MBA/MA in Economics

Admission Requirements

All MBA application materials should be submitted to the MBA Program Office. See Business Administration (Professional Program: MBA) in the College of Business Administration section for more information.

Degree Requirements

In addition to Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

  • Minimum Semester Hours Required 72.
  • Course Work No more than 12 hours total of ECON 596 and ECON 598 can be applied to the degree.
Required Courses
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Microeconomic Theory I
Microeconomic Theory II
Macroeconomic Theory I a
Macroeconomic Theory II a
Econometrics I
Econometrics II
Introduction to Corporate Finance
Introduction to Operations Management
Organizational Behavior
Introduction to Marketing
12 additional hours in economics at the 500 level b
16 additional hours of 500-level courses in at least two other disciplines within the College of Business Administration, except economics

All students must complete the four courses in economic theory with a grade point average in these four courses of at least 3.00/4.00. Credit will be given for at most one grade of C in any of these courses.


Excluding ECON 520, ECON 593, and ECON 599.

  • Comprehensive Examination None.
  • Thesis, Project, or Course-Work-Only Options Thesis or course work only. No other options are available.
    • Thesis: No more than 8 hours of ECON 598 can be applied to the degree.
    • Course Work Only: Students who do not write a thesis must enroll in two elective courses in economics, one of which must be at the 500 level.