Nicole Klein, Assistant Department Head
Department of Economics
David Davis, Matthew Diersen, Eluned Jones, Nicole Klein, George Langelett, Jamie O’Brien, Joseph Santos, Evert Van der Sluis, Jason Zimmerman
Curtis Gustafson, Annaleena Parhankangas, Zhiguang Wang
Lisa Elliott, Matthew Elliott, Hailong Jin, Myoung Gin Keay, Deepthi Kolady, Andrea Leschewski, Anna Sadovnikova, Craig Silvernagel, Pei-Yu Sun, Nacasius Ujah, Tong Wang
Victoria Dubbelde, Barbara Heller
Thomas Clark, Elijah Kosse, Ryan McKnight, Darin Wipf
Jack Davis, Heather Gessner, Shannon Sand
David L. Chicoine, Thomas Dobbs, Harry Greenbaum, Han Kim, Charles Lamberton, Ardelle Lundeen, Patrick Lyons, Donald Peterson, Richard Shane
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.
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.
* 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.