There is only a few universities native to Delaware that offer campus-based programs that confer a master’s degree in conventional economics. Although Delaware’s state university system offers specialized programs in agricultural economics, students also have the option of receiving a master’s degree in business and managerial economics through the many online educational institutions authorized by the Delaware Department of Education to enroll state residents.
An economics curriculum at the graduate level is likely to include courses in:
- Microeconomic theory
- Econometric theory
- Macroeconomic theory
- Applied econometrics
- Economics of education policy
Some of these programs may require scholarly research in a field of economics under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. In order to successfully complete some of these programs, students may be required to write an academic paper or thesis, or pass a final examination.
The job prospects in Delaware for professionals with a master’s in economics or an MBA with a concentration in business or managerial economics are extremely diverse and lucrative. More than half of all publicly traded companies and 63 percent of fortune 500 companies are officially incorporated in Delaware. This presents quite a few opportunities for economics majors seeking management careers in business.