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Engage Business and Society

Economics is the study of how people and businesses use resources.  You will learn scientific methods for organizing facts, quantifying and testing hypotheses, and specifying policy alternatives. 

Opportunity to Innovate

During your senior year, you will work one-on-one with a faculty member doing research. 

In your economics capstone, you will present your research to faculty.

Instructors in our economics department also consult and are involved in local business development. 

The Foster College of Business sponsors a number of student organizations for economics majors.  Some of these include:

  • Phi Chi Theta
  • Enactus
  • Women in Business

Course Requirements

  • ECO 100 Introduction to Economics or ECO 221 Principles of Microeconomics
  • ECO 222 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECO 300 Economics Colloquium for Juniors
  • ECO 332 Intermediate Microeconomics
  • ECO 333 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
  • ECO 400 Economics Colloquium for Seniors
  • ECO 498 Senior Seminar in Economics I
  • ECO 499 Senior Seminar in Economics II
  • 2  electives
  • 1 Heterodox Economics course
  • Philosophy course

Impact the World

Graduates of Economics in the Foster College of Business enjoy a 100% career outcomes rate.  You may work for one of the following companies which hire Foster College Economics students:

  • Accenture
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Sprint
  • The Federal Reserve Bank

“I am very grateful for the support the Foster College of Business has given me, which definitely played a large factor in allowing me to get my job opportunity. The College has a great program with the senior capstone project that gives a learning experience very unique from any other classes offered to business students in undergraduate studies.”  
- Christie Lin ‘15