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What is Managerial Economics?

Managerial Economics goes beyond the limits of traditional economics and business majors, blending a thorough grounding in economic theory with business knowledge and applications. The program provides in-depth exposure to economics and quantitative methods, problem-solving strategies, critical thinking and effective communication skills. Options for specialization include: business economics, international business economics, environmental and resource economics, and agribusiness economics.

Real World Outcomes: 

The real-world focus of this major prepares students for an ideal transition into business and promising careers in the public and private sectors. Managerial Economics majors have established careers in every area of business and industry, including marketing, analysis, consulting, financial services, accounting, entrepreneurship, real estate and government. Many Managerial Economics graduates have entered advanced degree programs in business management (MBA), accounting (MPAc) and law (JD).


Why Choose Managerial Economics?

  • Real-world focus integrating economic theory and practice

  • Course work is applicable to many career paths

  • Preparation for graduate programs including Business Administration, Accountancy, Law, Finance, and Economics

  • Students have exceptional networking, internship, and employment opportunities

  • Scholarships, student involvement, and study-abroad opportunities available.

Once Accepted to UC Davis...

  • Complete the following Orientation events (details above)

    1. Aggie 101

    2. Aggie Advising

    3. Aggie Orientation

Course Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students

  • Managerial Economics major advisors will assist you on course scheduling for first quarter classes during the Aggie Advising.

  • You will be able to register for these courses during your assigned registration window.


Sample Schedule for Entering First Year Students

 

Fall

Units

Winter

Units

Spring

Units

MAT 16A: Short Calculus

3

MAT 16B: Short Calculus

3

MAT 16C: Calculus

3

General Education (GE)

 3-4

PLS 21: Computers in Tech or ECS 32A: Intro to Programming

3

ECN 1B: Intro To Macroeconomics 

4

English (UWP, Workload, etc)

4

GE

3-4

GE

4

First-Year Seminar (elective)

1-2

GE

3-4

GE

4

Total units for quarter:

12-14

Total units for quarter:

12-14

Total units for quarter:

15


Sample 3-quarter Academic Plan for Transfer Students (provided preparatory course work has been completed)

 

Fall

Units

Winter

Units

Spring

Units

ARE 100A: Intermediate Microeconomics 

4

ARE 100B: Intermediate Microeconomics

4

ARE 106: Econometrics

4

ARE 1XX (Restricted Elective)

4

STA 103: Applied Statistics

4

ARE 1XX (Restricted Elective)

4

Elective

3-4

Elective

3-4

Elective

3-4

Elective

3-4

Elective

3-4

Elective

3-4

Total units for quarter:

14-16

Total units for quarter:

14-16

Total units for quarter:

14-16

  • Elective = units toward degree requirements, possibly minor or general education classes

  • Students should still seek advising regularly to develop an updated academic plan and for proper sequencing of classes.

  • Prerequisites in upper division ARE courses are strictly enforced.  The department reserves the right to drop students from any ARE class if all prerequisites have not been successfully completed.

  • All upper division core and restricted electives to fulfill major requirements must be taken for a letter grade.  Passed/Not Passed (P/NP) grading will not be accepted.


Students not yet declared in the Managerial Economics major

  • Students may not change majors until after successfully completing at least one quarter at UC Davis (must be in good academic standing).

  • The first step to changing majors is to meet with a Managerial Economics Staff Advisor to develop an academic study plan (appointment needed).

  • Students must complete the entire Calculus series (MAT 16A/B/C, 17A/B, or 21 A/B), ECN 1A, ECN 1B, STA 13  with a C- or better and be in good academic standing to have their Change of Major Request approved.

  • Students who meet all of the Managerial Economics Major Declaration requirements may submit a Change of Major petition online in OASIS:

    • Logon with your UCD LoginID and Kerberos password.

    • Click the “Forms & Petitions” tab, then “Submit a New Form.”

    • Complete and submit both the Change of Major petition and Academic Plan.  Change of Major petitions not accompanied by online academic plans will not be approved.