Undergraduate Programs  Graduate Program
B.A. in Economics M.A. in Economics
B.A/M.A. in Economics  
Minor in Economics  

Major Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The major consists of a total of 43 credits:
- 25 core course credits
- 18 elective credits, which may include three of the four following Business School courses listed:
29:390:315 Investments 29:390:329 Finance
29:390:330 Corporate Finance 29:390:386 Derivatives
All courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.

Transfer Students: At least half of these credits must be completed at Rutgers-Newark.

220:101 Introduction to Economics-Micro                                                                                                                                                                        220:102 Introduction to Economics-Macro                                                                                                                                                                            220:231 Statistical Methods
220:323 Intermediate Economic Theory-Micro
220:324 Intermediate Economic Theory-Macro
220:406 Seminar in Applied Economics
220:322 Introduction to Econometrics -- or -- 390:300 Financial Econometrics
640:119 Basic Calculus -- or -- 640:135 Calculus
(220 courses listed are 3 credits each; 640 classes listed are 4 credits each.)

Five-Year BA/MA Program

If you are a Rutgers-Newark undergraduate majoring in economics with good grades and an interest in pursuing graduate work in economics, you should know about the 5-year BA/MA Program in Economics.

The program is designed so that a well-qualified student can earn a master's degree in economics with just one year of additional course work after the bachelor's degree.

The program is intended primarily for students interested in further study in economics for its own sake or as preparation for admission to a top-tier Ph.D. program. For others, the one-year degree program may be an attractive alternative to the traditional two-year MBA degree or as partial preparation for the CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) exams. Past graduates have gone on to successful careers in business and government or to advanced study in economics, business and law.

The program is open to Rutgers-Newark undergraduate economics majors who have:

- At least a 3.5 GPA within Economics, and a 3.2 overall GPA.

- Completed both Intermediate Micro and Macro Theory with grades of B+ or better.

- Taken Calculus I (Basic Calculus is not allowed); Calculus II is recommended.

If you are interested in the program, you need to plan your coursework early. Applications must be submitted before your senior year.

The requirements for the MA degree are 30 credits of graduate course work, including a 9-credit core classes consisting of microeconomics, macroeconomics and econometrics. The remaining 21 credits can be taken in economics or from approved graduate courses in finance, business, global affairs or public administration. Students admitted to the 5-year BA/MA program will take up to 4 courses for graduate credit during their senior year and thus complete the MA degree with just one additional year of full-time course work.

For more information, contact the graduate program director, Professor Jason Barr.

Minor Requirements                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The economics minor requires 21 credits in economics courses to be completed with a grade of C or
better. This includes:                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
- 12 credits of the following required courses:
220:101 Introduction to Economics-Micro
220:102 Introduction to Economics-Macro
220:323 Intermediate Economic Theory-Micro
220:324 Intermediate Economic Theory-Macro                                                                                                                                                                
- 9 credits of electives in economics, which may also include:
220:231 Statistical Methods                                                                                                                                                                                          220:322 Introduction to Econometrics
RBS finance courses (29:390) may not be used to satisfy requirements for the economics minor.

The Department of Economics Master's degree program is designed to prepare individuals for careers in both the public and private sector.  The programs also offer excellent preparation for students considering further work in a Ph.D. program

The Master’s program in economics accepts both full-time and part-time graduate students.  Well-qualified full-time students may be able to complete the degree requirements in three semesters.  Most part-time students should expect to take two or three years.  It is strongly suggested that part-time students take no more than two classes per semester.  All matriculated students must complete their degree within four years of entering the program.  Many graduate courses in economics are also open to non-matriculated students.  The minimum prerequisites for admittance to the program is Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Macroeconomics, Introduction to Statistics, and one semester of Calculus. However, one year of calculus and Intermediate Microeconomics is strongly recommended.

Upon completion of the 30 credit program, you will receive a Master of Arts in Economics. There is currently no thesis requirement.

MA Handbook 2017-2018.pdf