Managerial Economics & Strategic Analysis

major-managerial economics and 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.

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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

Gabriel Martinez, Ph.D.

Interim Vice President for Academic Affair and Associate Professor of Business & Economics
Education: B.A.I.S., University of South Carolina; M.A., University of Notre Dame; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
Office: Henkels 3056
Phone: (239) 280-1611
Fax: (239) 280-1637
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Catherine Pakaluk, Ph.D.

Chair of the Economics Department and Assistant Professor of Economics
Education: B.A., University of Pennsylvania; A.M., Harvard University; Ph.D., Harvard University.
Office: Canizaro Library 230
Phone: (239) 280-4703
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Frank Shepard, D.P.S.

Associate Professor of Business
Education: Doctorate in Professional Studies – Finance and International Economics, Pace University;  M.B.A. – Finance, Columbia University;  B.S. – Accounting, Bentley College;  Certification: Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst
Office: Henkels 2020
Phone: (239) 304-7345
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Mary Hunt, Ph.D. (candidate)

Chair of the Department of Business, Assistant Professor of Business & Psychology, and 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
Fax: (239) 280-1637

Dorothy Thompson, M.S., C.P.A.

Assistant Professor of Business
Education: Bachelor in Business Administration – Accounting, Texas Woman’s University; Master of Science in Accounting and Master of Science in Finance, University of Texas at Dallas
Certification: Certified Public Accountant
Office: Henkels 2052
Phone: (239) 280-1662
Fax: (239) 280-1637