Learning Outcomes

BA and BBA Learning Outcomes

  1. Combine and/or adapt economic reasoning and concepts to examine individual decisions, business environment(s) and policy issues
    a. Relate the solution to a real-world problem to relevant economic principles
    b. Explain and utilize fundamental microeconomic concepts
    c. Explain and utilize fundamental macroeconomic concepts
    d. Predict outcomes and propose recommendations
  2. Integrate quantitative reasoning skills to interpret and analyze economic phenomena
    a. Synthesize economic information contained in data and statistical relationships
    b. Use mathematical models and graphs for economic analysis
    c. Estimate and forecast relationships among economic variables through statistical/econometric methods
    d. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and statistical software packages
  3. Design a research project.
    a. Conduct literature reviews
    b. Propose research
    c. Generate research projects demonstrating use and modification of models, methods of analysis, hypothesis testing
    d. Produce findings and a final research paper
  4. Communicate effectively
    a. Write clear concise and compelling documents
    b. Give presentations with effective content, organization, and delivery
  5. Use of effective teamwork and collaboration skills
  6. Identify, understand and deliberate ethical issues related to business and economics

Bachelor of Arts in Economics Social Science, Secondary Education Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to apply economic concepts to evaluate personal decisions, business environment and policy issues. Develop the ability to teach these skills to students at the secondary level
  2. Explain and utilize fundamental microeconomics concepts such as opportunity cost, marginal analysis, the role of incentives, the operation of markets, and impacts of market failures for public policy. Develop the ability to teach these concepts to students at the secondary level
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of fundamental macroeconomic topics such as the determinants of macroeconomic performance (output, employment and inflation), the effect and measures of economic fluctuations, fiscal and monetary policies, and international trade. Develop the ability to teach these concepts to students at the secondary level
  4. Apply quantitative reasoning skills to interpret and explain economic information contained in data, statistical relationships, and graphs using STATA statistical software. Develop the ability to teach these concepts to students at the secondary level
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop rigorous framework integrating quantitative methods and fundamental economic theories to analyze economic questions
  6. Develop the ability to teach these concepts to students at the secondary level
  7. Communicate effectively – write clear, concise and compelling documents and give presentations with effective content, organization and delivery
  8. Use of effective teamwork and collaboration skills