Economics: Open More Doors
Our Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics (MSANRE) degree program is designed to prepare anyone with undergraduate degrees in technical fields or business for careers involving natural resources and related industries.You can expect to be employed in activities stressing analytical skills such as forecasting market conditions, undertaking financial analyses of projects, or explaining market behavior. You will study topics such as industry cost structures, environmental issues, public policy analysis, economic theory, and commodity markets.
Make our Economic Program Work for You
The Master of Science in Applied Natural Resource Economics is a flexible program and allows you to construct the program around your individual needs while learning a common core of material. Faculty and researchers from business, civil engineering, economics, forestry, geology, mathematics, and social sciences are working with students in their particular fields of interest. Michigan Tech’s School of Business and Economics also strongly supports the MS program with its MBA program and business faculty. The result is a program that uses the special strengths of Michigan Tech to the benefit of the student.
Economics Faculty Experts
Our applied natural resource faculty are very active in research and professional organizations at the regional, national, and international level. Recent research efforts have included a flying fish harvesting dispute between Trinidad and Tobago and Barbados, comparing petroleum fiscal regimes under oil price uncertainty, Chinese coal mine safety, urban sprawl impact on natural resources in Michigan, and world copper demand and trade. Recent faculty activities have included serving on the Committee of Earth Resources of the National Research Council, presenting short courses in China, Mongolia, and South Africa, serving on the Michigan Land Resource Project for the Michigan Economic and Environmental Roundtable, and being a Fulbright Scholar in Ethiopia.
WHAT TO EXPECT
- After graduation, work in one of the following industries
- Oil and mineral producing companies,
- Government agencies
- Financial and insurance businesses
- You can work on research topics like our previous students:
- Financial options analysis
- Tax regimes and oil production
- Village development factors
- Utility market concentration
- Econometric model of world copper consumption