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Managerial Economics

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)


Faculty. See Agricultural and Resource Economics.

Major Advisers. Contact Department office.

Undergraduate Advising Center for the major, minor, and course offerings (including peer advising) is located in 1176 Social Sciences and Humanities Building, 530-754-9536, http://manecon.ucdavis.edu.

The Major Program

The Managerial Economics major at UC Davis is a disciplinary program combining strong preparation in microeconomic theory and quantitative methods. It prepares students for the analysis of management and policy issues in business, finance, marketing, production, agriculture, food distribution, natural resources, the environment, resource allocation, and international trade and development. Students specialize in one or more emphases selected from the following: (1) Business Economics focuses on the economic aspects of managerial decision-making essential for solving problems in business, management, marketing, and finance. (2) International Business Economics explores the economic drivers and policy challenges in the major emerging markets and focuses on how these markets are impacting the world economy. (3) Environmental and Resource Economics concentrates on issues related to the use of resources and environmental quality. (4) Agricultural Economics focuses on the economic and policy aspects of production and marketing of foods and fibers.

Students in the Managerial Economics program develop valuable skills and strengths that lead to careers in business and government.

Internships and Career Alternatives. Students in Managerial Economics have opportunities to gain additional career information and preparation through internships in a variety of business enterprises and governmental agencies. Graduates qualify for supervisory and management training positions in banking, finance, accounting, commodity and stock brokerages in the private sector, farm and ranch production, food and agricultural processing, sales and service, and a variety of agency career positions in local, state, and federal government. Graduates are well qualified to seek advanced degrees in agricultural and resource economics, economics, business administration, accounting, public policy, or law. For more information, see http://iccweb.ucdavis.edu.

Study Abroad. The Agricultural and Resource Economics department encourages students to complement their Managerial Economics degree or minor with a study abroad experience. Two upper-division courses, a maximum of 4 units per course, (excluding core courses) may be taken at international campuses. Students must select courses from the pre-approved list at UC Davis Study Abroad and seek pre-approval from a Managerial Economics staff adviser.

Graduate Study. Students who meet the admission requirements of Graduate Studies and the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics may pursue studies leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. For information on admission to graduate study, degree requirements, consult the Graduate Program Coordinator in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics; also see http://agecon.ucdavis.edu.

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Updated: November 21, 2017 12:17 PM