Minor Area of Specialization in Quantitative Economics (STEM)

The Minor in Quantitative Economics equips business students with solid analytical tools and econometric techniques supporting critical thinking to deal with economic problems. Students will be able to comprehend major economic trends and apply economic theories and quantitative techniques to the analysis of specific fields. This program emphasizes the interpretation and development of quantitative economics applications.

Business students may pursue a minor in Quantitative Economics by taking 12 credit hours of STEM-designated Economics courses, per the curriculum requirements, in addition to the Business Core courses.

Curriculum Requirements for Business Students

Required Courses
ECO 211Principles of Microeconomics (taken as part of the Business Core)3
ECO 212Principles of Macroeconomics (taken as part of the Business Core)3
ECO 302Microeconomic Theory 13
Choice Courses for the Minor
Select three courses from the following: 29
Applied Econometrics
Game Theory in Economic Applications.
Industrial Organization
Directed Studies in Economics
Special Topics in Economics (STEM topics)
Mathematical Economics and Applications
Empirical Labor Economics
Topics in Mathematical Economics
Advanced Econometrics
Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
Advanced Microeconomic Theory
Total Credit Hours18

Pre-requisites for ECO 302ECO 211 and MTH 141 or MTH 151 or MTH 161 or MTH 171 or an equivalent Calculus 1 course or higher


Course pre-requisites vary by course.


NOTE:  All specific coursework for the minor in Quantitative Economics must be completed with a grade of "C-" or higher.  A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required for all specific coursework taken in the minor area of specialization.

No course may double count in any other major, minor, or cognate.