Vermont residents will find a number of online educational institutions that offer programs in both conventional and managerial economics. Students who wish to pursue a career in the corporate world are encouraged to consider MBA programs that include an emphasis on business and managerial economics.
Many of these programs will require students to conduct independent research that may be submitted in the form of a thesis or a presentation to academic peers. Some programs may also require a written or oral examination. A graduate-level economics program may include courses in:
- Economics of globalization
- Monetary and banking policy
- Environmental economics policy
- Law and economics
- Economic development
- Labor economics
- International economics
A Masters in Economics or specialized MBA in managerial economics can provide a lucrative and secure career in Vermont’s public or Private sector. The American Economic Association reports that public sector economists with a master’s degree could earn a median income of between $60,000 and $80,000, while those in the private sector can earn considerably more.
Environmental Economics in Vermont
Vermont is at the forefront of the emerging discipline of environmental economics. Vermont is home to the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, a leading research and public policy center that examines the intersection of social, environmental and economic policy. The Gund Institute hosts scholars and public policymakers from around the world in a collaborative effort to produce solutions for developing societies that encourage progress and shield the environment from damage. Among the many projects presently being conducted at the Gund Institute are the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator and the Natural Capital Project.