ACC 2210 Financial Accounting
General Education courses, Economics courses, or free electives
ECN 3330 Managerial Economics (offered in fall of even years)
ECN 3380 Money and Banking (offered in spring of odd years)
General Education, Economics courses, or free electives
ECN 4880 Senior Seminar in Economics
Two Economics electives, Five or six free electives
For Further Information
Robert Hoffman, Ph.D.
(218) 723-6715 or 1-800-447-5444