Mission/ Learning Goals
The goal of the MS in Applied Economics program at the University of North Dakota is to provide
students the quantitative and applied skills required to succeed as an economist involved in economic
development, strategic planning, consulting, and applied research in a broad array of institutional
settings. These goals are achieved through a program where coursework, experiential learning, and
independent research develop a strong foundation to understand and apply economic theory, collect
and analyze data, and communicate technical material effectively to others.
Student Learning Goals and Objectives
Learning Goal: Students acquire quantitative and applied research skills.
Objective 1: Students develop knowledge of economic and statistical theory
Objective 2: Students learn to use applicable techniques to quantitatively analyze data.
Learning Goal: Students will be effective communicators
Objective 3: Students develop oral presentation skills
Objective 4: Students develop written communication skills
Learning Goal: Students are able to conduct independent research
Objective 5: Students develop an ability to perform, use, and understand economic research.