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The Master of Arts in Economics at Old Dominion University exposes students to modern economics and the analytical skills needed to succeed in today’s job market. The program is flexible —full-time and part-time— and delivers a solid foundation in economic theory coupled with cutting edge statistics and analytical methods.
The program focuses on providing students with analytical skills geared toward business and policy analysis.
Classes are taught by research-active faculty and are offered at time to accommodate both full-time and part-time students.
The program is a STEM-designated degree according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. International students completing the program may apply for 3 years of work in the United States through the extended OPT program.
Students will be prepared to earn the Certified Business Economist (CBE) designation from National Association for Business Economists (NABE).
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This course provides the skills necessary to successfully identify, acquire, manage, and analyze economic data. The course primarily focuses on the application of statistical methods in support of economic analysis. During the course, students will (1) develop research hypotheses; (2) identify data to test the hypotheses; (3) utilize coding to access and obtain data, (4) use descriptive statistics to discuss the properties of the data, (5) explore the bivariate least squares estimator, and (6) interpret and present the results of economic analysis.
Issues in cross-section and panel data, focuses on problems such as selection bias, heterogeneity, unobserved heterogeneity, treatment effects, truncation and censoring. The course covers multivariate techniques such as principal component analysis and factor analysis, along with event studies and nonparametric and semiparametric estimators. Prerequisites: ECON 707 or equivalent.
Students entering the Master of Arts program in Economics should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Graduate Admission)
All master’s candidates must pass written comprehensive examinations in Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics I, and one elective course area selected by the student. Writing skills commensurate with the level of this degree are also a requirement for graduation from this program. Near the completion of formal course work, candidates conduct independent research projects with the non-thesis or thesis option. Students who choose the non-thesis option register for ECON 697 and ECON 698 in the last semesters of course work. Non-thesis students conduct independent research projects under the guidance of a department faculty member. Students must first register for ECON 697, a reading course under the supervision of a faculty member, for three credits, and then register for ECON 698, the research project writing course, also under the supervision of a faculty member, for three credits. Applicants must submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Must have at least a 3.0 grade point average in their major
Applicants are required to take either the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) or the Graduate Management AdmissionTest (GMAT), and they must submit at least one letter of recommendation. If undergraduate GPA>3.3 the GRE or GMAT will be waived. If the undergraduate grade point average falls below that required for regular status, applicants may qualify for provisional admission.
Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
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