UC Davis Managerial Economics

Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About the Managerial Economics major

Why are Managerial Economics courses listed as ARE?

The Managerial Economics major is housed in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics within the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES), therefore our courses have been named for the department - ARE.

How often should I see an advisor?

Students are encouraged to check in regularly and many come in prior to their Pass 1 appointments.  Students are welcome to come in anytime with questions or concerns. You may drop in for peer advising (academic plans, choosing classes, quick questions, etc.), or make an appointment with a staff advisor online to discuss specific issues. For general education and other College of Agriculture & Environmental Science requirements, visit the Dean's Office in 150 Mrak Hall or call 530-752-0108.

What do I need do to declare a double major?

Petitions for double major can be found in OASIS under the "forms and petitions" tab.  Be sure to schedule an appointment with an advisor prior to completing this form online. 

Can I double major in Managerial Economics and Economics?

No, since there are too many classes that overlap.

Can I study abroad and have some courses transferred?

Yes, however, the courses and the maximum units allowed must be approved by the Managerial Economics Department Undergraduate Office before you leave to study abroad. Also, see the Education Abroad listings for courses that have previously been approved for the major.

How do I complete a Minor in another subject area?

Minor programs range from 18-24 upper division units. It is best to speak with an advisor from the minor program that you are interested in to discuss prerequisites and completing the requirements within the 225 unit maximum.

Common Questions About Classes, Registration, and Grades

How many units should I register for my first quarter at UC Davis?

On average you should plan to take 13-15 units per quarter (39-45 units per academic year) to maintain minimum progress. We recommend that you do not overload yourself during your first quarter so you can become accustomed to the 10-week quarter system, advanced level of courses, and your new lifestyle.

Once you begin taking upper division courses, it is recommended that you schedule the core classes (ARE 100A, 100B, 106, 155, and ECN 101) for completion in your junior year, that you review and follow prerequisites, and sequence your courses appropriately.

What if I haven't completed one of the prerequisites listed for a course?

The prerequisites for ARE courses are strictly enforced in order to maximize your chances for success in the class. Therefore, you will not be allowed to register in a class without having successfully completed the prerequisites.  We recommend that you become familiar with the prerequisites of courses you want to take and come in for advising to find out how to sequence classes in your academic plan.  Prerequisites may not be taken concurrently.  This and other important information can be found in the UCD catalog.

I am trying to register for an ARE course and I'm getting a major restriction notice. What's happening?

Many ARE courses are restricted to Managerial Economics majors during Pass 1 and open to all students during Pass 2 appointments. We do not waive restrictions.

If a class is full can I get a PTA (Permission to Add) number?

It is ARE department policy not to increase the maximum enrollment in our classes, therefore we do not issue PTAs for full/closed classes. You can put yourself on the wait list via Schedule Builder during Pass 2, however, it is best to have an alternate plan in case you do not get in. Being on a wait list does not guarantee you will be added into the class or be issued a PTA. 

How will I know when my final exams will be held?

You can check the final exam date and time for each course when you are registering in order to avoid having multiple final exams on the same day.  Final exam dates and times are listed in Schedule Builder.  ARE faculty generally do not give alternate exams, either mid-terms or finals, so do not make other plans for final exam week.  If you have an emergency during any exam time, contact your instructor right away to discuss options.

What is the deadline to drop ARE classes?

Most ARE classes have a 10-day drop deadline (the 10th day of instruction) - check the Registrar's Office website for classes with this deadline and the date of the 10th day of instruction. After this deadline, the only way to drop a class is to petition for a PTD (Permission to Drop) in your college Dean's Office. Departments do not issue PTDs.

What courses will be offered in Summer Session?

You can check the Summer Session website for this information.

Internships and Career Fairs

How do I find Internships?

The Internship and Career Center (ICC) is located in South Hall and offers an array of services and events to help you move forward with your career before you leave UC Davis. We encourage you to visit them in person and online to discover what they offer, including career fairs, workshops, internship opportunities, transcript notation for internships, and much more

In addition, Managerial Economics Student Services sends ARE majors emails that are received from employers and companies who have internships or positions available.

Also, watch for information on the Student-Alumni Career Day which is offered by ARE in fall of each year.

Common Questions from Transfer Students

Can I graduate in two years?

Typically, if students have completed all or most of the prerequisite courses and follow their study plan, they are able to graduate in two years. However, the time it takes to graduate depends on each individual's situation and the actual units of completed transfer course work.

How many units can be transferred from my community college to UC Davis?

The maximum number of transferable units from a community college is 105 quarter units (70 semester units). If you go beyond that you will receive credit for the class, but not units towards graduation.

Should I take ARE 100A and/or ECN 101 my first quarter?

Although we recommend that you complete your core classes during your junior year, we do not recommend attempting ARE 100A in the same quarter as ECN 101.  We do not want you to overload yourself during your first quarter, so be sure to work with an advisor to plan your courses to meet your academic goals over the next two years.

Is it possible to complete a double major in two years?

It is important to meet with an advisor from each major that you are considering to work out your study plan. If the two majors are in different colleges, you are responsible for meeting the requirements of both colleges within the 225 quarter unit limit. Also be sure to check the catalog for additional policies and guidelines.

I listed courses on my application that I planned to take over the summer, but my plans have changed - what should I do? And what if my school can't get my transcripts here by the deadline?

Contact Admissions: call 530-752-2971.

Contact Us

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University of California, Davis
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616

Student Advising Services: 530-754-9536

Agricultural and Resource Economics Main Office: 530-752-1515