Managerial Economics & Strategic Analysis

The major in Managerial Economics and Strategic Analysis (MESA) is designed for students who wish to apply advanced economic analysis to the problems and realities of the business world. MESA focuses on issues at the level of the firm and the individual, as well as issues of pricing, bringing products to market, and law. The major allows students to focus on the economic issues of firms and corporations and to relate these principles, tools, and concepts to the relevant aspects of business.

Students will know how to analyze the problems and realities of the business world through detailed knowledge of business and by applying economic principles, tools, and concepts to the issues of firms and corporations. In addition, they will be able to use the basic principles, theories, and models of business economics, especially those relating to strategic thinking, to analyze, interpret, and forecast business trends and processes as an aid to management.

Explore the Managerial Economics & Strategic Analysis Program

In addition to the core curriculum, managerial economics majors take the following courses

ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 202 Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON 230 Statistics for the Social Sciences
ECON 302 Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON 403 Introduction to Econometrics
ECON 332 Game Theory and Strategic Thinking
BUSN 301 Financial Accounting
BUSN 303 Management and Ethics
BUSN 340 Business Law

Elective Options

BUSN 304 Marketing
ECON 430 Labor Economics and the Economics of Poverty
ECON 433 Industrial Organization and Public Policy
ECON 404 Business and Economic Forecasting

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology, Internship Coordinator
Education: B.A., Political Science & Spanish, Wellesley College; M.B.A., Marketing, Washington University; M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology; Ph.D. (candidate), Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Illinois Institute of Technology
Office: Henkels 2030
Phone: (239) 304-7128

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Chair of the Economics Department, Associate Professor of Economics and Director of Online Education
Education: B.A., Interdisciplinary Studies, University of South Carolina; M.A., Economics, University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., Economics, University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 2056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Curriculum Vitae: Download


Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

Chair of the Business Department, Associate Professor of Finance
Education: B.S., Accounting, Bentley College; M.B.A, Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business; D.P.S., Finance & International Economics, Pace University
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345

Dorothy Thompson, D.B.A. (Candidate)

Assistant Professor of Business
Education: B.B.A., Accounting, Texas Women’s University; M.S., Finance, the University of Texas at Dallas; M.S., Accounting, the University of Texas at Dallas; D.B.A. (Candidate), Business Administration, Jaucsniville University
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Office: Henkels 2052
Phone: (239) 280-1662