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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Economics BA/Econometrics and Quantitative Economics (STEM) MS


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Course Requirements


Undergraduate Requirements: Economics Core (24 credits)


Graduate Requirements (36 credits)


General Option


  • ECO 551 - Math for Economists
  • ECO 561 - Economic Fluctuation & Forecasting
  • ECO 567 - Economics and Game Theory
  • ECO 569 - Industrial Organization
  • ECO 581 - Econometrics 2
  • Seven 500-level ECO electives

Financial Economics Concentration


  • ECO 526 - Financial Economics 1
  • ECO 528 - Empirical Methods in Financial Economics
  • ECO 551 - Math for Economists
  • ECO 561 - Economic Fluctuation & Forecasting
  • ECO 567 - Economics and Game Theory
  • ECO 581 - Econometrics 2
  • Six 500-level ECO electives

International Economics Concentration


  • ECO 534 - International Finance
  • ECO 535 - International Economics
  • ECO 551 - Math for Economists
  • ECO 561 - Economic Fluctuation & Forecasting
  • ECO 581 - Econometrics 2
  • ECO 593 - Topics in International Economics
  • Six 500-level ECO electives

Total Credits Required for Undergraduate Major: 24


The 15 credits of 300/400-level ECO elective courses required for the BA are replaced with 500-level ECO courses of similar content for the combined BA/MS degree.

Additional Degree Requirements Include:


  • Additional coursework to fulfill UB Curriculum requirements
  • At least 45 undergraduate elective credits

Total Undergraduate Credits Required: 105


Total Credits Required for Graduate Degree: 36


Total Credits Required for Graduation: 141


Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Notes


  • Students can also obtain an Advanced Certificate with a successful completion of further 15 economics credits at the master’s degree level.
  • Approved required and elective courses depend on specific focus students choose within the MS (STEM) program. Please contact the Director of Master’s Program or the Assistant Director of the MS program for details.
  • ECO 380  may be substituted with MTH 411 /STA 301  and STA 301   together with MTH 412 /STA 302  and STA 302 , or GEO 211 , or CIE 308 .
  • ECO 505, ECO 507, and ECO 576 may be substituted with ECO 405 , ECO 407 , and ECO 406 , respectively, with the permission of the Director of the MA program. A waiver exam may be taken for ECO 580 and ECO 581. Please contact the Assistant Director of the MA program for details.

Academic Requirements


Academic Requirements for BA:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 2.000
  • A minimum Economics GPA of 2.500

Academic Requirements for MS:

  • A minimum Economics GPA of 3.000
  • Passing the Microeconomics Comprehensive Exam and the Macroeconomics Comprehensive Exam

Program Distinction


A student in this major is eligible for Program Distinction upon degree conferral if the criteria are met. Criteria are found under Academic Honors in the Policy and Procedure section of this Catalog. Program Distinction is noted on the official transcript.

Curricular Plan


A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

Total Credits: 15


First Year Spring


Total Credits: 16


Second Year Fall


Total Credits: 16


Second Year Spring


Total Credits: 15


Third Year Fall


  • Communication Literacy 2 Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Pathway Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Third Year Spring


Total Credits: 13


Fourth Year Fall


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15


Fourth Year Spring


  • Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 581LEC - Econometrics 2 Credits: 3
  • ECO 567LEC - Economics and Game Theory Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3 

Total Credits: 15


Fifth Year Fall


  • ECO 561SEM - Econ Fluctuatn & Forecast Credits: 3
  • ECO 551SEM - Math for Economists Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3
  • ECO 500-Level Elective Credits: 3

Total Credits: 12


Fifth Year Spring


  • ECO 500-Level Elective (General option) Credits: 3 OR 
  • Concentration course Credits: 3
     
  • ECO 569SEM - Industrial Organization Credits: 3
  • ECO 576LEC - Topics in Microeconomics Credits: 3

Total Credits: 9


Total Credits Required: 141


Note: Some classes may count toward both a major and UB Curriculum requirement.

Learning Outcomes


Upon successful completion of all requirements of the BA/MS (STEM) in Economics, the student will:

  • have a good working knowledge, at the master’s level, of the principles and terminology of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics.
  • be able to read, evaluate, and interpret general economic information.
  • be able to understand and analyze data and conduct applied econometrics.
  • have a sound knowledge of the subject areas covered by the elective courses.
  • be able to communicate effectively both in written and oral forms.

 

(HEGIS: 22.04 ECONOMICS, CIP45.0601 Economics, General)

 

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