NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.
Concentration in International Markets and Policy
Economics Minor | BA/MBA | BA/MA Applied Economics
(a minimum of 44 semester course credits)
And select 24 additional semester course credits in economics.Concentration in International Markets and Policy
(a minimum of 56 semester course credits)
This concentration within the economics major seeks to equip students with: (1) a clear understanding of the global economy and its political framework; (2) language skills in a second (or additional) language; (3) strong quantitative skills; and (4) practical experience that will be applicable in global firms, in international organizations, in policy making, and in foreign service.
I. Languages (8 semester course credits)
A minimum of two semesters of study of languages other than English
III. International Economics and Policy (23 semester course credits)
Six required courses:
Three electives from the courses listed below. The course grouping is for convenience only; the three courses need not come from the same subgroup. To ensure completion of the economics major requirements, at least two must be economics courses. A second practicum (ECON 188, see description in V. below) may be used to substitute for one of the courses on this list.
For students with an interest in financial services or regulatory policy:
For students with an interest in international policy:
For students with an interest in research methods:
For students with an interest in environmental sustainability:
IV. Senior Seminar (4)
V. Practical Experience (3)
(a minimum of 22 semester course credits)
And select 3 upper-division course credits in economics.
The Mills College Accelerated Degree Program allows majors in economics and other fields to earn both a BA and an MBA. The program is designed to be completed in five years, with all requirements for the BA degree completed during the first four years.
Four-year Mills economics majors should declare their intention to enter the BA/MBA Program in their junior year. Transfers and majors in other fields should declare their intention two years before graduation to ensure that they have time to complete the following prerequisite courses:
Microeconomics and Macroeconomics
Financial and Managerial Accounting
Statistics and Econometrics
An intensive summer internship between the fourth and fifth years of the program, along with the prerequisite courses, provides the necessary work and academic experience for the fifth-year MBA classes. Undergraduates are not eligible to take graduate courses in this program for credit toward their BA degrees.
For more information see the BA/MBA Program in the Graduate Catalog.
The Mills College Accelerated Degree Program allows majors in economics and other fields to earn both a BA and an MAE. The program is designed to be completed with one additional year of study after completion of the bachelor’s degree. Non-Mills students and recent Mills alumni may apply to this program as well. Find more information about the application and deadlines as well as the online application.
Economics majors should declare their intention to enter the BA/MAE Program in their junior year to ensure that they have time to complete the following foundation courses. Students in any other major should consult an economics advisor in their junior year to discuss a course plan.
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