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Degree Program:  MA - Economics

Goal 3:  The student will acquire high-level empirical skills.


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

Understand basic econometric modeling techniques.

(ECON 7810/8810)

Lacked an understanding of any major econometric software.

Minor errors and problems while applying the necessary econometric software for a project at hand.

Clear understanding of econometric software, and demonstrated fluency while applying them accurately.

Empirical projects in ECON 7810/8810


Develop and estimate economic models, test economic hypothesis, and perform basic forecasting tasks.

(ECON 7810/8810)

Lacked the ability to apply the essential econometric methods and tools.

Minor errors and problems in applying the necessary econometric methods and tools.

Capable of choosing and applying, with fluency, the correct econometric methods and tools while solving problems.

Empirical projects in ECON 7810/8810


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