Department Chairperson: Roy Scheive, Ed.D.
Support Area Director: Steve Varela, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.
Faculty: Melvin Randolph, D.B.A., Daniel Botich, M.P.A., Paul Fuscoe, M.A.; Timothy Maluga, D.B.A.; Steve Varela, Ph.D., M.B.A., M.S.
ECON 160 Economic Theory and Personal Finance
This course introduces a range of economic theories. The basic principles of behavioral economics are studied and discussed along with selected topics in macro and micro economics. The course uses this background to explore and consider processes of setting and achieving personal financial goals. Topics include the mathematics of buying and selling, consumer loans and credit cards, taxes and insurance, annuities, stocks and bonds, and income and expense planning.
ECON 210 Principles of Economics I (Introduction to Macroeconomics)
This course serves as an introduction to economics in general and serves as a specific introduction to macroeconomics. It includes such topics as national income, employment, monetary policy, economic growth, and the international implications of macroeconomic policy.
Prerequisites: MATH 160 (or equivalent), concurrent registration, or consent of Program Director.
ECON 211 Principles of Economics II (Introduction to Microeconomics)
This course serves as an introduction to microeconomics. It includes such topics as the theory of consumer demand, economics of the firm, price theory, market structures, the pricing and employment of resources, and income distribution. Microeconomics theory is applied to various fields e.g., including labor markets, especially as they pertain to current issues at the discretion of the instructor.
Prerequisites: MATH 160 (or equivalent), ECON 210, or consent of the Program Director.
ECON 480 International Business
Conducting business internationally involves a unique set of challenges. Diverse cultures, laws, languages, and currencies add to the complexity of putting together and managing international business ventures. This course will help you prepare for these types of activities by examining the international business environment (e.g. economic, political, legal, operational and cultural aspects) and related institutions that impact a global firm (e.g. the United Nations, the WTO, and various regional trading blocs). Students in this course will understand the gravity of differences in implementing international business relative to domestic business and appreciate the diversity of methods in which to overcome obstacles and achieve success. They will have acquired the knowledge necessary to find sources of problem-solving information for particular international markets in key business disciplines and have learned how to analyze the competitive strategy of firms operating in international markets.
Prerequisites: ECON 210-211, MATH 160 (or equivalent), or consent of the Program Director. Cross-listed: SSC 480
ECON 496 Topics in Economics
This course will examine topics of special interest in the economics field. Topics courses (but not specific topics) may be repeated for a total of 6 hours.