2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Department of Economics


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Nicole Klein, Assistant Department Head
Department of Economics
Harding Hall
605-688-4141

Faculty

Professors

David Davis, Matthew Diersen, Eluned Jones, Nicole Klein, George Langelett, Jamie O’Brien, Joseph Santos, Evert Van der Sluis, Jason Zimmerman

Associate Professors

Curtis Gustafson, Annaleena Parhankangas, Zhiguang Wang

Assistant Professors

Lisa Elliott, Matthew Elliott, Hailong Jin, Myoung Gin Keay, Deepthi Kolady, Andrea Leschewski, Anna Sadovnikova, Craig Silvernagel, Pei-Yu Sun, Nacasius Ujah, Tong Wang

Lecturers

Victoria Dubbelde, Barbara Heller

Instructors

Thomas Clark, Elijah Kosse, Ryan McKnight, Darin Wipf

Field Specialists

Jack Davis, Heather Gessner, Shannon Sand

Emeritus

David L. Chicoine, Thomas Dobbs, Harry Greenbaum, Han Kim, Charles Lamberton, Ardelle Lundeen, Patrick Lyons, Donald Peterson, Richard Shane

Overview

The Department of Economics plays a vital role in the life of the university and the state through its commitment to quality teaching, research, and outreach. Departmental coursework includes Accounting, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Business Administration, Business Law, Decision Science, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, and Marketing. The curriculum provides students with experience in agribusiness, agricultural finance, banking, business finance, business management, entrepreneurship, farm and ranch management, marketing, real estate appraisal, sales, and related fields. Faculty members are strongly dedicated to preparing students for successful careers.

Department Objectives

The Department of Economics expects all its students to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts of economics and management that underlie the global economy and commerce;
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics and management to decision-making;
  • Interpret and articulate analysis and decisions orally and in writing to diverse audiences;
  • Make and support ethical decisions.

Programs

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Graduate Programs*

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities & Services

The department is housed in their new home in Harding Hall. Faculty and staff engage the community through one-on-one interaction, presentations, media contacts, and publications. A majority of the agricultural outreach work is shared through SDSU Extension and iGrow.org, with programming on land economics, farm and ranch management, commodity marketing, agricultural finance and entrepreneurship.

Student Support & Engagement Opportunities

The department provides opportunity for students in and out of the classroom. The department supports several active student organizations: CEO (Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization) Club, Economics Club, FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) Club, HR (Human Resources) & Management Club, Investment Club, and NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association) Club. Students may earn college credit while acquiring hands-on experience through national competitions or through an internship for their academic program.

Accelerated Master’s Degree in Economics

The Department of Economics offers an accelerated Master’s program, which allows qualified students to study towards a Master’s degree while completing their undergraduate degree. By combining course requirements for the Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, students enrolled in the accelerated Master’s program may be able to complete a Master’s degree within five years.

Students may apply for admission into the accelerated Master’s program as early as the end of their sophomore year, but must have a GPA of at least 3.5 in Department of Economics courses to be considered for acceptance in the accelerated program. Students interested in the accelerated program should contact the Department of Economics graduate coordinator to obtain application requirements. Application and admission to the Graduate School is required.

Contact the Graduate Coordinator for further information.

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