MS Behavioral and Computational Economics

This is the Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plan for this program. See department website for additional information about this program

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe and provide examples of the effective use of economic models and experimental procedures, and they will demonstrate the ability to implement economic modeling techniques in both experimental and computational settings.
  • Students will be able to formulate appropriate statistical models and hypotheses, analyze data effectively, and create useful depictions of data and theory.
  • Students will demonstrate effective written and verbal communication; understand the social impact of an economic problem in relation to existing literature, and articulate in homework, presentations and thesis the validity of the research methodology undertaken and its position in the context of current research results.
  • Students will be able to recognize interactive decision making environments in which participants have an incentive to strategically respond to one and other in order to achieve either competitive or cooperative goals. Students will be able to mathematically model those environments then use either analytical or computational methods to predict the behavior that might be observed when participants act in their own interests.

Course requirements for the degree

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Curricular Map

The curricular map shows how each required course contributes to the program's learning outcomes.

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Annual Learning Outcomes Assessment Report(s)

In a process called assessment, the faculty of each degree program measure student attainment of program learning outcomes goals on an annual basis. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

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Assessment Rubric

In assessing learning outcomes, program faculty often develop rubrics which establish criteria and expectations showing how outcomes are evaluated. The assessment processes used by this program can be found in the link (PDF) below:

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Program Review

Program review represents Chapman's commitment to excellence in academic programs through periodic review of educational effectiveness. Every 5 to 7 years, program faculty members prepare a self-study report, which is reviewed by external, expert reviewers, numerous Chapman faculty governance councils and committees, and the Office of the Provost. Program review provides an opportunity for each program to reflect on its educational effectiveness as well as its contribution to the university's mission and strategic plan. The results of program review guide institutional planning, budgeting and decision-making.