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Economics graduates are considered generalists who are well-trained in analytical thinking. Majoring in economics is a spring-board to a very wide variety of careers, not only in businesses, but also in government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. A major in economics is also excellent preparation for graduate study toward master's and doctoral degrees in economics, business, public administration, urban studies, international studies, marine affairs and other fields. Furthermore, even many law schools encourage prospective students to consider majoring in economics as undergraduates.
At Old Dominion University students will be able to take courses in micro-economics, macroeconomics, development economics, natural resource and environmental economics, international economics, labor economics, transportation economics, urban economics, and more
Students may be able to undertake independent study in a particular area of economics that interests you, under the supervision of a faculty member
Develops methods of microeconomic analysis beyond the principles level. Major emphasis is placed on consumer behavior and demand, production and cost, market organization, distribution theory, and welfare theory. Prerequisites: MATH 200 or equivalent and a graded of C or better in ECON 202S, along with a declared major in the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
Provides an overall big picture of the economy, focusing on the central problems of unemployment, inflation, the business cycle, and economic growth. Important issues include national income accounting, fiscal policy, monetary policy, the money supply, the money market, interest rates, saving rates, labor markets, productivity, budget surpluses/deficits, trade deficits, and exchange rates. Prerequisites: MATH 162M or equivalent, and a grade of C or better in ECON 201S and ECON 202S, along with a declared major at the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
An analysis of the principles of trade theory and policy with an overall exposition of the principles of international finance. The main objective of the course is to provide knowledge of analytical tools used by economists in analyzing contemporary international economic problems. Prerequisites: ECON 201S and ECON 202S, along with a declared major at the University or permission of the Dean's Office.
Students entering the BA,BSBA program in Economics should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Completed all lower-level general education requirements
Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a GPA of at least 3.0
A minimum index of 1200 (index is computed as 200 times the ODU GPA plus GMAT score)
Achieve a minimum Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score of 550. Students who have done exceptionally well in their undergraduate work may qualify for a GMAT waiver. These candidates will have: Completed all lower-level general education requirements Completed at least 24 credit hours at ODU with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 Achieved junior standing
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