Applied Mathematical Economics BS

This program applying mathematics to the economic problems of production, consumption and distribution will train you as a quantitative economist ready to step into a research position in government or business.

Overview

Offered by the departments of mathematics and economics, the program's course requirements and electives divide equally between economic theory and mathematics, and include computer science coursework. Your degree prepares you for the growing importance of analyzing and applying statistics and data.

Oswego students have interned at major banks and investment institutions, and worked as teaching assistants and peer tutors. You can participate in national and regional competitions such as the College Fed Challenge, which encourages students to learn more about the U.S. macro-economy and the Federal Reserve System.

Outcomes

  • Interpret and manipulate economic data
  • Display a command and interpret discipline's knowledge
  • Critically analyze published journal articles and identify trends and patterns in published econometric analysis
  • Use the results from econometric research to evaluate policy issues
  • Use economic theory to formulate empirical models and conduct appropriate statistical tests of these models
  • Locate and use available data to conduct econometric analysis

Career Opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Economists and economic forecasting
  • Research
  • Statistics
  • Engineering
  • Actuarial work
  • Cryptology
  • Inventory planning
  • Numerical analysis
  • Web metrics

You are given a lot of responsibility and are expected to hold yourself accountable to your own work. Having said that, professors are willing to help in any way they can you just need to ask for it.

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