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BS Economics

Economics is the study of how an economy works, both the economy as a whole (macroeconomics) and the individual parts of the economy (microeconomics).  Economics is the "mother science" of most business discipline, and many of the topics which students study in marketing, finance, management and accounting are based on economic concepts.

STUDYING ECONOMICS AT EDINBORO UNIVERSITY

Economics students learn economic theory and systems as well as quantitative methods, accounting and finance.  The program helps develop analytic thinking skills, which can be applied to multiple career areas and help ensure professional success and adaptability.  Another strength of the economics program is its flexibility.  Over twenty-five percent of the program is allocated to electives, which allow the student to easily incorporate additional areas of interest into his/her economics curriculum.  Such interest areas often include accounting, finance, marketing, management, international studies and political science.  Students should review the Program Learning Objectives for a fuller understanding of expected educational outcomes from this degree program.

Click here for the program Curriculum Requirements Sheet and Recommended Course Sequence

A Minor in Economics is also offered and compliments majors in business administration and many other fields.

 


SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

There are various scholarship opportunities in Economics, some can be found at: www.EconomicsDegree.com/Scholarships


CAREERS IN ECONOMICS

 
There are various career opportunites in Economis, here is a link to view them: www.EconomicsDegree.com/Careers

 

Professional economists work primarily in 3 areas:

1. BUSINESS ECONOMISTS
develop sales and economic forecasts, and perform market trend analysis and cost analysis; they also provide planning services and economic consulting.


2. GOVERNMENT ECONOMISTS
are employed at all levels of government.  They perform a wide variety of activities including analysis and construction of budgets, evaluation of government policy options, and performance of cost-benefit analysis in various areas including environmental studies.

3. ACADEMIC ECONOMISTS
teach and do research at universities and colleges, often they consult with private firms and government.
 


  • Most often, economists are involved in the collection and analysis of economic and business data used in the formulation of government policy or in business decision making.

 

  • In addition to working as professional economists, an undergraduate degree in economics is excellent preparation for students interested in law, finance, public administration, marketing, management or in the social sciences.

 

  • Students wishing to work as professional economists can expect to do graduate work in economics.  Career choices are plentiful, and, particularly with graduate study, career advancement and income potential are high.


 

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Timothy Few at 814.732.2407 or email at wfew@edinboro.edu