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“4+1” Programs for Economics Students

The Certificate Programs in economics are a natural path to a number of “4+1” programs within Rutgers University, whereby well-prepared students can receive some credit towards a master’s degree during their senior year, and then complete a master’s degree with one more year of coursework. The Certificate in Economic Theory and the Certificate in Quantitative Economics are particularly well-suited to this purpose, as they include more emphasis on mathematics and statistics as part of the program. The other Certificate programs in economics, or the Economics Major without a Certificate, are also fine, provided students are prepared to do the additional mathematics courses (a second semester of calculus, at a minimum) that most of these programs entail. Links to the different programs we recommend are listed below. Contact the advisors for the specific programs, or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.in Economics, for more information. Although we are referring to these as “4+1” programs, the different programs may use different terminology. But it is possible in all of these programs to complete a BA in 4 years and then a master’s degree in one more year, with appropriate planning and preparation.

MBS in Data Analytics 4+1: Students should contact Professor Deborah Silver with questions about the “4+1” version of the program. This program is run by the Master of Business and Science programs in the Graduate School-New Brunswick.

http://mbs.rutgers.edu/programs/analytics-discovery-informatics-data-sciences

MS in Mathematical Finance 4+1: Contact Professor Paul Feehan with questions. This program is run by the Department of Mathematics in New Brunswick.

http://finmath.rutgers.edu/admissions-finmath/accelerated-ba-ms-degree

MBA in Professional Accounting 4+1: Contact the Graduate Admissions Office of the Rutgers Business School for more information:

http://www.business.rutgers.edu/pamba


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Certificate in Philosphy, Politics and Economics

Certificate in Global Economics: This concentration is for students with an interest in global economic issues, including the international business cycle, long-term economic growth, balance of payments issues, integration of international markets and economic development. This certificate is a good preparation for employment in the Federal Reserve System or other central banks and in international organizations such as the IMF, the World Bank and the UN, and for graduate study in international relations, public policy or economics. Besides the normal core courses for the economics major, students take four courses, including one core course, as part of the seven electives required for the major. There are specific grade requirements, including a minimum overall g.p.a. of 3.0 to receive the certificate, and a minimum B grade for all courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements.

Core: One of the following courses:

220:300 International Economics
220:435 International Trade (formerly 335)
220:436 International Balance of Payments (formerly 336)

Electives: Three of the following courses, with the option of including an additional course from the core list above. Note that only two of the three core courses may be used for credit towards the economics major, and this general rule applies to the certificate as well. Also, only one 300 level course, either 220:300 or 220:307, may count towards the certificate.

220:307 Economics of Globalization
220:400 Advanced Times Series and Financial Econometrics
220:439 Development Economics (formerly 339)
220:443 European Economic History (formerly 343)
220:470 Economic Growth (formerly 370)
220:477 Economics of Population (formerly 377)
220:495 Financial Crises

Faculty Adviser for the Certificate in Global Economics: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Mr. Hohmann is a full time instructor in the Rutgers Department of Economics, teaching Introductory Economics (both macro and micro), International Economics, and Money, Banking and the Financial System. He has a BS in Economics and Finance and an MS in Finance from Drexel University, and an MA in Economics from Rutgers University. He has twenty-plus years of experience in the private sector, including the telecommunications industry and the mutual fund industry, with responsibilities that include management of global sales and forecasting exchange rate risk.

Certificate in Public Policy Economics: The Certificate in Public Policy Economics is intended for students with an interest in working on fundamental policy issues related to labor, health, taxation, the environment, economic equality, gender, and other microeconomic issues. Employment in state and federal government agencies, in non-profit or non-governmental policy organizations, or graduate study in economics or public policy, are likely career paths. Besides the normal core courses for the economics major, students take four of the electives listed below as part of the seven electives required for the major. One of these is a required core course. There are specific grade requirements, including a minimum overall g.p.a. of 3.0 to receive the certificate, and a minimum B grade for all courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements.

Core: One of the following courses

220:402 Labor Economics (formerly 302)
220:417 Health Economics (formerly 316)
220:460 Public Economics (formerly 360)

Electives: Three of the following courses, with the option of including additional courses from the core list above. At least two of these courses must be 400-level.

220:305 American Economic History
220:331 Economics of Crime
220:401 Advanced Cross-Sectional and Panel Econometrics
220:403 Advanced Topics in Labor Economics (formerly 304)
220:432 Environmental Economics (formerly 332)
220:438 Education Economics (formerly 338)
220:463 Economics of Taxation (formerly 363)
220:464 Personal Economics and Public Policy (formerly 364)
220:475 Women, Men and the Economy (formerly 375)

Faculty Adviser for the Certificate in Public Policy Economics:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Dr. Hunt is a Professor of Economics at Rutgers with a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. She recently served as Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor, and as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Microeconomic Analysis at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. She teaches Labor Economics at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Certificate in Financial Economics: This concentration provides students with a deep background in the institutions, theory, quantitative practice, and history of the important field of financial economics. Students completing this certificate are well prepared for a career in Wall Street or for graduate study in economics, quantitative finance or financial engineering. Besides the normal core courses for the economics major, students take four of the following courses as part of the seven electives required for the major. One of these is a required core course. There are specific grade requirements, including a minimum overall g.p.a. of 3.0 to receive the certificate, and a minimum B grade for all courses taken to satisfy the certificate requirements.

Core:

220:413 Financial Economics (formerly 393)

Electives (three courses)

220:400 Advanced Time Series and Financial Econometrics
220:414 Economics of Capital Markets (formerly 394)
220:415 Portfolio Theory
220:421 Economic Forecasting and Big Data
220:444 Financial and Monetary History of the United States (formerly 344)
220:484 Market Discipline (formerly 408)

Faculty Adviser for the Certificate in Financial Economics: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Ms. Demarco has a BS in Finance from St. John’s University and an MS in Financial Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a full time instructor in the Rutgers Department of Economics, teaching financial economics, economics of capital markets, and energy economics. She is also an independent commodities trader with a focus on energy markets. Her experience includes quantitative finance, energy markets, energy economics and econometrics.

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