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University Catalog 2012-2013 (ARCHIVED CATALOG) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics, M.A.


The degree curriculum consists of a core as well as two options: Financial Economics and Global Economics.

The Financial Economics option provides students with essential analytical and technical skills in both economics and financial analyses desired by consulting firms, securities companies, and other related businesses in investment services such as investment banking, mutual funds, and insurance.

The Global Economics option equips students with current knowledge of the global economy, together with investigative and technical skills, for business economic analysis desired by consulting companies, government agencies, multinational business corporations, and international organizations.

Admission to the Program

In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study with conditionally classified standing, applicants must have a 2.75 grade point average in the last 90 quarter units attempted, a minimum cumulative score of 900 on the verbal and quantitative sections of the GRE General Test, and a minimum score of 2.5 on the analytical writing portion of the GRE general test.

For admission to classified graduate standing in Economics, applicants must meet the above admission requirements plus the following prerequisites: equivalent of the baccalaureate in Economics at Cal State L. A. or completion with a B (3.0) average of a set of prerequisite courses selected by a Department of Economics and Statistics adviser at Cal State L.A.; filing of a program, including electives, with the College of Business and Economics Advisement Center.

If qualifying courses are required, they must be designated in advance. They may include upper division and prerequisite courses.

Requirements for the Degree (45 units)


The 45-unit program consists of core requirements, which are to be taken together with either the Financial Economics or the Global Economics option. A minimum of 23 units must consist of 500-level courses.

Options


Students select one of the following options for 16-21 units depending on whether they take a comprehensive examination or write a thesis. Electives are determined in conference with a graduate adviser to meet the professional objectives of students.

Financial Economics Option (16-21 units)


Note:

Other 400- and 500-level courses may be used with prior adviser approval. A sufficient number of units must be at the 500 level to bring total 500-level units for core and electives to at least 23. A student may take ECON 598 only once and for no more than one unit. For more information about the culminating experience requirement below, consult the department’s graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (0, 5 units)

Global Economics Option (16-21 units)


Note:

Other 400- or 500-level courses may be used with prior adviser approval. A sufficient number of units must be at the 500 level to bring the total 500-level units for core and electives to at least 23. A student may take ECON 598 only once and for no more than one unit. For more information about the culminating experience requirement below, consult the department’s graduate adviser.

Culminating Experience (0, 5 units)