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Economics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Saint Paul, MN, United States
Economics at Metropolitan State University describes and analyzes the organization and operation of an economic system. While much can be learned from the economic systems of other countries, most courses in this program focus on the western market economy.
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Overview

An understanding of economics is essential for all careers in management and to becoming a well-informed citizen and participant in society. The Economics program at Metropolitan State University offers courses which serve all majors in the College of Management and those leading to the two tracks in the economics major.

  • The business economics track prepares students for work in the quantitative areas of business: market research, business forecasting, financial analysis, economic modeling and simulation, operations and quantitative decision making.
  • The more traditional economics track prepares students for graduate study in economics and professional study in law, public administration, business and public policy. Many economics courses may be used to fulfill the university's general education/liberal studies requirements.

Student outcomes

After completing the program, students will be able to:

  • Assess:

economic issues using microeconomic theory.

economic systems and relevant economic policies using macroeconomic theory.

business managerial issues using microeconomic theory (Business track only)

  • Produce economic research independently.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intermediate Macroeconomics
  • Intermediate Microeconomics
  • Money, Banking and Financial Institutions
  • Economic Research and Forecasting

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Photocopy of passport (picture page, page with expiration date)
  • Photocopy, if available, of visa page and I-94, clearly indicating the port of entry
  • International home address and phone numbers - if you only have a P.O. box, more information is needed (i.e., street name, house number or section of town or rural areas)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    478 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 478 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    478 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 478 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    234 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 234 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Saint Paul

  • 1040 - 1760 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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