Nov 20, 2018  
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog

Master of Arts in Trade and Development (TRDV)


Rapidly growing international trade, increasing complexity of world financial markets and the collision of economic development with environmental problems place special demands on economists engaged in international business and public policy making. Some Master’s degree programs provide training in business or foreign language, or some combination of these, but the economics components of these programs are often minimal and insufficient. Alternately, many Master’s programs in economics are designed chiefly to serve students with strong analytic skills. By contrast, the Master of Arts in Trade and Development offers comprehensive training in international trade and economic development, while stressing applications and policy issues relevant to nontechnical careers in international business and government service.

Program Admission


Degree admission is available to applicants who:

  1. Submit a completed Application for Graduate Admission to the Office of Admissions including nonrefundable application fee, all official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, TOEFL or other English test scores (international students only), and a personal statement indicating career goals and how this degree program prepares you to meet your career goals.
  2. Have earned the equivalent of a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.  Conditional admission is granted to those scheduled to complete their undergraduate degree before the start of their graduate studies.
  3. Have an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale, or 3.0 in the last half of the undergraduate program.
  4. Satisfy undergraduate course requirements of principles macroeconomics (ECON 201) and microeconomics (ECON 202), economic statistics (ECON 310), and algebra, linear models or calculus (MATH 105, or 118, or 119, or 120) or equivalents with grades of at least B- in each.

International Transcripts - Post-secondary transcripts from a non-U.S. institution must be submitted directly to one of four approved evaluation services for a detailed, course by course report. See International Admission Checklist for additional information. Applicants should allow 2-6 weeks for the evaluation to be completed.

Conditional Admission - Conditional admission may be granted to those who show promise of success in this master’s program but fail to meet one or more of the admission requirements listed above. Conditionally admitted students must overcome specified deficiencies in order to have their status changed to degree admission. No more than 12 hours of graduate coursework in economics taken by a student on conditional status may be counted toward the M.A. degree.

Department Information


Economics, College of Arts & Sciences

James Saunoris, Ph.D. | Department Head | 703 Pray-Harrold | 734.487.3395 | jsaunori@emich.edu

Advisor Information


Mehmet Yaya, Ph.D. | Graduate Coordinator | 703M Pray-Harrold | 734.487.0007 | myaya@emich.edu

Degree Requirements: 30 hours


The M.A. in Trade and Development requires 30 hours of course work to be distributed among required courses and restricted elective courses as follows:

Required Courses: 24 hours


* NOTE: These courses must be completed with a B- or better.

Elective Courses: 6 hours


Six hours from the following: