University Catalog

Economics

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

MS in Applied Economics (36 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.75
  • The GRE or GMAT is required of all applicants who possess only a baccalaureate degree. The GRE or GMAT is also required of applicants with a post-baccalaureate degree. Previous GRE or GMAT scores may be submitted.
  • Prerequisites or equivalents: ECON 405, ECON 406, MATH 221.

Notes

  • Plan C has an internship requirement.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 21 credits: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677.
Electives: Select 9 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 597, ECON 598, ECON 630, ECON 632, MGMT 550, MGMT 551, MGMT 567, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, FIRE 574, MBA 625, STAT 518.
Research: 6 credits: ECON 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 36
Core: 21 credits: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677
Electives: Select 9 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 597, ECON 598, ECON 630, ECON 632, MGMT 550, MGMT 551, MGMT 567, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, FIRE 574, MBA 625, STAT 518
Research: 6 credits: ECON 630, ECON 697

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio
Credits: 36
Core: 21 credits: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677
Electives: 9 credits selected from the following: ECON 542, ECON 551, ECON 560, ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 571, ECON 572, ECON 573, ECON 574, ECON 578, ECON 597, ECON 598, ECON 630, ECON 632, MGMT 550, MGMT 551, MGMT 567, FIRE 571, FIRE 572, FIRE 573, FIRE 574, MBA 625, STAT 518
Research: 6 credits:  ECON 644.


MS in Five-Year Track in Economics (22-36 credits)


Admission Requirements

Notes

  • Admission Requirements Specific to the Program. Discuss the 4 + 1 option with the Applied Economics graduate coordinator during the sophomore year. Be ready to apply during the last semester as a junior. Students are usually admitted to the track during their last semester as a junior and are granted early conditional admission to graduate school upon completion of a special undergraduate core program.
  • The GRE or GMAT is required of all applicants. The GRE or GMAT is also required of applicants with a post-baccalaureate degree. Previous GRE or GMAT scores may be submitted.

PLAN A


Option(s): Thesis
Credits: 36
Core: 24 credits: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677, FIRE 571
Electives: 21 credits. Select 6 credits: Any two of the following, which will be double counted for undergraduate and graduate credit: ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 572, ECON 574, FIRE 571, FIRE 574, MGMT 550, MGMT 567. These courses must be completed before the B.A. can be conferred and would double count toward undergraduate and graduate credits (they are transferred onto the graduate transcript following completion of the B.A.). Select 15 credits: Any other five 300-level or 400-level courses offered by the Economics department. These may not count towards graduate credit.
Research: 6 credits: ECON 699

PLAN B


Option(s): Starred Paper(s)
Credits: 24
Core: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677, FIRE 571
Electives: 21 credits Select 6 credits: Any two of the following, which will be double counted for undergraduate and graduate credit: ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 572, 574, FIRE 571, FIRE 574, MGMT 550, MGMT 567. These courses must be completed before the B.A. can be conferred and would double count toward undergraduate and graduate credits (they are transferred onto the graduate transcript following completion of the B.A.). Select 15 credits:  Any other five 300-level or 400-level courses offered by the Economics department. These may not count towards graduate credit.
Research: ECON 630 (6 credits). ECON 697 (3 credits).

PLAN C


Option(s): Other
Other: Internship
Credits: 22
Core: ECON 586, ECON 587, ECON 605, ECON 606, ECON 615, ECON 670, ECON 677, FIRE 571
Electives: 21 credits. Select 6 credits: Any two of the following, which will be double counted for undergraduate and graduate credit: ECON 561, ECON 565, ECON 572, ECON 574, FIRE 571, FIRE 574, MGMT 550, MGMT 567. These courses must be completed before the B.A. can be conferred and would double count toward undergraduate and graduate credits (they are transferred onto the graduate transcript following completion of the B.A.). Select 15 credits: Any other five 300-level or 400-level courses offered by the Economics department.These may not count towards graduate credit.
Research: Internship Requirement. ECON 644 (6 credits).


Certificate in Data Analytics (15 credits)


Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.0
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Statistical experience equivalent to IS/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 303 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.

PLAN C


Option(s): Portfolio| Other
Credits: 15
Core: ECON 670, IA 658, IS 634, STAT 615, STAT 660
Electives:
Research:


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