M.S. Economics Prerequisites

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Prerequisites for an M.S. Economics Degree

All applicants to CCU's online M.S. Economics program are required to have fulfilled prerequisite courses in Economics and Mathematics.

Applicants must have demonstrated completion (C or better) of the following undergraduate-level prerequisite courses, taken at CCU or through transfer equivalency, before starting the M.S. Economics program. Students may also satisfy these prerequisites with confirmed core competencies verified by passing scores on content exams. Additional coursework as outlined in the Course Catalog may need to be completed prior to registering for the appropriate prerequisite(s).

Economics Foundation Core Prerequisites

Principles of Microeconomics (ECO-305A)

This foundational course in Microeconomic Theory explores the market system as the basis for capitalism. Specific topics include the interaction of supply and demand, market equilibrium, cost analysis, labor markets, and the theories of production and distribution. The role of consumers and businesses in our dynamic economy is the context for this course.

Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO-306A)

This foundational course in macroeconomic theory explores the role of the government in the stabilization of the macroeconomy. Specific topics include unemployment, inflation, economic growth, gross domestic product, national income accounts, the business cycle, and the Federal Reserve system. Special focus is on monetary and fiscal policy strategy to stabilize our national economy.

Mathematics Foundation Core Prerequisites

Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics (MAT-250A)

This introductory course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of statistics and provides skills that can be applied as students use evidence based research in various disciplines. Students will compute statistical formulas using Excel. Students will learn how to use statistics to analyze and draw conclusions regarding research data. Topics include research and statistics related to descriptive and inferential statistics.

Calculus II (MAT-241A)

Second semester single-variable calculus and analytic geometry: Advanced techniques of integration, polar equations, parametric equations, introduction to differential equations, infinite sequences and series, convergence, power series, and Taylor polynomials. Limits, continuity, derivatives, applications of the derivative, integrals, applications of integrals, techniques of integration, infinite sequences, and series including Taylor’s series.

Students who have not satisfied undergraduate coursework equivalent to Calculus II should follow this math sequence until Calculus II proficiency is verified:   

  • MAT-120A Survey of College Algebra
  • MAT-122A Pre-Calculus
  • MAT-141A Calculus 1

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