Economics Faculty

The importance of having a broad background in economics is increasingly recognized by firms that confront problems requiring a knowledge of the domestic and international economic systems. Economists occupy a wide range of positions in profit and non-profit enterprises as well as in government. As well as being highly recommended for pre-law students, the economics concentration is offered for students who aim for careers in banking, finance, government, or industry.

Students may also pursue a major or minor in this field within the College of Arts and Sciences; the requirements for this B.A. degree can be found under that College. Students expecting to pursue graduate study in economics are encouraged to take calculus through MATH 259.

Economics Concentration: 15 credits (these requirements are taken from the 2009-2011 University catalogue)
  • ECON 302 Intermediate Macroeconomics (requires a grade of at least B- in ECON 202) (3 credits)
  • ECON 403 Advanced Microeconomic Theory  (requires a grade of at least B- in ECON 201) (3 credits)
  • Six credits selected from ECON 304, 305, 310, 311, 312, 320 and 411 (6 credits)
  • ECON upper division elective (3 credits)

In addition to Economics offerings for undergraduates, the Economics faculty offer the following courses for students in the graduate programs:

MBUS 500 Economic Analysis is offered for students who need to satisfy the prerequisites in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics.
MBUS 610 Economic Environment of the Firm is a required course for the MBA of Choice.
MBUS 610H Health Care Economics is a required course for the MBA in Healthcare Management.
MBUS 699 Special Topics on "Healthcare Economics:  Global Perspectives," "Economics of Financial Crises" and "Sports Economics" have been offered as one- or two-credit electives in recent semesters.