Economics

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Delivery:  Blend of Onsite and Online courses

Credit Hours: 32

Admissions: Rolling Year-Round

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The Master of Arts with a major in Economics provides special emphasis on managerial and applied economics in both private and public business.

OU's master's degree in economics offers options for training in global economics, as well as in the economics of the United States. You will be trained in economic analysis and problem solving. In addition, you will learn the management and organizational skills necessary to make an impact in your field.

This program provides special emphasis on managerial and applied economics in both private and public business. A degree in economics offers options for training in global economics, as well as in the economics of the United States. You will be trained in economic analysis and problem solving. In addition, you will learn the management and organizational skills necessary to make an impact in your field.

About the Master of Arts with a major in Economics

This degree is offered in an intensive format, involving pre-class preparation, pre- and post-class assignments, and one week or two weekends onsite. The MA-managerial degree requires (1) successful completion of 32 hours of coursework as described below, (2) a pass grade on the MA Comprehensive Examination, and (3) fulfillment of a research paper requirement.

Program Type

This degree requires 32 hours that can be completed onsite with some online options. 

What to Expect

The Master of Arts with a major in Economics is a fast-paced, accelerated program designed to accommodate working adults. When you are admitted into the program, you will be assigned an advisor who creates an individualized graduation plan. This plan will help organize and identify the courses you need for your degree. 

Degree Topics:

  • Managerial Economics
  • Contemporary Economic Methods
  • World Economic Development
  • Applied Statistical Methods
  • Statistics for Decision-Making

Manageable Accelerated Courses

All graduate courses in this program are 16 weeks long. Most students choose to take two courses (or six credit hours) in the spring and fall semesters and one course (or three credit hours) in the summer. The number of credit hours you take each semester should be discussed with your advisor and reflective of your personal and work schedules.

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