MSU Billings Catalog

ECNS - Economics

ECNS 201 Principles of Microeconomics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Introduces the analytical tools of economists as they pertain to microeconomic theory and applications. This course emphasizes price theory, production theory, theory of economic organizations, and factor markets.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 202 Principles of Macroeconomics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Introduces the analytical tools of economists as they pertain to macroeconomic theory and applications. This course emphasizes the behavior of markets in the context of a national economy. Introduces theories of national income and employment, economic growth and stabilization theory, money and banking, and international economics.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 294 Seminar/Worksho[. 1-3 Credits

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 300 Intermediate Microeconomics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing or consent of department.

Covers price determination and resource allocation under competitive and noncompetitive market structures. Includes theories of demand, production, and income distribution.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing or consent of department.

Considers the determinants of aggregate levels of employment, output, and income of an economy.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 313 Money and Banking. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing and BFIN 322, or consent of department.

Covers the mechanics of financial markets, the impact of fiscal and monetary policies, banking and financial institutions and instruments used by business and government, the relationships between interest rates, security prices, risk, exchange rates and world financial markets.

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 314 International Economics. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing or consent of department.

Considers classical and modern theories of international trade with applications to selected international economic problems.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 403 Introduction to Econometrics. 3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing or consent of department.

Covers forecasting techniques used in business; assembly, interpretation and use of economic data; analysis of business conditions; construction of firm and industry sales forecasts.

Lecture Hours 3

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 457 Economics of Organizations. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ECNS 300 or consent of department.

Applies microeconomic, contract and agency theories to understanding the structure and scope of organizations. Examines incentive structures, issues in accountability, responsibility and productivity measurements, and ownership structures of business.

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 490 Undergraduate Research. 3 Credits

Prerequisite(s): ECNS 300, ECNS 302, ECNS 403 or consent of department.

Combines statistical and econometric techniques with economic and financial theories to conduct rigorous research projects in the areas of economics and finance. The project is similar to a thesis and is the sole factor used to determine the course grade.

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 492 Independent Study. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing, consent of department, and approval of the College of Business Academic Policy Committee (CBAPC).

Provides outstanding junior and senior students an opportunity to explore material not covered by regular Economics courses. Students must complete a Request for Independent Study form and have it approved by CBAPC.

Department: College of Business-All Depts

ECNS 494 Seminar/Workshop. 1-3 Credits

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to upper division standing and consent of department.

Provides advanced students an opportunity to intensively investigate topics pertinent to the field of Economics.

Department: College of Business-All Depts