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Degree Program:  MA - Economics

Goal 1:  The student will acquire a strong base in theoretical economic analysis.


Did Not Meet Expectations
Limited Accomplishment

1  2  3


Met Expectations
Some Problems
Needs Improvement

4  5  6


Met Expectations
Considerable Expertise Shown
With Project

7  8  9


Direct or indirect measurements and/or measurement links



Assessment assigned to learning objective

Formulate and solve optimization exercises.

(ECON 7310/8310 and ECON 7320/8320)

Minimally accomplishes formulation of the optimization program.  Major procedural flaws in finding the solution to the exercise

Accurate formulation of the optimization program.  Some procedural errors while computing the solution.

Clear and accurate formulation of the optimization program.  Correct mathematical procedures and error-free computation of the solution.

Class projects, problem sets, and written papers in ECON 7310/8310 and 7320/8320.


Demonstrate a graduate level comprehension of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory.

(ECON 7310/8310 and ECON 7320/8320)

Weakness in understanding the analytical and mathematical concepts. Difficulty in comprehending the economic intuition behind theoretical models.

Some difficulty in understanding the theoretical models, but is reasonably clear in the comprehension of the analytical and mathematical concepts

Excellent understanding of the theoretical and mathematical concepts.  Strong intuitive comprehension of theoretical models

Class projects, problem sets and exams in ECON 7310/8310 and 7320/8320.


Benchmark:  Recommendation for improvement will be made for each objective where assessment of learning does not include 70 percent or more of students assessed in the Exemplary category based on the learning outcome rubric scale.


Assessment - Fogelman College of Business and Economics - The University of Memphis