Message from the Chair
Welcome to the Department of Economics and Finance.
It is my pleasure to welcome you — on behalf of our faculty and staff — to the Department of Economics and Finance! Our Department is part of the Nistler College of Business and Public Administration at the University of North Dakota, and our faculty are dedicated to excellence in education and cutting-edge research. You can find out more about our faculty here. We hope our website will acquaint you with our teaching, research, and professional achievements as well as the courses and programs that we offer to our students.
The department offers several degree options for students who are seeking Economics and Finance degree:
Graduate Degrees & Certificates
Our comprehensive curriculum provides students with a solid understanding of the synergetic disciplines of economics, financial analysis, and quantitative methods. Students use real-world applications of knowledge taught in classes to sharpen their analytical skills, broaden their comprehension of the major issues facing our community, country, and world today, as well as understand traditional economic concerns surrounding markets and institutions, and decision-making by households, investors, firms, and government. The outstanding curriculum is designed to prepare students for making sound business decisions and for employment in sectors such as banking and financial services, governmental, quasi-governmental, and non-governmental organizations, corporate financial management, investment management, and the insurance industry. Our faculty is committed to preparing students for successful and rewarding careers.
Our graduates are highly recruited with excellent placement by educational and research institutions, government agencies, and private industry. We welcome you to be part of this challenging and exciting environment as you seek opportunities to learn and grow. We welcome your continued visits to our website and are here to assist you with all of your academic needs. If you want to talk with me or any of our faculty individually, please let us know (und.econfin@UND.edu) or contact Jill Hobbs, our administrative secretary (jill.hobbs@UND.edu). If you are interested in our graduate program, feel free to contact Dr. Chih Ming Tan, Director of the Master of Science in Applied Economics and Predictive Analytics (MSAEPA) Program (chihming.tan@UND.edu).
Prodosh E. Simlai, Ph.D.
Professor & Chair, Department of Economics and Finance
Nistler College of Business and Public Administration
University of North Dakota