M.B.A in Economics and Finance
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The Masters of Business Administration with an emphasis in Economics and Finance has been designed to emphasize the practical application of economics to a variety of business issues, while providing research training that is relevant to the pursuit of a higher degree. Modules in modern economic theory and quantitative methods are key components of this degree program. Whether you plan to manage investment portfolios, design a government’s trade and financial policies, or oversee a company’s finances, you will need to understand the forces driving the global economy and the operations of capital markets. It is an innovative, two-year degree that targets these skills; it’s timely and practical, designed to help you succeed. It provides depth in finance and economics. An unlike an economics degree, it’s applied rather than theoretical. Each graduate must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours in his/her area of specialty. A sample of courses required for the M.B.A in Economics and Finance is presented below.
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- ECON620: Modern Microeconomics
Modern Microeconomics provides students with a firm understanding of modern microeconomic theory. Special emphasis is given to game theory and the way in which agents make decisions when there is private and hidden information. Attention is also drawn to the results of experimental evidence in microeconomics.
- ECON630: International Economics
Analysis of modern trade theories and issues concerning international competitive strategies. The impact of trade patterns and commercial policy on domestic business activity. The effects of macroeconomics policies across nations.
- FNCE650: Financial Economics
Financial Economics provides students with knowledge of modern portfolio theory, decision-making under uncertainty and risk and asset pricing. The module also supplements financial theory with empirical evidence and familiarizes students with practical analysis of financial data.
- FNCE680: Financial Econometrics
Financial Econometrics provides students with knowledge of the essential econometric techniques used in modern empirical finance. Emphasis is placed on the modern aspects of time-series models and their application to financial data.