An introductory course which studies the operation of a mixed market system, including production, domestic and global trade, and labor-management economics. Includes business cycles and monetary and fiscal policies designed to modify those cycles. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies
Designed for business management transfer students and as elective credit for other business students desiring economic decision-making skills. Covers intermediate microeconomics. Uses lecture, class discussion, videos, student presentations, and computer simulation. Completers should be ready to take university upper-level economics courses and to make upper-level management decisions. May be delivered online. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies.
Provides the basic understanding of macroeconomic concepts such as Gross Domestic Product (GDP), inflation, unemployment, interest rates, fiscal and monetary policy, among others. Offers business students the needed framework to comprehend the role of macroeconomic policies in the United States. Uses lecture, class discussions, group work, student presentations, and videos for engaged learning. Prepares business students with the necessary prerequisite knowledge to successfully gain admittance to upper-division university economics courses. May be delivered online. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies. Canvas Course Mats $72/McGraw applies.
Covers intermediate microeconomic theory for economics and finance majors planning on extending their economics training into econometrics, mathematical economics and other related courses. Reviews microeconomic theory and models to develop an understanding of, and ability to use, modern microeconomic theory, measurement, and policy.
Extends the discussion of economic theory of markets, demand and supply, elasticity, and marginal analysis process to make more effective decisions. Emphasizes an applied approach using basic theoretical concepts. Discusses the concepts of production theory and cost analysis in both the short and long run. Describes how to apply economic decision making in a variety of competitive markets including perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly. Reviews elements of risk and uncertainity in a microeconomic framework. Canvas Course Mats $72/McGraw applies.
Extends discussion of models of income determination, economic growth theory, analysis of fiscal and monetary policy theory, international trade issues, and alternative views related to the impact of macro theory in the US and world economies. Prepares economics majors for other advanced economic theory and policy courses.
Introduces economic issues of ecological and environmental theory and policy. Identifies the economic tools appropriate for the analysis of ecological and environmental challenges for an inter-disciplinary group of engineering, science, social science, and natural resources management professionals. Presents the microeconomic concepts useful for reviewing these types of issues. Evaluates public policy issues related to environmental, ecological, and natural resource challenges.
Covers theoretical and practical concepts of international trade, policy, and finance in a global economy. Reviews both micro topics such as comparative advantage and trade policy as well as macro issues such as balance of payments, exchange rates, and global capital markets. Includes coverage of cultural and intercultural relationships that exist within an economic context.
Studies the US financial system including primary institutions and markets. Includes analysis of the Federal Reserve System, American and International financial markets. Reviews the impact of monetary policy on financial institutions and financial intermediation. Presents the term structure of interest rates, money, capital, and mortgage markets, and management of financial institutions and insurance companies.
Discusses economic modeling, quantitative methods and applications in economics. Covers intermediate mathematical tools required for economic and financial analysis. Prerequisite course for econometrics.
Provides an analysis of the theory and practice of labor markets. Defines the factors that influence the demand and supply of labor in a modern economy. Develops the concepts for a theory of human capital. Reviews factors such as wage determination, occupational differences, problems of gender, labor turnover, discrimination, impacts of education and training, impacts of labor unions, immigration, changes in technology, and other related issues. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Describes and evaluates economic models of development in third world and emerging economies. Includes a review of theories of economic growth, the importance of creating new economic institutions, the importance of education and human capital development, and the importance of creating stable political and social cultures in the development of modern economic systems. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Traces the evolution of formal economic theory primarily beginning with Adam Smith, the first classical economic theorist. Studies other classical writers including Ricardo and Malthus as well as Marx's criticisms. Studies neoclassical analysis through Marshall and the critiques of the Austrian school. Reviews the modern theorists including Keynes and the development of macroeconomics, the development of empirical and mathematical economic theories, monetarism, and other post-Keynesian analysis. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Advanced course in microeconomics for economics majors. Addresses the issues related to modern economic theories of imperfect competition, the market of factors of production, cost analysis, the distribution of income, general equilibrium, and welfare economics.
Is an advanced course in macroeconomics for economics majors. Provides economics graduates an understanding of modern macroeconomic theory including traditional macro issues, models with incomplete nominal adjustment, inflation theory, dynamic inconsistency and recent theories of unemployment.
Designed to give students the skills to assess economic and social issues where strategic interaction is relevant. Teaches students to condition their responses based on the reactions and behavior of other individuals rather than merely in response to outside constraints, which is the usual approach to optimization theory. Provides concepts, tools, and experience to deal with game theory situations.
Studies money, banking, and financial markets from an economics perspective. Examines the structure of interest rates and their influence in financial markets. Reviews financial instruments, financial intermediaries, banking institutions and the types of assets and liabilities common to those systems. Covers money supply and money demand within the central banking system.
Designed as elective credit for Business Management and other bachelor of science degree majors. Develops knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for those employed in and analyzing the public sector. Describes the three levels within the public structure including respective purposes and functions, revenue generation alternatives, budgeting, deficit financing, public choice, income redistribution, public goods, and externalities. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies. Canvas Course Mats $78/McGraw applies.
Discusses advanced concepts in economic modeling, the application of mathematical models in economic analysis, and advanced research methods in economics. Covers advanced mathematical applications in economics and finance for students interested in advanced econometric analysis and model building. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Provides an opportunity for economics students with mathematical and statistical skills to apply those capabilities in real-world applications of the science of econometrics. Examines some of the well-known examples of econometric analysis that formed the foundation of econometrics science. Develops analytical skill by defining data inputs and working through a series of projects of the type students might encounter in future professional experience. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Provides an analysis of the economic development of the United States. Describes the factors that led to the development of colonies in the Americas and the causes of the Revolution and formation of a government. Describes the economic causes for western expansion, transportation development, and the rise of American capitalism. Reviews the shift from agrarian to industrial development, the economic development of big business and big government, the impact of depression, and the economics of world war and peace. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Provides short courses, workshops, and special programs in economics and current business and public policy topics. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits toward graduation.
Provides exposure to emerging topics of current interest in economics. Topics vary each semester. Lab access fee of $30 for computers applies.
Defines the scientific approach to managerial decision-making and project management. Describes issues related to problem definition, model development, data collection, model implementation using the data, model validation, results analysis, and using the findings to implement changes to solve problems. Examines both quantitative and qualitative models and methods. Allows students to work on real-world projects through the Utah Community Research Group (Utah CRG) and its research partners.
Applies concepts and theories, based on managerial economic to business problems. Analyzes cost theory, pricing, market structures, and forecasting.
Provides graduate level introduction to applied regression tools, including simple and multivariate regression analysis; linear, nonlinear, and qualitative dependent variable models; distributed lags; seemingly unrelated regression, and model specification and validation tests.