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  Nov 22, 2017
 
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
  
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020)

Economics, B.A.


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Department Chairperson:

Akira Motomura
Office: Duffy Academic Center 290
Phone: 508-565-1149
amotomura@stonehill.edu
 

The major in Economics requires the completion of twelve courses.

Notes


  1. Economics majors are strongly encouraged, although not required, to take ECO 242 - Econometrics to meet the Writing-in-the-Disciplines requirement.
  2. Choosing any of the Calculus sequence (MTH 125 , MTH 126 , or MTH 261 ) may fulfill up to two of the six upper-level electives.
  3. Students can apply only one three-credit internship towards one of the six upper-level electives.
  4. Students can normally apply only one study abroad course per semester to help fulfill their electives.
  5. Internships and the study abroad course(s) must be approved by the Department Chair, as well as by the internship faculty moderator selected by the student.
  6. Students must consult with the Chair of the Economics Department regarding their Capstone requirements prior to selecting their Fall senior year courses.

Economics Honors


Students who complete the honors requirements in Economics below will be awarded a degree with Honors in Economics.

Departmental Honors Scholars must satisfy the following criteria:

Contact Professor Akira Motomura, Economics Department Chair for more information.

Career-Specific Suggested Courses of Study


The various curricula below are suggested courses of study. They are not required. The suggestions aim to provide some general preliminary guidance for those planning for any of the four objectives defined below. There are certainly courses in disciplines not specified that may be equally appropriate depending upon each student’s preferences. Faculty in the Economics Department are willing and eager to work with students on an individual basis to address particular needs.

A. Law School

Students planning for Law School are encouraged to enhance the Economics Department’s course requirements by choosing several upper-level electives from the English, Philosophy, or Political Science Departments. Courses from those departments, which require writing assignments as a significant proportion of the course grade, are most strongly recommended.

Economics Department electives with content related to legal matters include:

B. Graduate School in Economics or Finance

Students planning to do graduate work in Economics or Finance normally will elect additional courses after consulting with a faculty member in the department. Mainstream graduate programs rely heavily on the use of advanced mathematics, and are highly selective. As a result, students should obtain a strong background in mathematics.

Highly recommended Mathematics Department courses include:

Choosing to complete the Honors Program in Economics as well as ECO 242 - Econometrics (WID)  before senior year are especially important for graduate school bound students.

Other strongly recommended Economics electives that rely heavily on the application of Intermediate Microeconomic or Macroeconomic Theory include:

Courses with Microeconomic foundations:

Courses with Macroeconomic foundations:

C. Business School

Students planning for graduate business school for an MBA or a Master of Science in Accountancy (MSA) are encouraged to enroll in:

Economics Department electives related to business school preparation that are strongly recommended include:

D. Financial Market Occupations

Many students are interested in financial market-related occupations in either the private sector (e.g. financial services and investment industry, economic consulting industry) or the public sector (e.g. The Federal Reserve Bank, The Department of Revenue, The Bureau of Labor Statistics) are encouraged to enroll in the following courses to prepare for the advanced data analysis in these occupations:

Advanced theoretical training courses include:

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