Our special studies tracks further enable students to stand out as candidates for jobs and graduate school.

Chinese Economic Studies Track

The Chinese Economic Studies track offers students a rare first-hand opportunity to learn about the current political, social, and economic dynamics that are impacting the Chinese economy and U.S.-Chinese international relations.

As a result, the students will be able to better understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in China today, especially those pertaining to its business environment, financial markets and institutions, and economic development. The key component of this track is a travel course “From Wall Street to the Great Wall” which takes the students to historical and cultural sites -- the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Banking Museum and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and the silk factory and the Silk Road in Suzhou. This travel course provides a real world exposure to China’s economic development.

For further information about the Chinese Economic Studies track, contact Dr. Shostya.

Public Policy Track

The objective of the Economic Policy Analysis and Public Economics track is to give students a solid background in policy development and prepare them for careers in government, politics, and public affairs at the public, private and non-profit levels. Students will learn to effectively create, analyze, evaluate and quantify economic public policy, focusing on such policy areas as urban issues, healthcare, government, law and the environment. Economic public policy analysis also prepares students to go on to graduate schools for a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Public Administration (MPA), Planning, as well as Public Policy and Law.

For further information about the Public Policy track, contact Dr. Morreale.