The Economics graduate from UDLA is a professional with solid quantitative training and mastery of economic theory applied to the analysis, research, and interpretation of the challenges in national and international socio-economic environments.
An economist from UDLA is equipped to design and evaluate public policy with a qualitative and quantitative approach. The program synthesizes the theoretical and methodological foundations of development economics and offers strategies to resolve contemporary social and economic problems. Graduates develop research papers applying scientific method to examine economic phenomena and validate theories with empirical evidence, analyze the behavior of economic stakeholders to determine the functioning of the markets and the global economy, and design financial and economic planning that optimizes the process of management decision-making in both public and private spheres.
An Economics graduate from UDLA is expected to work effectively in multidisciplinary and intercultural teams in an ethical and responsible manner, learning to lead projects and participate in innovative decision processes, demonstrating an entrepreneurial spirit to achieve the objectives of public or private institutions.
Demographic Data: Program headcount totals the number of students enrolled yearly and a breakdown by men and women. Enrollment by ethnicity presents data on the most representative ethnic groups of the program.
Retention and graduation rates are calculated through the 2020-2021 academic year, based on new, first-time students entering in the fall semester, regardless of whether they enroll in the daytime or evening version of their program (if available). These rates do not consider incoming transfer students. Retention rates are calculated in 1 and 2 years.
Graduation rates are calculated according to each program’s duration length (100%) and within 150% of the normal time for a bachelor’s degree. The percentage of graduates in each cohort by gender considers only actual graduates, not the original makeup of the cohort.
Scholarship information: Information is divided by the type of scholarship granted.
Geographic Data: Presents the composition of the students of the program.
Add'l. Demogr. Data: Includes information on marital status, disability, and first-generation students.
In every semester, the program provides assessment results according to its Multiannual Assessment Plan (MAP), which typically considers one or more of its program learning outcomes (PLOs). Most programs utilize the platform Brightspace to collect and assess student work and to present the data and evidence of student achievement. These results and their analysis, with the objective of identifying areas for improvement, are presented in the program’s annual assessment report. In the graphic below, the most recent period in which a PLO has been assessed is indicated, with the percentage indicating achievement of the expected performance standard for that PLO, according to the rubric used to evaluate the student work. This standard can be designated at an introductory, intermediate, or final level, depending upon how the course learning outcomes (CLOs) align to each PLO in the program’s curriculum map.