Academic Catalog 2020-2021 
    Jun 22, 2024  
Academic Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Managerial Economics, B.A.

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The Managerial Economics major focuses on the tools and techniques of financial and quantitative analysis essential to the modern manager. In addition to the standard intermediate economic theory courses, students must complete courses in managerial economics, financial analysis, accounting, computer science, mathematics, and an internship with a local organization.

Additional Requirements

Majors should consider taking additional courses in computer science, especially CSC 151  . Majors are also encouraged to participate in a term abroad. Majors should normally complete the core sequence of ECO 241  , ECO 242  , and ECO 243   by the beginning of the junior year. Majors who have reached the junior year may not enroll in courses numbered below 240, except ECO 123  . Majors must have a minimum grade of C in each of the courses in the core sequence of ECO 241  , ECO 242  , and ECO 243   by the beginning of the senior year before taking ECO 498  -ECO 499   . Students receiving a grade lower than C in any of the core sequence of ECO 241  , ECO 242  , and ECO 243  may repeat the core course only once.

Requirements for Honors in Economics:

Departmental honors require that a student enroll in and successfully complete the Honors Program.  The eligibility requirements for the honors program in economics are, in additional to the college-wide requirements, (1) a minimum grade average of 3.3 in Economics 241, 242, and 243, (2) nomination for honors at the end of the first term of thesis work by the advisor and first-term oral examiner, (3) presentation in the honors poster session in the second term of thesis work, (4) a minimum grade of “A minus” on the senior thesis; and (5) a presentation in the Steinmetz Symposium in the Spring term.

Course Selection Guidelines

Course Sequence: Students intending to major in economics should take ECO 101  in the first year, and complete MTH 101  or MTH 110  in the first year if possible, early in the sophomore year if not. They should also take one or more 200-level electives in the first or second year, since these courses are not open to junior and senior majors. In the sophomore year they should take the core ECO 241  ,ECO 242  ,ECO 243  sequence; the sequence need not be taken in numerical order but ECO 243  should normally not be taken first. Majors should complete several 300-level elective courses as juniors prior to enrolling in senior thesis, including where possible courses in the area of economics in which the thesis will be written; interdepartmental majors should complete at least one such course in the junior year, and preferably more.

Placement: The economics department gives credit for ECO 101  to students receiving a score of 5, 6, or 7 on the Higher Level International Baccalaureate exam, a grade of A or B on the economics A-levels, and a score of 4 or 5 on both the AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics exam, but does not give credit for ECO 101   to students who have taken only one of the two AP exams, regardless of the score received.

Prerequisites: ECO 101   is a prerequisite for all courses in the department, unless otherwise indicated.

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