Department of Economics and Finance

All levels of government, as well as international organizations, nonprofit organizations, industrial corporations, and financial institutions, such as banks and brokerage houses, hire economists to do economic analyses and planning. Economists perform economic analyses of various markets, execute pricing studies, determine the effects that government policies have on their businesses, and analyze the implications of international economic events.

As a Major (BA)

A BA degree with a major in economics deals with concepts, techniques, and cases in economics that acquaint the student with the general economic problems of modern society. This degree provides students with an excellent general background for a wide range of challenging business careers. Consult the Bulletin for more information on required courses and electives.

As a Minor

Undergraduate students are able to fulfill the Tier III minor requirement by completing a minor in Economics. This Tier III minor in Economics requires that students take:

  • two courses in Economics at the 3000 level or above, followed by
  • a communications-intensive "capstone" course.

It is the responsibility of the student to insure that all prerequisites are met. Further, note that not every 4000 level and above Economics course qualifies as a capstone.

For further information about the capstone and other available courses, and to discuss which programs might be most appropriate to your interests, please consult the Student Bulletin or visit the Weissman School of Arts and Science, Office of the Dean, to make an appointment to see an advisor.

Weissman School of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean 646 312-3890

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