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Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) with a concentration in Economics
Bachelor of Arts in Economics (College of Arts and Sciences)
Overview: Economics is the study of how individuals, firms, and nations make choices when confronted with limited resources. Instead of just learning theory, students master the economic approach to problem solving and decision-making, which is applicable to all professions. Economics provides an excellent mix of analytical rigor and verbal-skills training upon which further education can be built.
Curriculum: Our program exposes students to microeconomic issues that are relevant to decision making in businesses and in formulating public policy. Students gain exposure to global macroeconomic issues such as the ramifications of changes in the international economic environment on the growth and prosperity of nations. The business school degree provides a broad-based education, consisting of coursework in the liberal arts and the business core, in addition to economics, which keeps career options as open as possible. The degree through Arts & Sciences provides the same rigor and analytic training in economics, but combines it with a liberal arts background.
The department has an excellent record of placing graduates in both graduate and professional programs,which lead to high-profile jobs.
Students:The department of economics supports the Economics Club, which provides students with opportunities to share their interests in economics and opportunities to establish networking relationships with business professionals. Possible career paths: government economist, actuary, public health administrator, bank examiner, urban economist, labor economist, policy analyst.
About the Faculty: The faculty is at the center of our efforts to provide a high quality and challenging educational experience, with one of the major strengths being that the faculty members are academically prepared in their special field of economics and have professional experience in a variety of work settings. Therefore, many classes include the application of theory to real world situations.
Internship Opportunities:Our urban location provides many internship opportunities, which allow students to gain career-related work experience while applying classroom experiences to practice. Most are paid and students may earn academic credit. Supervised by both a representative from the organization and a faculty mentor, students have interned with entities such as financial institutions and governmental agencies.