Albers course information comes from Seattle University's 2013-2014 Graduate Catalog. All graduate courses are 3 credits, unless otherwise noted. Syllabi information is for reference only. Information may not be current.
ECON 565 Applied Econometrics
Fundamentals of econometrics and use of econometric techniques in financial and economic research and decision-making. Topics include simple linear regression, residual analysis, multivariate regression, and the generalized linear model. The course will stress computer applications. Prerequisites: MBA 501, math and computer proficiency.
Syllabus: ECON 565 Bridget Hiedemann - Spring 2013
ECON 566 Economics and Business Forecasting
Techniques for applied business forecasting with emphasis on time-series methods. A survey of regression-based and time-series methods, models for stationary and non-stationary time series, estimation of parameters, computations of forecasts and confidence intervals, and evaluation of forecasts. Prerequisites: MBA 501, math and computer proficiency.
ECON 568 Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
This course covers the economic analysis related to natural resource and environmental management. Topics include: renewable and non-renewable resources, pollution, preservation, conservation, and policy analysis. Prerequisite: MBA 506.
ECON 573 International Economics
Analysis of modern trade theories and issues concerning international competitive strategy. The impact of trade patterns and commercial policy on domestic business activity. The effects of macroeconomic policies across nations. Prerequisites: MBA 505 and MBA 506.
Syllabus: ECON 573 Quan V. Le - Fall 2013
ECON 578 Urban/Regional Economics
Examines the distribution of economic activity over space. The study of location and land use decisions as they affect neighborhood and regional development. Analysis of urban economic problems such as poverty, housing, and transportation. Prerequisites: MBA 506.
ECON 583 Emerging Nations and the International Economy
Analysis of emerging economies with an emphasis on international issues. Topics include: recent history of selected emerging nations; basic models of economic progress; natural and human resources; technology and technology transfers; domestic and international economic policy; international aid and investment; the international economy; multinational corporations; and the LDC debt crisis. Prerequisites: MBA 505 and MBA 506.
ECON 584 Economics of Strategy
Begins with a discussion of market structure, competitive opportunities and threats, and public policy. Introduces game theoretic concepts and tools of analysis, and examines interdependent decision-making in markets with just a few key players. Studies the roles of information and commitment in strategic behavior, and analyzes strategies to deter entry or otherwise effective favorable market conditions. Employs lectures, discussions, simulations, problem sets, and exams. Prerequisites: MBA 506.
Syllabus: ECON 584 Brian Kelly - Spring 2013
ECON 591 - 593 - Special Topics Courses
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ECON 594 International Study Tour: Economics
The study of economic and business environment of a foreign country. Course will include travel to the country to observe activities and conditions and to meet with representatives of businesses and other institutions. Location of tour can vary. Check with the department for details.
ECON 595 Internships
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ECON 596 Independent Study
Independent study. Individualized reading and reporting on a specific topic approved by an instructor. The program of study and conference times must total 30 hours of study and contact hours for every one-credit taken. Grading option negotiated with instructor for CR/F or letter grade (student option). (1 - 3 credits)
ECON 599 Research Paper