Economics and International Business

AACSB accredited business program

The Department of Economics and International Business teaches students to be creative thinkers and problem solvers who are comfortable in a variety of business settings and prepares them for careers in non-profits to international corporations. Students who major in Economics or International Business can take the principles, approaches, and conclusions they learned at Sam Houston State University and apply them not only in the business world, in developing sound policies in business and government, but in making personal life decisions as well. 

As a Economics or International Business major, you will:

  Develop critical thinking skills and enhance decision making abilities;
  Learn to work effectively in teams and hone communication and financial skills;
  Learn from professors who’ve lived and worked internationally;
  Learn the importance of international trade in the world economy;
  Receive a versatile degree with numerous career opportunities.

If you are wondering what Economists do and the type of careers in Economics then watch this short video by the American Economic Association.

Master of Science in Applied Economics

The Master of Science in Applied Economics is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the core economic fields, with a strong focus on evidence-based decision-making, quantitative methods, and data analysis. Students are introduced to a framework for analysis that can be applied to a variety of areas such as business and financial management, market research, international trade, public policy, health care and public health, and even criminal justice and law. The M.S. in Applied Economics provides graduates with the applied analytical skills and advanced tools needed to be competitive in today’s labor market.

The MSAE is a flexible online program that is set up to accommodate full-time students as well as working professionals. The MSAE can be completed in as little as one year for those taking a full class load (four classes per long semester and two classes in the summer) or two years or more for those that prefer a slower pace.

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