Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Economics (ECON)

ECON 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

ECON 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ECON 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ECON 602 -  Managerial Economics  

This course applies economic concepts and economic analysis to the managerial decision-making in business environments and in other managerial units. The course draws on quantitative teechniques such as regression analysis and correlation to develop optimal decisions concerning pricing, production and evaluating risk. The focus of the course is on firm behavior decision in both competitive and non-competitive environments. Game-theoretic concepts are used to analyze strategic decision-making as a response to competitor's behavior and to government laws and regulations. The course applies economic tools to identify problems of asymmetric information and quantify risk to construct decision rules to manage risk.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

ECON 619 -  Quantitative Analysis  

This course is designed to sharpen the problem solving skills for tomorrow's business leaders by presenting quantitative techniques widely used in business decision making. Techniques include the metholology of statistical inference: simple and multiple regression (estimation, testing and prediction), time-series analysis and forecasting, decision theory and statistical process control. Data analysis will be conducted with statistical software programs including spreadsheets and/or other programs selected by the instructor.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered Fall & Spring Terms

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

ECON 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

ECON 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

ECON 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

ECON 700 -  Independent Study  

Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determine by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to students with a program in Business Adm-Accountng/Finance, Business Adm-Management/Mrktng, Business Administration or Business Administration (OL).

ECON 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

ECON 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

ECON 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.