Department of Economics

College of Business and Technology

Frank Tenkorang, Ph.D., Chair - (308) 865-8530

The Master of Business Administration utilizes courses from the Economics Department.

Graduate Faculty

Professor: Deborah Bridges, Allan Jenkins, Frank Tenkorang

Associate Professor: Bree Dority, Tommy Eshleman, Janet Lear

Economics (ECON)

ECON 803 – Independent Study of Economics     1-3 credit hours

The focus of this course is an independent investigation into a topic in Economics selected by the student. Students work individually with an appropriate faculty mentor in selecting and developing a project or research study of particular interest and significance to them in the field of Economics. Permission of the MBA director is required for the independent study to count toward the MBA program course requirements.
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00
Prerequisite: ECON 850

ECON 830 – International Economics     3 credit hours

This course is directed toward an introduction to the international economy, the theory of international trade, balance of payments, economic growth, financial and commercial policy.
Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 270 or ECON 271 and graduate standing

ECON 830P – International Economics     3 credit hours

This course is directed toward an introduction to the international economy, the theory of international trade, balance of payments, economic growth, financial and commercial policy.
Prerequisite: ECON 100 or ECON 270 or ECON 271 and graduate standing

ECON 845 – Industrial Organization     3 credit hours

This course is concerned with the behavior of firms and the resulting effects on market outcomes and welfare. As such it analyzes firm behavior and market structure within a single industry and discusses the challenges associated with regulation/deregulation of industries and the implementation of antitrust policy.
Prerequisite: ECON 271 and graduate standing

ECON 845P – Industrial Organization     3 credit hours

This course is concerned with the behavior of firms and the resulting effects on market outcomes and welfare. As such it analyzes firm behavior and market structure within a single industry and discusses the challenges associated with regulation/deregulation of industries and the implementation of antitrust policy.
Prerequisite: ECON 271 and graduate standing

ECON 850 – Managerial Economics     3 credit hours

Extension of economic analysis to meet the need for greater precision in the management of the business enterprise. Draws upon economic analysis for such concepts as cost, demand, profit and competition. Attempts to bridge the gap between pure analytical problems and policies that management faces. Offers powerful tools and approaches for managerial policy making.
Prerequisite: Graduate standing and 3 hours of ECON

ECON 865 – Economics of Transportation     3 credit hours

This course is concerned with the nature, role and regulation of transportation, and current economic, legal and policy problems in the field of transportation.
Prerequisite: ECON 271 and graduate standing

ECON 865P – Economics of Transportation     3 credit hours

This course is concerned with the nature, role and regulation of transportation, and current economic, legal and policy problems in the field of transportation.
Prerequisite: ECON 271 and graduate standing

ECON 899P – Special Topics in Economics     1-3 credit hours

In-depth coverage of selected subjects, problems, and current topics in Economics which are not covered elsewhere in the MBA program. Course consists of class discussion and/or special projects. The purpose of the course is to offer an opportunity for students to study fresh Economics topics of particular timeliness in more depth than appropriate in other existing courses. Topics vary per offering.
Total Credits Allowed: 3.00
Prerequisite: ECON 850