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Student Learning Outcomes
Master of Arts in Economics (M.A.)
The Master of Arts program has a twofold objective: (1) to provide students with analytical capabilities and research skills for careers in business, government, and the nonprofit sector; and (2) to prepare those who wish to pursue the Ph.D. at IUPUI, Indiana University Bloomington, or another university. Students completing the Economics M.A. curriculum will:
  • Know a wide variety of economic issues.
  • Understand the current state of economic thought with regard to these issues
  • Be able to use mathematical and/or statistical models based on economic theory—including models that are computable—to help under understand and address important economic issues.
  • Be able to understand the limitations of statistical data analysis, particularly in regard to detecting causal relationships between economic variables and be familiar with techniques for addressing these limitations.
  • Be familiar with computer programs for manipulating large data sets and for conducting statistical analysis using these data sets.