Ten courses: The program consists of a six-course core focusing on state-of-the-art modeling and data analytic skills. Specialize in one of the pre-designed concentrations or customize your own program with the remaining four courses.
Customizable options: Choose a concentration in financial economics, health economics or statistics. Alternatively, select the customizable general option and a faculty advisor will work with you to assemble a program of study tailored to your interests and career goals.
At your own pace: All economics, finance and statistics courses are available in the evening and the degree can be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis.
Employment: Data analytic skills are in high demand. Economic knowledge can be applied to a wide-range of sectors and our graduates find employment as analysts and researchers in a variety of private and public sector offices. Recent graduates are employed at Sun Trust, the Government Accountability Office, Virginia Retirement System, Acumen, TESLA (energy markets analysis), Altria, and Dominion. We also have alumni employed as economists in several state agencies.
Prerequisites: principles of microeconomics, principles of macroeconomics, introductory econometrics, and calculus.
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Students, in conjunction with their advisor, choose four additional courses to customize their study to their particular academic and career objectives. For example, choose courses in environmental studies, public policy, data analytics, math, marketing, or another complementary area to personalize the curriculum.
In addition to the Core Curriculum, four additional finance courses listed below allow students to develop expertise in financial markets.
Additional finance courses: Financial Management, Investments and Security Analysis, Derivatives
Additional prerequisite coursework: Financial Concepts of Management
In addition to the Core Curriculum, students in the health economics concentration choose four additional courses in health systems and policy.
Additional health-related courses: Health System Organization, Health Economics, Introduction to Health Policy, Health Economics: Theory & Principles, Statistical Methods in Analysis of Healthcare Research.
The statistics concentration is a data-analytic intensive course of study. In addition to the core curriculum, students enroll in two required mathematical statistics courses and two additional courses from a list of approved electives. Consider using these two additional courses to add expertise in the particular statistical areas listed below:
Approved electives – 2 courses: at least one of the two courses must be a statistics course):