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Economics

Chairperson:  Artatrana Ratha
Address: 386 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.2227
Email: economics@stcloudstate.edu
Website: www.stcloudstate.edu/economics

MS in Applied Economics (36 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE or GMAT is recommended. Most recent GRE or GMAT scores are preferred.
  • Prerequisites or equivalents: ECON 405 (Intermediate Macroeconomics), ECON 406 (Intermediate Microeconomics), MATH 221 (Calculus 1).

Notes

  • Plan A, Plan B, and Plan C options.
  • Plan A has a thesis and ECON 699 requirement, Plan B has a comprehensive examination, and Plan C has an internship and ECON 644 requirement.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 18 credits: ECON 586, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677.
Electives: 12 credits: Complete the Data Analytics Certificate (IA 658, IS 534, STAT 615, STAT 660) or Select 12 credits from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 580, ECON 583, ECON 584, ECON 587, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 603, ECON 630, ECON 632, ECON 645, ECON 679, ECON 690, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, MGMT 570.
Research: 6 credits: ECON 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Comprehensive Exam
Credits: 36
Core: 18 credits: ECON 586, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677.
Electives: 18 credits: Complete the Data Analytics Certificate (IA 658, IS 534, STAT 615, STAT 660) and select 6 credits from the list below; or Select 18 credits from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 580, ECON 583, ECON 584, ECON 587, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 603, ECON 630, ECON 632, ECON 645, ECON 679, ECON 690, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, MGMT 570.
Research:

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio/Internship
Other: Academic paper relating internship to courses.
Credits: 36
Core: 18 credits: ECON 586, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677.
Electives: 12 credits: Complete the Data Analytics Certificate (IA 658, IS 534, STAT 615, STAT 660) or Select 12 credits from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 580, ECON 583, ECON 584, ECON 587, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 603, ECON 630, ECON 632, ECON 645, ECON 679, ECON 690, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, MGMT 570.
Research: 6 credits: ECON 644.


MS in Five-Year BA in Economics/MS-Applied Economics (71-72 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • Discuss the 4 + 1 option with the Applied Economics graduate coordinator during the sophomore year. Be ready to apply during the first semester of junior year. Students are usually admitted to the track during last semester of junior year, and are granted early conditional admission to Graduate School upon completion of a special undergraduate core program.
  • An undergraduate core (22-23 credits) consisting of ECON 205, ECON 206, ECON 405, ECON 406, ECON 481, MATH 211 OR MATH 221, and IS 242 or STAT 242. Three 500-level courses are double counted for both undergraduate degree and graduate degree, chosen after approval by the Applied Economics graduate coordinator and the Dean of the Graduate School.
  • Minimum grade of "B" or better in ECON 586.
  • GRE or GMAT is recommended.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 18 credits: ECON 586, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677.
Electives: 12 credits: Complete the Data Analytics Certificate (IA 658, IS 534, STAT 615, STAT 660) or Select 12 credits from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 580, ECON 583, ECON 584, ECON 587, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 603, ECON 630, ECON 632, ECON 645, ECON 679, ECON 690, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, MGMT 570.
Research: 6 credits: ECON 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Comprehensive Exam
Credits: 36
Core: 18 credits: ECON 586, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677.
Electives: 18 credits: Complete the Data Analytics Certificate (IA 658, IS 534, STAT 615, STAT 660) and select 6 credits from the list below; or Select 18 credits from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 580, ECON 583, ECON 584, ECON 587, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 603, ECON 630, ECON 632, ECON 645, ECON 679, ECON 690, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, MGMT 570.
Research:

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio/Internship
Other: Internship
Credits: 36
Core: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677, FIRE 571
Electives: 12 credits: Complete the Data Analytics Certificate (IA 658, IS 534, STAT 615, STAT 660) or Select 12 credits from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 580, ECON 583, ECON 584, ECON 587, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 600, ECON 601, ECON 603, ECON 630, ECON 632, ECON 645, ECON 679, ECON 690, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, MGMT 570.
Research: ECON 644 (6 credits). Academic paper relating internship to courses.


Certificate in Data Analytics (15 credits) View Details


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Statistical experience equivalent to IS 242/STAT 242 or equivalent course
  • Computer experience including familiarity with spreadsheet software such as Excel
  • Programming familiarity in SAS or other language equivalent to STAT 304 or IS 251

Notes

  • Preferable to take IS 534 - Introduction to Data Analytics first and STAT 660 - Data Visualization for Analytics last, with other courses in between.
  • Preferable to have access to company data so a project using that data can be completed by the end of the certificate.
  • Ideally sequencing is a 2-2-1 – with IS 534 - Foundations and IA 658 - Best Practices in Data Management in the fall, ECON 670 – Advanced Economic and Business Forecasting and STAT 615 – Data Mining in the spring, and then STAT 660 – Data Visualization as the final course in summer.

Program Requirements

IS 534, IA 658, STAT 615, ECON 670, STAT 660







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