Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations
The Quantitative Analysis of Markets & Organizations (QAMO) major is a rigorous course of study in the economic analysis of business decision-making. Taught by the world-class faculty of the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis, this new major (launched Fall 2017) prepares students for a broad range of exciting career options.
The QAMO major is different from other University of Utah business and economics degrees in four ways:
The major, which was developed jointly with the University of Utah’s Department of Economics, requires fewer courses than other business majors, allowing students space in their schedules for other curricular and extra-curricular activities. QAMO majors are not required to take the Eccles School core requirements, and instead follow a different core that includes advanced courses in mathematics, statistics, economics and business.
QAMO students can also choose from a menu of optional emphases in the various business disciplines. Emphasis requirements vary, but generally a student can add an emphasis by taking five or six upper-division business courses. Emphases are currently available in Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management, and Marketing. QAMO students also have the opportunity to participate in the Business Economics Society, which offers experiential learning, networking and career development opportunities.
- B or higher in MATH 1210/1310 or
- 4 or higher on the AP Calculus AB exam or
- 3 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam
- B or higher in MATH 1220/1320 or
- 4 or higher on the AP Calculus BC exam
For interested students not meeting the criteria above, the committee will consider applications on a case-by-case basis. The committee’s decisions will be heavily influenced by performance in quantitative coursework.
The QAMO Major Application requires a personal statement (describing academic interests and career goals), an updated resume, and a Degree Audit. Students should prepare these materials prior to submitting. Resources include:
Please send your questions to QAMO Director Ken Aoki Ken.Aoki@Eccles.Utah.edu.
The Marriner S. Eccles Economics Scholarship supports undergraduate business students pursuing the Quantitative Analysis of Markets and Organizations major. These scholarships are funded through the Marriner S. Eccles Institute for Economics and Quantitative Analysis, which was created through generous donations from the George S. & Dolores E. Doré Eccles Foundation, the Marriner S. Eccles Foundation, and the Charles Koch Foundation.