Learning Goals for Economics Majors

The Economics Board of Advisors and Economics faculty at Xavier created the following goals and objectives for graduating students.

Graduating Economics students will be able to:

Knowledge: Understand

  1. Microeconomics concepts of
    • Incentives and their effects
    • Marginal analysis
    • Social costs and benefits
    • Opportunity cost
  2. Business cycles, growth and macroeconomic policy

Application: Apply economic analysis to

  1. Business decisions
  2. Relevant social issues
  3. Impact of public policy
  4. Impact of the global economy

Skills: Students will be able to

  1. Use technology effectively to locate, process and analyze research materials and/or data
  2. Communicate clearly in writing with emphasis on
    • Writing skills – grammar, spelling, citations, bibliography etc.
    • Organizing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative economic data
    • Articulating complex economic concepts
    • Distinction between positive and normative analysis in arguments
  3. Communicate clearly in oral presentation with emphasis on
    • Organizing, interpreting and presenting quantitative economic data
    •  Articulating complex economic concepts and arguments
    • Distinction between positive and normative analysis in arguments

 

-   Organizing, interpreting and presenting quantitative economic data